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Building Capacity to Effect Change in Communities
In Memory Of
To our Colleagues & Friends,
The BACR family was dealt a heavy blow when our cherished Payroll Manager, Charles Nelson, passed away unexpectedly on November 27th.
Chuck was greatly respected for his integrity, honesty and dedication to his work, working holidays and weekends to ensure that each of our 1200 employees received their paychecks accurately and on-time.
Everyone knew of him, but not everyone knew him. Those who worked closely with him will miss his eclectic love of music, his poignant sense of humor, his unique personal style and his gentle caring soul.
April 5, 1948-June 8, 2013
Meg Sherry, a long-time friend and employee at BACR, died on June 8 after 2 ½ years of treatment for cancer. Meg began her career as a Marriage and Family therapist in 1976. In the mid 1990’s, Meg went back to graduate school and completed her PhD in counseling psychology. Meg was the Clinical Supervisor of the Marin County school-based counseling program and later became Director of BACR’s Alcohol and Other Drug Services. During this time she oversaw program expansion at BACR’s Positive Changes Adult In-Custody Treatment Program, Phoenix Academy (a sober school for high school students) and Family Connections, a program of family therapy for youth in the juvenile justice system. She was the most senior staff member with a tenure of 33 years.
It is with deep sadness that we tell you that Don MacArthur, a long time BACR staff member, passed away on January 18, 2013. Don was a counselor at the Marin County DUI Program. He came to BACR in the late 1980's as a volunteer. It was suggested he might enjoy working in the DUI Program. For over 20 years Don did enjoy coming to work every day.
June 27, 1969 – March 26, 2011
Pete Hudson died of brain cancer on March 26, 2011. Pete was more than a member of BACR’s staff; he was a member of our BACR family. During his tenure with BACR that spanned over 10 years, Pete was treated many times, and each time came back to our BAYAC National Service program to help make it the stellar program it now is. Pete was responsible for a variety of very complex and demanding administrative activities and always practiced the BACR value of perseverance in performing his work.