Meet new Rotarian Jennifer Tate, director of the Livingston County DHHS
 
Where are you from? Grand Blanc, Michigan
 
What do you do professionally? Director, Livingston County Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
 
Where did you go to school? Graduated from Flint Northern High School, Ferris State University (Bachelor’s of Social Work), University of Michigan (Master’s of Public Affairs).
 
What is one of your super-talents or hidden super power? 
My upbringing, educational and professional experiences have provided a sound  foundation for me to become a diverse leader within my agency. Additionally, this diversity has allowed me to make sound and informed decisions regarding neglected and abused children in any arena. I’m aspiring to be a lifelong advocate for children and families.
 
What’s your favorite book? Becoming by Michelle Obama
 
What is one thing that most people don’t know about you? 
My son’s 12-and-under AAU Basketball team is ranked 9th in the nation.
 
What's one thing your mother/father taught you that completely changed your life?  
Hard work pays off and remain self-motivated while trying to attain your goals. If you are willing to put in the work, you will succeed.
 
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
Don’t half do anything. Put your all into everything that you do.
 
What is the best piece of advice you’ve given someone else? 
We are all working towards the same goal regardless of our positions. Being a leader is not just having a title; great leaders have people who continue to find ways to motivate yourself to be great.