Meet the Board
We asked our board members to share why they serve on the board of the AAFRC, and why they are passionate about our mission.
My involvement with the AAFRC stems from a desire to be involved in the community in a meaningful way. When I was a mom of young children I would have found the resources to be so valuable. I think the only time I had the opportunity to interact with AAFRC programming was when our youngest was Pre-Kindergarten and she and I did the "Rock n Read" program. It was so good for her (and me), and I highly value the opportunity to be involved with an organization that supports families with young children through play and education.
Policy Committee Chair
The 0-5 years are crucial for a positive life trajectory. AAFRC provides free, accessible programming for families with children ages 0-5 years. This programming provides opportunities for positive, developmentally appropriate interactions between parent/care-giver and child. Playful, thoughtful and caring Interactions between adults and very young children promote social, emotional, physical, and cognitve development. Maximizing pre-school children's development contributes to healthy and happy times for very young children and their families. AAFRC is committed to providing programming for our youngest...so the children in our communities can thrive, our families are empowered, and our communities grow stronger.
Finance Committee Chair
Public Relations Committee Chair
I've always been passionate about early years development, and working with the AAFRC gives me the opportunity to connect with that passion. Resilient children lead to resilient communities, and when families succeed, we all do.
I believe in investing in the future of our community by supporting our youngest members.
Robyn, Erin & Katryna
Public Health Representatives
The AAFRC is such a wonderful resource for families in our communities to learn and grow together working with a supportive group. Connection is so important for empowering families in the community. The activities and kits that the AAFRC provide are so beneficial to families and children to provide a fun ways to learn while bonding. As the community public health nurses we want to help our clients access as many resources as we can, and be active participants in making those resources as amazing as possible! For us, empowering families is so important. When you feel supported and strong, you can take on anything!
Program Committee Chair
My family benefitted directly from AAFRC programs and services when my children were young. The AAFRC provided a place for my kids to learn and play while I could connect with other parents and learn important information for my children’s (and my own) health and development.
Program & Policy Committee
Public Relations Committee