Society Testimonial by Linda L. Morse, New Jersey
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
William Arthur Ward
Navigating the seas of state government can be challenging. There are times when you just want to “abandon ship” and swim to shore without a life
preserver. If you are a skilled swimmer, maybe you survive the sharks. In state government, the storms come and go with the political winds.
Learning to navigate those waters takes time, patience, and friends who truly understand.
I did not “join” the Society. I didn’t even know what it was—it sounded like an exclusive club. Kathy Wilbur, Maine’s school health guru, cornered
me at a CDC meeting and said, “You have to join the Society.” Peer pressure at its best! I joined, I stayed, and I learned. Society members shared a