Pennsylvania Outdoors Veterans Inc
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Pennsylvania Outdoors Veterans Inc
The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.
Mr Ryan Patrick Bowman
Ryan Bowman is the Founder and Executive Director of Pennsylvania Outdoor Veterans, Inc. Mr. Bowman created Pennsylvania Outdoor Veterans after serving with the Pennsylvania National Guard with the 56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT) and the 556th Military Intelligence Company as Human Resource Manager in 2009. He realized the struggle in coming home and found himself struggling and adjusting to daily living.
Mr. Bowman is a career Emergency Medical Technician for the past 20 years and served with a number different department throughout the northeast region of Pennsylvania. He has four (4) children-Dawson, Mckenzie, Grace and Tori.
Lisa Wetzel is a military veteran who served in the United States Army Reserve and a combat veterans of Desert Storm/Desert Shield and took on the role of President in 2021. Lisa is a Registered Nurse with Lehigh Valley Hospital Health Network.
Pennsylvania Outdoors Veterans IncOfficers, directors, trustees, and key employees
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Pennsylvania Outdoors Veterans IncBoard of directors
as of 04/27/2023
Board of directors data
Mrs. Lisa Wetzel
Pennsylvania Outdoor Veterans
Term: 2021 - 2023
Board leadership practices
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Board orientation and educationDoes the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
CEO oversightHas the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
Ethics and transparencyHave the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
Board compositionDoes the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
Board performanceHas the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes
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Race & ethnicity
Equity strategiesLast updated: 01/14/2021
- We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
- We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
- We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
- We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
- We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
- We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
- We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
- We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
- We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
- We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
- We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.