Meet Our Team

Amy Schaeuble (she/her)

Executive Director

Amy has over 20 years of non-profit experience serving the Greater Green Bay area.   Throughout her career, Amy has demonstrated a commitment to community service, a talent for mission-driven leadership, and a passion for meeting the diverse health and well-being needs of the Greater Green Bay community.  Amy enjoys being a partner in our shared mission to eliminate racism and empower women making a positive impact in our community.

Regan Dähnert (she/her)

Director of Operations

Regan has worked in a variety of challenging occupational settings including preventive care and rehabilitation in corporate, clinical, and collegiate environments. She enjoys meeting the needs of individuals as she coaches them toward achieving their unique goals. From newcomers to veteran athletes, each client brings a fresh and rewarding experience. Regan graduated from University of Wisconsin Stevens Point with a Bachelor of  Science degree in Health Promotion and Wellness with minors in Safety and Health Protection. Her certifications include: 500 RYT Yoga, YogaFit (Levels I, II, III and SeniorFit), AFFA Certified Personal Trainer, Keiser Cycling Certification, American Heart Association-CPR, Johnny G. Spin, American Lung Association-Freedom from Smoking Facilitator. She specializes in cardiac rehab phase 3 & 4, yoga, weight loss, and aquatics.

Teri DeGrand (she/her)

Aquatics Director

There is no shortage of testimonials for Teri, the Aquatics Director at the YWCA Greater Green Bay since 1990. Scores of swimmers and parents laud Teri for going above and beyond to not only help them in the water but help them become better people. The Milwaukee native has scored a number of noteworthy accomplishments – from coaching numerous swimmers who continued their career at the collegiate level to coaching teams to conferences and section titles. Teri’s words to live by are simple – “If you love what you do, you never work a day in your life.”

Sandy Ewald (she/her)

Finance Director

Sandy has a wealth of experience supporting the financial needs of organizations. She is thrilled to be using her expertise to further the YWCA mission of Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women, and promoting Peace, Justice, Freedom, and Dignity for all. 

Holly Herman (she/her)

Childcare Director

Holly has over 20 years of experience working with young children and families. She is passionate about  creating a childcare program where teachers are empowered, different perspectives are valued, and children flourish. Holly’s education background includes a BA in Social Change and Development from UW-Green Bay and a MS in Early Childhood Education from the Erikson Institute. In her free time she enjoys hiking, kayaking, gardening, reading, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

Andrea Huggenvik (she/her)

Social Justice Program Specialist

Andrea joined YWCA Greater Green Bay in April 2020.  Andrea brings with her a range of experience in higher education, workforce development, non-profit management, and teaching and presenting. She uses her background in psychology and neuroscience to bring developmental programming for people at any place on their anti-racism journey. As a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory, Andrea coaches individuals and groups in understanding their current relationship diversity and how to develop skills and attitudes that are richer and more inclusive. Andrea has earned bachelors degrees in psychology and political science and a masters in sustainable systems. For self-care, Andrea likes to knit, consume a lot of sci-fi, and follow around a husky.

Raquel Kaquatosh (she/her)

Women's Empowerment Center Coordinator

Raquel graduated from the University of Central Florida with her Master’s in Social Work. She has worked with women and families over the past 8 years as an advocate through case management and therapy services. She is passionate about serving underprivileged women and children, and striving for the advancement of all women.

Elizabeth Lister (she/her)

Member Services Coordinator

Beth has over 12 years of non-profit experience concentrating in customer service. She enjoys meeting new people, interacting with members, and helping to ensure that everyone’s experience at the YWCA is meeting their needs physically, emotionally, and socially.
She is originally from the Upper Peninsula and has lived in the Green Bay area for 7 years. In her free time, she loves to read, bake, cook, and most importantly spend time with her grandbabies.

Danielle Montague (she/her)

Childcare Coordinator

Danielle has worked in childcare since 2009 and holds an Associate’s Degree in Human Services from Rasmussen College. She is excited to be supporting early childhood development through her work in the classroom. In her free time she loves being outside, watching movies, taking photos, and spending time with her two kids. 

Catherine Sendelbach (she/her)

Women's Empowerment Center Coordinator

Catherine has over 20 years of experience serving the people of Wisconsin. She has a passion for supporting women, families, and children, and she loves helping people of all backgrounds to live the lives they want with dignity and respect. She is grateful to be a team member of the YWCA carrying out our mission.

Marla Sparks (she/her)

Director of Communications & Fund Development

Marla has over 20 years of experience serving members of Northeastern Wisconsin communities-always with the passion of stewardship and being mission focused.  She is very excited to be a part of the YWCA team and enjoys meeting our members, learning more about our community and working together to make Green Bay a more inclusive community and a better place to live, work, and play!  In her free time, Marla loves spending time with family, volunteering, and enjoying all seasonal Wisconsin outdoor activities and baking.

