As we celebrate Veteran’s Day, I want to especially thank the veterans among our staff. To me, you embody some of the best “old fashioned” values: duty, purpose, commitment, courage, and discipline. I don’t think those attributes go out of style. You have my respect and my gratitude.
To our staff whose spouse, partner, or child is a veteran or is currently serving our country: thank you for supporting them in their decision to serve. We look forward to their safe return after honorable duty.
And to our Board of Directors, Emeritus Board, volunteers and supporters who have served: thank you for your service and thank you for sharing your wisdom and leadership with this agency.
Although we honor you with a special holiday, please know that you are remembered every day of the year. Leadership takes many forms. Volunteering to serve our country is one of them. Thank you for your service.
“Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country’s cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother and serves, as he best can, the same cause” – Abraham Lincoln
Joyce Capelle is the CEO of Crittenton Services for Children and Families of Southern California (CSCF). In this role, she leads a social services agency of 500+ employees and manages a 24/7 operation with a service planning area that covers Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside and San Diego Counties. Ms. Capelle is also highly involved in a number of civic engagements including serving on the Board of Directors for the California Alliance for Child and Family Services and former Chair of the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce.