Employee Spotlight Series: Brandi Hesson
In our 2019 Employee Spotlight Series, we are creating space to highlight the nearly 65 employees of Buckeye Hills Regional Council. Every year, we celebrate as a region the tremendous impact of our programs and services - an investment of nearly $1.2 billion into southeast Ohio since our inception in 1968 - but it’s our employees who work hard every day to breathe life into our mission and pour out into the eight-county region we serve.
Follow along as we feature three different employees every month!
Brandi is an Information & Assistance Specialist for Buckeye Hills Regional Council and has been in her current position since October 2008.
How would you describe your job to someone who is completely unfamiliar?
Brandi: My job as an Information & Assistance Specialist is to assist individuals in the community by linking them to resources they might not know about. These resources can help an individual to remain independent in their homes.
What do you find most rewarding about your position?
B: There are a lot of rewarding parts of my job, but the one I like the most is being able to help individuals. I also enjoy our team-like environment, where we work together to solve an individual’s issues.
Why do you think the mission of Buckeye Hills is important to our region?
B: The mission of Buckeye Hills supports individuals in our eight-county region through many types of services and supports. Buckeye Hills also helps communities with infrastructure like water and roads which are imperative for us all. I think Buckeye Hills does a great good providing theses types of needed supports.
What is one thing you wish more people realized about Buckeye Hills?
B: I feel like Buckeye Hills is a well-kept secret. I wish more individuals in our eight counties knew more about BHRC and our vast network of resources so we could impact more lives in need.
If you had to choose a favorite program, service, or initiative of Buckeye Hills, which would that be and why?
B: If I had to choose one favorite program it would be Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program. This program helps our farmers in our region as well as providing access to individuals to have fresh local produce.
What are you looking forward to most in your position this year?
B: There are many things that I look forward to as an Information & Assistance Specialist. One thing I look forward to is getting out in the community and meeting individuals through health fairs or outreach opportunities. I also look forward to helping individuals during Medicare Open Enrollment. Medicare can be a very confusing time for individuals and being able to offer them support and information is always rewarding.