Board of Directors

Kimberly Dewane (she/her)

Financial Advisor | Wipfli Financial Advisors

Kimberly DeWane has a Bachelor’s in Personal Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Master’s in Business Administration from St. Norbert College and is a Certified Financial Planner™. She is a Financial Planner with Creative Planning where she prioritizes providing superior customer service while delivering innovative and effective solutions to help clients meet their goals. Kimberly also currently serves on the board of the Wildlife Sanctuary and is apart of the Green and Gold Gala Planning committee for Family Services. In her free time, Kimberly enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and two kids. 

Gail Enke, YWCA Board Treasurer (she/her)

SVP Regional Retail Manager/Private Banking | Johnson Bank

Gail is responsible for the administration and efficient operations of both the retail and private banking services in Northeast Wisconsin. Her goal is to maximize client satisfaction in an inviting atmosphere. Gail specializes in business development activities and strategies to increase bank awareness while introducing clients to a broad range of products and services. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, joined Johnson Bank in 2012 and has more than 20 years of experience in the banking industry. Gail’s community involvement includes Appleton Downtown Rotary Club, NeighborWorks of Green Bay and UW-Fox Valley Foundation Board.

Bridget Erwin (she/her)

Attorney | Hager, Dewick & Zuengler, S.C.

Bridget is an attorney at Hager, Dewick & Zuengler.  She assists her clients with a wide variety of estate planning matters, including wills and trusts, probate and trust administration, guardianships, conservatorships, special needs planning and marital property agreements. Bridget is a graduate of St. Norbert College and William Mitchell College of Law. Bridget is a board member for Wispact, Inc., the Neville Museum Foundation and the Estate Planning Council of Northeast Wisconsin. She is also a member of the Father Allouez Catholic School Site Advisory Committee. Bridget and her husband, Jeff, reside in Allouez along with their four daughters.

Gina Evans (she/her)

Vice President – Private Banking | Fortifi Bank

Gina is VP of Private Banking and a member of the Management Team at Fortifi Bank, a 140+ year old community bank headquartered in Berlin, WI. She has close to 30 years of banking experience and is a graduate of UW Milwaukee, where she earned her Bachelor’s degree in Marketing and Human Resources. Building strong relationships with her clients and being their “go to” person for whatever they need, giving them peace of mind, is what Gina loves most about her job. This is Gina’s second round as a YWCA Board member. Gina believes strongly in giving back to the community. Her past board involvement includes Literacy Green Bay, the Green Bay Rotary Club, the March of Dimes, Management Women, and the West De Pere Youth Organization’s Fast Break program. Gina believes we should all be willing to help each other to strengthen our community, empower each other and give everyone the opportunity to thrive, regardless of their challenges. Gina is married to Lane Evans, and has two children, Gehret and Brehna.

Patricia Falkenhagen, YWCA Board President (she/her)

Retired Administrative Professional

A native of Milwaukee, Pat spent 14 years in banking prior to becoming an Administrative Professional. During the 16 years she spent with a local telecommunications company as an Executive Assistant, Pat also become involved with the International Association of Administration Professionals (IAAP) and earned the Certified Administrative Professional-Office Management specialty designation. She  served in various roles on the WI Division Board of IAAP for five years, ending with a term as Division President. Currently retired, Pat continues to be involved in her church, most recently as Financial Secretary, and the community.

Pat has been volunteering since high school, fund raising for charities, assisting people with disabilities, tutoring literacy and ESL, teaching basic computer classes, mentoring through the Brown County PALS program, and assisting low-income families in need of diapers, clothing, and formula through the Love Life organization.

Kara Leiterman (she/her)

Media Relations Manager | Schneider

Kara Leiterman is a Media Relations Manager at Schneider and a five-time Emmy winning former Television News Producer. Prior to joining Schneider, Kara was the Media Relations Strategist at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. A driven storyteller and crisis communicator, she spent nine years in TV news in Green Bay, Milwaukee and the Twin Cities. Her journalism career lead her into public service with the Minnesota Department of Public Safety and later the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, where Kara was a spokesperson and social media Public Information Officer. For her, storytelling is about making a difference and changing lives. Kara holds a Bachelor’s degree in communications from St Norbert College and a Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Administration from Concordia University of Wisconsin. She also serves as President for the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Northeast Wisconsin. Kara lives in the Green Bay area with her husband and two daughters.

