Volunteers of America Minnesota and Wisconsin (VOA MN/WI) is pleased to announce that Julie Manworren has been named its new President and CEO.
Ms. Manworren, a transformational executive with demonstrated leadership expertise across diverse positions in nonprofit organizations, will start work with VOA MN/WI on February 28. She succeeds Paula Hart, who retired in October, 2019.
Ms. Manworren joins VOA MN/WI from her current position as President and CEO of Eagan, MN-based Living Well Disability Services. She has led their organization since 2012 and directs a workforce of over 600, sustaining their mission of delivering exceptional services that transform the lives of people impacted by disabilities. She brings over 35 years of experience working in a variety of complex human services nonprofits.
In Volunteers of America MN/WI she takes on leadership of one of the largest health and human services nonprofits in the region. VOA MN/WI serves more than 25,000 people in over 110 neighborhoods and communities across MN and WI with 800 employees and 1,400 volunteers. It has an annual budget of over $46 million.
"After a thorough and comprehensive search process, we are very excited to have Julie taking on the role of the President and CEO of Volunteers of America Minnesota and Wisconsin," VOA MN/WI Board Chair John Buske noted. "Julie brings an exceptional combination of energy, compassion, and proven leadership. Her extensive health and human services experience and knowledge will enable VOA MN/WI to build on its rich 123-year history of serving America’s most vulnerable and uplifting all lives.”
“It is an honor to be called to lead Volunteers of America Minnesota and Wisconsin,” Ms. Manworren said. “The Board and staff members exemplify extraordinary dedication and value-alignment. I look forward to strengthening our communities together. In these challenging times, VOA offers people hope as it engages to build resilience and the well-being of all people, especially the most vulnerable and overlooked. I am thrilled to serve as the President and CEO of this remarkable organization. I hope that you will be inspired to join us!”