Wendy Biro-Pollard

Affiliated with Boardsource since 2014

About Wendy


Wendy Biro-Pollard is a Certified Volunteer Administrator and BoardSource Certified Governance Consultant. She has conducted webinars, keynotes, workshops and retreats for individuals in the public private sector, for state and national associations, corporate and community foundations, and faith-based and governmental agencies.

During her career, Wendy directed the Volunteer Center of Austin and large healthcare volunteer programs in Austin and San Antonio. During that time, she served on the board of a national professional healthcare association and as president of the Texas chapter. From 2016-2018, Wendy traveled with the Texas CASA executive team. She conducted board leadership training for CASA affiliates throughout Texas.

Wendy served on the national training team for VISTA Americorps for over a decade and on the national training team for Temple University’s boomer volunteer initiative. She provided training and coaching for the Kansas Volunteer Commission and the San Antonio Area Foundation’s skills-based volunteer initiatives.

Wendy is an adjunct faculty member for The Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College. She and colleague Kathleen McCleskey have taught a four-day Certificate in Volunteer Management course. She regularly provides board leadership classes as well.

Wendy and her husband live in the beautiful Texas hill country outside of Austin.

Consultant Information


Email: [email protected]

Website: www.wendybiro-pollard.com

Location: Austin, Texas

Areas of Expertise: Board culture and dynamics, Board ethics, Board roles and responsibilities, CEO-Board partnership , Governance structures, Strategic board composition

Areas of Engagement: Board education retreat or seminar, Ongoing governance coaching and advising, Governance structure and design, Large-group training or conference session

Mission Areas: Advocacy organizations, Associations, Community foundations, Corporate volunteerism programs, Family foundations, Founder-led organizations, Religiously-affiliated organizations, Small-budget organizations, Social justice organizations

Virtual Work Availability: Flexible, based on needs