Rachel Maes (she/her)

Assistant City Attorney | City of Green Bay

Rachel graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with degrees in Political Science and Russian Language and Civilization, before obtaining her law degree from the Hamline University School of Law. Rachel currently is the Brown County representative on the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Board of Governors, she is on the Board of Directors for NeighborWorks Green Bay, and she is a founding board member of the Baird Creek Parkway Neighborhood Association. Rachel was named one of the Future 15 Young Professionals by the Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce in 2022 and one of the Top 40 LGBTQ Lawyers Under 40 by the National LGBTQ Bar Association in 2021. With a passion for advocating for justice and inclusion, Rachel engages in projects promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and access throughout the greater Green Bay Area. Rachel lives on the east side of Green Bay with her fiancée, Danielle, and her three children.

Amanda Markiewicz (she/her)

Strategy Advancement Advisor | Humana

Amanda is currently a Strategy Advancement Advisor at Humana and responsible for strategic development, internal communications, and organizational content development. Throughout her tenure at Humana, she has held various roles to include a focus on the associate experience, culture, engagement, communication, organizational effectiveness, and strategy advancement. Amanda’s passion for helping others is demonstrated through participation in the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Diversity & Inclusiveness Task Force and co-leadership of a Community Partners Meeting, allowing local organizations to engage in conversations that will help build a more inclusive community.

Lynn Meshke (she/her)

Owner | Lynn Meshke Communications LLC

Lynn holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master’s of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior from Silver Lake College. She has worked in corporate and non-profit communications for 20 years. Lynn is passionate about a wide variety of issues including disability rights, voter registration, inclusivity and female empowerment. She has volunteered with Syble Hopp School, Exceptional Equestrians, Coalition of Voting Organizations and the League of Women Voters of Greater Green Bay. In addition to being a small business owner, she is a wife and mother who enjoys cooking, traveling and collecting vintage clothing. Lynn hopes to draw on her communication skills to further the YWCA’s mission and to help make Greater Green Bay a more inclusive and welcoming community for all.

Lois Mischler (she/her)

President & CEO | Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin

She has been with Family Services for 35 years in various roles including Crisis Worker; Therapist; Manager and Vice President. Lois is involved with United Way Fox Cities Health Impact Committee and Connections for Mental Wellness. She is passionate about building partnerships to support our communities.

Charity Olson (she/her)

Senior Vice President, Personal & Corporate Trust Manager | Associated Trust Company

As Senior Vice President at Associated Trust Company, Charity Olson is responsible for the oversight and management of trust administration in the Green Bay market. Charity works with her team to put the client’s needs first and provide insight on Wealth Preservation, Estate Planning and employ Personal Trust and Risk Management strategies. She is responsible for overseeing the Corporate Trust Business Line of Associated Trust Company. Charity has a major in Public Relations Journalism and has done freelance writing for local publications. Passionate about her community Charity enjoys human interest stories. She believes that change starts at home and spends the majority of her free time with her family, which includes her husband, three children, two golden retrievers and a Beta fish. Charity tries to give an example at home by making her family a priority and then show the children the importance of giving back to the community. Active in her community, Charity has been the Co-Chair for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life Committee and has served on the Wellspring Advisory Board.

Amy Perrault (she/her)

Assistant to the Chairman & Chief Executive | KI

Amy Perrault holds a Bachelor’s in Business Management from Lakeland University-Wisconsin, a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership Administration from Concordia University, and a Certificate in Leading for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion from the University of Michigan. She is Assistant to the Chairman and the Chief Executive Officer of KI with a strong background in strategic planning, leadership, marketing, and project management. Amy enjoys being an active member of her community where she has offered her business acumen to All Saints Parish in Denmark, Wisconsin where she has served as a member of both their Finance Council and Personnel Committee. Amy is currently an Advisory Committee Member to the College of Business at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. She feels strongly about education and inclusion, and her values align perfectly with the YWCA’s mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

Tricia Piette (she/her)

Senior Deal Specialist | BMO Financial Group

Tricia recently moved back to the Greater Green Bay community, after spending several years working and living with her family in the Milwaukee area. She is a Commercial Deal Specialist for Corporate and Commercial Lending Operations at BMO Harris Bank. She has over 25 years of banking experience and has been employed by BMO Harris Bank for over 15 years. Tricia has a Bachelors degree in Family Social Science from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Through the years she has volunteered for many worthy organizations including Habitat for Humanity, Junior Achievement and Paul’s Pantry. Tricia is extremely excited about her role on the Board and is dedicated to living the YWCA’s mission statement of Eliminating Racism, Empowering Women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

Rebecca Pruess, YWCA Board Secretary (she/her)

Director of Marketing & People Operations | Flexagon

Rebecca is a 2011 graduate of Santa Clara University with a BS in Psychology. Since graduation she has worked at the American Foundation of Counseling Services, Schneider National, and is currently the Director of Marketing and People Operations at Flexagon. Rebecca has been involved in the community with the Neville Museum Foundation, The Volunteer Center, the East High Fine Arts Institute, and the Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay.

