Our Staff


Full Time Staff

Ann Petrie, President & CEO

Ann Petrie

President/CEO

Ann Petrie is the President and CEO of RMHC Eastern Wisconsin. She oversees all aspects of the organization’s operations and development, and supports the Board of Directors. Her primary focus is to use the Chapter’s resources to deliver the best care possible to the families we serve. She is also focused on the Chapter’s Strategic Plan and expanding our organization’s reach.  In her free time, Ann enjoys spending time with her husband, John, and her four daughters. She also likes to read, play golf, and bike.

(414) 475-1073

Bridget Kesner, Development Director

Bridget Kesner

Development Director

Bridget Kesner is the Development Director. She is responsible for leading the development efforts at RMHC and works to share our mission with individuals, corporations, and foundations in order to raise funds and friends to support the House. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, laughing, and exploring new ways to express her creativity.

(414) 935-6511

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Heather Egerer

Volunteer Services Director

Heather Egerer is the Volunteer Services Director. She oversees everything volunteer-related, including recruitment, training, retention and recognition of all volunteers, working closely with Maggie Flint and Kiley Erlandson. Heather has the pleasure of developing meaningful relationships with each volunteer. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and being outdoors, as well as exploring the Milwaukee area and all it has to offer.

(414) 475-6314

Jessica Greb, Director of House Operations

Jessica Greb

Director of House Operations

Jessica Greb is the Director of House Operations. Her day-to-day responsibilities consist of taking care of maintenance needs around the House with the help of our part-time Maintenance Technicians. She also works with volunteers and vendors on special projects, like putting together a piece of furniture or working with a landscape architect on the House’s landscape plan. In her free time, Jessica and her husband stay busy keeping up with their three children.

(414) 475-1117

Allison Sumski, Family Programs and Services Director

Allison Sumski

Family Services & Programs Director

Allison Sumski is the Family Services & Programs Director. She works closely with the manager team and our hospital partners to take care of all of our guest families. She also manages the various program opportunities extended to our guest families, such as Expressive Therapy, Pet Therapy, Movie Night, and more. In her free time, she is working diligently on her goal of reading one book a week for the year.

(414) 935-6500

Kelly Levenhagen, Executive Assistant

Kelly Levenhagen

Executive Assistant

Kelly Levenhagen is the Executive Assistant. She provides administrative support to the President/CEO and the Board of Directors. In her free time, Kelly enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, volunteering, CrossFit, and game nights.

(414) 475-0263

Jen Krueger, Database Manager

Jennifer Krueger

Database & Gift Services Manager

Jennifer Krueger is the Database & Gift Services Manager.  She manages all things related to the database and gift processing; using best practices to maintain data integrity and ensuring that donor intent is followed.  In her free time, Jennifer enjoys keeping busy planning vacations, listening to audiobooks and podcasts, playing mini golf, seeing movies, volunteering, and spending time with family and friends.

(414)475-6316

Jerry Ryack

Jerry Ryack

Database & Prospect Research Manager

Jerry Ryack is the Database & Gift Services Assistant. He maintains our database, processes donations, and oversees financial reporting from the database. He also focuses on stewarding donors and creating solicitation mailings, reports and lists for events, and analytics for the development team. In his free time, Jerry enjoys playing the piano and bagpipes, learning foreign languages, and traveling.

(414) 475-6316

Sarah Buchanan

Sarah Buchanan

Family Services Manager

Sarah Buchanan is a Family Services Manager. She is responsible for all things related to our guest families, from checking them in and out of the House to answering any questions they may have to helping them with any concerns they may voice. She also coordinates special programming like Rock the House and Visiting Artist for the families to enjoy during their stay. She enjoys being able to get to know the families and help support them through difficult times. In her free time, Sarah loves spending time with her husband and two kiddos, getting up to Door County, and sharing laughs with friends.

(414) 935-6510

Laura Schenk, House Manager

Laura Schenk

Family Services Manager

Laura Schenk is a Family Services Manager. She works to ensure that guests are able to check into and out of the house smoothly. She also assists in all day to day family needs and works to provide our guest families with everything they need for a quality stay.  In her free time, she loves spending time outside, visitng her family, reading, coaching and traveling.

(414)475-5333

Angela Gilman, Community Fundraising & Stewardship Coordinator

Angela Gilman

Community Fundraising & Stewardship Coordinator

Angela Gilman is the Community Fundraising and Stewardship Coordinator. She provides support to third party fundraising events, as well as oversees fundraising events including Tab Toss Day, Holiday Boutique and Christmas Fantasy House. In her free time Angela enjoys reading, going to concerts, and spending time with her family, friends and her dog, Louie.

(414)935-6501

Alexandra Sandstrom

Alexandra Dubowski

Marketing Manager

Alexandra Dubowski is the Marketing Manager. She maintains the website, manages the social media accounts, and creates collateral, event materials, and other graphic design projects. In her free time, Alex enjoys watching TV, listening to audiobooks and podcasts, and traveling.

(414) 475-6462

Kiley Erlandson, Community Engagement Coordinator

Kiley Erlandson

Community Engagement Coordinator

Kiley Erlandson is the Community Engagement Coordinator. She supports all aspects of our large volunteer program, manages volunteer groups that come in to do projects at the house, and is in charge of our speaker’s bureau. She enjoys traveling, running and spending time with her family.

(414) 935-6541

Maggie Flint, Family Meal Program Coordinator

Maggie Flint

Family Meal Program Coordinator

Maggie Flint is the Family Meal Program Coordinator. She schedules all the volunteer groups who come to make meals and snacks for our families. She also supports and stewards the volunteers while they are here to ensure they have a positive experience while at the same time, providing an uplifting guest family experience. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and dogs Bella and Champ, doing yoga, running, and cooking.

