This Black History Month, the Black at JDRF Employee Resource Group, in collaboration with the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force and the Greater New York City Chapter, would like to acknowledge our colleague Tricia Martin whose more than 20 years of service to JDRF exemplifies Black Excellence and a commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Having no ties to type 1 diabetes, Tricia joined the New York Chapter of JDRF, now known as the Greater NYC Chapter, on 5/14/1997 as a Secretary/Receptionist. Within six months, she was promoted to Administrative Assistant and currently holds the title of Office & Finance Manager. With almost 25 years at JDRF, Tricia has enhanced the chapter management and administrative experience, which has been an integral part of the core values that make up the foundation of JDRF.
Along with six other office managers from across the country, Tricia is transitioning to JDRF’s National Development Team. In this role, Tricia will help redefine JDRF’s financial processes and operational functions.
Working within the Greater NYC Chapter for almost 25 years, Tricia has worked on numerous Walks, Galas, Golf, and other special events. Not many can say that they have had the privilege of working with one of our founders, Carol Lurie, but Tricia can. She is looking forward to the day when we can say we have turned TypeOne into TypeNone.