Pamela Schneider (she/her)

Tax, Business & Estate Planning Consultant | von Briesen & Roper, S.C.

Pam is a CPA and attorney with an LL.M, Doctorate Master’s of Tax, from Chicago Kent College of Law. She retired as a partner with Wipfli LLP in 2018, and has recently joined the law firm of von Briesen & Roper, s.c., as a tax, business, and estate planning consultant. Pam has served on many non-profit boards and committees including the executive committee for the Green Bay Community Foundation and a special-purpose/unique asset foundation for the Fox Valley Community Foundation. Pam also currently serves on the Planned Giving Committee at St. Norbert College. Pam is married to Chad and they have two children, Breanna and Alec. She enjoys spending time with them boating, staying active, and at many different sporting events.

Willow Stewart (she/her)

Marketing Communications Specialist | ABS Global

Willow Stewart earned her Bachelor’s degree in Communications & Media Studies and Graphic Design (St. Nobert, 2014) and her Master’s in Leadership & Organizational Development with a nonprofit emphasis (Lakeland, 2020). Although she has recently left the nonprofit workforce, her career includes experience in a variety of nonprofit fields: education, childhood safety, affordable housing, and healthy living. Willow coaches volleyball in her spare time at both the high school and club level. She’s passionate about empowering women and is so excited to move the needle by working with the YWCA.

Marti Teske (she/her)

Educator | Green Bay Area Public Schools

Marti is a 2009 graduate of Carroll University with a BS in Psychology. She has spent the last ten years working with under-served, at-risk, and low-income populations in the Green Bay community through non-profit home visitation and child protective services. She is endorsed by the Wisconsin Alliance for Infant Mental Health. She loved being able to serve teen parents and their children. Since fall of 2020 she has been employed by GBAPS at Preble High School in their Family and Consumer Education Department. Marti also spends her time volunteering for Habitat for Humanity and the Adolescent Parenting Coalition.

Jill M Thiede (she/her)

Associate Dean: Trades and Engineering Technologies | Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Jill Thiede has been a passionate leader in Engineering, Manufacturing, and Education for over 30 years. As an Associate Dean at NWTC, Jill supports several engineering technologies programs. She also co-leads a team developing Industry 4.0 strategies and pilot programs at NWTC that integrate manufacturing, engineering, and IT programs. Jill graduated from UW-Madison with a BS in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Cincinnati. She has worked for Eastman Kodak, Hewlett Packard, P&G, Rockwell Automation, and Paper Converting Machine Company. She is also a board member of KenyaHELP, a group dedicated to providing educational opportunities for economically challenged students in Meru, Kenya.

Alfiya Thomas, YWCA Board Vice President (she/her)

Managing Director Export Sales | Schreiber Foods

Alfiya is responsible for profitable growth of Schreiber Foods’ export business. She develops and executes strategy for selling goods to overseas customers, manages organizational resources and leads sales and customer service team members. Her work experience includes product management, brand building and international business development at Kohler Co. Alfiya received her Bachelor’s degree in International Business from Lakeland College and MBA with emphasis in Marketing from Marquette University. She resides in De Pere with her husband, daughter and son. Alfiya is passionate about building a diverse and inclusive culture in our community.

Katie Trulley (she/her)

Customer Contact | Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Katie Trulley is the manager of the Customer Contact team at NWTC and is a leader in DEI efforts at the college serving as the Diversity Team Chair and as a member of the Title IX Team. Katie is passionate about creating and maintaining inclusive communities that allow all members to thrive. She earned her Master’s Degree in College Student Personnel Administration from Marquette University in 2011 and her Bachelor’s Degree from Loyola University Chicago in 2007, studying Anthropology, Sociology and Women’s Studies.

Andrea Werner (she/her)

Senior Vice President | Bellin Health

Andrea Werner is a Senior Vice President for Cardiovascular and Pulmonology; Neurosciences, Orthopedics, and Sports Medicine; and Pathology and Radiology at Bellin Health in Green Bay, Wisconsin. Bellin Health serves a market of over 400,000 people across Northeastern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, with a mission and vision centered around becoming the healthiest population in the nation. Bellin is comprised of a 244-bed community hospital with proven excellence in heart and vascular care, Bellin Medical Group, Bellin Specialty Group, Bellin Psychiatric Center, Employer clinics, FastCare retail clinics, and Physician Partners, Ltd. As a Senior Vice President, Andrea is accountable for all strategic and operational results. These include business growth and development, quality and safety, financial performance, patient and provider satisfaction, and population health. Andrea has her BSW from Marquette University, MSW from The University of Iowa, and completed The Improvement Advisor Training Program with The Institute for Healthcare Improvement in Boston, Massachusetts. Andrea has worked at Bellin for over 20 years.