Community Volunteers

How does the community contribute to our work?

We benefit from others' voices and knowledge about the county. We recruit potential volunteers from our various networks.

We offer community members who live or work in Montgomery County the opportunity to volunteer with the foundation for a year. Volunteers participate in meetings and strategic discussions with our staff, board and committees.

Current Community Volunteers

Our Community Volunteers were asked about their experience in serving as a volunteer and what they appreciate about Montgomery County. Snippets of their answers are below.

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Rev. Carolyn C. Cavaness

"Healthspark has become for me an amazing incubator for dialogue, ideas and collaboration! Drawing from the organization's commitment to be a critical bridge as it relates to providing the access and tools to strengthen the lifeline for all of Montgomery County's residents. I am honored to be a part of the organization as a community volunteer and am very excited for what the future will unfold!"

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Anthony Celentano

What made you want to serve as a community volunteer?
"I am passionate about uplifting the neediest in and outside the United States. Volunteering with HealthSpark allows me to commit to this on a local level."

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Joel Port, MHSA, FACHE, CMPE

What inspires you about HealthSpark's work?

"I truly believe that our regional healthcare system is one of the best, but its shortcomings are impacted by the Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), namely economics, education, food and housing. As I understand it, the mission of HealthSpark is to positively impact SDOH so our entire community is a healthier place to be for all, and any way that I can support and contribute to HealthSpark's success would be personally very meaningful to me at this point in my life."

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Joyce Miller

How do you hope to see HealthSpark deepen its impact in the coming years?

"I love the approach of HealthSpark of focusing on systems with the involvement of all stakeholders – not assuming that one group knows best but that all must be a part of the change."

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Ed Nawrocki

How do you hope to see HealthSpark deepen its impact in the coming years?

"I am excited to be a member of HealthSpark as we continue to understand and resolve healthcare disparities in underserved populations. HealthSpark has a unique role to influence community leaders and create change."