From Left: Handi-Crafters; The Hankin Invitational Golf Outing at Whitford Country Club.
How she became involved: In 1996, I started at Handi-Crafters as a program specialist. I was appointed director of rehabilitation a year later. We were founded in 1961 by a group of parents of adult children with disabilities, who started rolling newspapers in a church basement. We also help high school students with transitioning into the adult world.
Greatest Handi-Crafters success story: We had a man with mental-health issues, who we helped get his GED and become forklift-certified. He now works in the warehouse in Home Depot.
The region’s best-kept secret: We are. We’re a quiet manufacturing operation that’s helping so many people. People are really doing something here, and so many don’t know that this world exists.
Favorite special event in the region: The Hankin Invitational Golf Outing at Whitford Country Club. We’ll be the beneficiary again this year.
From Left: Sal’s Italian Ristorante and Pizzeria; West Chester.
Favorite local restaurant: Sal’s Italian Ristorante and Pizzeria in Exton. It’s a casual place that makes high-quality Italian food.
If she had 30 minutes to herself, she would: Read or go for a walk. I love walking the streets of West Chester.
Best chance of getting stuck in traffic: The 30 East bypass is jamming up more and more in the mornings.
Favorite thing to do with her grandkids: They love all the horses and chickens at Lauren’s Barn in Marshallton.
Best thing about living on the Main Line: You can always drive 15 minutes in any direction and be in the country—it’s still the rolling hills of Chester County.