We are thrilled to announce and extend our heartfelt congratulations to our team member Cameron Howe, for being honored as one of the Top 20 Under 40 by Lynchburg Business for 2023!
This recognition is a testament to Cameron’s unwavering dedication and invaluable contributions to HumanKind and the whole community.
Cameron is the lead project manager for HumanKind and is the President for the Board of Directors of the Greater Lynchburg Transit Company.
Before taking the leap into project management and the city bus system, Cameron worked in mental health, where her passion in helping others ultimately pointed her to her current path. While working hands-on with the youth aging out of foster care, Cameron saw how the bus system was difficult to navigate, offered limited hours/days of operation, and made it difficult to maintain a job when relying on public transit. That’s when she wrote city council a letter and applied to be on the board of directors, where she’s been serving since 2019.
A short time later, Cameron got the opportunity to help a greater number of people in a more effective way by switching into project management for a statewide nonprofit, where she gets to focus on the strategic initiatives that help benefit the programs serving the Commonwealth. Cameron’s expertise in mental health, the community, and her ability to connect with people across all walks of life has allowed her to create successful teams that ensure the important work is fruitful.
As HumanKind prepared to celebrate 120 years of serving children and families this summer, Cameron took on the role to dig deep into the history of the organization and embarked on a campus exploration project. As a nonprofit that has been helping the community for such a long period of time, she focused on where we’ve been, what we have now, and where we could go with it. By preserving our history, we can celebrate and learn from it, while highlighting the incredible work we are currently doing and share our strategic goals for the future.
Cameron gathered all the deeds of HumanKind’s historic property (nearly 400 pages, some pages written in cursive, some photos taken from the books of courthouse records), looked at our different easements, historical registry details, photos, and videos of campus from the 1920s through today. She is also working on digitalizing our archives and even used metal detectors on the grounds (nearly 160 acres).
“I want to learn everything I can about the campus and the positive impact we’ve made and continue to make. This agency is close to my heart, but it wasn’t until I started working at HumanKind that I found out my great-great-great-grandfather, John W. Craddock, and his wife, Peachy Craddock, were financial supporters of the organization in the early 1900s. I’m helping the same organization that my family supported over a century ago” Cameron shared.
What a legacy you are helping to carry forward Cameron!
We extend our warmest congratulations to Cameron for this remarkable accolade, which exemplifies her exceptional abilities and remarkable potential. We are proud to have her as part of our team, and we are grateful for her unwavering dedication, passion, and positive influence within our organization.
Let us take a moment to celebrate Cameron Howe’s well-deserved achievement as one of Lynchburg’s Top 20 Under 40! Please join us in congratulating Cameron and expressing our appreciation for their invaluable contributions to HumanKind.
Read more about Lynchburg Business Top 20 under 40 in 2023 here online.