Our board members are committed to the cause of literacy and are passionate about growing the success of the organization. They bring their expertise in management, finance, education, marketing, legal, human resources, and event planning. Board members have the following responsibilities:

  • Attend monthly board meetings:
    Third Thursday of the month
    11:30 am to 1:00 pm
    Oshkosh Public Library, lower level meeting room
  • Participate in board committees
  • Actively participate in Spellbound for Literacy, the annual fundraising event, and other fundraising efforts
  • Attend and actively participate in the organization’s events

Officers:

President
Judi Long
Affiliation: US Bank Manager

Vice President
Lisa King Gehrke

Affiliation: Retired chemical engineer, business person, piano teacher; and WALC tutor

Secretary
Kim Hoffman
Affiliation: Oshkosh Public Library Liaison

Treasurer
Kimberly Scoville
Affiliation: CFO, Marco Promos

Chief Policy Officer
Dr. Elizabeth Alderton
Affiliation: Associate Dean, College of Education and Human Services, UWO

Board Members:

Alice Toepel
Affiliation: Retired Teacher and WALC Tutor

Jeff Schettl
Affiliation: Retired Oshkosh Corporation

Zoe Stowers
Affiliation: Retired District Attorney

April Wilson
Affiliation: Oshkosh Corporation

Heather Thorson
(Adjunct member)
Affiliation: Enrollment Coordinator, Lourdes Academy

Our Vision:
Through our influence, the Winnebago area will be known for valuing, promoting, and supporting literacy so that our residents achieve sustained independence and truly thrive.

Our Mission:
Strengthen our diverse community by developing and delivering free learner-centered literacy programs for adults and their families.

Our Values:
WALC is grounded in a Value System in which we believe deeply and with which we strive to uphold in every act and decision we make. An engaged, compassionate and literate community is grounded in equality, mutual respect, and teamwork. We create opportunities for sustained independence by promoting self-worth and fostering family well-being through life-long learning.

Strategic Action Plan Goals:
Goal # 1: Make the community aware and supportive of WALC and its mission.
Goal # 2: Provide and expand learner-centered programming throughout Winnebago County.
Goal # 3: Increase funds in a strategic manner to ensure long term viability of WALC.
Goal # 4: Strengthen the structure of WALC to minimize gaps in our ability to provide quality services.

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