It is with both congratulations and sincere appreciation that the F.E.A.S.T. Board of Directors announces that our Vice-Chair, Lisa LaBorde from Canada, is leaving the board for other commitments.
“It has been an honour being a part of the FEAST board. I am so proud of all that FEAST does, and I have no doubt the board will continue these successes in the future.” LaBorde said in her recent resignation letter.
LaBorde has been a valued F.E.A.S.T. community member, volunteer, board member, Outreach Director, and most recently our Vice Chair. Her strong advocacy for fellow parents, her diplomacy, and her thoughtful problem solving have served the organization so well in the years she has been involved. We congratulate her for graduating from the responsibilities of the Board of Directors and for demonstrating our strong shared value of “Family First.” We appreciate all she has done for the community and for each of us individually as our colleague and friend. I want to also personally thank Lisa for her counsel and kindness as a fellow advocate.
Board Chair, Erica Husain, shared this in announcing LaBorde’s resignation to the Board of Directors: “I would also like to thank her for her service and add that I feel very fortunate to have been able to work alongside her; I have learned a great deal from her, and I will miss her!“
Our organization depends on volunteers from around the world to step forward to do some of the work of coordinating and facilitating our work. At F.E.A.S.T. we celebrate our volunteers and we CHEER for when they retire, because we appreciate what they’ve done for the community and for modelling the also-important step of moving on. No one can or should “do it all” and Lisa has been a valued and important volunteer for the organization. So we send her off with appreciation and celebration and invite members to do the same.
No one can or should do it forever, so stepping down is just as important as joining in. The F.E.A.S.T Board and the F.E.A.S.T. community join in thanking her very sincerely for her service and wishing her well in future. Keep in touch, Lisa, and thank you!
|Lisa presenting at ICED 2017 Prague alongside some eating disorders legends|