We have always been proud of our volunteers.  Now, we have even more reason to be proud.  After our volunteer retreat, we were able to restructure and reorganize so that we now have some very wonderful people working with us on staff.  Not all the positions have been filled yet and some have been split into "co-positions" but the new staff are as following:

- Grant Writer - Noeen Sarfraz
- Community Initiative Coordinators - Max Weddington, Matt Boehme, Casey Prammanasudh
- Clinic Volunteer Coordinators - Sarah Tran and Max Weddington
- Operations Manager - Joseph Proffer
- Public Relations - Daniel Tinker
- Graphics - Michael Nguyen
- Social Media - Laura Varney
- Website - Lauren Rogers

Special Events, Marketing, and Administration has not yet been filled and there are also positions that need more help.  Specifically, we would like to have more volunteer grant writers.  If you've never worked on a grant before but are interested, please contact Noeen at noeensarfraz@yahoo.com.  If you are interested in any of these other open positions, please contact jproffer@manosjuntas.org. 

We're very excited about all the changes coming up.  Join hands with us!
On August 11,  Manos Juntas Foundation had a retreat just for volunteers to plan our efforts to assess the health and needs of our neighborhood (Gatewood - 10Penn). There were a dozen volunteers in attendance of the first meeting with more than a dozen more joining throughout this week. A genuine excitement could be felt in collectively putting together our plans to get involved with the Gatewood-10Penn community

Every volunteer in attendance throughout the week has come together in support of our new initiatives. Our own head physician and founder, Dr. Boyd Shook and the many volunteers associated are pressing for the assessment of the surrounding area's health to be completed Labor Day weekend. Our plans currently include posting fliers by this next weekend and completing the verbally administered surveys, written by Dr. Shook, Max Weddington, Matt Boehme, and Casey Prammanasudh. 

Below is a video of the presentation we had.  Please contact Trammy if you are interested in helping, know someone who would like to help, or have any questions.  Her email and phone number are tramanh.lai@manosjuntas.com and (405) 605 - 3101.

- Derek Truong