Volunteer Profile – Meghan Edson
By Harry Glazer
Meghan Edson is a senior in the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, majoring in health administration in the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy and minoring in economics. Her hometown is Ringwood, NJ. She volunteers once a week, for a few hours at a time, in the Finance Office of Parker Home. She hopes to work in hospital administration after graduating Rutgers.
What drew Meghan to volunteer at Parker Home? She was looking to get some experience in health care and, having heard about Parker, she looked online and learned more about it. Meghan liked what she learned and was pleased that it was near the campus. She applied to be a volunteer and help out with administrative work. She started in May 2016.
What does Meghan do at Parker? She works with Diane Killmer, the Manager of Financial Operations, and assists by scanning insurance claims, filing, copying, and recording financial transactions for each month by location.
Diane is delighted to have Meghan’s assistance. “Meghan is always willing to learn and listens to instructions quite carefully,” said Diane. “She is an impressive young woman and genuinely interested in what we do. It is a real pleasure to work with her!”
Meghan is also very happy with her volunteer experience. “I enjoy working at Parker because it has given me the opportunity to work in a professional setting where I can enhance my knowledge of health care,” said Meghan. “Working with Diane has been an incredible experience and I look forward to learning more from her."
Photo: Meghan Edson (left) works alongside Diane Killmer