Marty Stanton - Program Administrator Marty Stanton is the Program Administrator for Waunakee Neighborhood Connection. Marty has over 30 years of non-profit and business experience, holding positions as program coordinator, marketing, business manager, grant writer, development director and board member. Her passion is people and she is always looking for opportunities to help people. The mission and vision of WNC speaks to her heart and gives her the flexibility to spend time with her family. WNC is the most inclusive nonprofit she has worked with. This is why she is willing to drive almost an hour one way to work for this organization. Life is about the people you help and the people you empower.
Amy Sampson - Project Coordinator Amy Sampson is Project Coordinator for Waunakee Neighborhood Connection. As Project Coordinator, Amy works behind the scenes of WNC to contribute to the success of programs, communications, and events. Her favorite part of working at WNC is the ability it gives her to serve the residents of Waunakee and the community. WNC’s mission parallels her passion of strengthening the community through connecting people to resources and empowering them in their daily lives. In addition to WNC, Amy works part time at the Waunakee Library, giving her an additional venue to serve our neighbors!
Board of Directors
Adam Bentley - Village Liaison Adam has worked in local government since 2010 and currently works for the Village of Waunakee. He holds a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Northern Iowa and a master’s degree in business from Texas A&M. He is the liaison to the WNC board from the Village of Waunakee. Adam recognizes the unique role WNC plays in supporting and building community in Waunakee.
Kari Davis Kari is the VP-Human Resources Director for the State Bank of Cross Plains. She has worked for the bank for over 12 years within the HR department. Originally from De Pere, Kari graduated from University of WI-La Crosse with a degree in Business Administration, emphasis Human Resources Management. Kari moved to Waunakee in 2015 with husband Tim and 3 children, Ella, Maggie and Jacob. Kari loves working for the bank as it allows her to continue to serve in various ways. She volunteers regularly at her children's school. Kari is excited to serve as a WNC board member as an opportunity for something that directly impacts the community she lives and works in.
Michelle Fraunfelder Michelle currently works as a stay at home mother to two amazing young boys. In 2016 she resigned from her position as secretary with the Elk River Area Food Cooperative in Elk River Minnesota to move with her family to the Madison area. She has experience with management, bookkeeping, accounting, marketing and personnel issues. Her professional background has been entirely based in the customer service / hospitality industry and has given her a strong passion for helping others and healthy living. She attended the College of St. Catherine in St. Paul Minnesota and has a health coaching certificate from the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. Her family was drawn to Waunakee because of the strong sense of community. She personally was drawn to WNC because of the strong sense of connectedness. She is blessed to say that volunteering at WNC has given me both! She is honored and excited about the opportunity to serve as a board member and believes whole heartedly that her love of people and commitment to the community will be a welcome addition to the board.
Jody Greiber - Treasurer Jody serves as WNC's treasurer. She has been committed to WNC's mission for over 10 years. As a family partner, Jody, her husband Greg, and their two kids actively support the community. "Our lives are blessed with wonderful families, true friends, a successful business and many other people and things within our community. These blessings are what encourage us to give back to the community and especially to those less fortunate or in need - like the people who utilize the services of WNC".
Jannina Killian - Secretary Jannina graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and has worked in Chicago, Milwaukee and Madison in advertising, marketing and sales. She paused from her professional career to be a stay-at- home mom while volunteering with Junior League of Madison, American Cancer Society, and then after moving to Waunakee became involved with WNC and Arboretum PTO. She encourages the community to join efforts in supporting the mission which serves as a necessary safety net for neighbors in need while providing student leadership opportunities and giving back of time and talents through volunteerism.
Tara Meester Tara serves on the Board of Directors and is a Moonlight Masquerade Mash committee chair. “I have been so inspired to live in a community where an organization like the Waunakee Neighborhood Connection exists. I couldn't wait to get involved and directly see the lives I would be impacting. It is so important as human beings and God's children to help when we see others in need. The WNC gives me a catalyst to do this which I am grateful for!”
Laura Meixner Laura grew up in Iowa and after living in Minnesota, North Carolina, and Washington state, was happy to relocate to Wisconsin with her husband Ryan and two boys Hudson and Harrison. Laura graduated from Bethel University with an M.A in Communication and currently works from home as a Digital Account Executive for Salem Web Network. Many of her clients are non-profit organizations and ministries. When Laura and her family moved to Waunakee five years ago, she was overwhelmed by the kindness of the people and enjoys serving on the WNC board helping to give back to the great community of Waunakee.
Jeff Statz Jeff is the Publisher of Waunakee Neighbors monthly magazine. Through his magazine, Jeff works daily to promote small businesses, residents and community organizations in Waunakee. Jeff believes that organizations like Waunakee Neighborhood Connection enhance the quality of life in Waunakee and foster the sense of community that is so often lacking in today's society. WNC's organizational model that allows clients to serve others offers both assistance to those in need and the opportunities for improvement, fulfillment and self-confidence.Prior to his role with Waunakee Neighbors , Jeff was Director of Operations for Applebee's in Wisconsin and was Owner/Operator of two golf courses, a ski hill and a small hotel.
Volunteer Leadership Team
Administrative Theresa O'Brien - since 7/2015
Adopt a Family Coordinator Dena Lenerz - since 2/2011
Bed, Bath, and Beyond 2nd Coordinator Kathy Voegeli
Bed, Bath, and Beyond Coordinator; Personal Shopper Karen Smith
Book Department Coordinator Aggie Steichen - since 2/2015
Calendars quarterly Colleen Woerner
Christmas Meal coordinator; Personal Shopper Tuesday Night Lead Carol Bleifield
Spanish translation; personal shopper; store volunteer Lidia Montilla - 3/2008
Clothing coordinator; Volunteer Handbook; eBay Jill Maxfield - since 7/2010
CRM entry - Client programs, transfer support Christine Erickson
CRM Entry - Monetary donations; Board member Michelle Fraunfelder - since 9/2017
CRM Entry - Store visits; Birthday Card coordinator Deb Grundahl - since 1/2009
CRM Entry - Volunteer Hours Nettie Lang - since 4/2018
Delivery/Pick Up - Play it Again, Half Price Books Mary Thompson
Donation Delivery/Pick Up Ronald Acker
English Group coordinator Laura Sowinski - since 8/2011
Front Desk Darlene Fenton - since 2/2017
Garage Sale online coordinator Christina Johnson
Garage Sale Price coordinator Karen Brewer
Front Desk Nancy Laubmeier
Historian Catelyn Crahen
Household and Toy Departments coordinator Jackie Erlandson
Household and Toy Departments coordinator Jan Erlandson
Lawn/tree/shrub maintenance Pat Maly
Personal Shopper - nights Thomas R Kreis
School Supplies coordinator Amy Guttenberg
Shoe Department coordinator; CRM entry - Volunteer hours Becky Jurkuta - since 2/2015
Sorting Room coordinator - clothing Jane Krantz - since 11/2017
Treasurer Jody Greiber
Vehicle Coordinator Rick Kessenich
Website - news feed only Becky Davis
Website Maintenance Coordinator Nick Winans - since 10/2014