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 let you learn more about who we are and why we work at Donor Alliance. Mandy Bock, Donor Alliance’s Volunteer and Special Events Coordinator is probably a familiar face to many of you. In addition to her duties running our Advocates for Life Program, Mandy is the one responsible for both the Donor Dash and the Donor Family Tribute.
Name: Mandy Bock
Position: Volunteer & Special Events Coordinator
Years at Donor Alliance: About 2 ½
Why I chose to work at Donor Alliance: I wanted to work for a mission-driven organization & loved the culture of this organization from the moment I had my first interview.
Why do I like working at Donor Alliance: While I enjoy so many things about Donor Alliance, I would have to say that people are at the heart of every one of them. I have learned so much in my 2 ½ years at this organization, and am very much looking forward to see where we go in the future!
What does donation & transplantation mean to you? Hope. Hope in the mourning of a loved one’s life that a piece of them is still living on in someone else. Hope for those waiting for a transplant and a second chance for those who have received a transplant.
Any direct connection to donation & transplantation? In high school, my best friend’s mother died waiting for a liver transplant. It’s stayed with me to this day and I always think of her.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working? I really enjoy traveling and immersing myself in a new culture. I’ve also recently begun exploring my ancestry and that’s been enlightening.