Reach and Rise Director
|Melissa DeMarse, Reach and Rise Director|
I came to work for the Y because their mission and values embody my own. As a Professional Counselor, I desire to be of help to people in their time of need. I value connecting with people, learning their stories, coming along side people in their pain and struggles, and watching them evolve into the person they were created to be. It is energizing to me and gives me great joy to see someone find healing and overcome challenges in their life. I really can’t think of a bigger honor than to be invited to be a part of another person’s life journey. My position at the Y allows me to live out my values and I feel very blessed to be able work for such an organization.