ABOUT WENDY VOET

Wendy-Voet-cropped-portraitWendy Voet is a non-profit leader and public health professional with over 20 years of experience working in the public and private sectors both domestically and overseas. Through her work, which has included building and administering several programs from the ground up, she has honed her skills in the areas of organizational management and growth, team building, strategic planning, evaluation, program innovation and partnership development.  She maintains an expansive network of professional connections in the Philadelphia region and beyond in the non-profit sector.

Before founding Voet Consulting LLC, Wendy Voet was the Executive Director of WOMEN’S WAY, an organization that fights for girls’ empowerment, human rights, economic equity and women’s leadership.  Within the role of Executive Director, she was responsible for maintaining and expanding the vision and mission of the organization through implementation of a newly developed strategic plan, overseeing all program initiatives and operations, strengthening fundraising efforts, creating a healthy supervisory and work environment for employees and managing the Board of Directors.  Prior to joining Women’s Way, Wendy was the inaugural Deputy Director of the Center for Public Health Initiatives (CPHI) at the University of Pennsylvania.  Key responsibilities within that role included strategic planning, program development and monitoring, development and management of external partnerships, and oversight of the CPHI steering committee and interdisciplinary workgroups.  While in that position she helped to establish a refugee health clinic at Penn Center for Primary Care and was honored with the Golden Door Award by Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS).

Ms. Voet has also worked as an Educator, Trainer and Program Officer and Director internationally and domestically through previous positions at Planned Parenthood, SIECUS, The Family Planning Council, JHPIEGO Corporation and in the Peace Corps in Niger, West Africa.  Wendy holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master in Public Health from Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.  She has held Adjunct positions at both the Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University and within the Master of Public Health Program at the University of Pennsylvania.