The Credit Counseling is excited to have been recognized at the United Way’s Annual Breakfast on Friday. The breakfast took on a Star Wars theme this year with the “May the 4th Be With You” slogan as it was on May 4th.
The Credit Counseling Center received the 100% Agency Participation Award for the United Way’s Annual fundraising Campaign.
The annual campaign focuses on providing nutritious meals for those that are hungry; forging a path home for those who are homeless; ensuring that there is help in crisis for low-income families and seniors; offering education for children in need and supporting our most vulnerable seniors.
In 2021, Paula was named Executive Director of Credit Counseling Center. She joined the organization in 2008 as a Credit Counselor and was quickly promoted to Director of Housing Counseling in 2009. Paula is a firm believer that each client is a representation of a family whose lives, financial challenges, and needs are important.
She developed and still leads the Center’s Foreclosure Prevention program; and has partnered with the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas Foreclosure Diversion Program. Her keen focus on making a positive impact in the community has generated numerous program collaborations with the United Way of Bucks County and a multitude of social service organizations in the region.
Previously, Paula served 21 on Active Duty in the US Air Force. Initially serving as a combat photographer and finishing the second half of her career as a recruiter, leading to the position of Flight Chief. Highly decorated, she has received awards from the Air Force and the Department of Defense.
An active leader in the Bucks County community, Paula donates her time annually as a board member for the annual Congressional Service Academy Nomination Interviews under the office of Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick. She is an active Chamber member in Lower Bucks, BucksMont, and Upper Bucks, advocates for financial literacy education opportunities at venues servicing low/moderate income consumers and senior citizen organizations.