Staff

HeadshotAdam 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.

 

Cristin Sullivan-Metzler, Director of Operations and Project Management

Cristin joined Achieve Brown County in February 2016. She has a strong background in health care, quality improvement and operational management and holds a certification in Lean project management.  She had participated as part of the initial Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovation Adviser team designed to connect community organizations to improve the quality of care/service, the client’s experience of care/service and effective cost management.

She has diverse people and communication experience with multi-disciplinary teams, organizations, has participated as a team member for state committees, and presented at national conferences.

She has a passion for helping people maximize their personal potential which is illustrated through her years serving as a volunteer for many local non-profits.  Cristin is excited to dedicate her career within the non-profit sector.

 

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 CorMary Klosporation. 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.

 

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteer in Service to America) Members 

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.

 

Casey Hicks, VISTA – Continuous Improvement Coordinator

Casey joins Achieve Brown County through AmeriCorps VISTA working as a Continuous Improvement Coordinator. Casey is a recent graduate from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay with a degree in political science. His passion derives from how policy can empower individuals and strengthen communities. As the former Vice President of Alpha Zeta Phi (the first UWGB community service fraternity) and current volunteer graphic designer for The Farmory, Casey takes great pride in giving back to Brown County. When he has free time, he enjoys the rush of eating spicy food, listening to records, losing at chess, or attempting to read five different books at once.

 

Erin Kavanaugh, VISTA – Community Data Developer

Erin joined Achieve Brown County in July 2017 for her year of service through AmeriCorps VISTA. As Community Data Developer, she is responsible for the creation of interactive data visualizations to be used by the general public and community organizations. Erin is a recent graduate of University of Wisconsin – Whitewater, with a B.S. in Psychology and a minor in Urban and Rural Development. While at Whitewater she was involved in the Applied Health Psychology Lab and tutored introductory psychology. In her spare time, Erin enjoys hiking with her dog, reading non-fiction, and spending a disproportionate amount of time in the comment section of news articles.

 

Ann McCotter, VISTA – Continuous Improvement Coordinator 

Ann joins Achieve Brown County as a Continuous Improvement Coordinator through the Americorps VISTA Program.  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.

 

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 post-secondary and academic career planning outcomes. Christian is grateful to be working with Achieve Brown County and the vibrant communities in the area. Christian 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. He would like to teach religious studies. Christian enjoys camping, disc golf, and biking and is a drum instructor at Jim’s Music.

 

Charlie Schroeder, VISTA – Continuous Improvement Coordinator

Charlie joined Achieve Brown County in July of 2017 as an AmeriCorps VISTA, and she is working as a Continuous Improvement Coordinator on Action Teams for Outcomes One and Four. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay with a B.S. in Psychology and an emphasis in Cultural and Gender Diversity. While at UWGB, she held positions in the Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment and the Office of Human Resources. Because of her hard work at the university, she was nominated for the 2017 Student Employee of the Year and she won in the category of Uniqueness of Contribution.

Charlie is very passionate about helping students succeed in life after high school, particularly in the space of higher education. In her free time, she is actively involved in the video game community and enjoys spending time with her cats Meatball and Baby Princess (a.k.a Beeps). She is excited to be able to put her skills and academic background to use in the nonprofit world, and to be able to make a tangible positive difference in the Brown County community