AIRS Forum for Community Resource Specialists
"We learn from each other. We learn from others' mistakes, from their experience, their wisdom. It makes it easier for us to come to better decisions in our own lives."
"Forum Style" AIRS Webinars are a place where people who fill like roles in I&R can come together to commiserate, support and share wisdom from those common experiences.
This forum is for those who are working one on one with callers and clients and will focus on the issues deemed most urgent and important by the participants via a pre-event survey.
ADRC Program and Technical Specialist; Oregon Aging & Disability Resource Connection
Lacey Hanson is System Subadministrator and I&R/Resource Program Lead for ADRC of Oregon, Portland. She started her I&R career with 211info of Oregon in 2009. She is frequent presenter at AIRS Conferences and the Affiliate Chair for Northwest AIRS. Being an I&R Specialist was the hardest job Lacey ever had and now she loves helping to train and support other I&R specialists so that they can be confident and impactful stewards to their communities.In her free time, Lacey is a metalsmith, making jewelry, knives and small sculpture. She loves 90s and independent hip hop music and all of her dreams are sleepovers.
Avalon 'Mal' Mallory
211 Resource Manager; United Way of West Florida
Avalon “Mal” Mallory is the 211 Resource Manager for 211 Northwest Florida in Pensacola, FL. Mal has volunteered as an I&R specialist at 211 Big Bend, where she did both crisis counseling and I&R, and has worked as an I&R specialist and Resource Manager at 211 Northwest Florida. She believes that a major component to success is knowing how to get access to things you need and enjoys helping people connect to what they need to succeed. When not doting on her beloved cat, she is working towards her life goal of becoming a fluent polyglot!