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November 25, 2013


Boise, ID – The Women’s and Children’s Alliance (WCA) is pleased to announce its newly confirmed Executive Committee and Board of Directors for 2013-2014.

“We have seventeen highly engaged and passionate Board members that I consider to be partners in the important work of the organization,” said Bea Black, WCA Executive Director.   “Our two newly elected Board Members, Cherie Buckner-Webb and Tyley Nelson, are joining a wonderful leadership group.”

2013-2014 Board of Directors:

President – Laura Cobb, CITI

President-elect – Darrel Anderson, Idaho Power Company

Vice President – Bill Bodnar, The Leader’s Board, LLC

Treasurer – Lynne Sterling, Sterling Landscape Company

Secretary – Debbie Wachtell, Community Volunteer

Immediate Past President – Julie DeLorenzo, Keller Williams Realty

Member-at-Large – Theresa McLeod, St. Luke’s Health Care System

Member-at-Large – Kris Ormseth, Stoel Rives, LLP

Member – Cherie Buckner-Webb, Sojourner Coaching and Idaho State Senator

Member – Merlyn Clark, Hawley Troxell Ennis & Hawley, LLP

Member – Debbie Cleverley, Idaho Independent Bank

Member – Bob Hay, Allosys Corporation

Member – Tyley Nelson, St. Luke’s Internal Medicine

Member – Holly Rasmussen, Wells Fargo

Member – Julia Robinson, Family Medicine Residency of Idaho

Member –Charlie Schmoeger, American Cleaning

Member – Jodi Whittaker, Whittaker and Associates, Inc.

“While the role of the Board is often invisible, it is the partnership between an organization’s management and the Board which sets the tone for the organization’s culture and direction for the work that it does. The importance of this partnership cannot be overstated.”

“I am grateful every day for the individuals that have chosen to volunteer their time with the WCA in this manner,” continued Black.

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About the WCA

The Women’s & Children’s Alliance provides safety, healing and freedom from domestic abuse and sexual assault. The WCA operates secure shelters and provides professional counseling, legal advocacy, crisis services and case management to survivors of domestic and sexual abuse. For more information, visit www.wcaboise.org.


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