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Full Time Staff

President and CEO Ann Petrie

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 also focuses her time on the Chapter’s Strategic Plan, including 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

Volunteer Services Director Heather Egerer

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

Director of Operations Jessica Greb

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

Director of Philanthropy Bridget Kesner

Bridget Kesner

Director of Philanthropy

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.

(414) 935-6511

Director of Marketing & Events

Melissa Marney

Director of Marketing & Events

Melissa Marney is the Director of Marketing & Events. She is responsible for developing strategy and overseeing the execution of all marketing, public relations and event-related activities. She currently serves on the board of directors for Women for MACC (Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer), a charitable organization dedicated to raising awareness and funds to benefit pediatric cancer and rare blood disorder research. Melissa enjoys reading, music of all kinds, taking motorcycle trips with her husband and hanging out with their cuddly cat, Simon.

(414) 475-0266

Director of Family Services Kelly Schaer

Kelly Schaer

Family Services & Programs Director

Kelly Schaer is the Family Services & Programs Director. She oversees the staff who works directly with the families to make their stay is as welcoming and supportive as possible. She also is the liaison to Children’s Wisconsin social workers and oversees the family program opportunities at the House.  She lives with her husband, 3 kids (ages 8-18) and cat.  She enjoys walking, reading and spending time with friends.

(414) 935-6500

Marketing and Development Coordinator Angela Amborn

Angela Amborn

Marketing and Development Coordinator

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.

(414) 935-6546

Family Meal Program Coordinator Maggie Flint

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

Special Events Manager Angela Gilman

Angela Gilman

Special Events Manager

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.

(414) 935-6501

Database Services Manager Jen Krueger

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

Executive Assistant Kelly Levenhagen

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 and game nights.

(414) 475-0263

DATABASE & GIFT SERVICES ASSISTANT Rosanna Mazzulla

Rosanna Mazzulla

Database & Gift Services Assistant

Rosanna Mazzulla is our Database & Gift Services Assistant. She assists the Database and Gift Services Manager and the Development team with data and information systems management and analysis in all RMHC Eastern Wisconsin databases. In her free time, she enjoys playing sports, traveling, cooking and visiting family.

(414) 935-6503

FACILITIES SPECIALIST Lorena Ramirez

Lorena Ramirez

Facilities Specialist

Lorena Ramirez is our Facilities Specialist. Her responsibilities include stocking and maintaining cleaning supplies and assisting staff with translations for guest families. In her free time she enjoys listening to music, dancing and loves to spend time with family and friends.

(414) 935-6506

FAMILY SERVICES MANAGER Laura Schenk

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

Part Time Staff

Facilities Maintenance Technician Matt Anton

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

Facilities Maintenance Technician Mike Anton

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

Grant Coordinator Don Browne

Don Browne

Grant Coordinator

Don Browne is the Grant Coordinator.

(414) 727-1212

House Mananger Cieanna Chavez

Cieanna Chavez

House Manager

Cieanna (Anna) Chavez 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 also a social work major at Mt. Mary University and currently on the Dean’s List for Academic Achievement. She has experience as a youth Crisis Case Manager. Cieanna and her fiancé also provide respite foster care for families that need a break. She is trilingual (German, Spanish and English) and spent 5 years living in Germany. Cieanna’s current hobbies are taking care of her pets and traveling.

House Manager Carrie Jo Cherney

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.

House Manager Jessica Erkfitz

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.

Finance Manager Carol Franke

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

House Manager Erika Jakubic

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.

House Manager Char'Lee King

Char’Lee King

House Manager

Char’Lee King is a House Manager. She ensures that guest families have a positive experience here at RMHC and interacts with volunteers to be sure guests have what they need during their stay. Char’Lee is a UW-Madison graduate who has worked in many non-profits, from the Women’s Center in Waukesha to the AIDS Resource Center. She has a vast knowledge of public health and maternal medicine and has followed these interests to becoming a doula. In her free time, she likes to be with her family, including her nieces and nephews.

House Manager Olivia Kresse

Olivia Kresse

House Manager

Olivia Kresse is a House Manager. She ensures that guest families have a positive experience here at RMHC and interacts with volunteers to be sure guests have what they need during their stay. In her free time, Olivia enjoys traveling and spending time with her family and friends. She will be pursuing her Masters in Nonprofit Management this fall at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Facilities Maintenance Technician Mike Liebherr

Mike Liebherr

Facilities Maintenance Technician

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.

(414) 935-6506

House Manager Crystal Loftus

Crystal Loftus

House Manager

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

House Manager Megan Reuter

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.

Database Assistant Jerry Ryack

Jerry Ryack

Development Assistant

Jerry Ryack is the Development Assistant. He provides support to the Database & Gift Services Manager and Development Team with donor stewardship, research and database integrity. In his free time, Jerry enjoys playing the piano and bagpipes, learning foreign languages and traveling.

(414) 475-6462

Auction Coordinator Kristi Sandstrom

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

House Manager Deanna Tappy

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.

House Manager Thea Vorass

Thea Vorass

House Manager

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.

House Manager Anntaya Woods

Anntaya Woods

House Manager

Anntaya Woods is a House Manager. She helps provide a positive guest experience for our families and assists with day-to-day family service needs.

Cuddle Coordinator McNugget

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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