New APPPAH Web Site ~ Delivered on Time!

Sometimes in life there are moments when the only reasonable response is pure gratitude. This is one of those moments.

This past semester, Spring 2011, I have had the great pleasure of working with five talented people who were participating in a web-design program at the Santa Rosa Junior College here in Sonoma County, California. The team accepted the APPPAH website as their web-development project and, for a full 18 weeks, dedicated their time to rebuild our website.

What a team of young people they turned out to be! Enthusiastic, tireless, creative, and above all, unendingly patient with my constant questions. The team included programmer Noah Freitas, designer Marisa Jacobs, content developers Jason Sanders and Miranda Limonczenko, project manager Caroline Quintanilla, and, not least, their esteemed teacher, Linda Hemenway.

As with any major venture, whether it is giving birth to a baby, a dream, or a website, the telling of it never quite communicates all the effort that was involved — there are no words that can fully explain the complexity of the project — over 1,000 pages of information that required indexing and formatting is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg! The team faced each new challenge with creative optimism that was contagious. The final result is fabulous!

We are deeply grateful to the Santa Rosa Junior College, Linda Hemenway, and, most decidedly, the web design team ~ thank you one and all!

–Maureen Wolfe, CNM, MPA
Executive Director, APPPAH