Get to know our volunteers!
Do you volunteer at a specific hospital? I volunteer at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
How long have you been volunteering with Musicians On Call? 1 year – since the program started
Are you a Volunteer Guide or Volunteer Musician? Guide
What is your occupation outside of MOC? Innovation Consultant for Kaiser Permanente
Do You Have Any Hidden Talents? I can spin flags – I was in or taught winter color guard for 15 years.
What is your story? What connects you with music and why do you volunteer with MOC? Music, theatre, and dance have always been a part of my life. I was a Broadway Company Manager for 15 years and have seen time and again how the arts can transport, heal and inspire. I work in healthcare now and focus my work on improving the patient experience. My husband, Graham, is a professional musician so MOC was the perfect thing for us to do together.
What makes MOC different from your other volunteer experiences? I appreciate that Graham and I can have a personal 1:1 experience with the kids and their families.
What is your favorite #MOCmoment? There was one young boy who said ok to hearing Graham play a song but didn’t show much reaction and seemed a bit indifferent as he listened. But as Graham finished, the boy rolled over, looked at Graham and asked: “could you play another song?”
Do you want to help us deliver the healing power of music? Apply to volunteer as a guide or a musician today!
Image credit and permission courtesy of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital