57 results for volunteer spotlight

Dec 29 2017

Volunteer Spotlight: Sandy Groetsch

By Christine Vinciguerra for The Island Connection Sandy Groetsch spent most of her career coordinating volunteer services for various organizations, but now she is giving back through her own volunteer work with Respite Care Charleston. She was born and raised in New Orleans before moving to Cincinnati, Ohio. While living in Cincinnati, she worked as …

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Dec 15 2017

Volunteer Spotlight: Susan Brady

By Jennifer Meshanko for The Island Connection Susan Brady has a close connection to the founders of Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach Services (OLMCOS), which led her to become a volunteer. Susan was born and raised in Buffalo, NY. After graduating from college, she moved to New York City to pursue her career in …

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May 18 2017

Volunteer Spotlight: Susan Verville

By Jennifer Meshanko or The Island Connection Susan Verville worked over 33 years in office settings. She is now sharing her years of experience and skills as a front desk volunteer at Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach’s Wellness Center. She was born and lived most of her life in Rhode Island. For 25 years, …

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Mar 22 2017

Volunteer Spotlight: Dr. Marie Williams

By Jennifer Meshanko for The Island Connection Dr. Marie Williams has extensive volunteer experience. Throughout her life, she has tutored in children’s and adult literacy programs, mentored at-risk pre-teen girls and completed 26 overseas mission trips. Dr. Williams wanted to open her own free dental clinic until she found the dental clinic at Our Lady …

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Feb 08 2017

Volunteer Spotlight: Eliana Ibanez-Burnham

By Jennifer Meshanko for The Island Connection Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach volunteer, Eliana Ibanez-Burnham, shares her expertise in social work to help those in need on James, Johns and Wadmalaw Islands. Eliana was born and lived most of her life in the Washington, D.C. area. Her parents were from Chile, and her family …

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Jan 14 2017

Volunteer Spotlight: Dr. Ralph Principe

By Jennifer Meshanko for The Island Connection Dr. Ralph Principe has been involved with Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach since its inception and continues to help those in the local community. Growing up in Kenosha, Wisconsin, Dr. Principe looked up to and respected the town’s family physician. This role model sparked his interest in …

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Nov 22 2016

Volunteer Spotlight: Dr. Frankie Bearly

By Jennifer Meshanko for The Island Connection Throughout Dr. Frankie Bearly’s career, she has made time to volunteer and give back to her community. Dr. Bearly was born in Norfolk, Virginia. Her father was in the United States Navy, which moved her family to the Midwest. She remained in the Midwest to attend Kansas University, …

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Oct 14 2016

Volunteer Spotlight: Sue Veon

By Jennifer Meshanko for Island Connection Sue Veon is a native Charlestonian who is giving back to her local community by volunteering at both Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach locations on Johns Island and downtown Charleston. Growing up in Charleston, Sue attended Catholic schools and graduated from Bishop England High School. During high school, …

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Jul 06 2016

Volunteer Spotlight: Heidi Steinkamp

By Maria Gurovich for The Island Connection Dr. Heidi Steinkamp’s passion for medicine and helping others was sparked by her mother who was a registered nurse and her father who was left paralyzed from the waist down after contracting polio prior to the development of a vaccine. Born in 1980 to older parents, the youngest …

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Jun 24 2016

Volunteer Spotlight: Jacquintas Washington

By Kelley Andres for The Island Connection Jacquintas Washington doesn’t know how he got the musical gene but he hopes that, one day, he will use histalent to teach music to others. “Music brings people together and can transform kids to find a purpose and to reach their goals by teaching focus and discipline,” he …

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