CSI President Joins Major Charity Board of Directors
February 8th, 2012
Since 2003 Cetacea and it's wonderful employees have aided the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Memphis in their efforts to support the needs of critically ill children and their families while under treatment at St. Judes Children's Research Hospital. Cetacea's president, John Fleskes, has been the leader of a team of talented engineers and technicians that have focused their efforts toward improving communications throughout the facility. This focus has led to the house now having a facility-wide Wi-Fi network, new operations servers, workstations and multiple racks filled with equipment.
In the summer of 2011 John accepted a request from the house director, Caron Byrd, to join the their Building and Maintenance committee. "One of my first tasks was to work with others on the committee to bring in a new phone system. The old one was in dire straits so the pressure was on to both repair and upgrade, quickly" said John Fleskes. "There's nothing like jumping in the deep end first, but I have to say that I really enjoyed the challenge."
Again in late 2011 Caron Byrd came to John and asked him to join another group at the house, the Board of Trustees."I jumped at the opportunity" said John. "I felt like I had done some important work on the Building and Maintenance committee and the chance to sit on the board would open me up to so many more ways I could help. I was well aware of what this group had accomplished in the past and I was honored to be asked to join them."
Ronald McDonald House Charities is an independent, community supported 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.
In 2010, Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Memphis provided a home for more than 500 families and children, all because of the love and generous donations of our donors and volunteers.
Since opening in 1991, Ronald McDonald House® of Memphis has housed over 6,000 children from nearly every state and 45 countries. All families stay completely free of charge.