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 is proud to be a partner in our shared mission to eliminate racism and empower women and to make 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. From newcomers to veteran athletes, she enjoys meeting the needs of each individual as she coaches them toward achieving their unique goals. Regan graduated from University of Wisconsin Stevens Point with a Bachelor of Science 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

Teri has been the YWCA Greater Green Bay Aquatics Director since 1990 and is a driving force in our reputation for providing “the best swim lessons in town.” Generations of swimmers and parents alike credit Teri for going above and beyond to not only help them become good swimmers but better people as well. The Milwaukee native has scored a number of noteworthy accomplishments – from coaching numerous swimmers who went on to compete at the collegiate level to coaching teams to conference and sectional 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 use her expertise to help build a financially resilient and sustainable YWCA and further our 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 children flourish, teachers are empowered, and different perspectives are valued. Holly’s education background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Social Change and Development from UW-Green Bay and a Master of Science 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

With the YWCA Greater Green Bay since April 2020, Andrea brings with her a wide 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 to individuals at all stages of their anti-racism journey. As a qualified administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory, Andrea coaches individuals and groups toward understanding their current relationship diversity and how to develop skills and attitudes that are richer and more inclusive. Andrea has earned bachelor’s degrees in psychology and political science and a master’s degree in sustainable systems. For self-care, Andrea likes to knit, consume a lot of sci-fi, and follow around a husky.

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 YWCA experience meets their physical, emotional, and social needs. Beth 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 Degree in Human Services from Rasmussen College. She is excited to support 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 YWCA team member and is dedicated to carrying out our mission.

Marla Sparks (she/her)

Director of Communications & Fund Development

Marla has over 20 years of experience serving members of Northeast Wisconsin communities – always mission-focused and with a passion for stewardship. 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 more inclusive and a better place to live, work, and play!  In her free time, Marla loves spending time with family, volunteering, baking, and enjoying the great outdoors.

Board of Directors

Kimberly Dewane, YWCA Board Treasurer (she/her)

Financial Advisor | Wipfli Financial Advisors

Kimberly has a bachelor’s degree in Personal Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a master’s degree 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 a part 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. 

Aliskwet Ellis (she/her)

Senior Information Management Specialist | Oneida Nation

Aliskwet is 28 years old and an enrolled member of the Oneida Nation. She currently works in the Government Administrative Office for the Oneida Nation as a Senior Information Management Specialist. She has her Bachelor of Science in Sociology and is working towards her master’s degree in Public Administration at the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh. “The work the YWCA does is important to me because I believe in the mission to eliminate racism and to empower women. I learned at a very young age that women are powerful and can do amazing things; however, not all women have the accessibility to resources or economic advantages as others. The YWCA strives to provide those resources. The education on injustice is vital to me. I look forward to the opportunity to further educate myself through YWCA’s Social Justice Education Programs.”  

Gail Enke (she/her)

SVP Regional Retail Manager/Private Banking | Johnson Bank

Gail recently retired from Johnson Bank with more than 20 years of experience in the Northeast Wisconsin banking industry including both retail and private banking services. Gail’s community involvement includes Appleton Downtown Rotary Club, NeighborWorks of Green Bay, and UW-Fox Valley Foundation Board.

Gina Evans (she/her)

Vice President – Private Banking | Fortifi Bank

Gina is Vice President of Private Banking and a member of the management team at Fortifi Bank. 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. Gina believes strongly in giving back to the community and that 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. This is Gina’s second round as a YWCA board member, and she has also served on the boards of  Literacy Green Bay, Green Bay Rotary Club, March of Dimes, Management Women, and the West De Pere Youth Organization’s Fast Break program. Gina is married to Lane Evans, and has two children, Gehret and Brehna.

Chelsea Faase, Ph.D. (she/her)

Assistant Teaching Professor in the Leadership, Literacy, and Social Foundations Department | University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh

Dr. Chelsea Faase teaches in the Leadership, Literacy, and Social Foundations department at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. One of Chelsea’s greatest impacts on the Greater Green Bay community has been her leadership and coordination of the Girls Leadership and Development (GLAD Camp) Summer program at St. Norbert College. Additionally, Chelsea uses her knowledge, passion, and talents to support local nonprofits like the Greater Bayland Literacy council, where she sat on the executive board for multiple years, as well as Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Northeast Wisconsin for which she is on the board of directors. Chelsea has dedicated her life to empowering young girls, advocates for diversity and inclusion, and is always looking for ways to educate herself and others on systemic disparities that impact our community. This is why she is thrilled to be joining the YWCA board of directors as well. 

