I'm the Materials Manager for Endless Mountains Health Systems (EMHS) in Montrose, PA located in the Endless Mountains Region of Northeastern PA. In this role, I have the opportunity to be involved with procurement, cost savings, inventory management, project management, contract management, quality/process improvements, policies and procedures, and customer service. I oversee a team of 2 Inventory Techs, 1 Purchasing Assistant, and 1 Volunteer. My department efficiently meets the needs of 25 departments.
I joined EMHS in 2007. One of the most challenging, interesting, and rewarding experiences I've had was my involvement in the new hospital build project. In 2013, we moved from our old facility built in the mid 1950s to our new hospital location. The opening of this new facility was a project that spanned over many years and became a reality due to the efforts and contributions of so many people.
Prior to joining EMHS, I worked for the Susq. Co CTC as the Financial Aid Administrator for the adult students. Also, I worked for the Broome County Board of REALTORS as the Director of Education for the Real Estate School.
I have an Associate's Degree in Business Management from Luzerne County Community College and I hold the designation of Certified Materials and Resource Professional (CMRP). In 2017, I obtained a Yellow Belt in Lean Six Sigma.
For me, satisfaction comes from a job well done, contributing to a organization's success, continued personal and professional growth, and building relationships with people. My life philosophy is centered on service, excellence, and integrity.
At this point in time, I have a strong interest in becoming a professional grant writer. I have a variety of books on grant writing and I've taken a few online courses. Earlier this year, I approached two local non-profit organizations to inquire if they would be interested in having me as a volunteer to help with grants. I explained that I was interested in "hands on experience" and hoped that this experience would facilitate my development in the field. Both of them quickly said, "Yes".
I am hoping to find a mentor through GPA that is a good match for me. I realize that I have much to learn, but I am excited about this path that life seems to be taking me. My goal is to transition from my current full time job to semi-retirement as a grant writer. I want to help serve my community through grant writing.