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REDWOOD
October 29, 2011

Redwood serves individuals with severe and multiple disabilities. As a board member I am constantly impressed with the way that the staff takes on big challenges and completes them successfully.

For example, in the past year Redwood has been accredited by CARF, a major undertaking that required the writing or re-writing of policy on every aspect of the agency from building maintenance to disaster recovery. This was done in 11 months in addition to all the normal day-to-day work.

In the very near future Redwood will begin to offer services under Medicaid's Prescribed Pediatric Extended Care program. This required obtaining a Certificate Of Need, developing new procedures, billing systems, and renovation to comply with hospital-like regulations for the treatment space. In addition, Electronic Medical Record-keeping will be introduced as a pilot program for moving all agency record-keeping (which is substantial) to electronic filing.

Every year Redwood improves its ability to deliver top-notch services in an efficient and effective way. I am proud to be a part of this great organization.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The great results that Redwood achieves is the result of strategic planning that is relaunched every 3-4 years. The power of this planning activity is that the results are woven into every Redwood meeting and report. Having our goals in front of us every day virtually assures that they will be achieved.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Every agency has budget limitations, and Redwood is no different. Redwood needs an endowment that will support an even more dynamic future.

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Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

What is this organization's top short-term priority?

Open the PPEC program successfully.

What is its top priority in the long run?

Expand its impact beyond the local region.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I have been a board member for 25+ years and the chair of various committees.

REDWOOD
October 26, 2010

If agencies like Redwood did not "do whatever it takes" to help the disabled and their families, no one else would be there for them. The world would be a poorer place. Redwood has programs for babies, for children and for adults. We literally have clients who have been receiving help from Redwood for over 40 years. Through the many programs each of our clients has the opportunity to maximize their potential, and to socialize rather than be confined. Redwood provides another benefit that is an unintended consequence of their programs. While our clients are blossoming, their families are able to work or care for other children knowing that Redwood is caring for their disabled family member. This might be the only way that normalcy can come to a family struggling with a disability. It is especially gratifying to see that Redwood not only provides these beneficial services for the community, but also does it in an absolutely top notch manner.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my role as member of the Board of Trustees for over 25 years.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

help them find the funds to continue the good work and to grow the numbers of people they can help. In particular there are always facility improvements that are necessary, but distract from our mission. Currently there is a need to replace the original roof on the 1977 addition that has been cared for long beyond its normal life expectancy.

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I became a Trustee of Redwood over 25 years ago. .