January 18, 2013 – Ladysmith, WI – Indianhead Community Action Agency (ICAA), the WISCAP member agency serving Burnett, Clark, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor and Washburn counties, has announced the selection of Pamela Guthman as ICAA’s new Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
Ms. Guthman brings to ICAA extensive community-based, social service experience. Having spent 20 years of her career in the field of public/community health, she has experience in program planning and implementation, collaboration, coalition building, coordinating, and facilitation of programs at local, regional and state-wide levels. Her work reflects the value of social justice and advocacy for vulnerable populations through a philosophy that addresses the social, economic, and educational determinants of a population’s general health; bringing to her new position her skills as an evidenced-based, mission-driven, innovative educator and leader. Ms. Guthman, originally from Lake Holcombe, has a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, has several additional certifications, is presently a Doctoral Student at the University of Minnesota, and is currently employed by the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire College of Nursing & Health Services.
Ms. Guthman’s anticipated start date is February 18, 2013, when she will begin a three-month process working closely with the leadership staff and current CEO Brett Gerber to become oriented to ICAA.
Current ICAA CEO Brett Gerber announced his departure in December 2012. Following eight years with ICAA, he will serve as President of Impact Seven. Mr. Gerber has been performing the dual roles as CEO of ICAA and President of Impact Seven since December 2011.