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Member Highlight: Stephanie Harris, President of DOVIA-LA

Member Highlight: Stephanie Harris, President of DOVIA-LA

Stephanie Harris is the President of DOVIA-LA & Director, Special Programs at Union Station Homeless Services

Member Highlight first published in our April 2018 newsletter

Q: You’re the President of DOVIA-LA. What is that role like?

A: As the President of DOVIA-LA, it’s my responsibility to support our individual board members

Q: When were you introduced to DOVIA-LA and how?

A: Almost 5 years ago, while working at the Downtown Women’s Center, I was offered the opportunity to attend a DOVIA-LA meeting because we had a membership that we weren’t using. I immediately …

May Membership Meeting: Let’s Talk About Conflict Resolution

May Membership Meeting: Let’s Talk About Conflict Resolution

DOVIA-LA Meeting Friday, May 18th:
Let’s Talk About Conflict Resolution

On Friday, May 18th, beginning at 9:30am, enjoy a cup of coffee and bagels while networking with other DOVIA-LA members. The meeting will begin at 10:00am and feature a discussion with Rachel Baker about Conflict Resolution.

Friday, May 18th 9:30am-12:00pm
Braille Institute, 741 North Vermont Ave, Los Angeles 90029

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 About Our Presenter: Rachel Baker is a Case Manager with the California Conference for Equality and Justice (CCEJ) Restorative Practices In Communities (RPIC) team where she works with system-impacted communities, youth, …

Member Highlight: Mackenzie Cummins of Free Wheelchair Mission

Member Highlight: Mackenzie Cummins of Free Wheelchair Mission

Mackenzie Cummins

Volunteer Manager, Free Wheelchair Mission

Member Highlight February 2018

Q: Where are you currently working and what do you want us to know about the organization?

A: I am currently working for Free Wheelchair Mission. Our Founder, Don created the organization after a trip abroad where he found many individuals without the means for a mobility solution living on the ground. Using his biomedical engineering background, he developed a low-cost wheelchair designed for use in the developing world. If I could tell you one thing about Free Wheelchair …

Next DOVIA-LA Meeting March 16th

Next DOVIA-LA Meeting March 16th

PRESENTATION: Volunteer Recruitment: How to Go from Passive to Proactive Without Burning Out!

Friday, March 16th, 2018 9:30am-12:00pm
Braille Institute, 741 North Vermont Ave, Los Angeles 90029

Over the last three years, CASA of Los Angeles has increased their volunteer program from 490 to 765 committed long-term volunteers under the leadership of Camrin Christensen. Learn how they were successful in building a recruitment and outreach plan that was not only successful at bringing in volunteers but impactful towards the overall growth of the organization. …

Saying Thanks and Welcome to DOVIA-LA Board Members

Saying Thanks and Welcome to DOVIA-LA Board Members

This group of professionals represents outgoing and incoming Board of Directors for DOVIA-LA. We are so grateful to the outgoing members for their incredible service and commitment. The 2017 Board took their roles to the next level and set DOVIA-LA on the path to innovating the resources we bring to our community and the strategies we use to engage, recruit, and retain members. The new Board members are energized to continue the work and we are all very excited!

Join or Renew Your Membership to DOVIA-LA

Join or Renew Your Membership to DOVIA-LA

Are you ready for success in 2018?

In 2017, DOVIA-LA welcomed many new members representing diverse organizations from all over Los Angeles County and were thrilled to hear from wonderful speakers like Alex Schmider at GLAAD, Melanie Goodyear of Jericho Road Pasadena, and Katie Bradshaw of Girls on the Run, just to name a few.

If you haven’t joined or renewed your membership, now is the time to do it! Your membership includes bi-monthly professional development meetings including our upcoming meeting on January …