Today we are happy to recognize Jill Loughran who has been serving in a vital volunteer role. Written by Tricia, our National Volunteer Program Manager for the Military Program.
Jill Loughran is our Regional Volunteer Coordinator (RVC) for NAS Lemoore, CA. Jill was first introduced to United Through Reading at a brief given by Deborah Loeffler (Director of National Outreach) during a PO/XO Leadership Course in San Diego. As soon as she heard about the program, Jill knew it was an organization she wanted to be involved with. With Jill’s background as a teacher, United Through Reading encompasses the ideals that she treasures, reading and family time. Jill, a strong believer in the power of books and reading, looks forward to spreading the word about the fabulous opportunities United Through Reading provides military families.
With an opening for an RVC at NAS Lemoore to fill, Jill joined our team allowing for a seamless transition in the summer of 2009. Her excellent organizational skills, background as an educator, and “take the ball and run with it” professional style are sterling qualities that make her a valuable asset to the Military Program RVC Team and to fulfilling the mission of this organization. She speaks at Air Squadron pre-deployment briefs and shares the wonderful news that the Military Program is available to Command personnel during their deployment. As the United Through Reading local representative at Family Readiness Group meetings and other various outreach events, Jill shares how our program will greatly benefit our military families during this time of separation. In addition, Jill recruits and trains key volunteers for the Command who will assist with running the program.
Jill and her husband Rob, an F/A-18 pilot, live in Hanford, California with their three wonderful children.