At times in our lives we have to take a step back and look at what is really important in our lives and do what is best for ourselves. As many of you know one of our board members, Joanne Couchman, was recently diagnosed with cancer. The latest tests revealed the need for chemotherapy as part of her treatment program. Chemotherapy is a multi-month process and very physically draining. Due to the inclusion of chemotherapy into her treatment program she has decided it is in her best interests to step away from the day to day business of 107ist and focus entirely on her recovery.
As someone who has worked with Joanne over the years from the group that worked on the foundation of 107ist in those days we spitballed ideas at the Watershed through serving as a board member with her I can unequivocally say 107ist would not be the organization it is today without her dedication and tenacity. She has worn every hat there is to wear on the board and has done every single one of them well. The board wishes to thank her for her time, commitment and attention to detail over the years. Here’s to a speedy recovery and seeing her back in her normal spot in section 108 as soon as possible.
The board will be meeting shortly to discuss next steps and will communicate those as soon as they are available.