WADVS Announces the Installation of Five New Officers and Appointment of One New Regional Representative
WADVS (Wisconsin Association of Directors of Volunteer Services) announced installation of five new officers and one new regional rep to its board of directors. This brings the number of board members to 16.
Peggy McEvoy and Susan Senglaub were installed as co-presidents and will serve a two-year term. Jennifer Loew and Dawn Meier transitioned to co-past presidents for a two-year term. Theresa Douglas was installed as the WADVS treasurer for a three-year term. Cindy Clark was appointed as the Northwest District Rep. and will serve a three-year term in her new role.
“We are looking forward to welcoming our new board members, as well as welcoming existing members into new roles. It is an exciting time for WADVS to help our members rebuild their volunteer programs post pandemic,” said Tammy Koger, current secretary of WADVS, and former president.
Peggy McEvoy, WADVS Co-President 2022-2024, is the supervisor of Volunteer Services at ProHealth Care in Waukesha County. Peggy previously served as the treasurer for WADVS from 2013-2022 before being elected to president. She has worked with volunteers for the past 10 years and has been a member of WADVS for just as long. Her favorite aspect of WADVS is the networking, hearing what others are doing in their programs, being on the board and the friendships made. Peggy has been with ProHealth Care for 25 years and is a member of SHVL. One of Peggy’s most notable achievements is passing the CAVS exam.
Susan Senglaub, WADVS Co–President 2022-2024, is the director of Volunteer Services at Holy Family Memorial Hospital in affiliation with Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin in Manitowoc. Susan previously served as the Northeast District Rep for WADVS for many years before she was elected as the Executive Director of Communications and now co-president. She has worked with volunteers for the past 24 years and has been a member of WADVS for the past 20 years. Her favorite aspect of WADVS is networking, sharing best practices, and the friendships made. Susan holds a bachelor’s degree in social work from Northern Illinois University. One of Susan’s most notable achievements is earning her CAVS, Certified Administrator of Volunteer Services.
Jennifer Loew, WADVS Past President, 2022-2024, is the director of volunteer services for Mayo Clinic Health System in Northwest Wisconsin. Jennifer served as the recruitment and retention chair for WADVS from 2016 – 2018, co-president elect from 2018 – 2019, and co-president from 2019–2022. Jennifer has worked with volunteers for the past 16 years and has been a member of WADVS for the past eight years. Jennifer’s favorite part of WADVS is – Everything. I love the people, I love the resources, such as “Ask the Director,’ I love the board, and I love the purpose. Jennifer holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resources and a Master of Business Administration, with an emphasis in Health Care. Jennifer’s most notable achievements include passing the CAVS exam, implementing EPIC transport for the STEP Force volunteers, and presenting at the AHVRP conference in 2019, and serving as WADVS co-president.
Dawn Meier, WADVS Past President, 2022 – 2024, is the volunteer coordinator for SSM Health in Monroe. Dawn served as the regional rep for SE WI from WADVS from 2016 – 2018, co-president elect from 2018–2019, and co-president from 2019 – 2022. Dawn has worked with volunteers for the past 9 years and has been a member of WADVS just as long. Dawn’s favorite aspect of WADVS is the friends she has made and the great information that we all share. Dawn holds an associate degree in photography. She owned her own portrait business for 23 years and was a photographer for 29 years. One of Dawn’s most notable achievements is serving as your co-president.
Theresa Douglas, WADVS Treasurer 2022-2025, is the Volunteer Services Coordinator for Sauk Prairie Healthcare in Prairie du Sac and is new to the WADVS board. Theresa has worked with volunteers and been a member of WADVS for the past nine years. Theresa’s favorite aspect of WADVS is the networking, learning from others, and sharing resources through “Ask the Director.” Theresa holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from UW-La Crosse and worked in HR for 21 years before entering the world of Volunteer Services. Her most notable achievement is starting volunteer roles from scratch and growing them into successful programs. “I am excited to join this dynamic team of leaders of WADVS and I look forward to the continuing the strong tradition of excellence as their new treasurer," said Douglas.
Cindy Clark, WADVS Northwest District Rep 2022 – 2025, is the director of volunteer services for Black River Memorial Hospital in Black River Falls. Cindy served as president elect in 2016, president of WADVS from 2017-2019 and past president 2019 - 2022. Cindy has worked with volunteers for the past 16 years and has been a member of WADVS for the past 10 years. Cindy’s favorite aspect of WADVS is networking with other members of this awesome group. Cindy holds an associate degree in Human Resources, Certification in Volunteer Administration, and certified as a Professional for Human Resources. Cindy’s most notable achievements are serving as president of WADVS, created every position she worked in Black River Falls Memorial, and created the Volunteer Services Department.
“I am excited to join this dynamic team of leaders of WADVS and I look forward to the continuing the strong tradition of excellence as their new treasurer,” said Theresa Douglas.
WADVS’s mission is to develop and advance volunteer services in health care. These new leaders will continue to advance this mission by re-imagining volunteer services in health care post pandemic. The organization provides valuable resources, education and networking opportunities to new and seasoned professionals who lead volunteers. WADVS will be holding a virtual conference in 2022 to ensure all members have the opportunity to attend, regardless of the state of the pandemic.
This story originally appeared in the February 03, 2022 edition of WHA Newsletter