WesleyLife Announces Two Key Leadership Hires     

October 16, 2019

JOHNSTON, IOWA–In its 73rd year as a comprehensive provider of services for older adults, WesleyLife has announced the addition of two key leadership hires.

A financial leader with a breadth of expertise in healthcare and a vision for the future of senior housing, Conrad Hanson joins WesleyLife as Controller.

In this enhanced role that represents an elevated investment in the support of the organization’s growth and development, Hanson will assist in further positioning the organization to help older adults live lives of enhanced health, well-being, purpose, and meaning, wherever they call home.

Hanson comes to WesleyLife from UnityPoint, where he served as a Regional Finance Director with significant responsibility for finance, accounting, reporting, and internal control functions. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant, and prior to his time at Unity Point, he served in CFO, CPA, and senior management roles in large public accounting firms.

A philanthropic leader with a wide-ranging experience in not-for-profit fundraising and a vision for the future of senior housing, Charles “Chad” Vogel joins WesleyLife as Vice President of Philanthropy, a newly created position that represents the organization’s elevated commitment to philanthropy as part of its strategic vision.

Vogel brings more than 20 years of experience in fundraising to WesleyLife. He most recently served as Vice President of Philanthropy and Community Engagement for YSS, a community-based youth services organization headquartered in Ames. Before that, he served as Associate Dean of Development for the College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences at the University of Illinois. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Dakota Wesleyan University and will complete his doctoral dissertation in December.

“We are pleased to add leaders to our team who are well-equipped to enhance our mission and vision on behalf of the individuals we serve,” said Kretzinger. “As increasing numbers of individuals seek our well-being network—from services at home to our 10 communities across Iowa and into western Illinois—we’re called to help people live as healthily as they can, wherever ‘home’ happens to be. The experience and vision of both Conrad and Chad will help keep us well poised to meet that challenge.”

Certified as a Great Place to Work, WesleyLife offers health and well-being services in 15 Iowa counties through its 10 communities, award-winning Adult Day programs, and an array of home and community-based services. In July of this year, WesleyLife expanded to eastern Iowa and western Illinois in partnership with Genesis Health System via a new organization, WellSpire.

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