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Ormond Beach Observer Friday, Sep. 10, 2021 1 week ago

Nancy Lohman elected board chair of the Council on Aging of Volusia County

Lohman has served on the nonprofit’s Board of Directors since 2011.
by: Guest Writer

by: Penny Young-Carrasquillo

Chief Development Officer, Council on Aging of Volusia County

Well-known community leader, businesswoman, author, and philanthropist Nancy Lohman was elected chair of the Council on Aging of Volusia County Board of Directors during the Board’s annual meeting on Sept. 2. She has served on the nonprofit’s Board of Directors since 2011.

In addition to numerous awards honoring Nancy Lohman and her husband, Lowell, they were recognized by COA in 2019 as recipients of the annual Glenn and Connie Ritchey Community Service Award for their charitable work in our community. Since that time, the couple launched the Lowell and Nancy Lohman Diabetes Prevention and Education Network and established the Lohman Center for Diabetes and Endocrinology at Halifax Health Medical Center. Nancy Lohman has also spearheaded fundraising efforts that resulted in the creation of a commemorative statue of educator Mary McLeod Bethune. The statue, to be placed in the U.S. Capitol, will be the first in the National Statuary Hall Collection commissioned by a state to honor an African-American — and only the tenth woman. In April 2021, Lohman published her first book, "Blossom: Cultivating More Joy and Success in Life and Business."

“Nancy is an incredible businesswoman, and she possesses boundless energy for those causes in which she believes," COA Co-Executive Director Eveline Kraljic said. "We are honored that she is serving as our board chair, and we look forward to the next few years under her leadership.”

“I’m delighted to be board chair of COA," Nancy Lohman said. “It’s an honor, particularly with such a stellar group of board members, excellent COA organizational leadership, and passionate associates and volunteers. We’ve all had times in our lives when we needed a helping hand, and it is rewarding to help provide that assistance to our seniors.”

Established in 1967, Council on Aging of Volusia, Inc. is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enrich the lives of our most vulnerable elderly citizens by providing needed services that enable them to remain safely, comfortably, and with dignity in their own homes. 

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