Episode Recap

It Happens at STN: Episode 10, Season 2

A national shortage of in-home caregivers, veteran suicides, and a special tribute to Robin S. Reed
A national shortage of in-home caregivers, veteran suicides, and a special tribute to Robin S. Reed

PHOENIX (STN) – And that’s a wrap on Season 2 of “It Happens at STN.”

After ten episodes of hard-hitting discussions focused on finding solutions for systemic issues, one-on-one interviews with community leaders, and inspirational storytelling, the second season of STN’s groundbreaking media experience came to an end with several calls to action and one emotional goodbye.

In the season finale, leadership from Ability360 stopped by to talk about a national crisis affecting home care services for the disabled community. The co-CEOs from Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine explained the benefits of a two-leader organizational structure. Plus, the team from OneAZ Credit Union broke down how they handled a major organizational change.


Here are the highlights from episode 10 of “It Happens at STN”:


The leadership team from Ability360, President and CEO Chris Rodriguez, Vice President of Home Care Services Penny Fore, and Early Intervention Coordinator Don Price, addressed their mission of empowering people with disabilities and the growing national shortage of in-home caregivers.


Aimee Gilbreath, president of PetSmart Charities, talked about having passion with a purpose and how her journey from a consulting agency to an animal welfare nonprofit eventually landed her a dream job working with animals. She also explained the important role volunteers play for PetSmart Charities.


Is it efficient to have two CEOs leading your organization? The Girl Scouts–Arizona Cactus-Pine thinks so. Co-CEOs Mary Mitchell and Christina Spicer discussed their shared leadership journey, how it came to be, and how having two leaders helped them address issues more productively.


After joining the show earlier in the season to talk about mental health and the troubling trend of veteran suicides, STN checked back in with the team from USAA to get a better understanding of the “Face the Fight” program and the difficult work being done.


McQuaid Mission series producers Jackson Fonder, CEO of UMOM, and Amy Schwabenlender, CEO of Keys to Change, sat down to talk about the evolution of their respective leadership roles and how they manage to maintain their passion for what they are doing, especially when times are tough.


Anyone who has attended a live taping of “It Happens at STN” knows about Helpings Cafe and its catering program. This month, the STN team took viewers inside the UMOM program to see how the mission to provide real-world workforce training goes way beyond delicious food.


He’s only been at the helm of OneAZ Credit Union for a year, but CEO Brandon Michaels is already running at full speed. He joined the show to chat about his first year, helping employees tackle the fear and uncertainty that can come along with big changes, and his advice for leaders who wind up in a similar position.


When Robin Reed unexpectedly passed away earlier this year, the entire Phoenix community lost a leading voice. The final episode of Season 2 of “It Happens at STN” ended with a touching tribute to the mentor, partner, and friend.

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