February Staff Spotlight: Tabitha Haynes

Tabitha Haynes has a strong drive to work as an ethical leader.  She has demonstrated those leadership skills through her involvement with the Region IV Regional Advisory Council for People with Developmental Disabilities where she served as a Board Member from 2004-2005, Secretary from 2005-2006, and Chairperson from 2006-2008.  Currently, she is serving as Webmaster and Vice President for the Missouri Association on Higher Education and Disability (MOAHEAD) and served as Secretary from 2008-2009.  She is also on the Disability Compliance for Higher Education Advisory Board and is an Advisor for the Delta Zeta Sorority on the MSU campus.  Along with her leadership responsibilities, Tabitha has been an advocate at The Victim Center since 2002, and has been a member of the National Organization for Victim’s Assistance for eight years.  She has volunteered with the Juvenile Victim-Offender mediation since 2006 where her role is to collaborate with the victim and offender in order to come to an agreement and form a plan of action for reconciliation.  In addition, she is a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) which requires a two year commitment and allows her to support a child in foster care and work with a team in order to ensure the child’s voice is heard with regard to their situation.  Tabitha’s dedication to being an ethical leader is why she has been nominated as February’s Public Affairs Staff Spotlight!

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