Volunteer of the Month

by Abigail Solazzo

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This month we are featuring Angela Mims, CDM, CFPP, of the AL ANFP chapter. Angela first joined ANFP as a student in 2000 and became certified in October of the same year. Angela’s volunteer career spans many years and various roles and organizations, including kitchen program coordinator at a local soup kitchen and guidance counselor at the YMCA.

Angela’s volunteer career with ANFP started in 2015 as president-elect, eventually serving as president as well as treasurer for the AL ANFP chapter. She also served on the Chapter Leadership Team from 2017 – 2019.

Through Angela’s dedicated leadership, she has continued to keep members involved through continuous communication and improving the overall efficiency of the chapter through process and procedures.

Additionally, as an impactful leader, Angela has encouraged members to keep an open mind when it comes to change, whether related to the chapter or the industry, which in turn has motivated many members to stay engaged with the chapter.

As for the future of AL ANFP, Angela would like to see the chapter win the coveted Diamond Award. In addition to winning the award, she would also like to see the chapter continue to grow its membership as much as 50%.

For those that are hesitant to volunteer or become involved with the chapter, Angela encourages everyone to volunteer and take a role, as there are many exciting things to learn through the experience. She believes it allows members a chance to utilize their skills for an experience that will ultimately improve their careers. She encourages members to not be afraid to take on the challenge; assistance for new volunteers is available at the state and national level. Volunteering also gives members the opportunity to learn, network, meet new people, and generate new ideas for your state chapter.  Angela firmly believes that “You can make a difference in your state chapter” through volunteering. 

Congratulations to Angela and her success as a CDM and with ANFP throughout the years! Thank you for your dedication to ANFP, your chapter, and to our members!

If you would like to nominate yourself or another volunteer, please email Abigail Solazzo at asolazzo@ANFPonline.org.