La Crosse Promise Board of Directors, Advisors and Staff

Board of Directors


Margaret Dihlmann-Malzer – President 

Retired, Mayo Clinic Health System

Denise Vujnovich – Vice President

Retired, Western Technical College

Randy Van Rooyen    Secretary/Treasurer

Vice President, Investments – Trust Point, Inc.

Ralph Heath – Ex-offico President 

Managing Partner, Author – Synergy Leadership Group

Brian A. Liesinger– Executive Director

La Crosse Promise


Jeni Burckart

Pharmacist – Gundersen Health System

Kenna Christians

Community Volunteer

Mark Etrheim

Owner, MasterCraft Homes

Jason Gilman

Director of Planning and Development – City of La Crosse

Juan Jimenez

Associate Dean of General Studies, Western Technical College

Bill Johnson

Retired, Trane

Tara Johnson

Chair, La Crosse County Board of Supervisors

Mike Keil

Owner – Doerflingers 2nd Century

Randy Nelson

Superintendent of Schools – La Crosse School District

Amy Noel

Vice President, Specialty Care -Mayo Clinic Health System Franciscan Healthcare

Steve O’Malley

Administrator- La Crosse County

Brent Smith

Attorney/Managing Partner – Johns, Flaherty & Collins, S.C.

Keonte Turner

Banker, Associated Bank

Dawn Wacek

Youth Services Librarian, La Crosse Public Library

Marcie Wycoff-Horn

Dean, Professional and Continuing Education  – School of Education/ UW-La Crosse

Joe Zellner

Senior VP, Coulee Bank


Brian Fukuda

Community Development Specialist – La Crosse County

Karl Green

Professor, Dept. of Community Resource Development – La Crosse County UW-Extension

Caroline Gregerson

Community Development Administrator – City of La Crosse

Jerry Kember

Former Superintendent of Schools

Dawn Reinhart

City Planning Associate – City of La Crosse

La Crosse Promise Staff:

Future Center Advisors

Logan/Aquinas High Schools: Matt Gordy

Central/Luther High Schools: Hayley Moe


Kristen Lueth, Outreach and Communications Coordinator

Contact us at 608.789.2049 for more information.