Volunteers of the Month Share Their Experience with the Greater Philadelphia Chapter | HBA

Volunteers of the Month Share Their Experience with the Greater Philadelphia Chapter

Congratulations to our volunteers! Meet these volunteers and learn why they enjoy being a part of HBA and the benefits that volunteering offers.

Each month the HBA Greater Philadelphia Chapter Board of Directors recognize the efforts of one of our many wonderful volunteers who contribute their time, talent and energy to help the Chapter fulfill the organization’s mission to further the advancement of women in healthcare worldwide. Congratulations to our volunteers! Meet these volunteers and learn why they enjoy being a part of HBA and the benefits that volunteering offers.

Please contact Jeanette Diebold or Rose Giovinazzo to learn more about volunteer opportunities within the Greater Philadelphia Chapter.

Paula NanglePaula Nangle is the January recipient of the HBA Greater Philadelphia Chapter Volunteer of the Month Award.

I joined HBA for personal growth & development and for networking. I work in a small firm and HBA provides a great opportunity for me to connect with other professional women.

I became a volunteer to participate in the HBA community. This past year has been my best year with HBA. It is very energizing to have the opportunity to work with and learn from so many talented and accomplished women who are leaders in their fields. I would encourage everyone to get involved in some way.

Amy DotyAmy Doty is the February recipient of the HBA Greater Philadelphia Chapter Volunteer of the Month Award.

I joined HBA as a local alternative to downtown organizations/meetings and more diverse membership of professionals, backgrounds and companies. I also feel the programming better met my personal and professional growth needs.

I volunteer to meet new members and provide assistance to HBA when needed. Through doing this I have met some great people and learned more about HBA and its offerings.

I often promote HBA to colleagues because of its great programming, motivational aspects, supportive members and the fact that you meet many people in companies that are right around the corner. There are so many support groups to help people who are either in transition, changing careers or may just need a boost to get to the next level. The networking is great and one of the aspects of HBA I have enjoyed the most.

Cindy MurrayCindy Murray is the March recipient of the HBA Greater Philadelphia Chapter Volunteer of the Month Award.

I joined HBA because of the warm, engaging members I met and interesting programs that would help me learn more about the industry and grow professionally.

I’ve always felt if you belong to an organization you should commit to it and be an active participant. My volunteer experience started with me helping out at the registration table during meetings then I got more involved by joining the program committee. On the program committee I was able to meet and work with fascinating speakers and committee members and assist the Chapter in delivering impactful programs for the membership. In 2009, I found my self in career transition and helped start up the Women in Transition Affinity Group. My role as Co-Chair of WIT was amazingly rewarding both personally and professionally. It helped me in my path of self-discovery where I eventually decided to focus my job search on programming and professional development. It gave me great leadership experience, allowing me to connect with outside speakers and the local community and most importantly allowed me to meet and become lifelong friends with other members of the HBA WIT group. It was fantastic to feel the support of fellow members, leaders in HBA and our guest speakers.

Jennifer DaveyJennifer Davey is the April recipient of the HBA Greater Philadelphia Chapter Volunteer of the Month Award.

I wanted to join an organization where I would meet others in the industry, expand my knowledge of the various sectors of the industry, as well as build my skills in leadership, networking, personal development.

Prior to volunteering, I didn't feel as though I didn't belong at the events as I found it difficult to mingle with others. I decided to volunteer to meet others in the HBA-GP and become part of the organization. When I attended the volunteer event, I heard my calling when the Marketing Team announced that they needed help with beginning to use social media to expand the marketing of HBA-GP. Since Fall 2009, I have been leading the Social Media Marketing sub-committee. In December, I created the HBA-GP Facebook (with assistance from Maureen Hall, Co-Director, Marketing). Since the Facebook page was published, I have been managing the HBA-GP Facebook page and updating the HBA LinkedIn Group with details.

Joining the HBA has been a great experience for me from the various events to the many wonderful people I have met. Through my volunteerism, I have been able to utilize some skills that I don't use in my job. By volunteering on the Marketing Team, I am learning new skills (in marketing) as my job is far from marketing... which I find exciting and yet challenging.

Kris GranorKris Granor is the May recipient of the HBA Greater Philadelphia Chapter Volunteer of the Month Award.

I joined the HBA for a chance to meet other talented women in the area with similar interests.

I decided to volunteer to get to know members at a deeper level and help the HBA in reaching its goals. Most recent activities - spearheaded the "HBA Welcome Center" at events and developing a Membership Retention Strategy. It's a great way to meet talented women you otherwise would not cross paths with. For career survival, networking is key. Volunteering is a great way get into the "know" of what's going on in the industry and in the area.

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