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THE WOMEN OF TTN

Our members are the heart and soul of The Transition Network.  Our chapters are born, nurtured and grown through the vision and energy of these exceptional women. And they come to TTN with wonderful life stories of successful careers, diverse families, and plentiful life experiences to share.  

Browse through our Member Profiles to learn more about what brought our members to this point in their lives, what they are hoping to accomplish next and how they view their impact on the world.

Sally Dougan

Through TTN’s relationship with the Grace Institute, she also was involved for 2 ½ years in coaching women who were entering the business world for the first time or returning to work.  For its duration, she served on the Technology Committee, which provided tech courses to TNNers.

A certified Retirement Options Coach, Sally had served two terms as President of the New York Chapter of the Association of Career Professionals International.  Borrowing from her business experience, she conducted a series of focus groups that eventually led to the founding of TTN’s unique Caring Collaborative, a health-related mutual support program.  She was instrumental in preparing CC’s Health and Wellness Directory, and now serves on the program’s board – the CCC. 
A member of TTN’s current Steering Committee, she also co-chairs the Program Committee, which strives to provide, through the monthly Third Thursday meetings, learning opportunities, and other activities, to satisfy an umbrella of member interests.

Despite being actively employed as an executive recruiter in the publishing industry, Sally has found that the addition of her roles in TTN to her busy schedule makes her more of a “whole person.”   “I have always been drawn to do more, to reach beyond the confines of my career,” she explains.
A factor in Sally’s satisfaction with TTN involvement is a surprising one – a diagnosis of ADD (attention deficit disorder).  “I think it allows me to do several things at once,” she notes.  “I have a knack for getting things done . . . and then I can’t stop doing it.”  One recent outcome is creative; she scans live flowers into her computer and creates artistic prints with them. 

Finally, her long-lasting relationships with other TTNers have helped her cope with the recent loss of her husband to Alzheimer’s disease.  Supportive members helped her to maintain outside contacts, she said, an important factor in that experience.

~ Marticia Moore Madory