Spotlight on Diane Sutton, Epiphany’s New Director of Human Resources
June 18, 2015
1.. How long have you been working with Epiphany Center and what drew you to the agency? I have been with Epiphany for five months and was drawn to the agency after learning about the mission and vision. Since I was a teenager, I have been passionate about helping others who have had to overcome several obstacles in their lives. I feel very deeply about giving back to the community because I have been very blessed.
2.. What do you like most about working at the center? I really like the people and the compassion that is at the center of all the activities.
3. What do you most enjoy about your human resources work? I like the challenges and the fact that no two days are alike.
4. Of the five major Vincentian Values of Respect, Compassionate Service, Simplicity, Advocacy for the Poor, and Creativity, which one is your favorite to practice and why? I think to be successful in life, you need to be respectful and treat each person as an equal.
5. What or who inspires you? God’s Word inspires me. I love studying the Bible and applying the words to my life. I am inspired by hearing the stories of how other women have overcome obstacles and struggles in their lives. They teach me to appreciate what I have in life and the journey I am on. I love being on the streets in the Tenderloin district handing out food and clothing, and praying with them, encouraging them.
6. What do you love most about working here in the city of San Francisco? Even though I have a long drive from the East Bay to the agency, I never tire of seeing the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz and the tall buildings of San Francisco in the morning light or fog. It is absolutely beautiful!
7. Where were you born? I was born and raised in Illinois about 60 miles west of Chicago, and I have visited 40 states. Every few years I visit two aunts (now in their 80s) and cousins who still live in Illinois.