Social Worker and Community Advocate Bonnie Boyce-Wilson has been chosen to lead the Board of Directors at Northwest Valley Connect as of January 1, 2017. Boyce-Wilson was elected at the Board’s December 13 meeting.
The local nonprofit operates a Call Center that “connects” homebound adults and those with various disabilities to an appropriate transportation provider. The nonprofit also has its own volunteer drivers that use their own vehicles to transport clients to doctors’ appointments, grocery shopping and various social activities.
“We are delighted to have someone of Bonnie’s passion and experience to lead our Board,” said Kathy Chandler, the agency’s Executive Director. “As a young nonprofit, Northwest Valley Connect depends on its Board to play a host of important roles in developing its programs and an effective outreach to the communities where we serve.”
Boyce-Wilson has a Master’s Degree in Social Work and has lived in Arizona for 18 years. She is active in the League of Women Voters and the American Association of University Women, and considers herself a political activist, previously serving as Public Policy chair and registered lobbyist with both organizations. She taught at the Master’s level in the graduate schools of social work at both ASU and the University of Denver, teaching practice and policy. She also worked for ten years as a Social Worker for Hospice of the Valley.
Raised in Colorado, Boyce-Wilson received her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Denver. Her career employment was in the field of child protection, where she retired as Child Welfare Division Director at the Colorado State Dept. of Human Services. She was involved in drafting legislation, working closely with and testifying before the Colorado legislature.
Boyce-Wilson is a board member for Emerge Arizona and the League of Women Voters and chairs the Northwest Valley Community Transportation Stakeholders Group.
She lives in Sun City West, is married with 2 children, 5 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. She is active in her church and enjoys travel, hiking and writing.