This week’s #ServiceSpotlight is on Doug Girard, our Technology Director. Doug is an unsung hero of #T6B, and one of our original core members. He has developed multiple versions of our website and continues to provide regular website maintenance. While The 6th Branch was in its infancy and had little in terms of volunteer manpower, Doug was a regular. He organized and led one of our first service projects, providing dinners at the Ronald McDonald House of Baltimore, and managed to do all of this as a full-time doctoral student in clinical psychology. Needless to say, #T6B would not be where we are today without his devotion. Thank you for your service, Doug!
Written by Doug Girard
Doug Girard earned a Bachelor's in Computer Science Engineering from the University of Michigan. Subsequently, he worked as a Program Manager at Microsoft Corporation on the company's distributed composite application platform. He then worked on neuroscience research at the University of Washington and New York University, studying the neural basis of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, autism, and fear learning. Doug received his Master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Loyola University Maryland in 2011 and is currently working on his Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology. Over the years, Doug has served as President of Computers for Cancer Corporation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit committed to providing cancer patients with free laptops during their treatments, and been a regular volunteer with the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Western Washington. His primary service interest is with the cancer community, but he has also lent a hand to the veteran community through his involvement with The 6th Branch and the Veteran Artist Program.
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