Monday Morning Meet Your Leaders – Michele Gannon
President and Co-Founder
Mary’s Place by the Sea
1. What is one of the most important qualities of a great leader?
I believe one of the most important qualities of a great leader is the ability to truly LISTEN to people; be present, make eye contact and listen.
2. How does your organization take our community to the next level?
Mary’s Place by the Sea is hosting women diagnosed with cancer from across the country. Oftentimes, they arrive broken and weary, and have lost hope. During their stay at Mary’s Place by the Sea, we surround them with love and support, and provide services that lead to healing. Our mission would not be possible without the support of our community. I believe that Mary’s Place has brought our community together and shown them the importance of caring for one another.
3. What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?
I have a very scheduled life with 3 children; Paul, age 17, Riley, age 15 and Daniel, age 11, I enjoy every minute I can spend with my family! I also love to listen to music very loud while I’m cooking and dance around the kitchen.
4. What is your favorite food/recipe and why?
We have a vegan menu at Mary’s Place and our veggie burger with sweet potatoes is my favorite dish, however my children love chicken francaise so that is my favorite dish to make at home!