The Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital Volunteers have a unique structure in that there is both a Director of Volunteer Services who has administrative responsibility for all hospital-based volunteer services, and a Volunteer Board that provides input and leadership for fundraising and special projects. Both share in development of community relations activities and promotional activities.
Officers on the volunteer board include:
Volunteer Services Board
Seated from left: Sally Ouweneel, Treasurer; Candy Fabaz, First Vice President; Judy Owen, President; Terri Langerak, Second Vice President; Virginia Fox, Secretary; Paula Kovar, Past President
Standing from left: Merlene Pomranka, Member-At-Large; Mary Hoffman, Publicity Chair; Laura Gordon, Vendor Sales Chair; Patricia Ezdebski, DVS; Judy Thiel, Gift Shop Chair; Linda VonPfahl, Publicity Co-Chair; Valerie Berrett, Special Projects Chair; Sonja Collier, Legislative Chair; Sue Rhein, Member-At-Large
Not pictured are: Sandy Brooks, Assistant Treasurer & Gift Shop Co-Chair and Zelal Umran, Community Education Co-Chair
- Past President
- 1st Vice President
- 2nd Vice President
- 2 Members-At-Large
In addition, the board is comprised of the chairpersons of each of the following committees:
- Legislative Committee
- Vendor Sales Fundraising Committee
- Volunteer Services Committee
- Community Relations Committee
- Education Committee
- Special Projects Committee
- Publicity Committee
- Gift Shop Committee
All officers and committee chairs have a vote. The officers’ role on the board is governance-focused, getting involved in issues such as strategic planning, setting policy and procedures, budgeting, and outcomes measurement.
The committee chairpersons’ role, with their co-chairs and members of their committees, is operational-focused, getting involved in the management and day-to-day issues of their committees, and reporting on committee activities and progress to the board each month.
If you are interested in joining a dynamic and respected group of leaders who enhance and advocate for healthcare through hospital and community-based volunteer services, we would love to talk to you about our activities and the many volunteer service opportunities at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital.