Chatham County Manager’s Office Policy Analyst, Alliance Equity Subcommittee Member, Alliance Poverty Subcommittee Member, Alliance Community Resource Hub Project Team Member
Stephanie was selected as the August 2020 Alliance Member Spotlight for her dedication to the mission and vision of the Alliance, to the community, and tireless work on the Chatham Resource Hub and Alliance Membership Form.
“Being in the Alliance and engaging in projects like the Community Resource Hub is why I got into public service. The Alliance provides a structure that pushes us out of our silos, gives us space to collaborate, and serve our community as effectively as possible. Because of the Alliance structure and mission, jumping into creative and collaborative service delivery during COVID19 has been both fruitful and natural.” -Stephanie Watkins-Cruz
Child Victim Services Program Director, Alliance Equity Subcommittee Member, Alliance Community Drive Project Team Member
Anne was selected as the August 2020 Alliance Member Spotlight for her tremendous efforts in making the Alliance Community Mask Drive a success, dedication to the Alliance and the Chatham Community, and her commitment to the health and wellbeing of the community.
“The Alliance is a great example of what I love about Chatham County! A way to coordinate services and collaborate effectively for the public good! The Alliance gives me opportunities promote social justice and advocate for vulnerable populations by participating in things like the Mask Drive which has gotten homemade masks to at risk populations, and the Equity Subcommittee that is doing amazing work that I am proud to be a small part of.” -Anne Chapman
AUGUST 2020 ALLIANCE MEMBER SPOTLIGHTS
Program Specialist with Insight Human Services, Alliance Poverty Subcommittee Member, Alliance Community Resource Hub Project Team Member
Sara Martin has taken the initiative on many Alliance projects, including facilitating and driving the work of the Education Working Group of the Poverty Subcommittee and being one of the original project team members for the Chatham Community Resource Hub. Sara's dedication to the community and the Alliance has helped keep many initiatives moving forward during the pandemic.
In her role with Insight Human Services, Sara implements substance misuse prevention programs in Chatham County. She also works as a member of Chatham Drug Free, the Sheriff’s Prevention Partnership, and other community coalitions. She works with the schools to implement evidence based prevention curriculum in the classrooms, and also educates community members on safe medication storage and disposal methods. She serves on the Board of Communities in Schools and is a member of the Advisory Committee for Chatham Organizing for Racial Equity.
"I have been so thankful that I’ve been able to get involved in the Health Alliance and work with such a dedicated, thoughtful, intelligent group of people from across multiple sectors who I am constantly learning from. The collaborations I have been a part of have given me so many opportunities not only to further my own professional development, but to serve the community in creative ways while making some wonderful friends in the process!"
Poverty Subcommittee Member, Obesity Subcommittee Member, Alliance Community Resource Hub Project Team Member
Victoria Brewer has been a member of the Community Resource Hub planning tea, and her dedication to the project has helped it grow and expand to new locations around the County. She is also a core member of the Nutrition working group of the Obesity Subcommittee. In that working group she helped develop the strategic plan and move many amazing project forward.
Victoria graduated from NCSU with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition Science, Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences and a Minor in Health. She began working in Chatham County in 2014 at Galloway Ridge at Fearrington Village, where she served as a Wellness Coordinator, as well as a Resident Life Coordinator for independent living. She joined the Extension office in May 2018 as the Administrative Assistant, and transitioned into the 4-H Youth Development Extension Agent role in April 2019.
I am very thankful for the opportunity to be a part of the Chatham Health Alliance, serving on the Obesity Subcommittee, Poverty Subcommittee, and Chatham Community Resources Hub. These opportunities have allowed me to make lasting impacts in areas that I am very passionate about—nutrition, education, and serving the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The work we have accomplished, as well as the members of these groups, have been a highlight of my career since joining the Extension office." -Victoria Brewer