Board Of Directors


Our Board of Directors is dedicated to RMHC!

  • Daniel Geigler, Chairman of the Board
  • Todd Jones, Vice Chairman of the Board
  • Sandra Evans, Treasurer
  • Christopher Nickels, Secretary
  • Dennis Buchan
  • Marshall Chay
  • Christopher Daniels
  • Anne Horter
  • Andrea Jonas
  • Steve Kilian
  • Paul LeTourneau
  • Maureen Manning
  • Mark Natzke
  • Jennifer Olk
  • Dave Sandstrom
  • Daniel Schwabe
  • Mark Ship
  • Patrick Sinks
  • Jeffrey Steren
  • Anna Zeck-DeWeerdt
  • Gary Zimmerman
Dan Geigler, Board Member
Dan is Vice President, Financial Advisor, Portfolio Manager at Morgan Stanley

Dear Friends,

I am humbled to serve as Board Chairman of Ronald McDonald House Charities Eastern Wisconsin. Along with twenty other Directors, we volunteer our time, share our talents, and provide oversight to the House. We serve because we are passionate about the House’s mission: to keep families together and promote the health and well-being of children.

After years of turning families away due to capacity constraints, we have been able to say “Yes, welcome!” to every single family in the nearly four years since our expanded House opened.  Our House provides families with a home-like environment that offers comfortable rooms, healthy meals served by caring volunteers, and programs that support families and help them create positive memories. The Ronald McDonald House community is dedicated to supporting every family who calls our House “home” along their journey.

As we look ahead to the future, we are actively working to expand our mission, keeping children and families our focus – providing them with the highest level of service, care and compassion. We are grateful for the generous donors, companies, foundations, and dedicated staff and volunteers who support the mission 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  We are all caretakers of “the House that love built.” Thank you for your belief in this wonderful organization and your support that allows us to move the mission forward.

Sincerely,

Dan Geigler

Chairman, Board of Directors

Board Testimonials

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Todd Jones

Vice Chairman

Northwestern Mutual
Vice President, Controller

I’m proud to serve on RMHC Eastern WI’s Board of Directors to do my part in helping families worry about one less thing during their time of need.

Sandi Evans, Board Member

Sandra Evans

Treasurer

U.S. Bank
Senior Vice President / ABL Product Manager

I am passionate about the work I do for RMHC because providing a happy and safe place for families during a time of crisis is precious. There is no better reward than seeing the smiling faces of our families.

Chris Nickels, Board Member

Christopher Nickels

Secretary

Quarles & Brady
Attorney at Law, Labor & Employ

Having a close connection to Children’s Hospital, I saw first-hand the significance of the work being performed by the House. This drove me to get involved!.

Denny Buchan, Board Member

Dennis Buchan

Elkhorn Chemical & Packaging
Executive Account Manager

I want to be sure parents of seriously ill children have basic accommodations and access to a place to stay while their child is being treated at Children’s Hospital. RMHC Eastern WI goes above and beyond providing a warm bed for families during their time of need and I am glad to help further their mission.

Marshall Chay, Board Member

Marshall Chay

Acme Enterprises
Owner

I am passionate about RMHC’s mission to keep families close. As an owner and operator of McDonald’s, doing my part to ensure the success of our House is a perfect way to give back to the community.

Chris Daniels, Board Member

Christopher Daniels

Rockwell
V.P. Human Resources

I’m proud to support families during a time of great personal stress. Serving on RMHC Eastern WI’s Board of Directors allows me to give back to my community and do my part in keeping families close.

Anne Horter, Board Member

Anne Horter

Kohl’s Department Stores
Senior Vice President Store Operations & Experience

Being a member of the Ronald McDonald House board is an honor.  I hope that my involvement can have a positive impact on the amazing care and support that the house provides to our families.

Andrea Jonas, Board Member

Andrea Jonas

Moroch Partners-Client McDonald’s Corp.
Partner

As a mother of two, children and family health are important to me personally. There is no better way to serve the Milwaukee and Green Bay/Fox Valley communities than by supporting an organization that keeps families close during a time crisis.

