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Money Q&A - Sharon Landis

December 02, 2002

Executive director, Anita Lynne Homes Inc.

Member, Greater Hagerstown Committee.

Board member, Many Individuals Helping Individuals.

Board member, Washington County Disabilities Advisory Committee.

Board member, Maryland Association of Nonprofit Organizations.

Born: Feb. 27, 1954.

Education: Earned a bachelor's degree in elementary education from Barrington College in Rhode Island. Taking classes for a master's in nonprofit management, College of Notre Dame of Maryland.

Mentor: Her parents, Jim and Traudie Campbell, "who have exemplified commitment to God, each other and family."

Favorite part of your job: "My relationships with the individuals who live at Anita Lynne."

Least favorite part of your job: "State bureaucracy and paperwork."

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Biggest challenge of your job: "Balancing quality services with financial constraints."

Fantasy job: "Park ranger at the Grand Canyon."

Favorite music: Smooth jazz.

Favorite car: Mazda Miata.

Type of car you drive now: Toyota Highlander."

Last book read: "The 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership" by John C. Maxwell.

Favorite TV show: "Law & Order."

Hobbies: "Hiking, rafting and gardening. Traveling. Music."

Favorite quote: "We are continually faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as insolvable problems." John W. Gardner.

What was your first job? "Summer job as a bank teller when I was 17."

If you could meet anyone in history, who would it be? "Two people would be Jesus, because he is God's son and to learn more about his unconditional love, and Mother Teresa, because of her servant leadership and heart for those less fortunate."

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