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Betty Stallings, MSW, is a highly regarded international trainer, keynote speaker, consultant and author specializing in volunteer management, fundraising, leadership and board development. She teaches at universities, provides training for state, national and international conferences and consults with many non-profit organizations, public programs, hospitals and foundations. Participants in her audiences and seminars note her vitality, inspiring message, engaging humor, practical presentations and valuable resources.
For the past 18 years, Betty has been the President of Building Better Skills whose mission is to inspire and empower people to effectively attract and utilize volunteer and financial resources to achieve their organization's mission. She has received numerous awards for her dedication to volunteerism and philanthropy, has written 7 books and numerous training curriculums and articles.
Since 2000, Betty has served as the volunteer editor/designer in charge of the "Training Designs" feature section in e-Volunteerism: The Electronic Journal of the Volunteer Community. She was selected to serve on the National Council supporting the new Reimagining Service Initiative and does extensive volunteer work in her community.
A lifelong volunteer, Betty also founded and was the 14-year Executive Director of a volunteer center in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Betty lives in Pleasanton, California with her husband, Charles. She has 2 daughters and 4 adorable grandchildren! She can be reached at her email address.
All Attendees will receive Betty's latest book Leading the Way as well as support materials-an $83 value!
Barb is the Grants & Program Manager for Western Illinois Area Agency on Aging. Part of her responsibilities include coordinating Human Resources for the agency. Prior to this position she was the Co-Director of RSVP of Eastern Iowa and Western Illinois. In addition to her experience with RSVP, her background includes a 21 year career in Human Resource Management, ending as Vice-President and Regional Human Resource Manager for US Bancorps in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Ruth is the Executive Director of the Coalition of Citizens with Disabilities in Illinois. She received her M.A. in Sociology from Marshall University in Huntington West Virginia, focusing on the sociology of medicine and health care delivery systems. Her thesis centered on Medicaid-funded home and community based services in West Virginia. She was a senior services specialist with the State of West Virginia, Bureau of Senior Services and later provided technical assistance to the state on Medicaid policy and research issues. She has provided technical assistance to small rural communities in building their capacity to access and address health care and housing needs.
Ruth has been engaged in volunteerism on a personal level by working with homeless shelters and community initiatives wherever she's lived. She is currently engaging citizens in Rushville Illinois through Exercise Rushville, a free, summer-long community exercise and nutrition initiative. Over the four years since she began the initiative, thousands of volunteer hours have been donated by health care professionals, coaches and interested citizens to make this summer program a success.
John retired from John Deere after 39 years in information systems. He is a graduate of Western Illinois with a Bachelor of Arts in Information Science. He served in the Army for 3 years. He has been volunteering with Habitat for Humanity for 8 years assisting with a Global Village in India and a Katrina Rebuild in Biloxi, MS. He is involved with Volunteers in Mission through St. John's Methodist Church and helped rebuild Cedar Rapids after the flood. He has 5 years experience as a Big Brother and served 2 years on the Big Brothers/Sisters Board as well as Interim Executive Director for in 2003. He is a member of the Davenport Noon Optimist Club and also serves as treasurer. He is the Co-founder of Kids Against Hunger Your Quad Cities.
Kirsten is the President/Owner of Lighthouse Homecare an in-home Health Care and Nursing Agency that serves the Quad Cites. She is also part owner in 50+ Lifestyles and The Senior Resource Guides in the Quad Cities, Clinton and Iowa City. She serves on the RSVP Advisory board, past president of Elderly Consortium, Bettendorf Rotary, and strong advocate for the elderly in the Quad Cities. She is currently working on projects that increase community awareness of Alzheimer's and a process that creates a partnership between nonprofit, private, and business relationships to support the elderly.