On April 22nd, the IVAA Board of Directors accepted the resignation of Director Dessire Izaguirre of the R & D and Education Department.
This was not an easy decision, but Director Izaguirre and the IVAA Board felt this change was needed for the continuity of the Department.
Director Izaguirre has been experiencing many political issues in her home country of Venezuela and due to power and internet outages, has found it difficult for her to have a constant presence in her department. With the vacancy of her role, the Board held a special meeting and as a group made a decision to appoint Member Lisa Silva to fill this role for the remainder of Director Izaguirre’s term.
Ms. Silva has accepted the appointment and will serve in this role until April 30, 2015. Congratulations and thank you Lisa.
We continue to pray for Dessire and her family and send our thoughts and prayers to them all and hope for a quick resolution to the political issue affecting them all.
As the Director of the R & D and Education Department, Dessire was pivotal in implementing one of IVAAs newest benefits – the monthly Lunch ‘n Learn programs as well as starting the Cafe Virtual held monthly – which is a Coffee Chat in Spanish. The Board of Directors, on behalf of all members, offers our thanks to Dessire for her hard work and dedication since joining the Board in 2013. We know she will continue as much as possible volunteering within the department and appreciate her dedication to IVAA and the Virtual Assistance Industry.