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Tell us about your EPU story—how did you get here?
My cousin Molly received early intervention services here when she was young. When I heard about the open clinician position I knew I would want to work here because my family had such good memories of their time at EPU. Molly calls EPU her first school, and when she says that she gets the biggest smile on her face. It’s been about 33 years since she received services here, and the fact that she remembers the kindness her teachers showed to her told me EPU was a great place to work.
How long have you been affiliated with EPU?
I have worked at EPU for nine and a half years!
Tell us about your family?
I have a big extended family, and I am lucky that I was raised closely with all of my cousins. We were raised like siblings. My family is in farming here on the west side of the valley and in Madera.
What’s your favorite part about EPU?
I really feel blessed to work here. I have excellent support from the managers in my program, and the entire staff of the ACC. The motto of the MHSA program I work in is, “whatever it takes”, and I appreciate that all the staff in my program take this to heart. I don’t think I could pick one favorite memory. I learn something from each family I work with.
What’s in the cards for your future?
I hope to continue working here for as long as I can. I hope to continue working at the ACC and the MHSA program. In the community when I tell people I work for EPU, it’s great to hear their experiences with our agency.
What has EPU taught you?
I really value the mission of EPU, knowing that my job is to strengthen and empower families, as well as support families as they collaborate and advocate for resources and services. I also value that EPU works hard to strengthen, support and empower their staff so that they can do their best work, whether that is through reflective practice or staff trainings.