Kathy Wildman / Board Member 2013 to Present
How are you actively and currently involved in same sex ballroom dance?
My involvement since early 2002, when I moved to the Navajo Reservation to work, has been mostly “virtual,” in that I keep up with people and events (including videos) online. I started learning same-sex partner dance in St. Louis in 2006 and have been an active, enthusiastic member of the group since. I’ve competed several times, with different partners, including in the OutGames in Vancouver. I now try to dance when I go to Albuquerque about once a month. My interest in serving on the NASSPDA board stems from wanting to stay involved in this community and to “give back” to it.
What relevant leadership experience, such as serving on a board of a membership driven or non-profit organization and/or experience in helping to create such an organization, do you have?
I’ve served on the NASSPDA board since the beginning of this year, when I was appointed to fill an empty position. In years past I’ve served on three not-for-profit boards, including a 3-yr stint as Treasurer for the First Unitarian Church in St. Louis. I provided managerial and financial assistance for various not-for-profits, formally and informally, in the ten years that I practiced accounting as a CPA. I’ve helped to organize conventions, produced theatre, and participated in one political campaign (the latter, in a national not-for-profit membership organization). My current position is as Chair of the Social and Behavioral Sciences division at a community college where I also teach psychology.