We are excited to announce Therese Andersen as the newest member of the Store to Door Board of Directors! With a background in Engineering, Therese currently works for Duos, a virtual service that supports fulfilling lives for older adults through the use of technology and community. Therese received a Masters in Engineering Management while working as a General Motors Fellow, co-founded a nonprofit called Baby Basics Bellevue, and even started the Parents Hiking Club at Lincoln High School.
Since connecting with Store to Door in April of 2020, Therese has regularly volunteered as an Order Taker and Friendly Caller, as well as previously serving as a Delivery Driver out of the Beaverton Fred Meyer Store. Therese has a personal connection to the Store to Door work, as well. “I love the mission of the organization and am very honored to be part of this group, changing lives every day by helping meet the basic needs of life – helping with food and companionship” she says. “I am so glad that years ago, a handful of people asked for help with getting food from their community! Look what happens when people ask for help! I have learned that in life, helping those in our zip codes can be very impactful. This is what Store to Door is very good at!”
In addition to her involvement with our program, Therese finds time to stay active with a number of other local organizations as well, including volunteer work with Blanchet House and Pittock Mansion, as well as being part of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church Community. Therese immigrated to the U.S. in the 3rd grade, and has moved more than 15 times (“I stopped counting!”) around the U.S., The Philippines, Singapore, and Korea.
Please help us extend a warm welcome to Therese–we are excited to have her join Store to Door’s leadership and look forward to bringing her extensive skillset to support and grow our work sustaining independent living for homebound seniors and adults living with disabilities across Portland!