Current Members of the Board of Directors are:
President: Nancy Temple
Nancy started as a WomenSafe volunteer in 1983. In 1989 she joined the WomenSafe Board of Trustees as VP Development. She held the position of VP Board Development at the time she resigned from the WomenSafe Board in 2006. She founded Friends of WomenSafe in February 2007 and has served as President since that time. She chairs the Annual Spring Luncheon, Christmas Tea and Theater Parties.
Secretary: Matt Everett
Since joining Friends of WomenSafe in 2016 Matt has worked at nearly every event – Theater Party, Christmas Tea, Wine Tasting, Maple Festival Parade and Golf Outing. In 2018 he became Co-Chair of the Golf Outing Committee. He joined the Board of Directors in the capacity of Secretary in July, 2018.
Treasurer: Kathy Shimer
Kathy joined Friends of WomenSafe in May of 2009; became a member of the Board of Directors in February of 2010 and Treasurer in February 2011. Kathy started the Wine Tasting event in 2010, and has served on multiple event committees. She's currently working to establish a new event: A Night at the Races that will hopefully become an annual event held in the month of March.
Membership Chair: Jo Ann Kauffman
Jo Ann joined Friends of WomenSafe as a Participating Member in October of 2009. She was recognized as our 2012 Angel of the Year. Jo Ann became a member of the Board of Directors in September of 2012. In addition to chairing the annual Amish Wedding Dinner, she serves on many other event committees and in July 2018 accepted the position of Membership Chair..
Cheryl Clark joined Friends of WomenSafe in October, 2014 accepting a board appointment in October, 2017. She has served on the committee for the Luncheon, Golf Outing, and Wine Tasting. Beginning in 2018 she will be the Chair of the Wine Tasting Committee. In addition she has worked at countless events, walked in the Maple Festival Parade, brought friends to events, sold raffle tickets, solicited sponsors, solicited donations for the gift raffles as well as donating many gift raffle items herself. Cheryl was recognized as our Angel of the Year for 2017.
Faith joined Friends of WomenSafe as a Participating Member in August of 2014. She joined the Board of Directors in June of 2016 and immediately accepted the office of Secretary. Faith has served on the planning committees for the Summer Dance and Wine Tasting; solicited items for Gift Raffles, sold Cruise Raffle tickets and chaired a successful golf outing, "Greens for the Greenhouse" in August, 2017. This will become an annual event. In July or 2018 she stepped down as Secretary, but continues to serve on the board.
Helen Wilson joined the Friends of WomenSafe in June 2010 as a Participating Member and joined the Board of Directors in October 2015. She was our 'Angel of the Year' in 2014. In addition to serving on several event committees and coordinating the cookies for the annual Theater Party, Helen chaired "An Afternoon with Michelle Knight" in 2014 that raised over $6,000. Since 2013 Helen has donated the use of her unique golf cart to represent Friends of WomenSafe in the Maple Festival Parade. Helen has solicited (and donated) multiple items for our Gift Raffles and has brought many new members to the organization.