Board of Directors:
Linda Krieg, President
Linda Krieg was named acting CEO of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children in March 2015. NCMEC is the leading nonprofit organization in the U.S. working with law enforcement, families, and the professionals who serve them on issues related to missing and sexually exploited children. Ms. Krieg previously served as executive vice president and chief operating officer. She joined NCMEC in May 2010 after a 20-year career with the FBI. As acting CEO, Krieg oversaw the organization’s staff, consultants, and volunteers, numbering more than 450.
As COO of NCMEC, Krieg oversaw the center’s federal grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. The grant – awarded annually to NCMEC since 1984 – funds the organization’s most critical work: its mission of bringing missing children home, stopping child sexual exploitation and assisting law enforcement. Krieg also played a key role in the center’s transformation of utilizing emerging technologies to help make children’s lives safer.
During her long career with the FBI, Ms. Krieg held a variety of positions. She served as on-scene commander in a command post investigation the disappearance of two young boys in Milwaukee. She also supervised the first deployment of the FBI’s Child Abduction Rapid Deployment Team.
Ms. Krieg was a founding member and team leader of the Chicago Evidence Response Team. She deployed and led the team during several major crime scene investigations, including the 1998 embassy Flight 4184 in Indiana. In 2000, Ms. Krieg was promoted to the role of a supervisory special agent in the Crimes Against Children Unit and served as the FBI liaison to NCMEC.
Ms. Krieg received a Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law and a Bachelor of Business Administration in marketing from Baruch College.
Since moving to Wisconsin Ms. Krieg was appointed to the Cedarburg Police & Fire Commission. In April 2016, she was elected to a two year term as an Ozaukee County Supervisor. In that capacity Ms. Krieg serves on the Public Safety Committee and other criminal justice committees.
John Renzelmann, Vice President
John is a seasoned commercial lender with Commerce State Bank and has enjoyed serving business clients for over 25 years in the Lakeshore region. John has expertise working with business owners on the challenges of managing their working capital needs and balance sheet, while structuring credit that solves immediate timing differences.
John’s past non-profit and leadership experience includes serving on Sheboygan County’s YMCA Board; Past Chair and Board member for Sheboygan County Junior Achievement; Past Member of The ARC of Fond Du Lac Board. John also completed multiple terms serving as Village Trustee for the Village of Kohler Board.
John and his wife, Alyssa, live in Sheboygan Falls with their young family and dog Marley.
Jennifer McCulley, Secretary
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Brian Gold, Treasurer
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Michelle Bersell, M.A., M.Ed., is the founder of The International Institute for Emotional Empowerment. Bersell’s work is known to support those who feel all other healing modalities have failed them, and supported those individuals to overcome suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety, and panic attacks in addition to physical, sexual, and emotional trauma. Rather than try to get rid of negative feelings, Bersell teaches how to use our emotions as our greatest allies. Bersell’s unique background as teacher, psychotherapist, author, and speaker has led her work to be feature in/on PBS, NBC, CPS, FOX and The Washington Post.
Diane resides in Oostburg and recently retired from Girl Scouts of Manitou Council as their COO. As Lifelong Girl Scout, she is truly passionate with what the Girl Scout Leadership Experience does for girls. She has had the opportunity to witness it in action as all four of her daughters were Girl Scouts and are very successful women today. After a 31-year professional career with the Girl Scouts, she recently retired and now volunteers for Manitou Council as their board chair. Diane holds a MCT in Non-Profit Management from the University of Wisconsin School Of Economics.
Dave Fischer is a CPA with 25+ years of financial experience in both private and public accounting along with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Marquette University. He has served on several Boards of 501(c)3 organizations and volunteers his time at several other organizations in Ozaukee and Milwaukee counties. Dave currently chairs LRCAC’s Building Committee and sits on the Finance, Fundraising, and Personnel committees. Dave and his wife Karen have been married for 33 years and are the very proud parents of two daughters.
Mike Foeger is a Detective with the Village of Jackson Police Department. He has worked with the Village of Jackson for over 20 years. He also currently works part time as a Captain with the Village of Newburg Police Department. He earned his Bachelors of Science Degree in Administration of Justice from Marian University, Fond du Lac.
Det. Foeger has attended numerous trainings through the State of Wisconsin regarding forensic interviews and crimes against children. He has investigated many crimes involving children who had to be forensically interviewed and has utilized child advocacy centers in Milwaukee, Waukesha, and Ozaukee Counties. Det. Foeger grew up in Ozaukee County where he currently lives with his family.
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Ms. Maule is a solo practitioner at the Law Office of Julie A. Maule, LLC in West Bend, Wisconsin. She received her undergraduate degree from Marquette University and her J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law. Ms. Maule has been practicing for 13 years. Her practice consists mainly of Guardian ad Litem work, Guardianships, Juvenile Law, Family Law, and Criminal Law. Ms. Maule is the past president and a current member of the Washington County Bar Association and a current member of the State Bar of Wisconsin. She has been married to my husband, Kyle Ressler, for 13 years, and they have four young children who keep them very busy coaching and volunteering.
Tamara Remington has been in law enforcement for 24 years, starting at San Jose Police Department in California and recently retiring from Sheboygan Police Department in Wisconsin. She has worked in various capacities ranging from Gang Detective to School Resource Officer, most recently as Detective specializing in Human Trafficking and working with high risk youth and runaways. She joined the Federal Anti-Human Trafficking Taskforce for Eastern District of WI in 2013 and in 2016 was part of the State taskforce team that developed the Child Sex Trafficking Indicator and Response Guide for WI. And was on the Advisory Committee for the WI State Anti-Trafficking DCF Board.
Ms. Remington remains dedicated to raising awareness and working towards prevention of sex trafficking by doing numerous Human Trafficking presentations and trainings throughout the state to a variety of audiences including law enforcement, educators, students/youth and community members. She volunteers with multiple non-profits including Convergence Resource Center (providing resources to survivors of trafficking) and STARS (supporting high risk youth in Sheboygan). She has worked many Human Trafficking cases over the years, taking cases both through state and federal courts.
Karl Williams, President of Waterstone Consulting, Inc., is a business leader and entrepreneur who understands all aspects of creating and growing businesses through results focused management, disciplined strategy, and an emphasis on strong branding and culture. Karl’s professional background includes:
- C Suite/Executive coaching
- Corporate strategic planning facilitation
- Privately held company equity transactions
- Professional staffing and technical services company(s) turnaround/rebranding/startup/growth
- Founding each of the Waterstone companies
In all leadership positions, Karl has delivered profitability, growth and administrative excellence, and is proud to have lead start-up operations of all Waterstone companies, which resulted in up to $92M of annual revenue.
A graduate of The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, Karl has deep experience interacting with all levels of management (middle to C suite), from Fortune 5000 companies, to $5B+ privately held companies, to small and midsized regional service and manufacturing companies. As CEO of The Waterstone Group, Karl developed highly effective teams and led administration, sales, and service delivery, always according to a simple and effective approach:
“The best part for me is enjoying great relationships with the best people around. I strive to deliver excellence with integrity and inspire stakeholders and peers to become the best they may be, with everyone having a great time in the process!”
Karl brings proven business experience and strong community relationships to his role as Director for the Lakeshore Regional Child Advocacy Center.
Karl enjoys consulting, facilitating, profit and not for profit board work. His personal interests and activities include “spare parenting” foreign children adopted into American families, organizing/facilitating operations at a children’s village in the Southern Philippines, car collecting, motorcycling, cycling and studying contemporary architecture and design. Karl, Grace and Jack reside in Sheboygan, Wisconsin.