Volunteer Spotlight: Heidi Ambrose-Burns

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Heidi Ambrose-Burns is an intern at ShelterCare’s Uhlhorn Program, as well as a second-year Human Services major at Lane Community College. Last year, Uhlhorn Program Manager Deb Holloway was a guest speaker in Heidi’s self-care class, which was taught by former ShelterCare employee Gene Obersinner. Heidi was very impressed with Deb and talked to her after class, hoping to learn more about ShelterCare and the Uhlhorn Program. As a result of that conversation, she applied for an internship, interviewed, and was offered a position starting the following term. Since then, Heidi has become a key member of the Uhlhorn team, even though she is working in a volunteer role.

“I love this program, the small team I get to work with, the consumers and the program manager. I feel very fortunate to get to learn how to support individuals who have had a traumatic brain injury on their journey to recovery and living independently."

Program Manager Deb Holloway described Heidi's work, "Heidi has set the bar to a very high standard for interns.  She has been fabulous!"

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