YWCA Women Of Vision
YWCA Women Of Vision

Congratulations to the 2022 Women of Vision Honorees

YWCA Wausau announces the 29th annual Women of Vision recipients and event details.

The 2022 Women of Vision honorees will be spotlighted at the luncheon on Friday, May 20th at 11am at the Hilton Garden Inn. Attendees will hear stories from our recipients about their work and volunteer involvement that has made significant contributions to our communities.

Register for this event at 11am on Friday May 20, 2022 at the Hilton Garden Inn, a virtual option is available. Tickets are available visit the YWCA Wausau website: ywcawausau.org or go to the following link: https://womenofvision2022.eventbrite.com

Women of Vision is a longstanding YWCA tradition in our community. The annual event celebrates women who help others and have a vision to make the community a better place. Our 2022 keynote speaker is Julie Willems Van Dijk, Retired Deputy Secretary, Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Over the last four decades, Julie Willems Van Dijk has led work to build healthy communities at the local, state, and national level. We will reflect on the successes and challenges to making Marathon County and Wisconsin the healthiest places to live and explore what each of us and all of us can do to continue to create healthy communities for future generations.

This year’s Women of Vision recipients are:

LaTanya Campbell is both a role model in both her professional and personal life. LaTanya is a single mom with four beautiful children who has worked full-time while continuing her education and being a very active member of our community. As a social worker for the Woman’s Community, she has helped connect survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking to services and resources to empower them to become safe, stable, and self-sufficient. She has recently completed her master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling from Capella University and is a member of the American Mental Health Counselors Association and Chi Sigma Iota. After completing her degree, she has accepted a position as a Child and Family Therapist at the Center for Well Being here in Wausau. LaTanya is an active community member who strives to bring diversity, equity and inclusion to the Wausau community.

MaiGer Moua is a dedicated professional committed to making our community a better place. She has dedicated her life to the mental and physical well-being of others. This is demonstrated by her previous work as Director at the United Way 211, as a Crisis Operation Manger at North Central Health Care, and now as a Student Success Advisor at North Central Technical College. She also is an adjunct instructor in Asian American Studies for the University of Stevens Point. In addition, she is a proud mother of four. She received her Master of Art in US History at the University of Wisconsin Madison. She believes strongly about educating the community about the importance of diversity and how it enriches our community.

Tara Draeger is a woman who envisions a healthy Marathon County and continually seeks ways to support activities and organizations that work toward that vision. Tara’s efforts have inspired broad changes to deliver programs that improve the physical and mental health of Wausau and the surrounding area. Tara graduated from the UWSP with a degree in Health Promotion/Wellness, CHES Certification, and massage certificate. She is currently the System Director of Community Health Improvement for Aspirus Health System (2014-present) and Interim Executive Director of Aspirus Health Foundation (since 2020).Tara is an advocate for recovery and mental health services. As the co-founder of a local participatory mural arts program, Rise Up Central Wisconsin (“RISE UP”).

YWCA Wausau also presents scholarships to area women who are attending higher education in 2022. Our recipients this year are:

  • Stella Harder- Wausau West
  • Kiki-Liss’s-Gravemade- Wausau East
  • Katherine Rauscher- Wausau East

Each of these young women have excelled academically, contributed to their community, and have a promising vision for their future. Former Women of Vision make financial contributions to make these scholarships possible.

YWCA is grateful for local sponsors for the event which includes: EO Johnson, Connexus Cares, Greenheck Group, Aspirus Health, UMR, Ruder Ware, Wipfli, Peoples Bank, WoodTrust Bank, Mountain View Montessori, CM Cares, WAOW, Associated Bank, Rotographic, and CVA.

For more information contact: samwederath@ywcawausau.org