Be the change you want to see in the world. ~ Ghandi

Monday, May 2, 2011

WELCOME MARTHA HOLLEY - JONES !

We'd like to welcome Martha Holley-Jones to the team of volunteers at One Nurse At A Time. Martha has just come on board as Scholarship Coordinator.  She is a wife, a mother of one son; 2 pugs; and one cat.  She has been a nurse for over 30 years and is employed as a medical record review nurse for UPMC Health Plan.  Previously, she worked full-time for 25 years at UPMC Presbyterian Hospital, on a surgical unit and then in the Emergency Department.
An orphan herself, she has always had a heart for at-risk children and was able to serve domestically as a foster parent for several years.  Since leaving acute care nursing, she has been able to serve on two medical mission trips to Senegal, West Africa and two mission trips to care for orphans and at-risk children in Honduras and Haiti.  
When she’s not traveling she serves with a ministry called OrphanCare, volunteers with the Women’s Choice Network in Pittsburgh.  Works in stained glass, gardens, and otherwise keeps her hands very busy!  Here's what Martha had to say about joining One Nurse At A Time:
"It’s my honor to join “One Nurse at a Time” as the Scholarship Coordinator.   When my path crossed with theirs, I was so encouraged to see an organization out there that desired to get nurses more involved in volunteering and humanitarian efforts.  I too have a heart to encourage nurses to serve and I hope to foster their involvement by providing financial support to those nurses dedicated to stepping out and making a global impact. "
We still have plenty of jobs for more volunteers. Email us at onenurseatatime@gmail.com to express interest and dialogue about what you can do to promote volunteer nursing at home and around the world.  We look forward to hearing from you!