MAVA 2015 Board of Directors
Back Row (L-R): Adam Faitek, Mary Capuzzi, Kate Bottiger, Tashia Weisenburger Pomroy, Patricia McCleese, Rut Kessel, Jennifer Halberg, Pamela Mills, Scott Stivers
Front Row (L-R): Judie Russell, Helen Kouba, Jess Swanson, Julie Huck, Danielle Brady, Becky Nahvi, Sue DeGolier, Travis Salisbury, Polly Roach, Amy Homstad
Not Pictured: Shelli Beck, Cheryl Skafte, Haley Nelson
To contact board members or for more information on board involvement, please contact the MAVA office
Mary Quirk is the manager of MAVA's statewide initiatives to increase training and resources for leaders of volunteers. In this position Mary led the development of a system for delivery of best practices information that has reached over 1,000 leaders of volunteers in all regions of Minnesota and manages MAVA's new initiative to prepare organizations to engage Boomers as volunteers and on volunteerism in immigrant and refugee communities. Previously, Mary was the Director of Southeast Seniors, A Living at Home/Block Nurse Program and Little Brothers -- Friends of the Elderly. She has a master's degree from the Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs and a master's degree from the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota. She has had articles on volunteer resources leadership and nonprofit management published in Nonprofit World, e-Volunteerism, and Fieldstone Alliance Tools You Can Use.
Sara Wessling is MAVA’s Project Manager providing support for activities related to the Volunteer Generations Fund grant including the Service Enterprise Initiative. Prior to joining the MAVA staff in November 2014, Sara was an active MAVA member serving on the Strategic Directions Committee and also as a trainer for the Volunteer Impact Leadership Training Series. Previously Sara worked for Habitat for Humanity of Minnesota where she managed a statewide AmeriCorps VISTA program and provided training and technical assistance to build the capacity of Habitat for Humanity organizations across the state of Minnesota. She holds a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management from Hamline University.