SPAN board

Former Executive Board Secretary

Former Executive Board Secretary

Debbie was SPAN’s Executive Board of Directors Secretary-February 1997-May 2014.


Debbie Tocknell

SPAN – such a short acronym for such a wonderful organization. We are blessed to be an organization that helps people in need. People are at their most vulnerable times in their lives when they come to SPAN. The volunteers at SPAN greet them with respect and a willingness to help. Through the years, I have watched some of the volunteers’ lives be touched by the people we serve. Each day holds similarities, but each day is totally different. A SPAN volunteer never knows who will walk through that door. Being on the Executive Board and ultimately on the SPAN Board has afforded me the opportunity to see the organization as a whole. Serving over ten years, I have seen SPAN blossom into a thriving help organization and that could not have happened without the support of the churches and the greater community. We are blessed by the people on the Board and the churches they represent; we are blessed with a group of dedicated volunteers who work under the excellent leadership of our Director and Associate Director. Every day SPAN’s staff deal with many unique and sometimes overwhelming challenge; but they are always reassuring and nurturing and work extensively to get a full understanding of the client’s problem. Our volunteers never falter, they never give up, and with the endless effort of our volunteers – SPAN is making- A DIFFERENCE TODAY THAT WILL LAST FOR MANY TOMORROWS