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Team Spotlight for November: Kelly Growden, Primary Prevention Specialist

1.) How long have you been at Prevail and what is your position?

Primary Prevention Specialist since 2015

2.) What do you like most about working for Prevail?

I enjoy the opportunity to serve our community in new ways, as well as the organization-wide emphasis on learning and personal/professional development.

3.) Who is your hero?

My hero is my grandma; she was so kind, compassionate, and generous. If more people were like her, our world would be a much better place.

4.) What is your favorite quote?

“Be soft. Do not let the world make you hard. Do not let the pain make you hate. Do not let the bitterness steal your sweetness. Take pride that even though the rest of the world may disagree, you still believe it to be a beautiful place.” Iain Thomas


5.) What would you sing at Karaoke night?

“Friends in Low Places” has always been my go-to.

6.) What motivates you the most to serve others?

I believe serving others gives our lives meaning. Looking away while others struggle speaks volumes about our character.

7.) If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life, what would it be?

Pizza. With extra pineapple.

8.) What is your proudest accomplishment?

Completing my master’s degree

9.) What animal do you most identify with, and why?

10.) Favorite Prevail memory?

One of my favorites was talking to all of the kids who participated in our first Chalk it Up contest about their drawings. Seeing their creativity and excitement was really awesome.

11.) Favorite self-care practice?

Hiking with my dogs

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