Someone You Should Know
An Employee Who Found Her True North
With our 30th anniversary for MallWalk just around the corner, there’s no better time to introduce you to our Director of Development for the LifeScape Foundation, our very own, Jocy Smith!
LifeScape’s mission is to empower people to live their best life and Jocy has been a part of that mission for almost 15 years! Starting as a Direct Support Professional for the adults we support, she worked her way up to a Lead Direct Support Professional position where she was able to guide and support her team to provide the best possible care for those in the supported areas she watched over. Knowing LifeScape was where she needed to be, “I found my true north at the LifeScape Foundation”.
Through the LifeScape Foundation, Jocy started as a Volunteer Associate, “I had the opportunity to connect our community with LifeScape’s mission through their time, talents and skills”. Switching from the direct support world to the fundraising world, she can continue to be an advocate for those we support and share stories of resilience, empowerment and hope. “I’ve always believed that we rise by lifting others, and I can share the great things we are accomplishing daily with our community and inspire them to join us in paving the way for children and adults supported by LifeScape”, says Smith.
While many of you may have gotten the privilege to meet Jocy throughout her time in the LifeScape community, did you know she enjoys collecting coins?! Now she wouldn’t call herself a numismatist (collector of coins – don’t worry, I had to look it up too), but learning the history of where coins or bills have been is very interesting to her. She also has a little collection she started when she was 8 years old.
Thank you, Jocy for everything you do for LifeScape and our kiddos and adults supported! You carry out our mission every day and are a leader to look up to!