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.

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Governance Structure

As the parent organization, Sertoma helps clubs increase the effectiveness of their community service activities. The parent offers clubs structured programs, but with the autonomy, as well as the support, to “do their own thing.”

Sertoma operates through a well-integrated Division structure. Sertoma clubs in the United States and Canada are organized into Districts, supported by District Governors who are elected by the clubs of each District.

Districts are assigned to a Region. The clubs of a Region elect one Director from their Region to serve on the Board of Directors. Sertoma in Mexico is organized as Sertoma Nacional, with its own governing structure, and has an ex-officio seat on the International Board.


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

Executive Committee

2019-2020 National Officers
President:  John Kelly, Lillington, North Carolina
President Elect:  Joy Newman, Tucson, Arizona
Senior Vice President:  Darryl Ching, Honolulu, Hawaii
Junior Vice President: Gretchen Nielsen, Wichita Falls, Texas
Treasurer:  Bea Gabany, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
Secretary:  Aaron Ensminger, Kansas City, Missouri


2019-2020 Directors
Richard Woodard, Allegheny/Canada
Dennis Saylor, Atlantic Coast Region
Tom Whitaker, Great Lakes Region
Steve Brown, Great Plains Region
Tim Romero, Heart of America Region
Steve Dawson, Mountain West Region
Walter Osborn, Southeastern/Caribbean Region

Director at Large
Caleb Kershaw, Rembert, South Carolina
Susan Love, Springfield, Missouri
Walter “Chuck” Wilson, Sumter, South Carolina