A Bittersweet Message

by Patrice Altenhofen on July 24, 2012

in Reflection

By Patrice Altenhofen, President
Cascade Employers Association

This is a difficult message to write. After 19 years, I will be leaving Cascade at the end of August. My time with the Association has been a pure blessing to me. The support of the staff and Board over the past years has helped me to grow as a person and as a professional. I could not have asked for a better team of people with whom to work and to grow.

At this time in my life, my mind is searching for new challenges and my heart is searching for new meaning. I have accepted the Executive Director position at Family Building Blocks, a non-profit relief nursery in Salem. I will take the leadership and advocacy skills I learned at Cascade with me to Family Building Blocks to further its mission of keeping children safe and families together.

The Board is finalizing a transition plan for the future leadership role at Cascade. We will keep you posted as the process gets underway.

I look forward to a lifetime of friendships with my Cascade colleagues and Members.


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