SACRAMENTO, CALIFORNIA, July 19, 2013
William “Bill” Hooper, President of the Kiwanis Family House Board of Directors, announced today that Charles “Charlie” Bussey, currently President of the East Sacramento-Midtown Kiwanis Club, has been hired to fill the newly-created position of Operations Manager of the Kiwanis Family House effective July 22, 2013.
Mr. Bussey, an alumnus of the University of the Pacific, is a 30-year member of Kiwanis and three-time president of the East Sacramento-Midtown Club. He spent 28 years in the title insurance industry, where he gained management, supervisory, staff training, customer service, and operations auditing experience. More recently, he worked as an account manager and government relations liaison for FDI Computer Consulting, advocating for state motor vehicle agencies across the country to adopt electronic title programs.
In addition to his extensive volunteer efforts in support of the Kiwanis Family House throughout his Kiwanis membership, Mr. Bussey previously served a brief temporary assignment on the KFH payroll. During that assignment, he supported the House Director by performing a variety of administrative support tasks and addressing several strategic plan action items.
Executive Director Dan Germain has expressed his gratitude to the KFH Board of Directors for its participation in the selection process and its support of the decision to hire Mr. Bussey. “With Charlie’s hire in advance of our 30th anniversary in 2014, I am even more excited about our prospects for achievement. His focused attention on daily operations and supervision will free me to build relationships in the regional non-profit community, partner hospitals, and across Kiwanis International. We aspire to increase our profile and secure additional financial support for the great work that we do. Now that Charlie is on board, I will invest considerable time and effort in this networking campaign.”
For 29 years, the Kiwanis Family House has provided temporary housing and support to more than 20,000 families of ill or injured patients being treated at UC Davis Medical Center and Shriners Hospital. This has been done with the support of approximately 90 sponsoring Kiwanis clubs in California and Nevada, as well as with countless volunteer hours from Kiwanis family members and the community at large.
Kiwanis International is a global service organization of members of every age who are dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time. Kiwanis members stage nearly 150,000 service projects, devote more than 6 million hours of service, and raise nearly $100 Million every year for children and families in their communities.
The Kiwanis Family House is a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization