Wednesday, July 22, 2009

BCI Welcomes Jennifer Karpe to Board of Directors

Brandywine Counseling is pleased to welcome Jennifer Karpe of Philadelphia as a new member of our Board of Directors. Jennifer is an Associate with Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher, & Flom, LLP in Wilmington. In addition to her legal background, she was trained as a clinical psychologist for three years prior to law school. As she explained to us, it was through her work in this area that the cause of addictions services became particularly near and dear to her.

“I provided counseling in a rural area of Alabama where addiction runs rampant and is often compounded by the poverty, lack of education, and lack of support individuals there face. My eyes were opened to the array of problems that often accompany addiction (and are aggravated by it), and the need those folks and their families have for assistance across the board. Although I ultimately decided to pursue a different career path, I think my previous life as a counselor largely shaped my world view.”

The BCI Board is comprised of volunteers who support the mission of Brandywine Counseling by serving as our “eyes and ears” in the community, and sharing their time, advice, and expertise. We are excited Jennifer has joined us and we know she will be a wonderful addition to the organization. Please join us in giving her a warm welcome to BCI!

1 comment:

Sinchen McDuffy said...

Welcome to BCI Jennifer

BCI Intern
Sinchen McDuffy