Not afraid to follow her heart and make a change, Therese A. Boisvert is proud to have had two professions that allowed her to utilize her strengths to make a difference. Her journey began at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in pre-law studies and political science with a minor in sociology in 1982 and a Master of Science in education and library sciences in 1985. She then joined St. Francis Medical Center as an assistant medical librarian and Gundersen Lutheran as an occupational health department specialist. More than 26 years later, Ms. Boisvert proudly left corporate America in favor of the Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse because it felt like a good fit. She had always volunteered her time to help others, and the administrative assistant to the vicar role allowed her to use her accrued skills to do that professionally. Her responsibilities included working with permanent deacons, assisting the vicar of clergy with priests, and assisting the vicar general and vicar of clergy with their day-to-day communications.
Now, Ms. Boisvert has returned to health care as a credentialing compliance coordinator for Logistics Health Incorporated. The position entails maintaining records for physicians, physician assistants, dentists, nurses, and anyone else who provides services for military veterans. She also helps make sure that they have malpractice insurance, licensing, background checks, and training that are in order and up to date.
Ms. Boisvert has been recognized throughout her career for her contributions to her fields. She was named Professional Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women, and was included in the Sterling Registry of Outstanding Professionals, the Continental Who’s Who Registry of National Business Leaders, Stanford Who’s Who, and Presidential Who’s Who. She attributes her success to the support she received from her parents, who taught her to work hard and always be her best self, and her older brother. She also credits her dedication, organization, and time management.
In Ms. Boisvert’s free time, she enjoys needlepoint, ice skating, and reading. Additionally, she is on the policy committee of the Cathedral Parish Council of Catholic Women.