Board Academy



  • Murali Balakrishnan
    Exploring nonprofit board opportunities
  • Eric Breiland
    Trout Museum of Art, 922 Ministries, Brigade Air
  • Kim Craddock
    Fox Valley Veterans Council; Beaming LLC
  • Cainan Davenport
    People of Progression
  • Sheri Fetting
    Appleton A Better Chance, Inc.
  • Kelly Hanink
    Apple Valley Food Pantry
  • Sandy Hupfer
    Fox Valley Symphony Orchestra
  • John Koehler
    Fox Valley Veterans Council, Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 351, & Others
  • Holly Kowalski
    Xavier Board of Trustees, The Trout Museum of Art
  • Jodie Larsen
    Faith Lutheran Church, Oshkosh Area Community Foundation
  • Robin Madson
    Foundations for Living- Waupaca
  • Adriana McCleer
    Casa Hispana, Imagine Fox Cities
  • Jennifer McIntosh
    Fox Valley Humane Association and Winagamie Golf Course
  • Lindsay Roake
    Northeast Wisconsin Chinese Association
  • Bill Skarie
    Heckrodt Wetland Reserve
  • Brenda Smongeski
    First English Lutheran Church
  • Rand Swenson
    Foundations for Living- Waupaca
  • Fanni Xie
    Northeast Wisconsin Chinese Association
  • Jen Zenzick
    Girls on the Run Northeast Wisconsin


  • Sridevi Yadlapati Buddi
    Serving IndUS of Fox Valley, Rotary District 6220, ZikSA
  • James Frederick Green
    Serving Fox Valley Literacy
  • Rachel Hansen
    Serving Oshkosh Area Community Pantry
  • Jean Haznar
    Serving WisconSibs
  • Andrew Konkel
    Serving Heckrodt Wetland Reserve
  • Joe Martin
    Serving Monarch Society Fox River Valley, Inc.
  • Kelly Mischler
    Working with United Way Fox Cities
  • Paula Morgen
    Serving advisory boards for Imagine Fox Cities, STAR, Basic Needs Giving Partnership
  • Jonny Richard
    Serving Leadership Fox Cities Alumni Association
  • Shelly Rohde
    Serving Big Brothers Big Sister East Central Wisconsin
  • Tiffany Schuette
    Serving Girls on the Run of Northeast Wisconsin
  • Heather Sorebo
    Serving SOAR Fox Cities
  • Mike Truyman
    Serving  Community Benefit Tree
  • Terri Wirth
    Serving Fox Valley Literacy


  • Lauri Asbury
    Serving Samaritan Counseling Center of the Fox Valley, Neenah Joint School District, and Neenah Arts Council
  • Amanda Chavez
    Serving Appleton Bilingual School Governance Board, Building for Kids, Casa Hispana, and Citizen Review Panel
  • Tim Cody
    Serving Fox Valley Veterans Council, Inc.
  • Lindsey Croasdale
    Serving Jake’s Diapers
  • Kris Ferber
    Serving Heckrodt Wetland Reserve and Nature Center
  • Michelle Frisbie
    Serving Fox Valley Chapter of Hearing Loss Association of America
  • Craig Gagnon
    Serving Heckrodt Wetland Reserve and Nature Center, Fox Valley Literacy
  • Craig Cloudemans
    Serving Fox Cities Marathon, United Way Fox Cities Emerging Leaders committee, Girls on the Run, Institute of Management Accountants Winnebagoland
  • Theresa Hannah
    Serving Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship planned giving committee and audit committee, Fox Valley Literacy
  • David Kuchenbecker
    Serving Paper Industry International Hall of Fame and Paper Discovery Center
  • Kristin Manney
    Serving Samaritan Counseling Center of the Fox Valley
  • Laura McCormick
    Serving SOAR Fox Cities, Outagamie County Department of Health and Human Services
  • Katie Phalin
    Serving Samaritan Counseling Center of the Fox Valley
  • Shonna Prickette
    Serving Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Wisconsin
  • Brian Rhodes
    Serving Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Wisconsin
  • Wendy Steward
    Serving Volunteer Fox Cities
  • Jim Strong
    Serving Fox Valley Veterans Council, Inc.
  • Jen Van Elzen
    Serving Makaroff Youth Ballet
  • Walter Zerrenner
    Serving BEAMING, Inc, Fox Valley Memory Project, Fox Valley Veterans Council

“Thank you, Nonprofit Leadership Initiative, for co-hosting the first ever Board Academy workshop for nonprofit board members. It was so energizing to have the opportunity to learn from the experts and to be together with other board members to collaborate and share experiences. The connections I’ve made and the leadership strategies I’ve learned will help me to be a more effective board member, thus promoting more successful agencies and greater positive impact on our community. Thank you for the awesome opportunity, I’d do it again in a heartbeat!”

Board member and 2021 Board Academy graduate
Samaritan Counseling of the Fox Valley

“The Board Academy far exceeded my expectations and I would recommend the program to any board member, new or experienced.”

Craig Gloudemans
Fox Valley nonprofit board member and 2021 Board Academy graduate