Meet the team of people helping the world to listen.
What our board has to say about Someone To Tell It To's mission:
I'm inspired to serve on the STTIT board because STTIT provides important listening services to individuals who may have no where else to turn. Numerous factors (e.g., Covid 19 Pandemic, rise of social media, decline in social activities) has exacerbated loneliness. STTIT provides an outlet for these individuals to tell their story without judgment or fear of negative repercussions that may arise in other more traditional forums.
— Joshua Bonn, Vice-Chair
Someone To Tell It To is taking an active, unprecedented approach to the loneliness epidemic by simply listening. I say "simply" but this is a gift that not many receive or have access to within their resources. The ability to value someone, their space, and their needs by offering the gift of time and listening can have immeasurable impact. I believe in this work and am honored to support STTIT's sustainability both as a board member and through volunteering as a certified compassionate listener.
— Judith McCrea, Member
I serve as an active board member and fund development chair on the Someone To Tell It To board of directors due to my unwavering belief in the transformative power of empathetic listening and human connection. Witnessing the organization's dedication to providing a safe space for individuals to share their stories, struggles, and triumphs inspires me daily. Being part of STTIT allows me to channel my passion for fostering emotional well-being and resilience within communities, driving positive change one meaningful conversation at a time.
— MaryAnne Reynolds, Member
In my work as a public servant, I’ve encountered many people who would have benefitted tremendously from having just one connection to their community. I believe the mission of “Someone To Tell It To” has the power to make a difference in the lives of many. Loneliness does not discriminate. By sharing our mission, we are advocating for mental health and promoting emotional well-being. Our goal is to create lasting change, combat loneliness and make a difference. At this time, I am serving on the fund development committee to connect our organization with community resources.
— KAREN SKOCZYNSKI, Member
Being a volunteer, supporter and Board Member at the inception of Someone To Tell It To was such an honor. I know first hand how healing and comforting it is to have a non-judgmental, caring place to tell my story and to feel really listened to. I am privileged to share what I’ve learned from STTIT in other ministries in which I volunteer and to be a part of this important mission.
— Sharon Sidorov, Recording Secretary
Feelings of isolation and irrelevance are devastating to people. Having one's story heard, truly heard, can make an immense difference in a person's life and well-being. Someone To Tell It To listens to people and teaches others to listen. Through these interactions, listeners can see the value in people and recognize that everyone has a story to tell. The mission of Someone To Tell It To is powerful and necessary, and I look forward to seeing the organization grow and develop.
— Chuck Sweeder, Treasurer
People who aren’t listened to have no voice. And that is one of the valuable services that Someone To Tell It To provides. They give voice (along with heavy doses of respect, kindness, and lack of judgment) to those who need to be heard. The founders of Someone To Tell It To know the value that being heard gives to a person, and they are committed to providing good listening to those who need it and to teaching others how to be good listeners. It is this dedication to listening to people who need to be heard that drew me to the STTIT Board and moves me to be committed to helping them achieve their goals.
— SHEILA BENTLEY, Member
The older I get, the stronger my conviction is that more listening - true listening - is what the the world needs (and lacks) the most. I can see that daily in my country, Israel. But it is not enough just to say it - action is what really makes a difference. And STTIT is one of those rare places that is taking action: Listening to people who need someone who will listen to them. So simple, so powerful. And it really changes people’s lives. And so I am inspired - and proud - to be part of that organization, contributing the little I can to its being able to offer that precious gift of listening to more and more people, as well as to set an example to many across the world. The world that needs such listening so much.
— MOSHE KATZENELSON, Member
I believe that everyone deserves someone to tell their story who will respond with kindness, empathy, and compassion. In this loneliness epidemic, Someone to Tell It To helps people feel heard and know they are not alone. I serve on the board of directors because I truly believe that the best way to build genuine relationships with people is through compassionate listening.
— MEGHAN BACHMORE, Member