Willows Way Welcomes Three New Members to its Board of Directors
(St. Charles, MO, July 31, 2019) St. Charles-based Willows Way, a non-profit organization providing support to area adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD), recently added three new members to its volunteer Board of Directors. The new members include Abby Hare of St. Charles, MO; Jessica Maykopet of Waterloo, IL; and Julaine Murphy of Dardenne Prairie, MO.
Abby Hare, a Quality Systems Engineer for Synergetics (Bausch + Lomb), says she had been looking into volunteer opportunities and searching various websites when she came across the Willows Way Board of Directors position and liked what she read about the organization and its mission.
Hare has a younger sister who was born 10 weeks premature and is greatly impacted developmentally and somewhat physically.
“I was five years old when she was born, so I grew up with her restrictions and disabilities being my normal life,” said Hare. “She will never be independent, and I know how much of a burden this can be on caretakers. She currently lives with my parents, but I will be her provider should anything happen to my parents. Organizations such as Willows Way are great resources.”