Welcome to our new Executive Director
On behalf of the New York Intergroup Steering Committee, I’m pleased to announce our new executive director, Theresa Q. A member of the Weeksville group in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Theresa brings to the job a long history of service, including stints as GSR, treasurer for Brooklyn County General Services, and DCM for District 404. In more recent years, she has served as trustee and treasurer of the Matt Talbot Retreats and chaired the Northeast Woman to Woman Conference, where she also chairs the advisory board. Her professional experience in helping to administer a busy oncology practice and provide excellent patient service will stand her in good stead in ensuring the smooth operations of the Intergroup office and working with our volunteers and AA members in the New York area.
I’d like to thank the members of the search committee, who gave unsparingly of their time to review applications and meet with more than dozen candidates over the late fall and early winter: AA World Services veteran Adrienne B., Bronx Area Representative Maria L., and former Steering Committee chairs Marcia B. and Tom T. I would especially like to thank Marcia for all her assistance in communicating, scheduling, and just generally helping the process run smoothly.
We also owe a debt of gratitude to Ernest G, who stepped in as interim executive director last July in a time of turmoil. His good humor, willingness, and initiative have been essential in helping the office to continue to run smoothly as we’ve navigated through the pandemic, and we look forward to his resuming the Committee and Website Coordinator role. Thank you, too, to our Office Coordinator Paul M. and Literature Coordinator George B. for their work during this difficult year.
2021 will certainly bring its share of challenges as we start to be able to meet again in person, while taking advantage of lessons we’ve learned during the pandemic. New York Intergroup will continue to need your support, and there will be many opportunities for service. But we are confident that with your help, we will be well positioned to serve our member groups so they can carry the message to the alcoholic who still suffers.