Junior League of Raleigh to Hold Breakfast with Dr. Aldona Zofia Wos

April 13, 2015 Raleigh, N.C. – Dr. Aldona Zofia Wos will speak with members of the Junior League of Raleigh and the community on Wednesday, April 29, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at a breakfast hosted by the Government Relations and Public Affairs team at the Center for Community Leadership. Dr. Wos was appointed by Governor Pat McCrory to serve as Secretary of the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services in 2013. Dr. Wos has served on the UNC Board of Governors and on numerous boards of philanthropic and community organizations including the United Way of Greater Greensboro, Family Services of the Piedmont, Hospice Palliative Care of Greensboro, the National Conference of Community of Justice, Triad Stage Theatre and the Sterling South Bank & Trust Company. Presently, Dr. Wos serves on the boards of The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, The Institute of World Politics and the Council of American Ambassadors, all headquartered in Washington, D.C. Dr. Wos is well-known in the political and philanthropic community.

Dr. Wos was born in Warsaw, Poland. She earned her medical degree at the Warsaw Medical Academy, and completed her internship and residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Pulmonary Medicine in New York. Her experiences include time as a physician in private practice, corporate medicine, attending physician duties, clinical care, teaching and consulting for both hospitals and private industry.

Dr. Wos will discuss the importance of women in public service and her path to public service— including both her successes and obstacles. She will touch on what prompted her career in public service and will give advice on what it takes to start a career dedicated to public service. This event is free and open to the public. Organized by the League’s Government Relations and Public Affairs team, the event is designed to engage League members in the political process as well as educate League’s members about policy issues that are important to the League.

The event will be held at the League’s headquarters, the Center for Community Leadership (CCL), located at 711 Hillsborough Street in downtown Raleigh. The CCL is an affordable training and meeting space available to nonprofit organizations, businesses and community partners to receive training, problem solve and spark change.

About the Junior League of Raleigh

The Junior League of Raleigh is the local chapter of the Association of Junior Leagues International, an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable. The Junior League reaches out to women of all races, religions and national origins who demonstrate an interest in, and commitment to, volunteerism. Now in its 85th year, the Junior League of Raleigh boasts nearly 1,700 women supporting community organizations around Wake County.

About the Bargain Box

The Junior League of Raleigh’s Bargain Box sells high-quality, gently used clothing, accessories and household items provided by Junior League of Raleigh members and community donors. The Bargain Box also serves the community directly by providing much-needed items at greatly reduced prices, and by donating thousands of dollars in Bargain Bucks vouchers to human service agencies. The Bargain Box is located at 401 Woodburn Road in Cameron Village.