St. Luke’s Auxiliary welcomes Field as new president

Published 10:38 am Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wendy Field is sworn in as president-elect for the St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary. Pictured are former president Jean Shumway, Virginia Clark, Wendy Field, Marcie Mack and Judy Lair. (photo submitted by Jennifer Wilson)

St. Luke’s Hospital Auxiliary has announced Wendy Field has accepted the role of president, replacing Jean Shumway, who served as auxiliary president for three years. In her new role, she will also serve on the hospital’s board of trustees.
Shumway said she is excited to see Field take on the role as the new president.
“She brings new ideas and is organized, friendly and personable. Her previous experience working with volunteers will be invaluable,” Shumway said.
Field began volunteering at St. Luke’s Hospital at the registration desk a little more than a year ago after she served as a reference for a friend. As someone who had always worked, she said she was looking for something meaningful to do.
After interviewing and coming to St. Luke’s Hospital for a tour, she said, “Immediately I was impressed by how friendly everyone was, and the positive energy.”
Originally from New Jersey, Field has worked in real estate as an agent and was a broker-in-charge of a New Jersey GMAC office and a Pennsylvania office, having brokers’ licenses in New Jersey, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. After she moved to Lake Lure to be closer to her children and grandchildren, she was broker-in-charge of LakesEdge Realty in Lake Lure, N.C.
“As president of the auxiliary, I wish to continue in the spirit of the organization,” Field said. “It is an outstanding group of dedicated volunteers, who not only give of their time and talent, but their spirit. As with any other non-profit, we need to revisit recruiting additional volunteers, and finding new venues for fundraising.”
In her free time, she also volunteers as a member of the vestry at the Church of the Transfiguration in Lake Lure and has worked on Lake Lure’s Olympiad Committee. Field also likes reading, travel and antiques and enjoys spending time with her four children, seven grandchildren and great-grandson.
For more information or to volunteer, please call 828-894-0895.
– article submitted by Jennifer Wilson

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