Today is “Administrative Professionals Day,” and I wanted to take a moment to thank our amazing office manager, Joy Garman.
Many of you hear from Joy when you first join the Coalition, when it’s time to renew, when you have a question about sending dues or conference registration fees, and when we need a new bio from you. Joy started working with NCDD in 2006 soon after Andy and I moved from Vermont to Pennsylvania, and we’re now completely dependent on her! :)
Joy manages our Quickbooks, she manages the database, and keeps the membership rolls in good standing. She helps our Board with our financial statements, gets them metrics on membership, and does tons of other things that keep NCDD functioning.
She is a godsend, truly, and she is one of the sweetest and most positive people I’ve ever met.
Joy actually lives right down the street from us, and does most of her work from home like Andy and I do. She comes to our place and does her “office hours” once a week for a couple of hours, when she processes checks and receipts, checks in with me about various tasks, and perhaps most importantly, brings her amazing energy to our workspace. (I love my husband, but working together all the time can be, let’s say, challenging sometimes — and Joy helps more than she knows!)
Joy manages her family of six (she has four adorable kids, all of whom are extraordinary and super-sweet like their mom) and her NCDD work beautifully, and finds time to be active in the community as well. We feel so lucky to have found Joy, and wanted to recognize her today. Thank you, Joy!!!