Staff and Board of Directors

Administrative Staff

Executive Director: Ann Kappauf
Ann Kappauf has a degree in nursing and certification in business management. She has over 30 years of leadership experience with nonprofit agencies. She has been a certified instructor of Crisis Prevention Intervention, a Boy Scout troop leader and a board member of the Houston County ABC Works, Inc. Ann lives in rural Minnesota with her husband and children. She is also a survivor of domestic violence.

Associate Director: Amanda Dotson
Amanda Dotson holds a BS in Psychology/Sociology from Viterbo University in 2004 and currently working towards her MS in Counseling at Winona State University. She has over 12 years of leadership and management experience. She has volunteered at Goodwill Industries, Family Resources and Mayo Clinic Health System Behavioral Health program and worked 10 years as a Mental Health Rehab Worker for Gerard Hall of Mayo Clinic Health System. Amanda lives in La Crosse with her significant other. She is also a survivor of domestic violence.

Development Director: Patty Nuttleman
Patty Nuttleman has a BA in Communications from Winona State University. She has over 20 years of experience working in local media, developing and executing promotional campaigns & events. Patty lives in Trempealeau with her husband and three dogs. Along with her siblings and mother, she is a survivor of domestic violence.

Administrative Assistant: TBD


Crisis Advocates at Shelter


  • Sherri Larsen


  • Brenda McCormick
  • Morgan Schams
  • Stephanie Baughman
  • TBD


  • Abby Barickman
  • Morgan Fox
  • Valerie Rosborough
  • TBD

La Crosse Co. Outreach Staff

  • Anti-Human Trafficking Advocate: Jackie Ortmeier-Crance
  • Culturally Responsive Advocate:  Andrew Rasmussen
  • DART, Victim Service Coordinator:  Rita Carranza
  • DART, Multicultural Advocate:  Yer Xiong
  • DART, Multicultural Advocate:  Xia  Moua
  • Diversity Advocate:  Arlette Rodriguez-Miller
  • Legal Advocate:  Renee Jacquet
  • Facilities Manager:  Luke Wenzel
  • Resource Advocate:  Ellen Oligney & TBD
  • Trauma Specialist:  Corinne Billet, MSW
  • Volunteer Coordinator:  Maddie Smith
  • Youth & Family Advocate:  Jen Scaccio, CSW

Trempealeau Co. Outreach Staff

  • Bilingual Anti-Human Trafficking Advocate: Lynda Crowley & TBD
  • Domestic Violence Advocate:  Sally
  • Sexual Assault Advocate:  Kim Jones
  • Trauma Specialist:  Corinne Billet, MSW
  • Youth & Family Advocate:  Jen Scaccio, CSW

2018 Board of Directors

Terri Urbanek (2018 Chair, Executive Committee)
Business Counselor and Outreach Specialist, Small Business Development Center

Kate Tomten (2017 Chair, Executive Committee)
Operations Director, Health Tradition Health Plan Mayo Clinic Health System

Phillip Martin (Secretary, Executive Committee)
Police Officer, La Crosse Police Department

William Berg 
Retired President & CEO, Dairyland Power Cooperative

Richard Chrz
Business Development Manager, Barnes and Noble, Inc.

Jodi Ehrenberger
Business Banking Officer, Coulee Bank

Olivier Jensen
General Manager, Home2Suites by Hilton, La Crosse

Steve Michaels
Owner, Music Mix of La Crosse

Carol Robertson
Leadership Development Training Consultant

Dan Roemhild
Manager, DigiCOPY