Mike Boehm  Mike Boehm has been with Family and Children’s Center for over 15 years and has served in many capacities, most recently as the Chief Program Officer for the past 4 years and is the President/CEO of the organization as of January 1, 2012. The Family and Children’s Center is a regional private not-for-profit human services agency providing a continuum of community services for children, adults, and families throughout Western Wis. and Southeastern Minn. Mike is a graduate of University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and earned his Master’s degree from Winona State University.   

David Foran is the recently retired Executive Director of Academics for the Kaplan University School of Professional and Continuing Education.  Prior to holding that position, Dave was involved in the development and deployment of online education for Kaplan Financial Education.  Mr. Foran's tenure with Kaplan Professional Education and the School of Professional and Continuing Education included management of resource allocation and project implementation for 16 product lines. Prior to coming to Kaplan Dave was involved in the management of both regional and national securities broker-dealers.  He held positions including CEO, COO and Chief Compliance Officer.  His reporting responsibilities included Boards of Directors ranging from those running small regional companies to those of a Fortune 500 company.

   Cheryl Gill 

 Cheryl Gill brings varied and extensive experience to her work both as an attorney specializing in civil litigation at Johns, Flaherty & Collins and as a community volunteer. In addition to practicing law for the last fifteen years, Cheryl is a member of the Wisconsin State Bar, Missouri State Bar, Kansas State Bar, Bar Association of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Bar Association, Wisconsin Academy of Trial Lawyers and the La Crosse County Bar Association. She is admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh, Ninth and Tenth Circuits and the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri, the District of Kansas and the Western District of Wisconsin.  Cheryl has been involved in several professional, civic and community organizations. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Kansas City Youth Symphony and the CNMI Bar Association and as the attorney coach for the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse mock trial team. Additionally, she served as treasurer of the Coulee Catholic Schools Home and School Association  


Melanie Lockwood Herman  Melanie Lockwood Herman serves as Executive Director of the Nonprofit Risk Management Center and has held management positions in nonprofit organizations throughout her 25-year career. She has authored and co-authored more than 15 books covering a wide spectrum of risk management issues. In August 2011 Melanie was named to the 14th annual NonProfit Times Power & Influence Top 50, a list of “the 50 most influential executives in the sector for the previous 12 months”. Melanie earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Urban Affairs from the American University (Washington, DC) and a Juris Doctor from George Mason University (Arlington, VA). In addition to her professional work, Melanie is an active volunteer in both professional organizations and community-serving nonprofits and was recently appointed to the Not-for-Profit Advisory Committee of the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).
Peter Hughes
Peter Hughes is the Regional Vice President for Business Development and Marketing for the Mayo Clinic Health System/Franciscan Healthcare’s Southwest Wisconsin region (includes southeast Minnesota, northeast Iowa and southwest Wisconsin). His responsibilities include Business Development and Planning, Marketing and Communications, Graphic Design and Printing, External Affairs (Government and Community Relations), Market Research, and Analytics. He has served on numerous community boards as a volunteer, most recently as a member of the Board for the Chicago Metropolitan Council, Boy Scouts of America and the Moraine Valley Community College Foundation Board of Directors. Peter’s academic background includes a B.S. in Secondary Education from the University of Evansville, an M.A. in Sociology from the University of Cincinnati and is a graduate of The Ohio State University Executive Management Program for Healthcare Executives.  He has also completed coursework for a doctorate in Sociology (ABD) and master’s of Community Planning (MCP) at the University of Cincinnati.
 Kevin Matheny  Dennis Johnson is a Vice President with Forward Community Investments. Dennis brings more than 20 years’ experience in management to the firm. Dennis is a professional coach to many non-profit executives, board leaders and management staff. Active in community service, he serves on the Board of Directors for the Out Professional and Executive Network and is a past board member of the New Harvest Foundation and Gay Straight Alliance for Safe Schools. Dennis holds an MBA in Leadership from the University of Nebraska’s Gallup Leadership Institute. He received a BA in Sociology with an emphasis in Organizational Behavior from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Rick Kyte
Rick Kyte is Director of the D. B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership and Professor of Philosophy at Viterbo University where he teaches a variety of ethics courses dealing with issues in business, health care, law, politics, and the environment. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from The Johns Hopkins University in 1994. Before coming to Viterbo in 2000, he taught at several colleges and universities including Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Christian Brothers University in Memphis, Tennessee.  Rick writes a regular column for the La Crosse Tribune titled “The Ethical Life.”  He is currently working on a new ethics textbook for Anselm Academic press.

Heather Kujak-Coon has managed IT projects for 10 years in various industries, including software, government and healthcare.  She is a past president of the La Crosse Project Management Institute (PMI) chapter, a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Software Quality Engineer (CSQE).  Heather also holds Bachelor's degrees in Psychology and Computer Science, a Master's degree in Software Engineering, and is currently an Adjunct Instructor at Viterbo University.
Anita Wood
Anita Wood is an assistant professor in the Dahl School of Business at Viterbo University.  Prior to joining Viterbo, Anita had nearly two decades of experience working in the global corporate world, including systems analysis and design, project management, and business analysis. She has experience in various industries (IT, software development, manufacturing, and advertising) in public and private sectors. Anita is a charter member of the La Crosse chapter of Project Management Institute (PMI, www.pmi.org), a global non-profit organization dedicated to the project management profession. She served on the board of the La Crosse chapter for five years, including as president and director of events. In addition, Anita is product management certified by Pragmatic Marketing (www.pragmaticmarketing.com).