This is my first entry to the Charity Navigator blog. I hope it will be one of many going forward. I guess there is not much need to introduce myself since this blog site has already announced my appointment and general background information. I just want to start out by saying that I consider it a great honor to be here. Over the past couple of weeks I have developed a deepening appreciation for the wonderful work this agency does. The staff are very thoughtful people who do a fantastic job with the resources available to them. As our Board Co-Chair Pat Dugan would say, I look forward to our "doing great things" together.