Ruthanne Warnick, an active member of Hadassah for the past 20 years, has been installed as president of the organization’s Southeastern Region and as a national board member of Hadassah. In addition to the Greater Atlanta Hadassah chapter, the Region comprises more than 6,000 members and associates in chapters throughout Georgia, South Carolina and the Asheville and Hendersonville areas of North Carolina.
As Hadassah recently entered its 100th year, Rachel Schonberger, outgoing Region President, noted, “Ruthanne is an outstanding leader with the vision to guide the Southeastern Region into Hadassah’s second century. It’s my pleasure to hand the gavel to a most capable president.”
“I am proud and excited to be leading the Southeastern Region as we approach Hadassah’s centennial. In the nearly 100 years since its founding, Hadassah women and supporters have channeled their passion and commitment through volunteering, fundraising, outreach, advocacy, and engaging the mind, the heart and the soul,” Warnick said. “Our life-saving and life-changing work impacts people throughout the world. It's a remarkable organization."
As she takes on her presidential role, Warnick leaves a post as organization vice president for Hadassah’s Southeastern Region. Other earlier Hadassah Region positions include: leadership/training vice president, fundraising vice president and recording secretary. For the Greater Atlanta Hadassah Chapter, she has served as president, co-vice president of membership, and vice president of education. And for the Nes Harim Group of Greater Atlanta Hadassah, she has been both president and vice president of membership. Warnick also served as vice president of membership for Hadassah’s chapter in Huntsville, Alabama, where she lived for several years prior to moving to Atlanta in 1996.
“Ruthanne's skills and experience gained from her myriad Hadassah positions, as a former board member of Temple Kehillat Chaim, and as a business owner with her husband, Larry, have prepared her well for her new role,” Schonberger said. “Her particular expertise in leadership development will enable her to steer our efforts in identifying and developing the next generation of leaders who will ensure Hadassah’s success for the next hundred years.’
Warnick and her husband live in Roswell, Georgia, and have two grown children.
About Hadassah and its Southeastern Region
Founded in 1912, Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America is the largest women's, largest Zionist, and largest Jewish membership organization in the United States. In Israel, it supports medical care and research, education, youth institutions, and reforestation and parks projects. In the United States, Hadassah promotes health education, social action and advocacy, volunteerism, Jewish education, Young Judaea and connections with Israel. For more information, please visit the web site at www.hadassah.org.
Hadassah’s Southeastern Region comprises more than 6,000 members and associates who come together to raise funds in support of Hadassah’s projects in Israel and the United States; to promote issues of women’s health and family well-being; to study; to educate; and to connect with each through a common mission. Visit the Southeastern Region website at http://www.southeastern.hadassah.org.