Introducing Lora Jensen, Crossroads of Western Iowa's Market Director for our Onawa service area. Lora has been with Crossroads since 2005. The majority of her career has been focused on services and support for individuals with disabilities. Lora serves as a great advocate for our clients and their families. We hope you enjoy getting to know Lora!
What is the best part about your job?
The best part of my job is being able to make a difference to the clients we serve, and working with wonderful staff that truly care for the clients they work with.
What is it about our mission that inspires you?
I love being able to see first-hand a client being empowered. It may be reaching a new goal, or getting to do something they have never been able to do before. Like something as simple as getting a hair cut from a barber when in the past their family always cut their hair.
Do you have a unique talent or ability?
I have been told I am a good listener.
Who is someone you admire/look up to?
Both of my parents……..Roger and Joan Androy.
Weirdest/most unique job you have ever had?
When I was 16 years old I worked a summer driving the pilot car, and as a flag person for road construction. I beat out a bunch of boys because I knew how to drive a stick shift.
If you could meet/visit with anyone alive or passed, who would it be?
It would want to meet with Donald Trump to talk about the lack of health care services and mental illness.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I like to spend time with family, traveling, riding motorcycles, kayaking, and camping.
Your most favorite quote?
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched- they must be felt with the heart." - Helen Keller