This fall, Duet is proud to welcome two new members to its Board of Directors.
“We are so thrilled to have these two talented community and business leaders on our Board of Directors to help provide strategic leadership for Duet as we move into 2019 and beyond,” says Elizabeth Banta, executive director.
Meet New Board Member Andrea Garcia
Andrea Garcia of Mesa, a real estate advisor and family transition specialist of S4 Real Estate Group, found out about Duet through her former role as Director of Client Services at Cypress HomeCare Solutions.
“Upon learning about Duet and what they do for the community, I knew immediately it was an organization I needed to get involved in,” Andrea says. “The staff has a genuine interest in the cause and mission. They are a small, yet forceful army tackling difficult problems; making a difference in the lives of others. My hope is to be one who makes an impact in the community Duet serves.”
Andrea is married to her high school sweetheart and has three sons. Her family loves to travel and learn about different cultures. She adds that philanthropy is also important to her family. “We believe in caring and loving on others that need it more than we do,” she says. “We’ve adopted a Duet neighbor we help grocery shop and the boys are involved with that.”
She says she is excited to serve on the Duet Board and help in other ways.
“I’m looking forward to volunteering more often and helping with any upcoming Duet events,” Andrea shares. “My goal is to increase Duet’s awareness with the hopes of increasing the number of volunteers we have. It’s a personal goal of mine to find more sponsors or partners willing to donate funds to further our mission and vision.”
Meet New Board Member Janice M. Brandt
Janice M. Brandt of Glendale, a renewable customer generation program consultant with Arizona Public Service Company (APS), found out about Duet through work. Her colleague Maria Maskell is also a Duet volunteer. She shares that she decided to volunteer for the Board because of her own experiences.
“I am currently a family caregiver for my 90-year-old mom and 80-year-old mother-in-law,” Janice says. “I heard of Duet’s mission and I knew instantly this is a worthwhile organization that I would love to be a part of.”
Janice is married with two children and two dogs. “I like exploring Jeep trails, spending time with family and friends and cooking new recipes,” she shares.
She says that she is excited to be a part of Duet’s mission.
“I look forward to help promoting Duet and to educate people on the broad range of services Duet has to offer to homebound adults, family caregivers, grandparents raising grandchildren and faith communities,” Janice explains. “There is a huge need for these services in our community and I want to ensure as many people get the help and assistance they need. By working together, everyone in our community can age with compassion, dignity and hope.”