WaterStep is growing! We welcome Pam Alaimo to the team as our Development Coordinator. We recently got to know her and her new role a little better:
1. What is your current role with WaterStep?
I support the Development Team by spreading the word of our mission – Save Lives with Safe Water! It is my goal to make WaterStep a household name by increasing our shoe collection drives, donors and volunteers.
2. How did you initially get involved with WaterStep?
I have always been passionate about non-profits and intrinsically involved whether on committees or serving on a Board. I’m very thankful to CNPE for sharing opportunities in the non-profit sector in Louisville, of which, this opportunity surfaced. To further my non-profit passion, I currently serve on the Board of Directors and support several committees with Jewish Family and Career Services. I just love their purpose and mission: “All in Greater Louisville Live with Dignity and Purpose.”
3. What do you like most about WaterStep’s mission?
I can’t think of anything better than a non-medical professional saving lives! It’s horrific to know every 30 seconds a child dies from a waterborne illness. WaterStep’s global outreach partners with communities in developing areas to train them on how to use our products in order to improve health and living conditions permanently. What I also love… WaterStep rises to the occasion by providing tools for safe water in areas hit by natural disasters like tornadoes, hurricanes, floods and even the crisis in Ukraine.
4. Will you tell us a bit about your family?
Sure, with pride! Tom and I are a blended family proud of the 5 children, and growing number of grandchildren between us living in Louisville, Alabama and Georgia. Fresh air is a must! In our free time we love to explore the Midwest by visiting wineries, biking, kayaking and hiking. I round out my time by gardening, reading and vicariously trying new recipes.
5. If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Italy and Barcelona are on my bucket list in the next 5 years. Filling in the gaps, we have a passion for visiting the National Parks with a soft spot for the Southwest.
Welcome to WaterStep Nation, Pam!