SHARON BRYCE HOFSTEDT, a registered nurse for twenty-five years, is a tireless volunteer in support of women, children, and families in our county. She chairs the Community Outreach Committee of the Board of Directors for Stanford University Hospital, which serves as a primary care facility, teaching hospital, and medical research institute for San Mateo and Santa Clara Counties. She was one of the first patient relations volunteers to work in the emergency room and has spent 2,000 hours to build this program which now serves patients and their families five days and three evenings each week. She is assisting in the development of a similar program at Lucile Salter Packard Children’s Hospital. As a board member and current president of the Board of Directors of the Women’s Recovery Association, a nonprofit organization providing chemical dependency for women, Ms. Hofstedt has expanded its services to include the recent “Perinatal Residential Program,” allowing children to live with most mothers who are receiving treatment. She also volunteers in the homeless aid program at Samaritan House in San Mateo and serves on the County Winter Shelter Task Force. In 1991, she was honored as Outstanding Volunteer Advocate by the Junior League of Palo Alto.