Why I’m a Member of the Regional Quality Council

Attendees for the Metro Quality Council Disability Walk

Ann Cirelli (front row, center, pictured during the Metro Regional Quality Council’s Accessibility Walk in June 2017) shares why she joined the Metro Regional Quality Council, what’s important to her, and what she wants to accomplish.


What’s important to me:

  • Learning
  • Reading
  • Cooking for family and friends
  • My Pets
  • Writing
  • Figuring out how to make things work better/faster
  • Friends and family

What people like and admire about me:

  • Compassionate
  • Friendly
  • Intelligent
  • Curious
  • Incredibly strong

Why I am a member of the RQC: 

I came because I wanted a place to affect change. I stayed because even though that change may take longer than I had first anticipated, I still find a need to learn and grow with colleagues from all different aspects of the community and work together to make our lives better.

My dream is:

A place where people from the disability community can come to meditate, learn yoga, have exercise equipment for special needs, classrooms, a kitchen to teach healthy living, support group gatherings, and maybe a garden.  We are our own entity not bound by any other affiliation. Though we may be elderly, a vet, poor, or all, still, we need a place for the disability community to come together to support what uniquely makes us our own true selves.