Adam Hardy, Executive Director
Adam Hardy, Executive Director of Achieve Brown County, has a background leading successful multi-partner collaborations in the Greater Green Bay community, such as the Community Information System, which leverages data from local health, safety and education organizations to better understand best practice in serving our youth. He has served on the steering team for the Brown County Life Quality Project; sat on both the local and regional steering teams for the Leading Indicators for Excellence (LIFE) Study and, in partnership with the Green Bay Packers, led the first Text-To-Give effort in the NFL.
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. 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.
Mary Klos, Director of Research and Data Manager
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 progrs.
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.
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.
Christine Gill, Community Information System Manager
Christine serves Achieve Brown County as the Community Information System (CIS) Manager. (This is actually a shared position with Brown County United Way). She has been involved with the CIS since its inception, working for one of the great organizations providing data to the CIS. She has a background and experience in data quality/auditing, computer security, program improvement and database administration. Her greatest enjoyment comes using her skills and interests to help others. These days Christine spends time keeping up with her 2 teenage boys. She also enjoys painting and various art projects, and loves leading art related classes. She is always up for a fun game of cards, outdoor yard games and relaxing with family/friends. Staying involved with her church, and making time for exercise (so she can continue eating her favorite carbs) are also activities that help keep her going from day to day.
Joan Connelly, VISTA – Equity Data Analyst
Joan is serving as Achieve Brown County’s Community Equity Data Analyst through AmeriCorps VISTA. She recently graduated from Boston University with a degree in Health Science and believes that equity in education is essential to health. Throughout her time at college, Joan worked as a mentor for students with disabilities, a biology and writing tutor, and taught health education in Boston at high schools with limited resources. In her free time, Joan enjoys spending time with her loved ones (especially her dog), hiking, and going to concerts.
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.
2017 AmeriCorps VISTA Members
Casey Hicks, VISTA – Continuous Improvement Coordinator
Erin Kavanaugh, VISTA – Community Data Developer
Charlie Schroeder, VISTA – Continuous Improvement Coordinator