Waseca Area Caregiver Services Board of Directors
The leadership team at Waseca Area Caregiver Services of Waseca County Minnesota is dedicated to ensuring all people have the opportunity to have pathways for a positive future.
Larry Johnson – Chairman of the Board
Larry has been a part of WACS since 2019 when we first opened back up. Larry is the Board President of the WACS board. Larry is committed to the mission, goals, and policies within the WACS organization. When asked about his favorite part in volunteering he said “I believe it is everyone’s duty to share your gifts and talents with the community you live in. We don’t know what struggles others are facing from day to day, so it is important to volunteer and help when you are able. Volunteering strengthens a community and allows us to care for others and give them the hope of a better tomorrow.”
Joe Mitzel – Vice Chairman
Joe Mitzel was appointed to assist the chairman in organizing the work programs and ensure within the terms of the council’s scheme of delegation that the programs have been completed.
Joseph Mitzel grew up in Madelia MN, after graduating in 1985 he joined the military. He served in the army for four years and was honorably discharged. He then worked for the Texas Department of corrections for nine years. In 1998, he joined the federal Bureau of Prisons and retired in 2018 after 20 years of service.
Sarah Miller – Board Secretary
Sarah is a native of Waldorf. Following her education at the University of Minnesota, she returned to the Waseca area in 1997. Sarah is employed at Dennis-Steffel-Omtvedt Funeral and Cremation Service. Sarah Miller was appointed to the board of the Waseca Area Caregiver Services in 2023. She currently serves as Secretary.
Minerva Gomez – Treasurer & Board Member
Minerva Gomez was appointed to Board Member of Waseca Area Caregiver in November, 2019. She is a fiduciary who steers the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as by making sure the nonprofit has adequate resources to advance its mission. She began serving as treasurer in August 2020.
Pastor Jon Shultz – Board Member
Jon Shultz was appointed to Board Member of Waseca Area Caregiver in June, 2023. He is a fiduciary who steers the organization towards a sustainable future by adopting sound, ethical, and legal governance and financial management policies, as well as by making sure the nonprofit has adequate resources to advance its mission.
Preston Mansfield – Board Member
Preston Mansfield grew up in St. Paul, MN and moved to Waseca in 2016. He was active in varsity sports and volunteering in High-school. He is currently a Pre-Med Biology major at Minnesota State University Mankato. Every week, He volunteers on campus with Student Health Services and tutors on campus as well as coaching soccer in Waseca. He joined WACS to provide services and support for aging adults, young adults and veterans in need of help.
Robert Hunter – Board Member
Robert Hunter became Board Secretary of WACS in Dec. 2019; his position is to record the minutes of each board meeting. What actions were voted on and what actions are being taken as a result.