Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital Welcomes New Volunteer Services Manager
Ministry Health Care is pleased to welcome Leslie LaBonte as the new Manager of Volunteer Services at Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital in Weston.
In her role, LaBonte will be responsible for management of a team of more than 150 community volunteers age 16 and older who provide valuable service to Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital, The Diagnostic & Treatment Center as well as the facilities gift shop and coffee kiosk.
“Volunteers are a key element to the success of our mission,” said Ministry Saint Clare’s President Mary Krueger. “We are excited to have Leslie lead our volunteer efforts as we know that the quality and comfort of a hospital stay or a clinic visit are improved by the presence of our volunteers.”
A graduate of St. Norbert College, LaBonte earned a Master’s degree in Public Service and Non-Profit Leadership from Marquette University, Milwaukee. She has more than nine years experience in non-profit service programs in the Milwaukee and Wausau area. She has served through board leadership and Milwaukee’s Equal Rights Commission while elevating her passion for service with others as an AmeriCorps member with Big Brothers Big Sisters, in directing Center Community Service programs at Marquette University, by raising funds and developing services for youth who are blind or visually impaired at Vision Forward Association, and most recently through coordination of Disaster Service Action Teams for the American Red Cross.
“Volunteers choose to serve for many different reasons,” adds LaBonte. “Whether it’s for career exploration, social connections, spiritual enhancement or personal satisfaction, I look forward to connecting our volunteers with opportunities that touch the lives of our patients and families who turn to us to meet their health care needs.”