As we announced earlier this year, the World Service Office (WSO) began a thoughtful process in March of selecting the new Director of Programs. We were very fortunate to have received many qualified Al-Anon member applications and offer our thanks to all who applied for their willingness to serve. Staff conducted an extensive interview process and are thrilled and delighted to announce that Sarah S., from Missouri, has accepted our offer to serve in this important leadership position at the WSO.
Sarah originally joined the program as an Alateen member and began her service journey at the WSO level as a member of the WSO Alateen Advisory Committee. She has since served as a District Representative, Area Delegate Panel 57, and Area Chairperson. She is well-respected in her Area as a leader and a member with deep knowledge of and experience with utilizing Al‑Anon principles in supporting the fellowship. In her professional career, Sarah has more than 15 years of experience in Operations Management and demonstrated throughout the interview process her leadership and team-building skills. Her enthusiasm and spiritual grounding in the program will serve Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc. well as we continue to evolve.
Sarah begins her role as Director of Programs on September 7th, 2021. Please join us in congratulating Sarah on her new role by leaving a note in the comments section below.
Marsha W., the current Director of Programs, will continue her outstanding service to the fellowship through the April 2022 World Service Conference, providing transition support to Sarah and undertaking other special projects.
Welcome Sarah! Congratulations on your new position! Thank you for your service to the worldwide fellowship of Al-Anon and Alateen.
Congratulations Sarah! Thanks for serving WSO!
Congrats on your dream job, Sarah! 🎉🙌🏻 I’m so excited for you and wish you all the best. ❤️🤗
Welcome Sarah! Thank you for loving the program and ensuring it will be there for the next newcomer that needs help and the long timer that needs to remember together we can do what none of us could do alone. God bless you and welcome to your next adventure. Love from the Portland Oregon area AIS office. 😀💞🎉
Congratulations Sarah. We are so proud of you here in Missouri. You will do a great job.
Sarah! Congratulations! So proud of you and for all you’ve done in service to both Missouri and our worldwide fellowship! You will represent our state well and the committee did a very fine job in their selection!
Al-Anon is blessed that you are willing and flexible to be able to move states away to serve us! You are in good hands with Marsha so learn well! I wish you the best.
Cathy O., GA, Panel 53
Thank you both for sharing your gifts of recovery with the Al-Anon family.
Welcome Sarah! What a great asset you will be to WSO! Thank you for stepping up to serve!
Congrats Sarah from Europe, looking forward to new roads ahead! Wishing you luck and a strong HP to guide you along the way.
Welcome Sarah to WSO.
Thank you Marsha for all your years of service. I have fond memories of my interactions with you when I was a Delegate.
Welcome Sarah! Congrats!
District 40 Welcomes you Sarah and thanks you for your commitment to service. A big thank you to the out-going Marsha for your service commitment to WSO.
Welcome aboard Sarah
Thank you so much for your continued service💞
Thank you Marsha for your service🙏🏽
Sara, thank you for your continued service in our Al-Anon Fellowship! You will be great doing you!
Congrats 🥳 Sarah❣️ From one old Alateen to another. Mucho hugs and have fun 🤩 in the process.