May 23, 2016
Staff Member Spotlight: Wendy Durham
Here at HEARTS for Families, we are abundantly blessed with team members who are passionate, experienced, hard-working, and knowledgeable about the work that they do. As a testament to this, we will be presenting a “Staff Member Spotlight” each month to highlight a member of our team. This month, the spotlight is on Wendy Durham, who serves as our Community Resource Specialist in the Clayton County area, as well as our Human Resources Coordinator.
Ms. Durham joined the HEARTS family in 2013. She is a vital asset to our work – both in the field and in the office. She is a certified facilitator for several of our parenting programs, and states that her passion is, “working with people, and those who need help the most.”
Wendy is the daughter of Mildred and Henry Allen. She was born and raised in Perry, Georgia, alongside her 10 siblings (yep, you read that right – 10!). She has one son, Jalen, and she holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Saint Leo University. Wendy is a veteran of the United States Army, and she served 26 years in active duty service (Human Resources) before retiring. Wendy has a heart for serving others, and in her spare time she can often be found ministering to inmates through the substance abuse groups that she leads in local prisons.
Fun Fact: Wendy played softball for over 30 years of her life. She has played the game in 7 states, and she even played in Germany! Next time you see her, call her “Lefty” – that is how she is known in the softball world.
Thank you for all that you do for HEARTS for Families and for the community, Wendy. Most importantly, thank you for the 26 year sacrifice you made for our country. We appreciate, respect, and salute you.
Wendy Durham is the Community Resource Specialist for our work on the Alcohol Prevention Project in Clayton County. If you’d like more information about the Alcohol Prevention Project, or would like to get involved, please contact her. We’d love to have you join us!