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Steve Kilian

Kilian Management Services, Inc
Owner

I am proud to serve on the Board of Directors for RMHC Eastern WI because I want to give something back to a very worthy cause and do my part in bringing families together at a time of need.

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Paul LeTourneau

Vice President
LeTourneau Plastics

Maureen Manning, Board Member

Maureen Manning

Community Philanthropist

The Ronald McDonald House has always been special to me. I started my involvement as a shift volunteer, getting to know the families and the tough times that they were going through. Being able to ease their burden is the primary purpose of the House. I am proud to be a part of that effort.

Mark Natzke, Board Member

Mark Natzke

Clear Channel Outdoor
Account Executive

I believe in giving back to the community and enjoy being part of the RMHC board of directors. Our mission is to keep families together and I find joy in having a small role in executing that mission and making a difference in the lives of the many families who find comfort during their stay at the house.

Jennifer Olk, Board Member

Jennifer Olk

Secretary

Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.
Attorney at Law, Estate Planning & Administration

The Ronald McDonald House was instrumental in supporting members of my family during a difficult time. The love, care and support provided by the staff and volunteers is amazing. I’m blessed to be a part of the RMHC mission.

Dave Sandstrom, RMHC Board Member

Dave Sandstrom

Landaas & Company
Vice President – Financial Advisor

Over 20 years ago, my wife Kristi and I spent a few weeks at Children’s Hospital with our youngest child in intensive care. Even though we were living about 15 minutes from the hospital it turned our lives inside out. I can’t imagine how difficult it would be living hours away. I believe that RMHC’s mission of keeping families together during these difficult times is a critical part of the process for the families that we serve. Being a part of that mission is extremely rewarding and I am honored to serve on the Board.

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Daniel Schwabe

Peter Schwabe, Inc.
President

My first experience with the Ronald McDonald House Charities was in Indianapolis. I had gone there to observe how the Ronald McDonald House was serving the community. During my visit, I happened to overhear one mother talking to another mother about her terminally-ill son. The impact of the two mothers sharing this news in such supportive surroundings struck a chord in my heart that stayed with me over the years. I knew that Milwaukee needed a place like this and wanted to be a part of it. All you have to do is visit the Ronald McDonald House and see how it impacts the families there and it draws you in deeper. No matter how much you give in terms of time, talent, or treasure, you get so much more back. The reward of knowing how the Ronald McDonald House helps so many families during very difficult and emotionally stressful times is priceless.

Mark Ship, Board Member

Mark Ship

Integra LifeSciences
Vice President, Global Strategic Initiatives

It is a privilege to serve as a board member knowing that the Ronald McDonald House dedicated staff and volunteers comfort and support so many families each and every day while they are scared and vulnerable in dealing with a healthcare crisis along with their precious child.

Pat Sinks, Board Member

Patrick Sinks

MGIC
President & CEO

I choose to be involved with RMHC because of my strong belief in family and children. The families and children that stay at the House are often in very challenging circumstances, and I hope in some small way I can make a difference.

Jeff Steren, Board Member

Jeffrey Steren

Steren Management Co., Inc
Owner/Operator

I believe that the work RMHC Eastern WI does is critical because it benefits youth in need. Through serving on the Board of Directors, I hope to do my part in helping ensure the future success of the next generation.

Anna Zeck DeWeerdt, Board Member

Anna Zeck-DeWeerdt

Community Volunteer

I became involved with the Ronald McDonald House about 20 years ago. Over the years, I’ve come to know the RMHC as a place filled with so much hope and love. I have so much respect for the families who stay with us, and I hope that the work we do eases their stresses at what must be the most difficult time in their lives.

Gary Zimmerman, Board Member

Gary Zimmerman

Creative Business Interiors
President & CEO

I became involved at the house as a vendor years ago where I was able to see first hand the impact the house had on families at possibly the most stressful times of their lives. After learning more about the mission, I decided to give back what I could and honestly, the more I give the more I’m rewarded.

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