Tricia Spence has been promoted to Manager of Volunteers and Special Events in the Volunteer Services Department at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
Spence, who has worked for nine years at St. Jude, was previously responsible for recruiting, screening, placing, supervising and providing training for a staff of 70 volunteer. She was also responsible for tracking retention rates for and compliance for volunteers. In her new position, she will provide oversight of the hospital's volunteer programs, and will supervise the volunteer coordinator and student interns to maintain quality and design, while launching new ways for volunteers to positively impact St. Jude patients and families.
Spence has a degree in journalism from the University of Memphis. She joined St. Jude in 2008 as Volunteer and Special Events Coordinator. She was previously a volunteer coordinator and program assistant with United Cerebral Palsy of the Mid-South.