It’s hard to think of Mercy Home’s Walsh Campus without thinking immediately of Bonnie Lee. In her nearly 24 years with the Home, Bonnie has built a career based on helping others and making sure everyone who walks into the Walsh Campus is greeted with a smile.
Bonnie went to college for accounting, but decided it wasn’t something she wanted to pursue as a career. Instead, she looked into Mercy Home when she learned about an opening for a receptionist at our girls campus. She ended up taking a different position elsewhere, but when the Mercy Home position opened again, she was invited to join our team.
“I kind of liked my new job, but Mercy was paying more, and actually when the other job found out Mercy would pay me more, they upped my pay to keep me,” she remembered. But she remained curious about working at the Home. “I was like, let me just see what Mercy is about … so I went with it.”
Now the Manager of Girls Campus Operations, Bonnie said her job encompasses “doing what’s necessary.” She does everything from working at reception, coordinating with everyone from families to Advancement to IT, and even helping organize drivers for the Academy and van requests.
“I’ve always just wanted to help and that’s always been my motivator—how can I help, how can I make things easier for people so they can do what they want to do, or they need to do,” she said.