Courtney R. Wise, MSG, Executive Director of Take Care Advisor, recently accepted the position to lead as Volunteer Chair for the Sarasota Young Professional Group Volunteer Committee.
Wise said, “Having been a member of Sarasota YPG since 2008, I am proud to lead and represent the majority of young professionals who equally believe in the benefits of giving back directly to our community through service and volunteering. As professionals, we are always looking for opportunities to network and grow our relationships, and there is no better way to reach out to one another than by reaching in to our community.”
Incoming YPG Chair Elise Lipoff, MBA, of Willis A. Smith Construction Inc. said, “Courtney was selected due to her dedication to the organization and her vision for continued community outreach. It is people like Courtney that make this organization tick, and her enthusiasm and champion spirit will certainly empower all of us to achieve greatness.”
As a current YPG member and member of the Volunteer Committee, Wise has already coordinated several volunteer opportunities with local non-profit organizations. As Chair, Wise will be responsible for not only coordinating monthly volunteer opportunities for Sarasota YPG, but she will be an integral part of the Board in its mission “to create a platform for our members to build relationships, develop professionally, become politically and philanthropically active, and contribute to the economic development and high quality living of our community.”
Frank Maggio, the 2010 Young Professional of the Year and YPG Chair-Elect said, “Courtney has already proven that she is a leader within YPG and in our community. Her leadership will not only add to an ‘All-Star’ Board, but help us in recruiting future YPG members, as well as retaining existing members.”
The Volunteer Committee organizes and leads a volunteer team to participate in more than 12 non-profit events throughout the year in the local Sarasota area. The Volunteer Committee meets once a month. All YPG members are welcome and encouraged to attend. Email Wise for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wise recently was named one of the Gulf Coast Business Review‘s 40 Under 40 and also chosen as 2010 Young Professional of the Year finalist at the Frank G. Berlin Small Business Awards. She is a Sarasota native, with a masters in gerontology from the University of Southern California and a marketing degree from the University of Florida. Aside from YPG membership, Courtney is a Big Sister in the Big Brother Big Sister program in addition to being a part of the Junior League of Sarasota, where volunteering is a significant part of membership requirements.
Take Care Advisor innovates and leads in geriatric care management services addressing health, independence and peace of mind. We provide guidance with health care coordination, organization of health history, crisis prevention, preventative care, access and knowledge of resources, and RN accompanied doctor’s visits. Helping clients and their families manage the complexities of health care with professional nurse geriatric care managers.