South Santa Clara Valley Leadership Janet Hagemann YMCA - Mt. Madonna It was through a fellow classmate in her 1996 Leadership Morgan Hill class that Jan became involved with the Mt. Madonna YMCA. She volunteered to help with the annual Community Support Campaign and from her interaction with the Y she was hooked. She has participated in every campaign since, serving as a campaigner, Team Captain, Division Manager and Campaign Chair. Jan joined the Board of Managers in 2000 and has served two terms as the Board Chair. Jan and her husband Jack were selected as the 2002 MM YMCA Volunteers of the Year. Jan is a Lecturer Emerita, Department of Justice Studies, having retired from San José State University in 2012. During her tenure at SJSU she was named San José State University Outstanding Lecturer and Justice Studies Distinguished Alumnus. In 2014 the Justice Studies Department created an award in her honor recognizing individuals who make extraordinary contributions to the department. The Mt. Madonna YMCA is celebrating our 30th years serving the communities of Gilroy, San Martin and Morgan Hill. The Y is a non-profit organization that provides programs and services in youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Rochelle Woodward St. Joseph’s Family Center Rochelle joined the St. Joseph’s Family Center Board of Directors in 2008 to replace a prior board member that was also a lawyer. Since then, she has reviewed and updated the Bylaws and helped drive the drafting and adoption of a 5-year Strategic Plan, which helps to keep the mission and primary objectives of the agency at the forefront as day to day decisions are made. One of the Board’s primary responsibilities is fundraising and Rochelle says she has “thoroughly enjoyed being involved and participating in SJFC’s two annual fundraisers over the years…both of these are fun events (with great food!) that are generously supported by the wonderful community that we live in. The mission of St. Joseph’s Family Center is to improve the quality of life through comprehensive services that help establish food security, shelter, gainful employment and other opportunities toward achieving self-sufficiency. The history of St. Joseph’s Family Center is a testament to grassroots efforts to create change locally. Today, SJFC is the giving arm of a consortium of local churches, businesses and individuals. Though St. Joseph’s has changed in many ways over the 30 years, the vision remains the same: to improve the quality of life for under resourced families and individuals and be responsive to the ever changing needs in our community.