Bob and his wife Jane are the parents of two children, Julia and Steven. Bob works as a Vice President at Key Insurance & Benefits Services.

Why did you decide to get involved as a board member?

I knew LDA Life and Learning Services, and I wanted to give back to the community. The bank I worked for at the time was very supportive of community involvement, which I appreciated. I have volunteered over the years for the American Diabetes Association and various Autism organizations.

Bob Moore photo webWhat has your role as a board member involved?

I started as an LDA board member in 2006 as part of the Finance committee. I served as Treasurer and then Vice President, provided I could have 2-3 years before being considered for President. The theory was to walk before running. Naturally, the current President left to take a job out of town three months into his term, and I became President. I spent five years as President, and then served on the Executive Committee and the Merger Task Force. I remain committed to Starbridge as a member of the board and the Finance committee.

What have you gained or learned from the experience?

I have gained an appreciation for the dedication of our staff, board members, and the parents who work and live with the people we serve. The people who work here do so because they care.

Is there anything you would like to say to someone who is considering contributing to Starbridge in some way?

My son, Steven, receives services from Starbridge. It is a worthwhile organization that helps a great many people.

Is there anything else you would like to add?

It can be overwhelming when you first learn your child has special needs. The friends we have made over the years at both LDA and The Advocacy Center—now together as Starbridge—have helped us navigate the journey. I would encourage parents and caregivers to call Starbridge.

 

 

This article originally appeared in Champions, Issue 2, in Spring of 2017.