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ASC Welcomes 2018-2019 Board Members

Washington, DC -- During its annual Membership Assembly on October 17, 2018, America's Service Commissions (ASC) and its members from across the country approved a new slate of board members and officers for the 2018-2019 year.

Congratulations to the following incoming leaders who will help guide and shape ASC as the nonprofit association of the 52 state service commissions in the year to come:

2018- 2019 Board Officers:

  • ChairLaDawn Stoddard – UT – executive director, UServeUtah
  • Vice-Chair/Public Policy ChairAmber Martin-Jahn – WA – executive director, Serve Washington
  • Membership ChairMaureen Eccleston – PA – executive director, PennSERVE
  • Resource Development ChairLindsay Dolce – chief advancement officer, Reading Corps
  • TreasurerScott McFarland – IL – executive director, Serve Illinois
  • SecretaryPhil Kolling – VT – executive director, SerVermont

2018- 2019 Board Members (in addition to Officers above):

  • Katie Abbott – AK – executive director, Serve Alaska
  • John Albright – MO – commissioner, Missouri Community Service Commission
  • Jeanne Duffy – WI – executive director, Serve Wisconsin
  • Caroline Farmer – NC – executive director, Volunteer NC
  • Ginna Holmes – MI – executive director, Michigan Community Service Commission
  • Beverly Hoster – OK –chair, Oklahoma Community Service Commission (continuing)
  • Bill Hulterstrom – at-large – President/CEO, United Way of Utah County (continuing)
  • Judd Jeansonne – LA – executive director, Volunteer Louisiana
  • Julia Keehner – WV – commissioner, Volunteer West Virginia
  • Cat Keen – FL – national service programs director, Volunteer Florida
  • Adam Lounsbury – IA – executive director, Volunteer Iowa (continuing)
  • Shelly McAlpin – WY – executive director, Serve Wyoming
  • Beth McGuinness – MA – director of programs, Massachusetts Service Alliance
  • Antonio Mendez – CO – executive director, Serve Colorado
  • Kate Scheuritzel – CT – director of programs, Serve Connecticut
  • Leslie Silverman – at-large – Partner, The Giving Practice, Philanthropy Northwest (continuing)
  • Linda Thompson – GA – executive director, Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism (continuing)
  • Richard Swarttz – at-large – CFO, Peace Corps

"I am delighted to work with this talented group of state service leaders and experts this year," said Kaira Esgate, Chief Executive Officer for America's Service Commissions. "These Board members and officers will bring tremendous wisdom, geographic diversity, and insights from the front lines of the field to ASC so we can continue to represent the needs and interests of our members effectively."

ASC would also like to thank its outgoing Board members and officers for their service in 2017-2018:

With Thanks for Their Service:

Diana Algra – MI (2013)
Celeste Connors – at-large (2014)
Liz Darling – TX (2016)
Emily Haber – MA (2012)
Stacy Higa – HI (2012)
Jeff Mixon – at-large (2016)
Peter Sacco – DC (2015)
Jim Snell – TN (2012)
Don Stamper – MO (2017)
Audrey Suker – MN (2012)

To learn more about the ASC Board of Directors or to see the list by region, click here.

 About America’s Service Commissions (ASC)

America’s Service Commissions (ASC) is a nonpartisan, nonprofit association representing and promoting the 52 state service commissions across the United States with the mission to lead and elevate the state service network. ASC is a peer network of governor-appointed commissioners, along with staff from the state service commissions.

State service commissions are governor-appointed public agencies or nonprofit organizations made up of more than 1,000 commissioners — private citizens leading the nation's philanthropic and volunteer movement — and administering 80 percent of the federal AmeriCorps funds to address pressing community needs. The nation’s 52 state service commissions operate at the state and local level granting more than $300 million from federal national service funds while matching these federal dollars from state and local sources to support citizen service and volunteerism in America. These funds support more than 40,000 AmeriCorps members throughout the country.

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