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April’s Staff Spotlight - Stephanie Holmes-Gullans, Adult Advocacy Supervisor

How long have you been at Prevail and what is your position?

I have had the privilege to do this work at Prevail for over 7 years.

What do you like most about working for Prevail?

At Prevail there is feeling of community and connection. We have a staff that is supportive, empathetic, and kind. This sense of community extends to those we serve. Humans are hard wired for connection. At Prevail we foster an environment that encourages and supports connection. The feeling of connection shows up in individual work as well in our support groups.

Who is your hero?

My heroes are those that show up for others and do the hard work. They are the ones that walk the walk. I happen to be surrounded by these heroes at Prevail. Walking through the doors of Prevail is a brave step and to me heroes are brave.

What is your favorite quote?

“Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning how to dance in the rain.”  - Vivian Green

 

What would you sing at Karaoke night?

I am not a singer, but I will certainly dance along and provide backup vocals during Karaoke night.

What motivates you the most to serve others?

I’m passionate about supporting others to feel empowered to live strong, independent, and authentic lives.

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

I’m pretty sure I could eat ice cream for every meal.

What is your proudest accomplishment?
My proudest accomplishment is my son, William. He is kind and smart. He is a boy with a beautiful heart.

What animal do you most identify with, and why?

I probably identify with dogs the most. They are playful, loyal, loving, like to play, and stand by their humans unconditionally.

Favorite Prevail memory?

My favorite memories at Prevail include all of the times we come together to collectively share the joy and divide the sorrow. I am so lucky to work with such amazing humans. Any interaction, collaboration, and times of relationship are treasures to me.

Favorite self-care practice?

My favorite self care practice is walking. Walking allows my body to get moving and reset. I like to be outside and breathe fresh air. I also enjoy connecting with the person with whom I am walking. Many meaningful conversations happen while on a nice walk.

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