CENTRAL POINT, OR ‒ In early February Dogs for Better Lives’ (DBL) Young Professionals Board (YPB) – Pacific Northwest secured its thirteenth member, Caroline Roers. Caroline is a program manager with multinational technology company Amazon.
“We’re thrilled to see the Young Professionals Board – PNW continuing to grow, with the recent addition of Caroline Roers,” stated YPB – PNW chair, Stacie Bianco. “With the PNW chapter launching nearly two years ago, it’s encouraging to see the diversity of backgrounds and knowledge being contributed to the board. Caroline is joining an amazing group of people, and we’re excited to get her engaged with supporting DBL’s critical outreach work in the Northwest region.”
As DBL continues to grow and expand on its mission to better the lives of those with disabilities, pairing them with an Assistance Dog, they are cultivating in tandem, the next generation of leaders in the Northwest region. YPB – PNW is playing a pivotal role in further engaging in and championing DBL’s advocacy and outreach efforts.
“We’re ecstatic to have Caroline joining the YPB – PNW and know with her marketing and communications background and passion for the mission, she will help to elevate DBL’s presence in the region to the next level,” stated CEO, Bryan Williams.
The Young Professionals Boards are comprised of like-minded individuals in their 20s, 30s, and 40s that have a passion for dogs and giving back to people with disabilities in their communities. Members are engaged in helping to market the mission of DBL, participating in outreach events, as well as planning and fundraising through a variety of initiatives.
With the support and guidance of the regional Young Professionals Board in the Pacific Northwest and a new and growing chapter in the Northeast, they are working to develop a signature event, while engaging volunteers and community partners. Eventually, DBL will have Young Professionals Boards across the country, working nationally to support each of its planned five regions. Currently DBL has satellite offices in Washington, California, Arizona, and New Hampshire, supported by a West Coast campus in Central Point, OR and an East Coast campus in Falmouth, MA.
Caroline Roers is the newest addition to the Young Professionals Board – PNW. She resides in Seattle, WA and is currently a program manager with Amazon.
“When I first learned about Dogs for Better Lives and the wonderful work Assistance Dogs are providing I knew I wanted to be involved,” stated Caroline. “I’m ecstatic for the opportunity to join the Young Professionals Board and spread awareness about the organization around Seattle.”
Caroline grew up in the Midwest and graduated with a degree in Corporate Communication from Marquette University. Prior to working at Amazon, she held a public relations role at a global marketing and communication agency and program manager role at a Seattle-based Saas company. Her experience has provided her a wealth of knowledge in event planning and program management.
Caroline is passionate about giving back to her community. Volunteering with Dogs for Better Lives gives Caroline a great opportunity to fulfill that passion while sharing the benefits that dogs can bring to people’s lives, like reducing anxiety and depression – something she’s experienced firsthand with her own dog. She’s thrilled to work with Dogs for Better Lives and looks forward to helping support the great programs that YPB – PNW is planning for the coming year.
When not volunteering in the community or fostering dogs, you will most likely find Caroline running, hiking with her dog, or devouring a book.
Caroline joined the Young Professionals Board – PNW in February 2022.
In addition to further growing the Northwest chapter, DBL is actively working to grow the Northeast chapter, as well as launch its California chapter later this year. To learn more about the Young Professionals Board and/or to submit your application for consideration, please visit… https://dogsforbetterlives.org/young-professionals-board/.