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Meet Stephan Dueboay!

Meet (and friend!) Stephan Dueboay, a Financial Edge user, with AccelHealth!
Meet Stephan Dueboay, Sr.!

This week's Community Corner spotlight shines on Financial Edge user, Stephan Dueboay, Sr., with AccelHealth!

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About Stephan:

Tell us about your family (fur babies count!) "I'm from Cajun-French heritage on my dad's side and English/Dutch on my mothers side. I was born and raised in the great State of Texas! You've heard that 'everything is bigger in Texas.' Yes, that's true and it includes the humble egos of all native

I am married to Terri. She and I have eight children combined. Three of hers, five of mine. None together and nine grandchildren. We just celebrated our 11th year of marriage and 13 years together. We have a fur-son named Poncho Villa. I've included a picture of him not long after we rescued him. As you can see, he kind of favored a lion at the time of his rescue. The back half of his body was eaten up with fleas and the irritation they caused and he had literally stripped all of the fur from the middle of his body to his tail.

I'm happy to report that today, Poncho Villa is very healthy and has a full body of fur. Oh, he loves to eat and is very protective of my family and attacks my shoe laces daily as I get ready for work."

Where do you live? Comanche, Texas.


What do you like to do for fun? "I have many, many interests. I like hiking, fly fishing, bird and duck hunting, basically any outdoor activity that won't kill me. I grew up and live in Texas, but no, I don't ride bulls, unless you're counting the ones in front of KMart.

I enjoy using my metal detector, but, I'm not that guy that I know you've manifested in your mind while reading this right now. You know the guy that's on the beach decked out in plaid shorts, with a striped shirt unevenly buttoned and knee high athletic socks and wearing Krocs, with his nose slathered in pink Zinc Oxide and sporting a floppy golf hat?  No, that's not me. I don't like zinc oxide on my nose...

Recently, in my spare time at night, I'm spending a lot of time reading about and studying the coming astronomical sign that will be fully in place and viewable on September 23, 2017. The phenomenon has never appeared before in this exact arrangement and it appears it will never happen again. But it's a complete, detail by detail astronomical manifestation of verses 1-5 of Revelation 12. If you are so inclinded, there is a free download you can get called Stellarium. It 'animates' the constellations Virgo and Leo and shows the placement of the stars/planets as described in Revelation that will be in full view on September 23, 2017."

What’s a life achievement you are particularly proud of? "I'm most proud of the twenty-three years i served in the United States Navy. Never have I known such close friends and comraderie. And the unity of the men and women who serve in the military is unmatched and unparalleled in any other organization I've been a part of."

What’s one memory that always makes you smile? "Without a doubt, watching my future wife walk down the aisle to take my hand in marriage, with the most amazing, gleaming smile you can imagine, is the memory that makes me smile. It's one of those memories that I enjoy bringing up and reliving often."

What is one interesting fact about yourself most people don't know? "I've held a job, doing the very same thing I'm doing now, literally all of my adult life. I worked ordering goods/produce and stocking shelves and receiving trucks in high school. I worked in the Navy as an 'Aviation Storekeeper', stocking warehouses and storerooms and receving supplies and materials for military aircraft carriers and jets and helicopters. And finally in my post-military life, I've worked ordering, receiving and storing miscellaneous supplies in a municipal government setting and healthcare setting.

I'm also an amateur writer. I've been working on a book for a few years now. I've written poems, short stories, essays and other articles. A few have been published.

I'm also a songwriter and guitar player. Although I've never been published professionally in the music industry, my song 'On The Wings Of A Dream' was the featured song by an student artist during a concert for a close friend, who teaches voice in Dallas, Texas. I have several friends that have 'covered' my songs in their gigs over the years."

What are three things on your bucket list? "1. To walk the city streets in the cities of Israel. 2. To ensure each person I meet goes away a little bit happier when we part ways 3. To leave a legacy that my children and their children can be proud of."

Tell us about your organization: Our motto at AccelHealth is 'Affordable Healthcare For All.' We are blessed to be in a place where we can treat the underinsured and the uninsured. We provide basic health and dental care and we also specialize in Women's Health and Childrens health at an affordable price for the less fortunate."

What’s a typical day like for you?
"5:45... alarm goes off... snooze...alarm goes off...snooze...alarm goes off...snooze
6:30... Get out of bed
6:31... Coffee, shower and dress
6:50 - 7:28 - Enjoy coffee and couch talk with Terri... while consoling the very jealous and needy Poncho Villa
7:29... More Coffee
7:30... Out the door
7:50... Arrive at work
7:51... Even more coffee
8 - 11:30 ...Emails, phone calls, filling orders from my storeroom
11:30 - 12:30 ...Lunch
12:31 - 5:00 ... Receiving UPS and Fed Ex deliveries, putting out miscellaneous logistical fires and receiving the days materials and supplies through the Purchasing Module of Black Baud's Financial Edge
5:01 ... Out the door and headed home to be with my bride...and Poncho Villa."

What’s the best part of your job? "Without a doubt, the people I work with is the very best part of my job. I am crazy blessed to work with some of the smartest, most dedicated people in the healthcare industry. They say if you love what you're doing, you'll never work a day in your life. And with that in mind, I haven't worked in nearly three years."

What advice would you give someone starting out in the non-profit field? "Learn as much as you can about your organization. Study the intricacies of its operation. Prior to AccelHealth, I worked for seventeen years in the municipal purchasing field, for three different cities in Texas. Funds generated for municipalities are generated on the collection of taxes for operations. Non-profits are totally different from anything I've ever done before, so I've learned a lot in the last three years."

What do you love about the Blackbaud Community? "My first experience with the Blackbaud Community was amazing. I had a small issue with the Fixed Asset Module of Financial Edge, not knowing how to complete a process.

Literally within minutes of posting my question in the community, I had responses from folks that walked me through the process, sent private emails and helped me understand what to do and my issue was suddenly a non-issue.

A big thanks goes out to Marc Seleman and Kevin Brazell. These guys are a blessing, knowledgeable and true professionals. "

Finally, answer one of these two fun questions: "I suppose I'd have to be a Shrimp Po-Boy. I spent many years in the 'Big Easy' of New Orleans, Lousiana. And if you've been there, food and music is king. So I was right at home.

Why a Shrimp Po-Boy? Well, my favorite movie of all time is 'Forrest Gump.' His buddy Bubba was the guy that was going to start the 'shrimpin' bidness,' but he died in Viet Nam in the movie. So a shrimp po-boy combines two of my many earthly loves...the movie Forrest Gump and the chicken of the Gulf, shrimp!"
Posted by Crystal Bruce on Jun 1, 2017 12:45 PM America/New_York

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Excellent member spotlight. Thank you for proudly serving and protecting our country.
  • Posted Fri 02 Jun 2017 04:32 PM EDT
Being a retired servicewoman I completely agree with you. Nothing will ever compare to that time for camaraderie.  
  • Posted Wed 07 Jun 2017 02:56 PM EDT