Today, Dr. Angela and Dr. Stephanie talk to Rick Doane, Executive Director of Interfaith Social Services.
ISS is a nonprofit agency that provides services to those suffering from food insecurity, as well as mental health counseling and homelessness prevention.
The doctors discuss the issues surrounding individuals facing food insecurity and the impacts of this kind of stress on individuals and families.
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Rick received his Masters Degree in Public Administration from Suffolk University in Boston, Massachusetts; and he completed his undergraduate work at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. Rick has worked and volunteered in a number of capacities at nonprofit organizations throughout Massachusetts and around the world. From 2004-2009 he was Project Bread – The Walk for Hunger’s Allocations and Operations Manager; where he helped oversee the annual allocation of over two million dollars in funding to anti-hunger organizations throughout Massachusetts. Service to others has always been a guiding principle in Rick’s life. From 1999 – 2001 he served as a missionary in Sao Paulo, Brazil for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He currently volunteers in a variety of capacities within his local congregation. Rick also serves on a number of nonprofit boards including: The Randolph Community Partnership, Health Imperatives’ Blue Hills Parenting and Healthy Families, Quincy Lions Club, Suffolk, Norfolk and Middlesex counties’ Emergency Food and Shelter Program; BID Milton Hospital Community Benefits Advisory Board; he is a past board member of The South Shore Charter Public School. In 2011 Rick was named one of South Shore Star’s 40 under 40 emerging leaders. Rick and his wife live in Randolph with their three sons.