This summer, we are celebrating one of our team members! Lea Richardson, our manager of community engagement, has now been serving families and the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias for a decade!
Lea has held a variety of responsibilities through the years. Before she joined the staff, she had volunteered for the Foundation by translating family correspondence into English. A native of The Netherlands, Lea can speak several languages, which has been helpful given that we have families across the globe!
A people person, Lea loves working with families and volunteers and it shines through. Lea works with families to help them plan and execute fundraisers for the NFED. She helps them brainstorm and provides support and whatever they need to have a successful event. The number of family fundraisers has flourished under her care. If you have been thinking about having an event, Lea is your gal!
She also manages our Helping Hands program by engaging volunteers. It can be difficult to find tasks for volunteers since we are an international organization but she works with the volunteers’ skill sets to find just the right task. From training through recognition, Lea makes sure each volunteer has a good experience in working with the NFED.
In addition, we also rely on Lea to oversee donor acknowledgment and assist with other administrative tasks in the office. We appreciate her dedication to our families, her strong worth ethic and attention to detail. All of these have been assets for our mission.
Please join me in congratulating Lea on her dedicated service! We invite you to leave her a message in the comments below.
HAPPY 10th ANNIVERSARY!
Thank you Lea! We love you!