Our Leadership Team

Michele Harris, President/CEO 

Tony Lawson, Vice President of Operations 

Matthew Weiss, Director of Operations 

Matt Darga, Director of Facilities & Sustainability 

Thomas Pittner, Director of Asset Protection 

Kirsten Jaeckle, Director of Marketing, Development & Strategy 

Elena Golden, Director of Mission Impact & Residential 

Sarita Mannigel, Director of Human Resources 

Micah Nickey, Director of Employment Programs 

Betzaida Vera-Heredia, Ph.D, Grant Manager 


Jessica Piatt, Board Chair
Old National Bank
Commercial Relationship Manager

Mary Theilen, Past Chair
American Family Insurance
Vice President Finance

Alex Ysquierdo, Member
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
Diverse Business Development Manager

Tom Stitgen, Treasurer
SSM Health Dean Medical Group
Regional Accounting Manager

Kathleen McNeil, Member-at-Large
Stafford Rosenbaum LLP

Kevin Fountain, Member
Exact Sciences Corporation
Director, Finance Shared Service

Hywania Thompson, Secretary
UW Credit
Union Technical Writer

Ben Schmidt, Member
Fiore Companies
Senior Vice President