Martha was a Registered Nurse for over 30 years. She has had experiences in various settings in local hospitals, such as Medical-Surgical and step-down ICU in the Hamilton General, Neuro ICU in Sunnybrook as well as in Beaumont Texas. The 1992 move to Beaumont Texas provided her with different hospital and medical insurance nursing opportunities in management/leadership roles such as Nurse Manager, Infection Control & Employee Health Director, Quality & Risk Management Director, HMO Case Management, HMO-Medicare Training Director & Physician Relations Manager.
Martha retired in 2017 and since then has been fortunate to volunteer with Margaret Bahen Hospice both in the kitchen as well an in-home visits. She started volunteering with Abuse Hurts in June 2020, enjoying working with her friends who had told her about their volunteer work at Abuse Hurts, as well as making new friends.
Donna has had a very successful and long (25 years) career in publishing as a National Buying Manager and Regional Category Manager/Buyer and had the pleasure of working and meeting some many great authors. With an industry that showed limited growth, she decided to try her hand at a new career – Construction. Starting in the offices of Health &Safety, she trained to capture the importance of Safety not only in construction but in every day living. She also received an Auditors Certificate in Training. Moving from H&S, Document Control became the next challenge. Working for 2 1/2 years as a document controller, she was promoted to a Management job of which is still held.
On the side she is also the Band Booking Manager and Event Manager for The Duke Live.com. An East End club that hosts live entertainment and events of all kinds. This is where it led me to Abuse Hurts and running a yearly Christmas Toy Drive with Q107. Abuse Hurts is dear to my heart and such an important vessel for helping others. Very proud to be a part of this organization.