Board of Directors:

 

John Renzelmann, 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.

 

Diane Cline, Vice President

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.

 

Jennifer McCulley, Secretary

Information coming soon.

 

Brian Gold, Treasurer

Information coming soon.

 

Matt Carlton

Matt is Senior Corporate Counsel at West Bend Mutual Insurance Company. His background features experience in practicing law across a variety of corporate and non-profit areas. This includes legal counsel to companies across diverse industries and support for various community initiatives. Matt pursued his undergraduate studies at Indiana University, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and German. Moving to Cleveland for law school, Matt graduated from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Matt and his wife Katie reside in Mequon, just down the road from where they both grew up. They are proud parents to a young son, and a rambunctious dog named Indiana.

 

Beth Ehlert

 

Information coming soon.

 

David Fischer

Dave is a charter member of the Board.  He is a CPA with 25+ years of financial experience in both private and public accounting.  Dave is a graduate of Marquette University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting.  He has served on several non-profit Boards and volunteers his time at several other non-profit organizations in Ozaukee and Milwaukee counties.  Dave and his wife Karen have been married for 36 years and are the very proud parents of two daughters.

 

Mike Foeger

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.

 

Kathy Geracie

Kathy has served on the Ozaukee County board for the past 15 years. In that time she has served as Vice Chair of the Board and a member of the Executive Committee. Kathy Currently is the Chair of the Health and Human Services Committee. Before joining the county board, Kathy served as the Director of the Sudden Infant Death Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin and served on the State Maternal and Child Health Board. Kathy is dedicated to the well being of children and families and  enjoys working with various boards and committees to help them achieve their goals.

 

Tamara Remington

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.

 

Lay Rosenheimer

 

Lay has lived his entire life in the West Bend area and was educated through West Bend Public School District. He has a Bachelors of Business Administration Degree in Finance from UW-Whitewater and a MBA from Cardinal Stritch University. Lay began his career in investment securities in 1983 at B.C. Ziegler & Company, also worked for Robert W. Baird & Company, and is currently employed by Stifel Financial in West Bend as a financial advisor.

Lay is the past president of the Milwaukee Bond Club and the current president of the Rosenheimer Cemetery Association, which is a private family cemetery located in Slinger, established in 1878. He is the former vice president and board member at FRIENDS, Inc. Lay resides in West Bend with his adult son, Matt. He enjoys outdoor activities, travel, and improving the quality of life in his community and the surrounding communities.

Karl Williams

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.