Social Work Month Spotlight: Alayna Sipple
The newest member of our social work team is Alayna Sipple. Alayna joined HoG in January of this year. We are happy to have her on our team and proud to honor her and her contributions during Social Work Month.
Q: How did you get into social work?
A: I became interested in pursuing social work when I was a teacher and realized that I could not impact the lives of my students in the way I desired. I wanted the opportunity to counsel and provide direction and resources, for improving their social and home life. I was more passionate about removing the barriers that kept them for being successful in the classroom.
Q: How long have you been doing social work?
A: I’ve been doing social work since 2016.
Q: What do you enjoy most or what are you most proud of in your role at HoG?
A: At HoG, what I most enjoy is the opportunity to do exactly what attracted me to this field, remove barriers that our clients face on top of their health concerns. To be able to provide assistance, or even connect clients to resources that are needed, allows me to succeed in my role of improving their quality of life.
Q: What do you think is the most important contribution of social workers either to the inherited bleeding disorders community or society as a whole?
A: Within the inherited bleeding disorders community, I believe that social workers most important contribution is helping to remove stigmas about the community and advocate for clients according to their unique health needs. Overall, social workers most important contribution is relentless advocacy for whatever group or individual we are serving.