Posts Tagged ‘Hurricane Katrina’

Rebecca Thomley: Making a Difference in New Orleans

March 20, 2011

Astonishing. That’s the only word I can think of to describe Rebecca Thomley‘s commitment to serving others in need. I interviewed Rebecca, the CEO of Orion Associates, a Minnesota-based management services company, and feel privileged to share her spirit and passion with others. Here is her story.

Rebecca Thomley

Volunteering has always been part of my life. As a clinical psychologist with a background in trauma response, I started working with the Red Cross Mental Health Stress Team in 1992 to respond to the mental health needs of people in disasters. When I flew to the Ninth Ward area of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina in 2005, it was the first time in a disaster response that I (more…)