Author Archives: BarbaraDean

December 19

6 months later – Now what??

Here I am 6 months later and my PULSE assignment has come to an end. Wow! What just happened? I can honestly say a LOT has happened to me both personally and professionally. This last week has been a great time of reflection and looking back over the past months. It was bittersweet to leave […]

November 26

Giving Thanks…

On my way home to celebrate Thanksgiving, I took a detour through Columbus, OH where 350 avid Buckeye fans helped package 75,000 Stop Hunger Now (SHN) meals at the Ohio State University’s (OSU) 4H Building. Buckeyes Against Hunger in conjunction with HJ Heinz, Inc. and OSU College Food Agricultural Environmental Services (CFAES) hosted the event. […]

November 16

Super Heroes in Belize!

Sometimes you get the opportunity to see all the efforts of work projects in person, on the ground and in the flesh. Through Stop Hunger Now (SHN), I was invited on a Vision Trip to observe our partner, Kidz Konnect 4 Jesus (KK4J), in Belize. Joining me were Karen, my GSK Pulse associate, and three […]

November 02

Helping to End World Hunger

October is World Hunger Action Month, set aside to encourage global movements to end hunger. To bring the focus of world hunger to GSK Parsippany, Lisa Hanger and I combined a “Stop Hunger Now” meal packaging event AND the kickoff of the new GSK Global Volunteering Portal. This turned into a rockin’ Orange Day activity […]

September 16

Halfway Point

It’s exactly halfway point for me on my PULSE assignment with Stop Hunger Now in Raleigh, NC. Wow! It’s difficult to comprehend that it’s already been 3 months! This assignment has truly been a reflection time for me, both personally and professionally. Let me say, that the entire time hasn’t always been easy. It is […]

August 02

Southern Hospitality…

On a personal note, I wanted to let y’all know that I’m enjoying life in the South. Many people do remind me that it hasn’t been your typical hot and sweaty Carolina summer this year…. AND that I must have brought all the rain down from PA. I’m having a lot of fun exploring the […]

July 13

Mandela Day!

Approximately 2,000 AKA sorority sisters and members of the Charlotte community honored Nelson Mandela by packing 100K meals at the Charlotte convention center this past Saturday. Mandela Day is a global call of action to help change the world to be a better place. There was amazing energy in the convention center with one mission […]

June 24

Welcome to Raleigh!

Welcome to Raleigh, NC where I have to really stress that I want UNSWEETENED tea when I order. I’ve had more discussions with total strangers about the topic of iced tea than I have regarding any other topic, even the weather. Everyone is locked into their iced tea preference and you belong to their “club” […]

June 15

Stop Hunger Now

  My PULSE Partner, Stop Hunger Now ( based in Raleigh, NC made a visit to my home town of Pittsburgh for the first day of my PULSE assignment. What are the odds of that happening?  I viewed it as a positive sign and a warm welcome! The Heinz Corporation hosted a Stop Hunger […]