Lloyd VanderKwaak, EdD has served as the President/CEO of ChildServe in Des Moines, Iowa since 1992 and previously as the Director of Client Services at Hope Haven in Rock Valley, Iowa. His first board experience was working for a Board of Directors as a very young executive director in a small Wisconsin nonprofit organization called Society’s Assets, Inc. Since then he has accumulated a wealth of experience working for boards, serving on boards, consulting with boards, and commiserating with colleagues about their board experiences.
Lloyd recently completed a doctoral research study on governance, leadership, and partnership within nonprofit organizations. The doctoral dissertation entitled The Governance Partnership in Nonprofit Organizations: The Board Chair and the Chief Executive was completed in 2008.
Lloyd has a bachelors degree from Dordt College in Sioux Center, Iowa, a Masters of Public Administration degree from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and a Doctorate of Education in Organization Development from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota.
Lloyd has been married to Vicki, a social worker and therapist for 34 years; is Dad to six adults and their spouses; and Papa to six grandchildren. He is a slow marathoner having completed 16 marathons and planning on the 17th in the fall of 2012.
Governance Partnership Experience
For more than 20 years he has been at the intersection of governance and organizational activity at ChildServe. The President is a member of the Board of Directors, and as the CEO he leads the organization.
Lloyd has been able to construct a partnership type of relationship with the governance and organizational leaders. The success of that partnership has positively impacted the growth and development of ChildServe its mission to children with special health care needs since 1992. The organizational development and growth was guided through the strategic planning process. That process produced strategic plans that served as a road map for governance and the organization as it extended the mission from 125 children in 1992 to more than 28400 children in FY 2012.
The success of that partnership with governance and organizational leaders led him to explore that nature of that relationship in his doctoral research at the University of St.Thomas in Minneapolis, MN. What emerged from the doctoral research was a new theory on Governance Partnership. The parameters of the research and its findings are documented in his doctoral dissertation entitled: The Governance Partnership in Nonprofit Organizations: The Board Chair and the Chief Executive.
Lloyd has served on the boards of directors of many nonprofit human service and mental health organizations as well as several college boards of trustees. In many of these situations he also served as the chair of the board. These experiences have shaped his view of nonprofit governance and the importance of the governance partnership.
Lloyd is available on a limited basis to consult with boards of directors and organizations as they seek to develop effective leaders, strong boards and healthy nonprofit organizations.
You can email him at email@example.com