Director of Volunteer Services and Complementary Therapies, NorthStar Care Community
Detroit, MI, USA
Cohort: Points of Light, Detroit, 2016
Alison Wagner, as Hospice of Michigan (HOM) and Arbor Hospice’s Director of Volunteer Services and Complementary Therapies, is responsible for the activities of 21 staff members and 550 volunteers. Alison is committed to engaging volunteers to utilize their time and talents for their personal growth while benefiting the nonprofit hospice mission. Under Alison’s leadership, the Complementary Therapies program, which includes Music Therapy, Massage Therapy and Pet Visits, is expanding. Previous to joining HOM, Alison worked within the nonprofit sector in nursing education, economic development and the arts. Throughout her career, she has worked with volunteers, musicians, clinicians, donors, and has extensive event management and program management experience. Alison earned a Masters of Fine Arts from New York University, New York, a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, as well as minors in flute and piano from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. She also holds a Certified Nonprofit Professional credential from the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance.