WAFCA Board of Directors 2022

Scott Strong, Executive Director, RISE Wisconsin

Mechele Pitt Shipman, CEO, Anu Family Services

Joe Arzbecker, Chief Operating Officer, Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan

Clarence Johnson, Executive Director, Wisconsin Community Services


Rosangela Berbert, Executive Director, The Samaritan Counseling Center of the Fox Valley
Derek Cortez, CEO, Chileda
Mark Elliot, Executive Director, Northwest Passage
Ann Leinfelder Grove, President/CEO, Wellpoint Care Network (formerly SaintA)
Alan Loux, President and CEO, Rawhide Youth Services
Crystal McClain, Executive Director, Revive Youth & Family Services
Vicky Raml-Glider, Executive Director, Genesee Lake School
Rachel Roloff, Executive Director, Tomorrow's Children
Jennifer Schmeichel, Executive Branch Manager, Bethany Christian Services
David Whelan, Vice-President - Child Wellbeing, Children's Wisconsin


Kathy Markeland, Executive Director

Kathy joined the WAFCA staff in January 2007 bringing a diverse public policy and member services background. In 2019, she was selected to serve as Executive Director to guide the continued growth of the Association and increase member capacity to deliver outstanding human services that help Wisconsin’s children and families to achieve their full human potential.  More about Kathy...



Emily Coddington, Associate Director

Emily joined WAFCA in 2019 following nearly 20 years of child welfare experience, including direct service, supervisory, and management roles. Emily’s career has focused on supporting and advocating for children, youth, caregivers and parents, as well as those connected to the county, tribe, state and non-profit workforce.
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Allyson Forseth, Behavioral Health Initiatives Manager

Allyson joined WAFCA’s team in October 2020, bringing a strong base of knowledge and experience in the field of education, as well as a lifelong passion for increasing access to mental health services. Her role focuses on WAFCA’s school-based mental health initiatives, coordination of continuing education, facilitation of communities of practice, research, and resource sharing. More about Allyson...