Staff Spotlight: Program Manager Jean Hodge

It has been an exciting 2018 so far for Sweet Cheeks. We are so happy to introduce you to our new Program Manager, Jean! She will be taking over getting our diapers out the door, communicating and coordinating with our partner agencies, and scheduling our volunteers. Jean brings us a wealth of experience with project, personnel, and financial management. She was most recently at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore building relationships within the community. Read on to learn a little more about Jean!
Jean Hodge Program ManagerName:  Jean Hodge
Day Job: Sweet Cheeks
Sweet Cheeks title:  Program Manager
Why are you excited to be a part of the Sweet Cheeks Team?  Sweet Cheeks is the perfect place for me to help alleviate the pain of childhood poverty in our city!  The need is great and there is much to be done, but I believe that the focused approach of Sweet Cheeks is impactful and provides some relief for families living in poverty.  I am excited to help Sweet Cheeks grow and to serve more people in our community.
Tell us about your kid(s):  My two boys keep me busy and teach me something new every day!  Cooper is a college sophomore at the University of Wisconsin, where he competes on the swim team, studies psychology and philosophy and works at an iconic used bookstore.  Henry is a middle school student who is the most passionate sports enthusiast!  He plays basketball and baseball and he is your go-to guy for any sports news or stats you may need.  He dreams to become a bracketologist to combine his love of sports and math.
If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? Italy.  Food, wine, culture, scenery.
What are you reading right now? The Girl Before by J.P. Delaney.
If you had one extra hour of free time a day, how would you use it? To read!  So many books on my list!
If there were a holiday in your honor what would it celebrate?  Peace on Earth