WAFCA Board of Directors 2017

Amy Herbst, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Ron Hauser, Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin & Upper MI

Jeff Vande Leest, Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin, Inc.

Kim Ray, Genesee Lake School

Ricardo Cisneros, Catholic Charities of Milwaukee
Cathy Connolly, St. Charles Youth & Family Services
Susan Hubbell, Bethany Christian Services
Kelli Kamholz, Positive Alternatives
Lynn Brady, Journey Mental Health Center
Hugh Meyers, Orion Family Services
Kristi Nelson, NW Counseling & Guidance Clinic
Tita Yutuc, Family & Children’s Center
Teri Zywicki, SaintA


linda hall

Linda Hall, Executive Director

Linda Hall brings to her role as Executive Director more than thirty years of public policy experience at the local, state and national levels.  Hall draws on that experience as she supports WAFCA and its member agencies in partnering to improve lives.  More about Linda...


kathy markeland

Kathy Markeland, Associate Director

Kathy joined the WAFCA staff in January 2007 bringing a diverse public policy background. In her role as Associate Director, she tracks state and federal public policy trends, monitors state agency activities, implements WAFCA policy priorities, coordinates initiatives, and organizes WAFCA-CE.  More about Kathy... 


rachel kruse

achel Kruse, Office Manager & Events Coordinator

Rachel joined the WAFCA staff in the fall of 2016. A UW-Whitewater graduate, she most recently worked with the Wisconsin Campus Compact (WiCC), a membership organization based at the University of Wisconsin – Extension with a mission to strengthen civic engagement and service-learning partnerships between Wisconsin’s post-secondary institutions and the communities they serve. More about Rachel...