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Who we are

Who We Are

Sertoma is one of the oldest service clubs in the United States. We operate nationwide, with deep roots in the communities we serve at the local level. We seek to transform lives and, in doing so, we also transform ourselves. We are men and women who understand that we can accomplish more together than we can alone. We know we can make a difference with our national mission of hearing health and in the other important areas of service our clubs provide. We are people who have heard the call to help. We answer that call every day, all across the country. We are Sertomans.


Governance Structure

Sertoma, Inc. is the parent organization of all Sertoma clubs across the United States and Canada, and is organized geographically by seven regions.

Sertoma, Inc. supports its clubs by providing mission oriented programs, professional development and training to help increase the effectiveness of its clubs community activities.

The National Board of Directors is composed of the following positions, which help govern the organization.

Board of Directors

  • President
  • President Elect
  • Senior Vice President
  • Junior Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Regional Directors (total 7)
  • Directors At Large (total 3)

Sertoma in Mexico is organized as Sertoma Nacional, with its own separate governing structure.

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Sertoma is composed of the Executive Committee and 10 Directors. The Executive Director is a non-voting member of the Board of Directors and serves as the Secretary of the Board.

Board of Directors

2020-2021 National Officers
President: Joy Newman, Tucson, Arizona
President Elect: Darryl Ching, Honolulu, Hawaii
Senior Vice President: Gretchen Nielsen, Wichita Falls, Texas
Junior Vice President: Renee Ward, Burlington, North Carolina
Treasurer: Bea Gabany, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Secretary: Aaron Ensminger, Kansas City, Missouri

2020-2021 Regional Directors
Richard Woodard, Allegheny/Canada Region
Dennis Saylor, Atlantic Coast Region
Joseph Schneider, Great Lakes Region
Steve Brown, Great Plains Region
Tim Romero, Heart of America Region
Steve Dawson, Mountain West Region
Lucy Stolfi, Southeastern Region

Director At Large
Cindy Markham, Highlands Ranch, Colorado
Susan Love, Springfield, Missouri
Chuck Wilson, Sumter, South Carolina

About Sertoma

For more than 100 years, volunteers known as Sertomans serve communities across the United States, Canada, and internationally. Originally known as Co-Operative International, each member takes pride in the colorful history of the Co-Operative Club and Sertoma Inc.. 

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