Maureen’s professional career has always been focused on children, helping to make their lives better, from being a 5th grade teacher to her current position as the executive director of the National Runaway Safeline for the past 16 years.  Immediately prior, she ran a statewide child abuse prevention program, supporting parents to break the cycle of abuse.  Born in a small town in Wisconsin, she lived in Boston, where she met her husband volunteering for the special olympics, and they now live in Chicago to be near family.

In this episode, Maureen and I discuss:

  • How Maureen came to be who she is and do what she does
  • What Living Intentionally means to Maureen
  • How she pays it forward in her daily life
  • What grounds her – and reminds her to stay focused
  • How she works to help youth find their vision
  • Working to create the environment that let’s people know how much they’re appreciated
  • Working to help the young people in crisis find what they’re looking for
  • Working to turn despair into hope
  • #nrpm2016

Listen to my episode with Maureen now!

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Fun Facts about Maureen:

What is your favorite movie? Christmas Vacation
What is your (or one of your) favorite sayings? The best is yet to come
What book or books are on your nightstand right now? I Have Iraq in My Shoe by Gretchen Berg