Biographical information excerpted from http://www.afpmv-faavm.org/ambassadors—associates.html:
“Regarding appointments, as with all boards, when offered a post, I advise to my limited capacity due to terminal illnesses. I am honored that, when selected and appointed, those in charge understand and continue with their desire to have me serve. I offer what insights I may (for example, my recent appointment to CBD board, I was asked by the executive director for insights and recommendations with specific mission and purpose statements to be used for legal definitions of said entities, followed by messages of gratitude for my participation by ED as such was used…) and assist with contacts on all levels, including review and assessment when available in my limited capacity or capability. As all know, due to aneurysms and arterial vascular malformations symptomatic with strokes, etc, I am unable and unavailable to fly until neurologist clears, hopefully, in such time. In a few boards, I was informed they were satisfied with the presence of my name alone due to past experience and recognitions from achievements which support and solidify the boards’ present mission to accomplish what was created for results. I am extremely honored for this recognition.
Ambassador Rubina Ali of the World Humanity Commission contacted me requesting I serve as Deputy High Commissioner with the knowledge I am unable to travel to Africa at the present time. The honorable appointment, of course, like all, are volunteer in nature and appreciate participation and assistance if possible within the means of those in service. I am humbled that Ambassador Ali sought my involvement and participation in my continued proactive communications with global leaders, including staff members of Parliament and others. I am blessed so many had taken the time to write recommendations with a sentence or two uploading onto my LinkedIn profile.
Governors, such as Georgia, recognize past accomplishments and my drive to continue in service (most days cancer has bested and beaten me) by their commission of me in an “Honorable” status with the executive office of the governor as an official (volunteer). I pursue healthcare faults and failures in this capacity or others as a voice to all of us receiving extremely less than desirable medical care or abuses in the process and system, violating HIPPA law, federal disability definitions, continuity measures, medicine, treatment, diagnosis, and others. Like myself, only the symptoms are briefly analyzed with a complete lack of care or focus on the underlying illness causing such symptoms. For example, a new television program has been rolled out basically addressing the failures of diagnostic assessments with the hope it may be resolved for an answer to the patient’s suffering and inability to receive care. The directives of basic care or directions to assess all aspects of one’s illness have been negated for corporate hospital policy focused on administration, indemnification, and compensation. Care advocacy has fallen onto ourselves and those who protect us (extremely limited resources). As with many missions for those without direction, I continue to serve if capable of providing others with possible resources. All exceed one mission of one board in one department or organization requiring additional assistance. So, when I am asked, I assess if I can be a benefit to a board and provide my limitations of said involvement not to have unrealistic expectations.