I have known Lynne Brown for more than 10 years when she first joined our board. She quickly became an integral part of our agency as she worked with us to create a cohesive, strong team that had a true passion for the mission. I stayed in contact with Lynne after I left the agency and she worked with me as an executive coach. She taught me to trust myself and to believe in my abilities as a leader. When I first considered applying for the position of CEO, Lynne was one of the first people I called for advice. She helped me to see all sides and gave me the confidence I needed to throw my hat in the ring. I owe so much to Lynne for the direction my career has taken and I know I wouldn’t be where I am today if it were not for her friendship and support.