By Mary Macumber Schmidt, Vice President – Christine Gradert, Senior Vice President — and Jeri Vandervinne, Chief Financial Officer
Today marks the anniversary of our President/CEO’s tenure with Family Resources. How fortunate for us and our communities that 25 years ago, Cheryl Goodwin walked through the doors of Family Resources to apply to become a Youth Worker in one of our group care programs.
We can only imagine that during Cheryl’s initial interview in 1987 that her passion and commitment for serving children and families’ was as evident and heartfelt as it is today. She has clearly made her mark on the programs and services of Family Resources as she has made her way “through the ranks” to her current position of President/CEO.
Cheryl’s commitment to the mission of Family Resources to “strengthen children, families and individuals by providing quality services that engage community resources to create effective solutions” is clear to all who encounter her smile, energy and “can do” approach to every obstacle that has the potential to deter our creativity and stand in the way of our success.
Cheryl’s presence and leadership is felt at every level throughout Family Resources. She never forgets the sacrifices our staff make every day to help a child, family or individual in need. Her advocacy on behalf of our staff and clients is endless.
Thank you Cheryl for the leadership and commitment you bring to our communities, agency and our family. Over the past 25 years you have impacted in the most positive ways possible the lives of many community members, staff and clients. You are simply “the best” and we appreciate you beyond words can express.