Congratulations to Camille Van Wagoner Hawkins, executive director and counselor at Utah Infertility Resource Center. She has been selected as one of the 2017 20 in Their 20s honorees.
Infertility is a difficult journey for any woman or couple to have to face – but, thanks to Camille Van Wagoner Hawkins’ Utah Infertility Resource Center, they don’t have to face it alone.
Van Wagoner Hawkins is a licensed clinical social worker with a Masters Degree in social work, and has been a child and family counselor for the past five years. When she and her husband struggled to build a family, Van Wagoner Hawkins longed for a support system of other women who would understand to turn to, only to find that it didn’t exist. So Van Wagoner Hawkins created what would become the Utah Infertility Resource Center in her own living room.
Creating a nonprofit takes “telling your story and building relationships around you,” says Van Wagoner Hawkins. She has since adopted two toddler girls and has embraced her dual roles of mother and nonprofit executive director. “The relationships I have built with my team are strong connections, where we work our tails off and wonder why we do what we do – then, when we hear how our work has deeply helped someone, we look at each other and smile, knowing that we provided that support to someone so they didn’t have to suffer alone.”
FAVORITE ACTIVITY TO UNWIND:
“A hot bath.”