(414) 935-6520

Georgia Young, Special Events Manager

Georgia Young

Special Events Manager

Georgia Young is the Special Events Manager.  She is responsible for Chefs’ Dinner, Golfing Fore Our Families, Gala, and other special events.  In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her daughter, volunteering in the community, riding her bike, reading, and playing board games with family and friends.

(414)475-0266

Part Time Staff

Angela Amborn, Digital Marketing Coordinator

Angela Amborn

Digital Media Coordinator

Angela Amborn is the Part Time Digital Media Coordinator. She assists the Marketing Manager with creating content for the social media accounts and blog. She also works with the Community Fundraising and Stewardship Coordinator to draft and send out quarterly and holiday emails. In her free time, Angela enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephews, reading and binge-watching shows on Netflix.

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Matt Anton

Facilities Maintenance Technician

Matt Anton is the Facilities Maintenance Technician. He does general maintenance and assists staff with any small projects or special requests. In his free time, he likes to spend time with family and is a career firefighter and paramedic with the Wauwatosa Fire Department.

(414) 935-6506

Mike Anton, Facilities Maintenance Technician

Michael Anton

Facilities Maintenance Technician

Michael Anton is the Facilities Maintenance Technician. He is responsible for general maintenance of the Ronald McDonald House facility and grounds. He handles day to day maintenance issues, coordinates with outside contractors and responds to the House on a 24-hour basis for urgent issues. In his free time he likes to spend time with family, follow local sports teams, referee basketball and volunteer at local meal kitchens.

(414) 935-6506

Don Browne

Grant Coordinator

Don Browne is the Grant Coordinator.

(414) 727-1212

Carrie Jo Cherney, House Manager

Carrie Jo Cherney

House Manager

Carrie Jo Cherney is a House Manager. She assists families with their needs, oversees volunteers, and also organizes the playroom, keeps it clean, and enjoys choosing new toys to add on a regular basis. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and camping with her husband, children, and dog, reading and tutoring as well as refinishing furniture and working on her family’s 100+ year old house.

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Amy Erickson

House Manager

Amy Erickson is a House Manager. She settles families into the House, and interacts with our many volunteers and meal groups. She also helps organize the playroom, keeping it tidy and clean for kiddos to enjoy. In her free time, Amy enjoys spending time with friends and traveling as much as her schedule allows. She is a full-time student at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, and is pursuing her degree in social work.

Jessica Erkfitz, House Manager

Jessica Erkfitz

House Manager

Jessica Erkfitz is a House Manager. She ensures families have everything they need so they can settle into their “Home Away from Home” here at RMHC. One of her favorite tasks is making sure the newborn care packages are delivered to new parents. In her free time, Jessica is pursuing her Master of Social Work degree at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. She enjoys traveling, playing darts, going to concerts, and working out.

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Carol Franke

Finance Manager

Carol Franke is the House’s Finance Manager. She prepares the monthly financial statements, payroll and payables checks, budget, strategic plan, tax forms, and works with the canister box program at the McDonald’s restaurants. In her free time, Carol enjoys traveling, especially with her family in National Parks, canoeing, biking, reading, gardening and crafting projects.

(414) 727-1212

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Anna Greco

House Manager

Anna Greco is a House Manager. She organizes and coordinates guest check-in’s and out’s for day shift managers and completes all evening and morning tasks including rounds, paperwork, social-work coordination and assisting in guest requests. She enjoys going to country music concerts, being outside, traveling and spending time with her family.

Ian Hoeffler

Ian Hoeffler

House Manager

Ian Hoeffler is a House Manager. He helps provide a positive guest experience for our families and assists with day-to-day family service needs. In his free time, Ian enjoys spending time with friends, traveling, yoga, running, and cooking new recipes.

Erika Jacubik

Erika Jakubic

House Manager

Erika Jakubic is a House Manager. She helps provide a positive guest experience for our families and assists with day-to-day family service needs. She also helps organize and pack the hospitality bags that go into each guest room before a family arrives. In her free time, Erika enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and volunteering abroad.

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Megan Reuter

House Manager

Megan Reuter is a House Manager. She helps provide a positive guest experience for our families and assists with day-to-day family service needs. She also helps organize and pack the newborn bags for families with newborns. In her free time, Megan enjoys going on adventures with her family, reading, and running a small handmade crafts business.

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Kristi Sandstrom

Auction Coordinator

Kristi Sandstrom is the Auction Coordinator.  She works closely with the Development Director and Special Events Manager to oversee all aspects of the RMHC event auction donation program/process.  In her free time, she loves spending time with her family and friends and volunteering.

(414) 935-6525

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Crystal Szabo

House Manager

Crystal Szabo is a House Manager. She helps ensure all of the families have what they need during their stay. When she isn’t at RMHC, Crystal is a high school math teacher. She enjoys going to baseball games and spending time with her friends and family.

Deanna Tappy, House Manager

Deanna Tappy

House Manager

Deanna Tappy is a House Manager. She helps provide a positive guest experience for our families and assists with day-to-day family service needs.In her free time, Deanna enjoys traveling, reading, collecting and listening to vinyl records and spending time with her dog and family.

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McNugget

Cuddle Coordinator

McNugget, also known as Mac, is the RMHC’s professional cheer-giving House Dog.  Mac was donated to the House as a puppy and adopted by RMHC volunteer, Beth Hurrle. Mac likes to visit the House throughout the week at various times to see as many of his friends as he can!

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