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.

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: Amanda Patton
Amanda Patton has over 20 years of experience with bookkeeping, billing, leadership, and training. Most of her volunteer time has gone to the American Legion Auxiliary where she was the Secretary and Treasurer for three years. Amanda was born and raised here in La Crosse, is married, has two daughters, and a FEW cats. She has been a victim of sexual assault and has helped many loved ones through domestic violence. Her favorite quote: “The only people who get upset about you setting boundaries are the ones who were benefiting from you having none.” ~unknown author



Crisis Advocates at Shelter


  • Sherri Larsen


  • Stephanie Baughman


  • Brenda McCormick
  • Morgan Fox
  • TBD


  • Abby Barickman
  • Valerie Rosborough
  • Breana Stillman
  • Erica Borde
  • Bill Oldenburg

La Crosse Co. Outreach Staff

  • Anti-Human Trafficking Advocates: Anna Kivi
  • Culturally Responsive Advocate:  Andrew Rasmussen
  • DART, Victim Service Coordinator:  Rita Carranza
  • DART, Multicultural Advocate: Nancy Yang
  • DART, Multicultural Advocate:  Xia Moua
  • Diversity Advocate:  Arlette Rodriguez-Miller
  • Legal Advocate:  Renee Jacquet
  • Facilities Manager:  Luke Wenzel
  • Resource Advocates:  Ellen Oligney & Marcellese Powell
  • Trauma Specialist:  Corinne Billet, MSW
  • Volunteer Coordinator:  TBD
  • Youth & Family Advocate:  Jen Scaccio, CSW

Trempealeau Co. Outreach Staff

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

2019 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