I started my new role as the CEO of Dixon Hall on May 22nd and this week marks just over 90 working days for me. I’ve lived in this downtown east community for several years now and I had no idea what starting a new job in my community would look like. I had a concept of what working for an agency with such a rich history in a community with great need might be like, and did my best to manage expectations and to enjoy whatever new experiences came my way. But I had no idea that I would (so early on) have experienced moments with community members and staff that will resonate with me for the rest of my life.
What I’ve witnessed is resilience. The stories that have been shared with me from the diverse community members we support, our ability to adapt the programs we are implementing