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Meet BNFEC: Jewel Richardson

photo (2)Meet our licensing social worker, Jewel Richardson. She is a US Virgin Islands native who loves working with children.  She has been with BNFEC for six years. Jewel comes from a family of 5 kids, and has a 15 year old daughter. Let’s meet her!

What do you do at BNFEC?  Everything. I do the billing for the agency, licensing for the foster parents, and supervise some foster homes.

How did you hear about Brandi Nichole?  Well, my daughter’s piano teacher told me she lived next door to a therapist. I hated my current job and had a degree in psychology, so I asked the teacher to see if the therapist had a job for me. The therapist referred me to Ms. Karen, and since that day, I have worked here.

What is the best thing about working here: We are a family oriented agency which is great because it allows me freedom to do things with my own family when needed.

Tell us something about yourself that no one would know by just looking at you?  I am not mean, I am really a nice person

When you were a kid what did you want to be when you grew up? Why?  I wanted to be a pediatrician because I wanted to help kids…Until I found out that I had to use needles, I hate needles.

What is your favorite holiday?  Any holiday where I can sleep

Do you have any fun or unique hobbies?  Yes, couponing! I love it. I like to crotchet as well. I have been making this blanket since 1722; I really need to finish that.

What is your number one pet peeve?  I do not like to be accused of something that I know I did not do.

If you could witness any day, past, present, or future, what would it be?  I would like to witness my daughter graduating from college.

If you knew the world was ending in 2013, what would you do differently?  Make sure I am 152% sure I am going to heaven and help lead more people to go with me.

What super power would you want to have?  To be able to see the future so I would know what to do or what nor to do, especially with money.

What do you miss the most about being a kid?  I miss being care free.

What would you name the autobiography of your life?  The Life of the Caribbean Jewel

Finish this sentence: Family is … Family is important.