Koerselman Named IACP Community Builder Award Winner

On May 7, at the Iowa Association of Community Providers’ (IACP) Annual Conference & Trade Show in Coralville, Iowa, Sharon Koerselman was honored as a recipient of the organization’s Community Builder Award.  The Community Builder Award recognizes the essential role of supervisor who lead their company’s efforts in delivering extraordinary service for vulnerable Iowans.  Known in the industry as Frontline Supervisors, these leaders fervently pursue the vision of helping individuals in their pursuit for independence.

Sharon Koerselman, has been a key contributor to providing Purpose, Privacy and Dignity to the individuals served by Village Northwest Unlimited for more than 45 years.  In addition to supporting those served by VNU, Koerselman has supervised a countless number of staff members in her many years of dedicated service.  She has modeled to her staff what it means to build successful lives through opportunities and choices.  Sharon is always looking for opportunities for community inclusion in the areas of employment, leisure activities and outings.  She challenges people to find new ways to enhance their lives, both those served and those providing the services.

VNU is thrilled that IACP has recognized Sharon Koerselman with their Community Builder Award for Frontline Supervisors.  It is a great way to recognize Sharon for her many years of dedicated service in supporting and advocating for persons with disabilities.

Justin Jonas, CFO and Mag VanderWilt, Community Program Director, accompanied Koerselman to the awards ceremony in Coralville.  Vander Wilt nominated Sharon for the award.  Koerselman is the third VNU employee to receive this honor since 2020.