Q&A: Tiffany Page
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Tiffany Page is a “mission-driven leader” who serves as the executive director of the American Red Cross of West Michigan.
Page has served in leadership roles within the nonprofit health and social services sectors for 15 in West Michigan. She is “energized” by innovative and creative solutions to meeting the needs of individuals on the margins.
Page’s experience in human resources and community outreach, coupled with her “servant leadership” provide a solid foundation for “achieving mission in a meaningful way” for West Michigan.
Biggest career break?
Being afforded the opportunity to work under Tom Karel, an incredible human resources professional, who introduced me to the broad landscape of talent acquisition and organizational development
The realization that my daughter is a strong, independent and caring woman contributing to the world in meaningful ways.
Best advice you’ve ever received?
Don’t be afraid of confrontation. The sign of a healthy relationship is respectful confrontation. Avoidance of an issue or concern shows you do not value that individual or the relationship.
How did you make your first dollar?
I received my work permit at age 14 and completed a C.N.A. course to work with the elderly in a long-term care facility.
A box of memories from my daughter with handwritten notes and homemade gifts
Broadcast journalist with a show that solely focuses on highlighting all the good that is happening locally and in the world
If you were president for a day, you would … ?
Host a summit in which the United States publicly apologizes and acknowledges injustices committed against aboriginal land and Native American communities by committing to invest in re-establishing land/communities based on their directives and needs
Last book you read?
“The Lullaby Girl,” by Loreth Anne White
Last search term you googled?
Renew my passport online
Your worst habit?
Picking my fingers when I am stressed
To unwind, you like to … ?
Enjoy a local brewery with family and/or friends!
Exploring the Mediterranean, specifically Greece, France and Monaco
Person you most admire?
My husband, Steve, and professionally, Eleanor Roosevelt!