UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls

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About Us

Foundation Board of Directors

The University of Wisconsin-River Falls Foundation Board of Directors oversees the operations of the foundation and functions through a structure of five committees: Audit, Finance, Human Resources, Executive, and Investment. Board members represent a diverse group of elected volunteers including alumni, community, business, and professional leaders.

2020 Board of Directors

William (Bill) Boehm, '70, Past Chair
Retired Senior Vice President — The Kroger Company

Barbara Butler '86
Owner — Bulter CPA, LLC   

Derek Cherne '93
Managing Director - UBS Wealth Management

Garth Christenson '80 
Owner — Christenson Vision Care

Kathy DeLonais, '73
Retired President/Director — The DeLonais Foundation

David Drewiske '77
Retired Corporate Real Estate Manager at 3M Company, Community Resource Development Agent at the University of Wisconsin Extension Service, and Interim Executive Director of the Kinnickinnic River Land Trust

Paul Dykstra, '83
Retired CEO — Viad Corp

Mark Gherty, '75, Board Chair
Attorney — Gherty and Gherty, S.C. 

Gregory Gray '77
Owner & President — Gray Consulting

Karen Handorf, '72, Secretary
Partner — Cohen, Milstein Sellers & Toll PLLC

Melissa Johansen '97
Financial Education - U.S. Bank

Margaret Keating, '75, Vice Chair
Retired Group Vice President, Operations — Hallmark

Kathy Lindahl, '73,
Assistant Vice President Finance & Operations — Michigan State University, Emeritus
Co-Principal and Founder — The PICTOR Group

Deanne Nezas '84
Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, Global Multi-Asset Team - PineBridge Investments

Jessica Neumann '04
Community Impact Director - United Way St. Croix Valley

Virgil Nylander
Vice Chancellor for Administration and Finance Emeritus, UW-River Falls
Interim Chancellor Emeritus, UW-River Falls

Greg Wheelock, '83, Treasurer
Retired Former Owner and Founder — Crop Insurance Services


Ex-Officio Members

Janet Burns
Foundation President

Dean Van Galen
Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-River Falls

David Travis
Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs — UW-River Falls

Rick Foy
Assistant Chancellor for University Advancement

Mialisa Moline
2019-20 Chair — UW-River Falls Faculty Senate

Whitney Baehr
UW-River Falls student representative

Contact Us
Office of University Advancement
advancement@uwrf.edu
715-425-3505
310 South Hall

UW-River Falls Foundation Office
foundation@uwrf.edu
715-425-3545
118 North Hall