As Co-founder of POWER, Inc., Judie had a vision after her car crash in 1994 that left her a T-4 paraplegic and has since committed to serving as a positive representative of people with physical disabilities. Her favorite motto is "Never put a question mark where God puts a period", and with that in mind she hasn't allowed her physical challenges to hinder her involvement in community volunteerism and simply living life to the fullest.
Mrs. Korbelik was honored as one of the 12 "Stars Over Longview" at Longview Regional Medical Center's annual Constellation Awards Luncheon in 2005 and was featured in the "Stars Over Longview" calendar for the month of October, which is National Disability Month. Judie most recently was honored to be the 2015 Ambassador for S.A.F.F.E. Day in Kilgore (Special Abilities Family Fun Day) and served as a board member for two years. She has also served on the boards of the East Texas Center for Independent Living in Tyler and the Greater East Texas Zonta women's organization in Longview in addition to the Longview Police Department Citizens On Patrol and was certified in their Volunteer Ticketing Program with 4 other POWER members. Judie was once a Think First VIP Member (Voice of Injury Prevention) when the program was offered through Good Shepherd Medical Center and has since been asked to speak at numerous venues including AMBUCS, Gladewater City Council, United Fund of Kilgore, Sam's Club, Women in Longview, St. Mary's Catholic School, Kilgore College, and many others.
Sharon Graves has been a CPA for over thirty years. Sharon graduated from University of Texas - Tyler in 1985 and became a CPA in 1988. She worked in private practice with her husband, Randy Graves, until 2006, when she joined Clinical Partners, PA. After volunteering at the annual Sportsfest , she became involved with POWER, Inc. year-round and has served on the board since.
For years Sharon has been an active volunteer in the community and has served on the boards of Longview Child Development Center, Longview Federated Clubs, Zonta Club of Longvew and Zonta Club of Greater East Texas.
Sharon has been a dedicated volunteer for POWER for years and we are thrilled to have her share her expertise in this important position!