Helping and giving back to the ADHD community that has both helped me and supported my business is of tremendous importance to me. I am happy to serve in many capacities
Attention Deficit Disorder Association
As a board member I help ADDA in a variety of ways. Officially my title is "Infrastructure Team Chair" meaning I spend a lot of time working on enhancements to the website, researching new technologies that may assist our ADHD community and continuously searching for cost savings (we are a non-profit afterall).
My role also allows me to help shape the future of ADDA, suggest new programs that will benefit our members and help my fellow board members with their individual projects.
Co-Leader of the LGBTQ+/Poly VPSG
ADDA's Virtual Peer Support Program (VPSG) offers ADDA members the opportunity to connect with peers for support in a safe non-judgmental environment. The LGBTQ+/Poly group provides a safe place for people to give and receive support and encouragement from fellow ADHDers that also happen to be LGBTQ+ and/or polyamorous.
Through the Ambassador Program ADDA offers one-time phone calls to adults with ADHD that may be struggling with various issues in their lives. These calls are not considered coaching but rather a 1:1 form of peer support. Many of the folks I've called tell me I am the first fellow ADHDer they've ever met and oftentimes they are simply seeking some acknowledgement that they are not alone.
ADHD Coaches Organization (ACO)
I am happy to have served on the ACO's Leadership team during their Spring 2017 term. As a member of the team I attended all board meetings listening for ways I could help the board meet goals, define new strategies and optimize processes.