Volunteer Advocate: Mattie Wilson
of Shreveport, LA
Mattie began serving on the Advocacy Center's Board of Directors in 2003.
point of view was especially valuable to the Advocacy Center
, as she
has a physical disability and her
son has developmental disabilities.
Mattie had served on the Advocacy Center board for five years - almost two full terms - when an unfortunate event occurred.
The President of the Board at that time had to leave office before completing her term.
When asked if she
would step up to the plate to take over the presidency, Mattie
did not hesitate.
She served out the remainder of the term of the former president and stayed on the board an extra year as Past President.
Despite the long drive to meetings in New Orleans, she
unfailingly attended every meeting during her
has a long history of volunteering for other causes.
She is a current board member of the ARC of Caddo-Bossier and she has been involved with Special Olympics for more than ten years.
is a can-do person who never lets obstacles stand in her
way and is very deserving of he
Volunteer Advocate award.