Rebecca meets NIA:
How long have you worked at NIA?
I have worked at NIA for four years.
What did you do before that?
Before coming to NIA, I previously worked for other carriers, third-party claims administrators, and independent insurance adjusting firms.
How did you come to find NIA?
I knew of NIA because I did field assignments for some NIA claims examiners during the time when I was an independent adjuster.
I was interested in working for NIA because of the interesting member organizations that I would visit in the course of my field investigation assignments.
How did your job interview go?
I actually had interviewed with NIA in the early 2000s but was not hired.
Then, in 2019, I had the opportunity to interview again. Considering I was hired this time, I’d say the interview went very well!
Can you tell us about some of your favorite/memorable nonprofits that we work with?
One of our member organizations helps to mentor children in the foster system.
I attended a mediation with the director of the organization — she was so interesting, and I really admired her organization.
Volunteers operate essentially like a second foster parent to these children, teaching them basic life skills, like taking them to stores to buy school supplies.
It was wonderful to see them being a role model for these children just by just doing normal activities with them.
How has your work at NIA affected your life and/or community involvement?
I have learned the importance of volunteers to a nonprofit organization.
I live in a 55-plus community, and we have our own on-site animal rescue, where I assist in emergency services for missing dogs/cats.
Volunteers help spread the word, post photos of the missing animals on social media, or actually go out to actively search for them.
The rescue also helps with rehoming animals when needed. Unfortunately, one of the sad parts of being in a 55-plus community is the passing away of residents who have animals that need new homes.
We work closely with the nonprofit who is contracted with the city to perform animal control.