Donor Alliance in the Community
We’re so proud to work with each and every one of our staff members here at Donor Alliance. In our Staff Spotlight, we like to take a minute to share who we are and why we work at Donor Alliance. In this month’s staff spotlight, meet Anne Gaspers. Anne is the Public Education Coordinator at Donor Alliance and has been part of the team for 5 years.
This Month’s Staff Spotlight is on Anne Gaspers:
Name: Anne Gaspers
Position: Public Education Coordinator
Years at Donor Alliance: 5 years
Tell us a little about your role with Donor Alliance:
I manage the Transplantation Science program, work with the Driver License staff and train our Staff Speakers Bureau. It’s a lot of moving parts, but the best part is when I get to coordinate and present training.
What do you enjoy most about your role/what’s the most rewarding aspect of your role:
Thinking through how to educate the community about organ and tissue donation and training staff on how to present to the community are my favorite parts. I also really love any opportunity to present our High School Medical Careers presentation and get students excited about possibly coming to work for us one day.
Tell us about a time at work that really moved you, most meaningful interaction you’ve had at a Donor Alliance event? Most moving experience you’ve been a part of?:
Any time I get to present with an Advocate at my side moves me. Hearing our donor families and recipients share their stories with different groups of people and changing it to fit their audience gives me the opportunity to learn more about them, their loved ones and their experiences.
If you could change anything about your life, what would you change?:
I’m a firm believer in living in the present and not regretting anything about your life. However, I’m done with snow. I dream of living in the warmth during the wintertime again!
When you’re not working, what do you like to do for fun?:
I love to spend time with my nieces and nephews, share meals with friends, travel and make things. I’m an avid knitter, crocheter and cross-stitcher. I’ve always got 4-5 projects going.