Leadership

State VOAD leadership is comprised of Members from across the State. For information on how to get in contact with our team, please visit our Contact Us page, or click on the team member that you wish to contact.

Paul Shepherd
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Chair

Knights of Columbus

Benny Benedict
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Vice Chair

Benny is with the Salvation Army.

Aron Obrecht
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Secretary

Operation Community Cares

Charlene Mouille
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Treasurer

United Way of Wisconsin

Alice Garrett
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Director, At-Large

Adventist Community Services

Kent Miller
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Director, At-Large

Latter-Day Saint Charities

Wisconsin Emergency Management
Government Liaison, State VAL

Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) coordinates effective disaster response and recovery efforts in support of local governments. Through planning, training and exercising we prepare ourselves, our citizens and response personnel to minimize the loss of lives and property.

WEM also serves as the State’s Voluntary Agency Liaison (VAL). The current VAL is Gannon Gann. The VAL works closely as a government liaison with WIVOAD for development and furthering the VOAD movement. WEM’s goal is to support WIVOAD in any way possible so that there is a minimum amount of duplicated efforts and the maximum amount of collaborative efforts.

Department of Health Services
Government Liaison, Mass-Care
Serve Wisconsin
Government Liaison

Serve Wisconsin promotes service, provides training and allocates resources to programs that enrich lives and communities through service and volunteerism.

Serve Wisconsin works with AmeriCorps members and community partners to meet critical needs throughout Wisconsin. We focus on solving tough problems in educational achievement, economic opportunity, childhood obesity, health access, environmental protection, and homeless and runaway youth. AmeriCorps members are given the opportunity to enrich the lives of the people and communities they serve and their own lives through professional and personal development.

Wisconsin Emergency Management Association
Government Liaison

The purpose of the Wisconsin Emergency Management Association (WEMA) is to advocate, promote, and represent statewide emergency management interests in order to enhance the safety and security of all citizens.

WEMA members consist of local and county emergency management program directors and coordinators who are interested in progressive emergency management initiatives throughout the State of Wisconsin