You’ve seen many opening letters, notes, comments, and quotes from me along the years. They are usually easy for me to write because there is so much that is good and exciting in what is happening here at JF&CS. This time it is harder. Maybe, because I have to write about myself, for I will be retiring at the end of September after being here for 18 years.
As you can imagine, there are many thoughts, memories, and feelings at this point. There are, of course, the programs that have been created, the people who have been my friends and colleagues, and the ideas that worked and those that did not. There have also been the many times that I realized the importance of what we were doing, the genuine impact we had on people, and the stimulation of finding new ways to address old problems. But most of all I appreciate the experience of doing all this with so many wonderful people.