WHAT’S HAPPENING AT GUBBIO
New Program Manager!
In honor of her recent promotion to “Program Manager,” we’d like to highlight the work of our beloved, Tina Esquer! Tina has been working with The Gubbio Project since the Fall of 2011 as a hospitality monitor and her impact on our project is hard to sum up. Tina is a person who leads with her heart first. She is willing to go the extra mile for guests, gives the best hugs, and requires that everyone respect the space without talking down to folks. She is running a tight and compassionate ship. The “Program Manager” position will provide guidance to staff and volunteers working within our program of “sacred sleep” in the sanctuary of St. Boniface Church. In many ways, Tina has been doing this already. Creating the position will enable Tina to do even more including: accompanying guests to other programs/services and being a liaison with other community organizations. In recent months, those who’ve substituted for Tina when she’s gone, have received some specific criticism from guests. This usually comes in the form of something like,“Tina doesn’t do it this way
, or “I wish Tina was here
,” or “Tina would have taken care of this by now.
” This has led us to jokingly refer to our new catchphrase: WWTD: What Would Tina Do?
Thank you Tina, for your amazing work and for inspiring so many of us!
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