Director’s News

It is with very mixed emotions that I write this – my last blog – as the Executive Director for Community Alliance.  I will be retiring from my position and plan to leave the Agency this spring.  My last day of work will be May 16th

 My decision is a bit surreal as in some ways it feels like just yesterday that I joined the Agency – and yet it also feels like the Alliance has been part of me for a lifetime.  So much has changed since I arrived – but our mission has remained steadfast – to help people remain independent. 

 Community Alliance has certainly been an incredibly important part of my life over the last eighteen years.  It has been a wonderful opportunity for me and I have sincerely appreciated the opportunities I have been given.  I have learned so much, met so many wonderful people, and have lasting relationships that I might not otherwise have formed.  However, there comes a time in all of our lives – personal and professional – when we need to respect and appreciate what we have accomplished, and recognize when it is time to move on.  Now is that time for me. 

 As I look back, I have a great deal to be proud of because of the accomplishments we have made together.  I appreciate having had the opportunity to improve services for individuals in our County – and I fully realize that I have received much more back than I have given. 

 Winston Churchill is credited with one of my favorite quotes.  He said “We make a living by what we get.  We make a life by what we give.”   I believe that and I will carry that focus with me for the rest of my life.

 I thank you all for our partnerships.  Now is the time to make space for new ideas – both for the organization and for me.  My commitment to helping make Sullivan County a better place to live will continue in new and yet to be discovered ways.  This is not goodbye – but rather “see you later”.   

 Please accept my sincere thanks for your support, your understanding, and your friendship along the way,

 Barbara H. Brill, Executive Director

(603) 863-7708 ext. 3501