For the first time in SVP Boulder County’s history, representatives from area nonprofits have been welcomed to apply to serve on its Board of Directors. Noted Jennie Arbogash, SVP Executive Director about the change: “Including a stronger client voice in SVP’s leadership helps us stay true to our mission and walk our talk.”
This Fall, the SVP Board voted in its first nonprofit representative, Amy Ogilvie. Amy is the Executive Director of the Wild Plum Center for Young Children and Families and has a long history of working in Boulder County. Wild Plum is a graduate of SVP’s Catapult consulting, Amy an active participant in SVP’s Invested EDs leadership cohort, and her board attendees of SVP’s nonprofit governance education series, Boards with Brains. A graduate of the University of Colorado with a Master’s Degree in Education with concentrations in Counseling Psychology and Human Resource Development, Amy is married with one child and lives in Lyons.
Joining Amy on the Board is Stephanie Wilson. A long-time SVP Partner, Stephanie is a process improvement and change management expert, who after 20 years working in technology distribution, she now applies her skills to helping nonprofits fine-tune their business practices. Through SVP, Stephanie uses her knowledge and training while working alongside good, smart people to make a difference locally. In addition to her many professional certifications, Stephanie is also a certified life coach, and has a second-degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. She is a graduate of the University of San Diego, with a double major in International Relations and Spanish.
SVP’s Board of Directors is the governing body, overseeing vision, mission, and internal operations of the organization and are responsible for making decisions, delegating work, and assuring decisions are carried out in the manner intended. Executive Committee members accept additional responsibilities beyond the Board’s overall fiscal and strategic oversight responsibilities.