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.
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
Sertoma in Mexico is organized as Sertoma Nacional, with its own separate governing structure.
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.
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
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
Walter “Chuck” Wilson, Sumter, South Carolina
The Lexington Medical Center of Lexington, South Carolina, teamed up with the Lexington Sertoma Club to host a special seminar at the hospital, which educated and inspired individuals to take an interest and initiative in pursuing hearing health. For Sertoma member, Buzz Lewis (right) the event proved to be life changing.
The Norfolk Sertoma Club of Norfolk, Virginia, donated $150,000 to Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) to fund a new state of the art temporal bone laboratory. This new lab has enabled both medical professionals and students to research, learn and practice various techniques and procedures pertaining to the brain and hearing health