- About Your Stay
- House Programs
- How To Help
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.
Bridget Kesner is the Director of Philanthropy. She is responsible for leading the philanthropy 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.
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.
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.
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.
Angela Amborn is the Marketing and Development Coordinator. She creates content for the social media accounts and blog, as well as content for our email marketing. She also aides in the creation of event graphics and materials and assists Development teammates with any miscellaneous projects. In her free time, Angela enjoys spending time with her nieces and nephews, reading and binge-watching shows on Netflix.
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.
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.
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.
Angela Gilman is the Special Events Manager. She provides support to all signature events for the Ronald McDonald House including Chefs’ Dinner, Food and Families Luncheon, the RMHC Golf Classic, and the Black Tie Gala. In her free time Angela enjoys reading, going to concerts, and spending time with her family, friends and her dog, Louie.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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 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.
Mike Liebherr is the Facilities Maintenance Technician. He does general maintenance and assists staff with any small projects or special requests. Mike recently retired after 30 years serving the Wauwatosa Fire Department.
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.
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.
Juliette Schmidt is a House Manager. She helps provide a positive guest experience for our families and assists with day-to-day family service needs. She is an avid supporter of animal rights and have fostered over 90 cats and kittens since 2009. She also trains dogs and studies martial arts in her spare time.
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 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.
Thea Voarass is a House Manager. She helps provide a positive guest experience for our families and assists with day-to-day family service needs. Thea lives in Wauwatosa with her husband and two kids and is pursuing a career as a professional musician/cellist.
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!