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Jodi Mooney | Excellence in Executive Leadership

Jodi Mooney (right) with Volunteer Services Manager Danielle Brady (left)MAVA Excellence in Volunteerism Awards

Photo: Jodi Mooney (right) with Volunteer Services Manager Danielle Brady (left)

Each year, Minnesota Association for Volunteer Administration (MAVA) recognizes outstanding individuals for significant contributions to their community and the field of volunteerism. On November 8, the Crisis Nursery’s own Jodi Mooney was honored with the 2018 Excellence in Executive Leadership Award.

Jodi Mooney is a retired nurse and Research Director with a 20-year career in Interventional Cardiology Research at the San Francisco Heart Institute and the Minneapolis Heart Institute.

She is a member of the Greater Minneapolis Crisis Nursery Board, currently serving her eighth year. At the Crisis Nursery, Jodi has been a Parent Support Group childcare volunteer, a member of the one-year Volunteer Program Task Force, and has served as Chair of the Volunteer Advisory Council for seven years. Also at the Crisis Nursery, Jodi has been involved with the Cook for Kids program, the Skill-based Volunteer Program, the Former Board Member Engagement Program, the Formula for Hope event committee, and served on the Development Committee for eight years.

“Jodi is a dedicated champion and change agent in enhancing the experience of our volunteers,” says Danielle Brady, Crisis Nursery Volunteer Services Manager. “In her time leading the Volunteer Advisory Council, I am proud to say that we strive to and successfully reach our mission’s goals consistently. In my 12+ years working as a Volunteer Engagement Professional, I have never experienced someone so steadfast and supportive of the work I do every day. I believe that Jodi Mooney is a perfect example of Excellence in Executive Leadership in the support of volunteers and the people that lead them.”

Jodi also serves on the Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity Women of Habitat Task Force and Hope Builders committee. She was a member of the Parents Council at Miami University for four years, serving with her husband as National Chairs. She was on the Breck School Parents Association Board for nine years, chairing multiple volunteer committees and serving as Parents Association President. Recently, Jodi joined the Mill City Summer Opera Board. 

Jodi is a California native and has lived in Minnesota for the past 31 years. She resides in Eden Prairie with her husband, Dr. Mike Mooney. She has two sons, Ryan (28) and Michael (27).

Congratulations, Jodi, and thank you for everything you do for the kids and families at the Crisis Nursery!

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