Rural Community Builder Name: Lee Ann Grogan

Community: Douglas County, Oregon

Role: Healthy Start Program Manager

What is one word or phrase that describes this person as an RCB: Awesome

Recognized by: Sarah McGregor

Tell us a bit about what you appreciate about them as an RCB: I often think of Lee Ann as the real life Leslie Knope from Parks and Recreation. She has so much energy and is always willing to lend a helping hand. Since Lee Ann first relocated to Roseburg as an AmeriCorps*VISTA member in 2007, she has really dedicated herself to helping our community grow stronger. She went away to get her Masters in Psychology and came back to help women and children in our community – first as a counselor, then at Head Start and now with Health Care Coalition of Southern Oregon. I know that no matter where her career takes her, Lee Ann will always do work that helps build community and support others. I am inspired by her energy and passion for her work.