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Thoughts from the Director

Hi friends...
I am so very proud of how you have all been handling the various changes and challenges we have been experiencing these last weeks and months. It has truly been a whirlwind of information, calls for action, opportunities for innovation, and plenty of continued uncertainty. I recognize that it can really take a toll on your energy, focus, and well-being. I completely understand the difficulty that comes with living with ambiguity—we naturally prefer things in black and white, rather than the grey and sometimes fuzzy space in between. Unfortunately, we are still very much in a fluid and complex situation and some things are clear while others are evolving and not as easy to peg. As always, I will share with you what I know to be the case and indicate what I do not know, with hopes of being able to add additional clarity as we move forward. I am positive that we will emerge from this unique circumstance stronger, more agile, and poised for success. After all, if we can work collaboratively to tackle a global pandemic, what can’t we achieve together?