Spencer Bonnie Interim Executive Director and Director of Research & Community Impact
Spencer brings a breadth and depth of insights, perspectives, knowledge and experiences from 23 years of championing youth development and collective impact at both the local and national level, most notably with the YMCA. From the very beginning of his career, he has been most passionate about one thing: helping young people overcome whatever barriers stand in their way to realize their full potential and thrive in school, work and life. Spencer is thrilled to have the opportunity to pursue that passion through Achieve Brown County’s work in his home community.
Ann McCotter Director of Continuous Improvement
Ann McCotter, Director of Continuous Improvement, leads our efforts to drive system change within a project management focus. Prior to assuming the CI Director role, she served as an AmeriCorps VISTA, Continuous Improvement Coordinator with Achieve Brown County. She spent the majority of her twenty-plus-year career in strategic HR leadership roles within multiple industries. Her favorite days at work are spent working to support positive change efforts. As a life-long learner, she is thrilled with the challenge of diving into the non-profit, education and healthcare sectors as she works to support the collective impact work of Achieve Brown County. In her free time, Ann enjoys volunteering throughout the community and within her church, connecting with friends at local coffee shops, and cooking meals with her family that include fresh produce from her organic garden and the farmers’ market.
Leah Thompson Community Engagement Manager
Leah joined Achieve Brown County in February 2016 as staff support, office management, and community relations. She has a background in office management, organization, staff training, virtual technology, Human Resources, as well as a variety of managerial responsibilities. As the co-chair for an organizational volunteer affinity group, she worked closely with the team to maintain web content, plan events, and any other task needed to keep the group on track. She has been actively involved in a variety of volunteer activities related to church and her children’s school.
Mary Klos Senior Researcher
Much of Mary’s career has been spent doing market research, forecasting and strategic planning for Wisconsin Public Service Corporation. More recently, she has worked as a consultant helping utilities and states across the country to evaluate their energy efficiency programs.
Along the way, Mary has helped build local community by being a Girl Scout leader, a soccer coach, a Destination Imagination coach, a Sunday School teacher, the local coordinator of the SHARE food program, and a regular visitor to inmates in the Wisconsin Correctional system. Mary is thrilled to be working where she can put her decades of experience in data analysis toward a good purpose – helping all kids achieve success in their careers and personal lives.
AmeriCorps VISTA Members
Jared Boon VISTA – Career Data Analyst
Jared is serving as Achieve Brown County’s Career Data Analyst through AmeriCorps Vista. He recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin — La Crosse with a degree in Sociology and Ethnic/Racial Studies, with a strong belief in the use of empirical evidence to be used for creating policies that equates to equity. While at college he spent time as a high school wrestling coach, did volunteer work as a member and president of the Sociology Club, and worked as a childcare assistant at a local elementary school. He enjoys playing cribbage with friends, spending time with his cat Khalifa, going to concerts, and spending time with family (especially his 8 nieces and nephews).
Marco Delbecchi VISTA – School Data Analyst
Marco is an AmeriCorps VISTA serving at Achieve Brown County as a School Data Analyst focused on improving Outcomes 1 and 2. He graduated from St. Norbert College this past May with degrees in both Finance and Economics where he was also a member of the men’s soccer team. He enjoys reading, playing soccer and basketball as much as possible, and spending any free time he has with his family.
Caitlin Roovers VISTA – Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Caitlin is an AmeriCorps VISTA, serving as the Marketing and Communications Coordinator at Achieve Brown County. She is excited to have the opportunity to reach the members of her community and spread awareness of the work that Achieve Brown County is doing. Caitlin graduated from St. Norbert College with a degree in Communication & Media Studies and an Art minor. She enjoys making art and spending time in nature hiking, swimming, and camping.
Kinsey Mannebach VISTA – Continuous Improvement Coordinator
Kinsey is serving Achieve Brown County as a Continuous Improvement Coordinator through AmeriCorps VISTA. She earned a degree from UW-Stevens Point in Health Promotion/Wellness where she fell in love with community health, nonprofit work, and sustainability. Outside of work, you can probably find Kinsey somewhere outside (hiking, biking, or kayaking), in her kitchen recipe testing, or cozied up with a cup of tea watching a good movie/show.
Christian Roovers VISTA – Continuous Improvement Coordinator
Christian joined Achieve Brown County as an AmeriCorps VISTA in July 2017. He is a Continuous Improvement Coordinator working on the early childhood and academic and career planning outcomes. He has a degree in Psychology from St. Norbert College. He is passionate about higher education, seeking one’s vocation, and the fulfillment that comes with following one’s bliss. Christian plays the piano, drums, and ukulele. He also enjoys camping, disc golf, and biking.
Rachel Spencer VISTA – Continuous Improvement Coordinator
Rachel is serving as one of Achieve Brown County’s Continuous Improvement Coordinators through AmeriCorps VISTA. She recently graduated from Albion College with a degree in Athletic Training. Rachel is looking to continue her education by pursuing a Master’s degree in Occupational Therapy after her time at ABC. Rachel spent her time throughout college as a mentor for students at the local elementary school, the president of her sorority (Kappa Alpha Theta), and a member of Global Brigades. She is looking forward to learning about the Green Bay area during her VISTA year.
2017 AmeriCorps VISTA Members
Casey Hicks, VISTA – Continuous Improvement Coordinator
Erin Kavanaugh, VISTA – Community Data Developer
Charlie Schroeder, VISTA – Continuous Improvement Coordinator
Joan Connelly, VISTA – Equity Data Analyst
Christian Roovers, VISTA – Continuous Improvement Coordinator
Ann McCotter, VISTA – Continuous Improvement Coordinator