After 20 years at Community Services Agency, Associate Director Maureen Wadiak is set to retire in October.
“While we knew this day was coming, we are so sad to lose Maureen,” said CSA Executive Director Tom Myers, who worked alongside Wadiak for the past 18 years. “If anyone deserved a great retirement, it’s Maureen. We wish her the very best on the next leg of her journey.”
Wadiak joined the CSA team in 1997 as director of programs and moved into her current position in 1999. As associate director, she supervised program staff, evaluation and quality assurance. She also oversaw government contracts, funding proposals and outcome evaluations throughout the agency.
In addition to her work at CSA, Wadiak was an instructor of social work at San Jose State University and served on the Santa Clara County Senior Care Commission, as chairwoman of the Silicon Valley Oral Health Collaborative and on the Second Harvest Food Bank Advisory Board, where she received the McCown/Takalo Advocacy Award in 2012.
Wadiak is slated to receive one of CSA’s four “Hometown Heroes” awards at the organization’s annual recognition breakfast Friday at the Computer History Museum.
For “Hometown Heroes” tickets, visit csacares.org/events.