Patricia Falkenhagen, YWCA Board President (she/her)

Retired Administrative Professional

A native of Milwaukee, Pat has 14 years years experience in banking followed by 16 years as an administrative professional with a local telecommunications company. She was involved with the International Association of Administration Professionals (IAAP) and earned the Certified Administrative Professional-Office Management specialty designation. For five years, Pat served in various roles on the WI Division Board of IAAP, ending with a term as division president. Currently retired, Pat continues to be involved in her community and her church, most recently as financial secretary.

Pat has volunteered since high school, fundraising 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 is a media relations manager at Schneider and a five-time Emmy winning former television news producer in the Green Bay, Milwaukee, and Twin Cities markets. Prior to joining Schneider, Kara was the media relations strategist at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. 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 of 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 Hamline University School of Law. Rachel is currently the Brown County representative on the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Board of Governors, serves on the board of directors for NeighborWorks Green Bay, and is a founding board member of the Baird Creek Parkway Neighborhood Association. Rachel was named one of the Future 15 Young Professionals by 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 Greater Green Bay. Rachel lives on the east side of Green Bay with her wife, 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 with 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 Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce’s Economic Development Diversity & Inclusiveness Task Force and co-leadership of a community partners meeting which allows local organizations to engage in conversations that will help build a more inclusive community.

Lynn Meshke (she/her)

Owner | Lynn Meshke Communications LLC

Lynn has worked in corporate and non-profit communications for 20 years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in communications from University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior from Silver Lake College. 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 currently serves on the board of 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 help make Greater Green Bay a more inclusive and welcoming community for all.

Lois Mischler (she/her)

President & CEO | Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin

Lois has been with Family Services for 35 years in various roles including crisis worker, therapist,  manager and vice president. She is involved with United Way Fox Cities Health Impact Committee and Connections for Mental Wellness. Lois 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 as well as the corporate trust business line of Associated Trust Company. Charity has a degree 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 prioritizing her family and showing 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 holds a bachelor’s degree 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 and has 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 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, YWCA Board Secretary (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. Tricia has over 25 years of banking experience, 15 of which have been with BMO Harris Bank where she is a commercial deal specialist for corporate and commercial lending operations. Tricia has a bachelor’s 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 YWCA board and is dedicated to living our mission statement of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.

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 Greater 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 attending 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 from St. Norbert College and her master’s degree in Leadership & Organizational Development with a nonprofit emphasis from Lakeland University. Willow’s career path includes experience in a variety of nonprofit fields including education, childhood safety, affordable housing, and healthy living, and she has recently left the nonprofit sector to pursue her passion for agriculture. In her spare time, she coaches volleyball at both the high school and club level. Willow is 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 Bachelor of Science 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 and is endorsed by the Wisconsin Alliance for Infant Mental Health. Marti loved being able to serve teen parents and their children. Since Fall 2020, she has been employed by Green Bay Area Public Schools 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 has been a passionate leader in engineering, manufacturing, and education for over 30 years. As an Associate Dean at NWTC, she supports several engineering technologies programs and also co-leads a team developing Industry 4.0 strategies and pilot programs that integrate manufacturing, engineering, and IT programs. Jill graduated from UW-Madison with a Bachelor of Science 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. Jill 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 also 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 an 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 Manager | Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Katie is the manager of the Customer Contact Team at NWTC and is a leader in DEI efforts at the college, serving as chairwoman of the Diversity Team and 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 and her bachelor’s degree from Loyola University Chicago, studying anthropology, sociology and women’s studies.

Andrea Werner (she/her)

Chief Population Health Officer | Bellin and Gundersen Health System

Andrea Werner is a senior vice president for Cardiovascular and Pulmonology; Neurosciences, Orthopedics, and Sports Medicine; and Pathology and Radiology at Bellin Health and has been with the organization for over 20 years. She is accountable for all strategic and operational results including business growth and development, quality and safety, financial performance, patient and provider satisfaction, and population health. Andrea has her Bachelor of Social Work from Marquette University and Master of Social Work from The University of Iowa, and has also completed The Improvement Advisor Training Program with The Institute for Healthcare Improvement.