Troy resident Nicolette Winner was recently named a “Certified Volunteer Administrator” (CVA) by the Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration following a year-long credentialing process.
This credential, which entitles Winner to use the initials “CVA” following her name, is the only one in the career field of volunteer engagement that is recognized internationally. Successful CVA candidates must prove they have a clear philosophy of volunteer administration, pledge to work within the professional code of ethics and demonstrate their knowledge-in-use in the core competency areas of organizational management, human resources management, accountability, leadership and advocacy. Winner joins a select group of more than 1,000 professionals who have attained this credential as demonstration of their professional excellence in mobilizing and managing volunteers.
Winner is an Income Development Representative with the American Cancer Society, assisting volunteers who plan and implement Relay For Life events the communities of Huber Heights, Vandalia, Riverside-Wright Patt area, Northmont Schools area, and Miami County. She is a founding member and past co-chair of HYPE (Helping Young Professionals Emerge) in Miami County, a member of the Troy Area Chamber of Commerce’s Not-For-Profit Council, and a member of the steering committee for the Graduate Academy for Community Leadership sponsored by Edison Community College. She was named “Outstanding Volunteer Administrator” by the Miami Valley Association of Volunteer Administrators in 2008, and she was named one of the Dayton region’s “Forty Under 40” by Dayton Business Journal in 2009.