From the Desk of Ashley Opliger, Executive Director:
I am excited to announce that our administrative volunteers have new titles to better fit their roles within the organization. Amanda Farris and MaKayla White are two of the most selfless people I know. They are invaluable members of our team, and we couldn't be more grateful for their humble service to grieving families through the ministry of Bridget's Cradles.
As our team has grown and changed over the past year, we evaluated Amanda and MaKayla's roles and felt that their titles no longer reflected what they were actually doing on a daily and weekly basis.
Amanda, who has served as our Director of Operations for the past five years, began to shift into working on projects specific to communications and marketing (to our bases of volunteers, hospitals, donors, and bereaved families). In 2020, right before having twin girls, Amanda trained MaKayla on many of the day-to-day operations she previously had handled.
MaKayla quickly learned our systems and processes and began taking on higher-level tasks. Previously our Administrative Assistant, she became the backbone of our local operations team during the 2020 pandemic.
We wanted to honor MaKayla's loyalty and commitment and give her the title of Director of Operations, and change Amanda's title to Director of Marketing and Communications. We feel these titles better reflect their unique skills and the tasks/projects they frequently work on.
I am incredibly honored to serve with each of these amazing women of the Lord. They are smart, kind, loving, and generous. Bridget's Cradles is beyond blessed to have them on our team. I would love for you to hear from each of them about what they do in our organization and why it is so important to them!