Safe Crossings Foundation is pleased to announce two additions to our Board of Directors, Danielle Funston and Paul Robinett!
Danielle joined as Blueprint’s first employee and built out the entire Operations organization, including Accounting, IT Operations, Workplace Operations, Marketing, HR, Client Development Operations, and Talent Acquisition. She is results driven and passionate about organizational development, employee culture, and technology.
“As a child, I was removed from my parent’s care and ultimately displaced for a period. I was eventually adopted by my maternal grandmother and grandfather at age 12, and my grandfather passed away a few years later. I’m passionate about the mission of Safe Crossings as I can easily see how critical a community of services and people to help understand and process the grief is. Danelle is a mother to two sons and a daughter – Ben, Ethan and Charli. Danielle decided to join Safe Crossings because she is passionate about supporting children who face serious challenges presented with grief, and with how to navigate the many milestones of life in the absence of a parent.”
Paul has spent the last 20 years building expertise in mechanical construction – as a Project Manager, an Estimator, and a Project Executive and Preconstruction Leader. A graduate of the University of Nebraska’s Construction Management program, his focus has been on successful completion of large, complex efforts – from new hospitals to major retrofits in occupied buildings.
“Having lost a parent at an early age, I can personally relate to what many of the children and families we serve are going though. Having been involved with Safe Crossings Foundation over the last few years, I can now see how this impacted me a as teenage and how it has shaped me as an adult. While what I went through was nothing compared to most of the families, I do wish I and my mother had an organization like Safe Crossings available to us. Any assistance that I can provide in helping these families get through such a challenging time would be a blessing to me.”
We at SCF are proud to have you both on the team, Danielle and Paul!