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Charlene Wandzilak, CAE

Title: Executive Director

Charlene Wandzilak, CAE, has been Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Medical Association (PVMA) since 2000. In this capacity, she also serves as the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Veterinary Foundation and the Chief Executive Officer of pvmaAssure Insurance Agency. From 2006 until its merger with PVMA, she also served as Executive Director for the Pennsylvania Veterinary Technicians Association. She has been actively involved with the Veterinary Medical Association Executives (VMAE) since 2004 and served as 2009 President. In 2016, Charlene earned her credential as a Certified Association Executive (CAE) from the American Society of Association Executives.

Charlene shares her home with husband Todd, 16-year-old daughter Olivia and 16-year-old stepson Tristan. The canine and feline members of their family are Emma, an 10-year-old German Shepherd; Roxie, a 12-year-old Jack Russell/Pug mix; Momo, a 12-year-old female tabby cat; and last but not least, Midnight, an 10-year-old male black cat. They live together in the sweetest place on earth- Hershey, Pennsylvania.

As an avid music lover, Charlene enjoys going to concerts and music festivals in her free time. She also loves to explore new places, near and far, experiencing new things, and checking off items on her bucket list, going to sporting events with her husband (Go Heels), watching her daughter Olivia play soccer, and spending time with friends and family.