Next up in our Meet the COG series is Amy Lash!
Amy is the COG’s Director of Fiscal Operations and was interviewed by Beth Schanke.
What job would you be terrible at?
Salesman. I would accept no too easily without trying to convince people to purchase whatever I am trying to sell. Along with that, I would not be good at stretching the truth or only telling part of the truth to make a sale.
When people come to you for help, what do they usually want help with?
At work, people usually ask me for technical assistance on how to use a software program or excel. Some examples would be: how to sort in excel, how to fix a formula in excel, how to get my excel spreadsheet to print on one page, why can’t I see a person in Gatekeeper or Access, why can’t I find this check in QuickBooks. The next most asked question is probably do you remember or know something related to waiver service authorization or billing.
What are some small things that make your day better?
When my kids wake up the first time I wake them up in the morning.
When I pass someone and we smile and say “Hi” or “How are you?” or when I hear other people doing the same.
When the sun is out.
What would be your ideal way to spend the weekend?
Typically, we spending our weekends at some type of sporting event. I have three kids and they all play a variety of sports. My husband and I enjoy watching and sometimes coaching our kid’s teams. These sporting events are always enjoyable, but ideally I would like to relax occasionally on the weekend.
Ideally, the weather would be nice so I would be able to be outside with my friends and family. We have many friends with kids around the same age as ours. So I enjoy watching the kids playing outside (rather than on electronic devices). While the kids are playing, the adults will be playing corn hole, playing cards or just spending time together talking and catching up. Since we are outside, a cookout pot luck would be great so I do not have to cook a whole meal.
What are you most looking forward to in the next 10 years?
Seeing my kids grow up. It goes so fast. In 10 years, my youngest will be 19. So watching their sporting events, watching them going to school dances, getting their drivers licenses, graduating from high school, etc. Along with all of that, getting to spend more time with my husband and friends.
I also look forward to seeing what changes will occur in the disabilities field in 10 years. It has changed drastically in the last 10 years.
Where do you usually go when you have time off?
I like to spend time with my kids and my husband. I like to try to expose my kids to many different activities such as ice skating, bowling, going to the movies, golfing, going to a Mud Hens game, etc.