PAMP Board Secretary Lori McCormick joined the organization in 2010 shortly after her first son was born. “It wasn’t until last year when I started taking my toddler to PAMP hosted activities and events that I discovered how amazing PAMP is,” says Lori. “Meeting the dedicated volunteers and staff that keep PAMP running is the reason I wanted to join the Board.”
As secretary, Lori is responsible for tracking, facilitating and developing the agenda for all board meetings. She must ensure that proper documentation exists from each meeting in order to satisfy legal requirements, and in order to make any future referencing easier. Accurate documentation also enables authorized persons to determine when, how, and by whom the board’s decisions were made.
“PAMP’s board is an operational board; we help the staff push through initiatives and projects that ultimately support the organization at large,” Lori says about her position. “I’ve enjoyed learning how a non-profit organization is run and like being an integral part of this committed team of volunteers.”
Lori lives in Palo Alto with her incredibly supportive husband and partner in crime. They have two rambunctious boys: a three-year-old and an 11-month-old, who are giggly, creative and lovable, but really exhausting.
1. What is the last non-kid movie you saw? Ha, that’s funny. You assume I have time to watch a movie!?!
2. Are you a Bay Area native or transplant? Transplant. I’m originally from Southern California. I moved to Palo Alto from Santa Barbara in 2005.
4. Who is your favorite Sesame Street character? Cookie Monster.
5. Why are you a PAMP volunteer? In my professional life, I guide teenagers through the college application process. I like to think that I understand teens. Understanding babies and toddlers, however, has been incredibly challenging. So, I turned to PAMP for guidance. Joining PAMP made me realize I wasn’t alone in my new role as a parent. There was this community filled with expert advice, supportive gatherings such as Blanket Babies, and fun events for my whole family to enjoy. I became a PAMP volunteer to give back to the community that has helped me feel more confident in becoming a parent. I feel lucky to have found PAMP.
Each month we train the spotlight on someone who works behind the scenes for PAMP. Interested in joining the ranks? Browse our open volunteer positions, and apply today!