July 11, 2019
Paula Hart, President and CEO and Volunteers of America Minnesota/Wisconsin will Retire from her Position in October
Minneapolis – July 11, 2019 — Volunteers of America (VOA) – Minnesota/Wisconsin announced today that its President and Chief Executive Officer, Paula Hart, 64, will retire from her position in October 2019 in order to move near family in Texas. A national search will be conducted for her successor and an interim CEO will be named no later than the end of October.
August 3, 2018
Minnesota Department of Human Resources Honors Volunteers of America - MN for its Work in Health Equity With Circle of Excellence Award
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) this week conferred one of its top honors on Volunteers of America – Minnesota (VOA-MN) — the Commissioner’s Circle of Excellence Award. Commissioner Emily Piper presented the award at the DHS offices in St. Paul.
April 23, 2018
President and Chief Executive Officer Paula Hart receives the Jean Harris award from the Women’s Health Leadership Trust
At the organization’s annual TRUST Forum, President and Chief Executive Officer Paula Hart (left) received the Jean Harris award from the Women’s Health Leadership Trust. Dee Thibodeau, Chief Executive Officer of Charter Solutions presented the award.
March 26, 2018
Dori Young is the 2018 Direct Support Professional (DSP) of the year for Wisconsin! Dori was chosen by ANCOR (American Network of Community Options and Resources) for her nine years of exemplary work in support of community living for people with disabilities.
February 5, 2018
Volunteers of American Minnesota and Wisconsin Appoints Chief Operating Officer and Vice President for Finance
Volunteers of America-Minnesota and Wisconsin (VOA-MN/WI), a nonprofit health and human services organization, announced two key leadership appointments. Anna Petersmeyer will become Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Sarah Fjelstul has accepted the role of Vice President of Finance.
August 20, 2017
AARP Minnesota and Pollen named Paula Hart, President and Chief Executive Officer of Volunteers of America – Minnesota and Wisconsin, among the 2017 “50 Over 50” in Minnesota. She is one of the 10 nonprofit leaders to receive the distinction. “I am honored to be recognized among such an outstanding group of Minnesota leaders,” Hart said after the announcement. “I share this honor with all 800 colleagues at Volunteers of America – Minnesota and Wisconsin, who help people gain self-reliance, dignity and hope every day.” AARP Minnesota is an organization with more than 650,000 members – and Pollen is an online community of 10,000 actively engaged civic-connectors, entrepreneurs and community-builders.
February 4, 2016
Elizabeth Olson was appointed Vice President and Controller. Anna Petersmeyer, formerly the Director of Housing Management and Senior Services, was promoted to Vice President-Services.
September 2, 2015
With a construction agreement in hand from the Department of Housing and Urban Development Volunteers of America-Minnesota and Wisconsin begins a $3 million renovation of Oxbowl Bend Apartments in Coon Rapids.
June 18, 2015
Volunteers of America - Minnesota and Wisconsin welcomes new Vice President and Chief People Officer
(Minneapolis, June 18, 2015) – Volunteers of America-Minnesota and Wisconsin (VOA-MN/WI), a nonprofit health and human services organization, has announced the appointment of Roma Anderson Milton as Vice President and Chief People Officer.
July 17, 2014
Volunteers of America - Minnesota and Wisconsin Board of Directors Names New Chair and Welcomes New Member
(Minneapolis, July 17) – Volunteers of America-Minnesota and Wisconsin (VOA-MN/WI), a nonprofit health and human services organization, recently elected Tiffany Zitewitz to lead its Board of Directors for Fiscal Year 2015. The board also appointed Mark Hoffman as a new member, representing VOA-WI, which merged with VOA-MN in 2013.