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Our Staff & Board

Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

The strength and the "glue" of our successful organization is our TEAM! 

Our Staff, along with the countless volunteers and supporters, all strive to make lives better for the Littles and the Bigs.  And the best reward is seeing our communities come together!

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Meet Our Staff

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Jeanne Meyer

Executive Director

jmeyer@7riversbbbs.org

608-461-0444

I am excited to share my passion, commitment and experience in supporting the work we do for children and young people in our community.   As a leader and team member of this great organization,

 

I cannot wait to see what the future holds. We are embarking on new and exciting initiatives in support of our “Bigs” and “Littles” and in setting a course to advance our mission, vision and values; making our community a better place to live, work, and thrive in.

My favorites:

  • Spending time with family and friends

  • Playing with my grandson, Jackson

Hobbies:

  •  Reading, gardening, and relaxing

  • Working out 

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Margarita Licon

Development & Marketing Director

mlicon@7riversbbbs.org

608-860-1306

I aim to provide the tools and resources gathered for our youth to ignite their passions and dreams! 

I began working with BBBS7RR in February 2022.   I’ve been involved with big brothers and big sisters throughout my life - I started as a youth in the program and became a Big. Now, as a staff member, I’m able to share the impact and influence it had on my life and those around me.  

My favorites:

  • Season is Spring 

  •  Food is Asian Dishes with Mexican fusion

Hobbies:

  • Music, Pokemon, Care Bears, and Reading 

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Aaron Zitelman

Program Director

azitelman@7riversbbbs.org

608-461-0502

I am very excited to be a part of the work expanding our program offerings and extending our reach and positive impact on the communities we serve!

 

I graduated from UW-Milwaukee in 2021 and began with BBBS7RR in the summer of 2021 and have been working to improve the quality and quantity of our programs since then! 

My favorites:

  • My favorite food is tomato soup with a nice grilled cheese sandwich 

Hobbies:

  •  hiking, camping, snowboarding, golf, and reading

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My favorites:

  • Season is Fall

  •  Food is Pizza

Shannon Leary

Program Specialist

sleary@7riversbbbs.org

608-667-1224

I recently graduated from UW-La Crosse with a Public Health and Community Health Education major.   

 

As a program specialist I will be conducting the interviews for the Bigs and Littles, finding the perfect match for the Bigs and Littles, and checking in to make sure the matches are going well.

I look forward to working with you and you becoming a part of this program! 

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My favorites:

  • Fall Season

  •  Pizza

Alivia Smith

Program Specialist

asmith@7riversbbbs.org

608-389-5939

I've recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse with a major in Psychology. I'm really excited to be starting with Big Brothers Big Sisters as one of their Program Specialists! 

 

As a Program Specialist, I'll be meeting with the volunteers, guardians, and kids in the community in order to make the best matches and then I'll stay with those matches throughout the relationship.  I'm looking forward to meeting with you all! 

Hobbies:

  •  Reading, embroidery

  • Spending time with friends & family

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Maiya Nate

Intern

info@7riversbbbs.org

Info line/intern:  608-669-9295

I am an Intern with BBBS 7 Rivers Region.  As a senior at UW-La Crosse, I'm majoring in psychology!

 

After I graduate, I plan to go to graduate school for School Psychology to work with students in a school system.   I am so excited to help Big Brothers Big Sisters with interviewing and planning our fun events! 

My favorites:

  • Ski, Swim & Travel

  •  Food is popcorn

Career Opportunities

Meet Our Board of Directors

CHAIR

Tom Smith

Tesmith553@gmail.com

608.385.9584

Retired - United Health 

VICE CHAIR

Kahya Fox

ExDirector@habitatlacrosse.org

608.797.8086

Executive Director - Habitat for Humanity

SECRETARY

Aaron Juneau

833.6056924

Ajuneau@festfoods.com

Assistant Store Manager - Festival Foods

TREASURER 

Amanda Wenzel

Amandaw@wnbfinancial.com

507.450.1508

Controller- WNB

Sarah DeLacy

sarahdelacy206@gmail.com

608.792.2690

V.P. Banker - Merchant Bank

Teddi-Ann Carini

Teddi.carini@gmail.com

262.649.6980

Director - Logistics Health

Liz Heggen Grindle

eheggen13@hotmail.com

Gundersen Lab