Patti Saunders

Board President
Education Committee | Marketing Committee

With HearthStone: 3 years and 4 months

Patti and her son, Eric Bosch, live in Sheboygan Falls. Patti and Eric checked out HearthStone and its events to broaden Eric’s social circles, “Mom, I want to go out and meet new people!” Patti is semi-retired after 34 years of service with Lakeshore Technical College. She has an extensive background in designing and providing career development and educational opportunities and programming for special population students. She represents HearthStone on the Family Caregivers Coalition in Sheboygan County Steering Committee.

Daphne Peterson

Board Vice President
Advocacy Committee Chair

With HearthStone: 2 years and 3 months

Daphne comes to HearthStone after being a Special Education teacher at the high school and middle school levels for over 25 years. Serving on the Board of Directors for HearthStone provides an opportunity to give back to the community, while fulfilling the desire to spend time with, and enrich the lives of, people with disabilities.

Kris Williams

Board Secretary
Education Committee

With HearthStone: 3 years and 4 months

Kris currently volunteers at RCS Empowers, and was a teacher for 34 years. She always looks for ways to help children with disabilities succeed in the classroom, and now with their careers. Kris is the mother of a daughter with a cognitive disability, who is attending RCS and works part-time in the community.

Alex Curry

Board Treasurer
Marketing Committee Chair

With HearthStone: 3 years and 3 months

Alex's background with individuals with disabilities comes through his wife and her brothers. She has shown him how to love people in differing situations and life journeys than himself and shown him a whole new world. Alex has a background in accounting, finance, and IT, which help in his role as Treasurer and Marketing Committee.

Fred Brown

Director
Social Committee

With HearthStone: 1 year and 11 months

Fred has been a teacher and coach for over 30 years. He began his teaching in Sheboygan County at Lightfoot School as the Physical Education instructor. While there, he coached Special Olympics and taught swimming. Since his retirement Fred continues to coach at Lakeland University and teach exercise classes at the Sports Core. Fred’s passion for working with others has been a major part of his personal and professional life. Fred is honored to be on the HearthStone board and works to advance the mission of the organization.

Kathy Manny

Director
Education Committee Chair | Nominating Committee Chair

With HearthStone: 7 years and 5 months

Kathy is a retired social worker with a combination of over 30 years of experience working primarily with adults with a developmental disability for RCS Empowers and then for Sheboygan County. She feels fortunate to serve as a volunteer guardian through Sheboygan County for a young man with a developmental disability. Being on the board of directors for Hearthstone allows her to continue directing her passion to improve the life of individuals with a disability and their families.

Karen Post

Director
Social Committee
Karen enjoys helping out with HearthStone social events and attending them with her son Christopher, our Participant Representative.

Jill Spielvogel

Director
Social Committee Chair | Nominating Committee

With HearthStone: 9 years and 6 months

Jill, born and raised in Sheboygan, is married with three sons, and has a passion for volunteering and helping others. She currently works as an office Administrator at Edward Jones in Sheboygan. Jill has spent 25 years working with the elderly and individuals with disabilities through Sheboygan County Health and Human Services and the ADRC. Jill is part of HearthStone because community involvement and helping others makes her happy, and also the smiles, hugs, and thanks received from our young people at social outings is so heartfelt and rewarding in and of itself.

Gail Wilke

Director
Advocacy Committee

With HearthStone: 1 month

Gail and her husband, Eric Duncan, live in Sheboygan. Gail grew up in Plymouth and is a recently retired special education teacher after 31 years of teaching students with disabilities. Gail and Eric are proud parents of two adult children and love the Sheboygan community that they returned to 4 years ago. Gail is a dedicated advocate and believes in a society where people with disabilities are included, represented, and always respected for their talents.

Could be you!

Director
We are currently looking to fill another four director positions on our board! We hold monthly board meetings and various special meetings depending on the committees you are involved in. If you are interested, please email us at info@hearthstonewi.org, and we'll get you in touch with our Nominating Committee for additional information.

Advisory Board

In addition to our Board of Directors, HearthStone also has an Advisory Board made up of individuals who want to see our Mission and Vision realized, and representatives from other organizations that support our Mission and Vision as well.
  • Jon Rost - Parent / Advocate / Former President
  • Carol Rost - Parent / Advocate
  • Frank Sterzen - Parent / Advocate
  • Larry Samet - Parent / Advocate / Former Vice President
  • Leah Curry - Sister / Advocate / Former President
  • Cyndi Sook - Advocate / Former ADRC
  • Ursula Norwood - Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)
  • Nicole Olson - Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR)
  • (open) - RCS Empowers
  • Denise Drews - Community Member / Advocate
  • Ashley Streck - Twingenuity Graphics / Advocate
  • Michele Martin - Homes for Independent Living (HIL)
  • Mark Ellis - Camp Evergreen
  • Christopher Post - Participant Representative
If you or your organization agrees with our Mission and Vision and would like to join our Advisory Board, please reach out to us, or swing by one of our monthly board meetings, normally held the first Friday of the month.

Daphne Peterson

Board Vice President
Advocacy Committee Chair

With HearthStone: 2 years and 3 months

Daphne comes to HearthStone after being a Special Education teacher at the high school and middle school levels for over 25 years. Serving on the Board of Directors for HearthStone provides an opportunity to give back to the community, while fulfilling the desire to spend time with, and enrich the lives of, people with disabilities.

Gail Wilke

Director
Advocacy Committee

With HearthStone: 1 month

Gail and her husband, Eric Duncan, live in Sheboygan. Gail grew up in Plymouth and is a recently retired special education teacher after 31 years of teaching students with disabilities. Gail and Eric are proud parents of two adult children and love the Sheboygan community that they returned to 4 years ago. Gail is a dedicated advocate and believes in a society where people with disabilities are included, represented, and always respected for their talents.

Frank Sterzen

Parent Volunteer
Advocacy Committee

Patti Saunders

Board President
Education Committee | Marketing Committee

With HearthStone: 3 years and 4 months

Patti and her son, Eric Bosch, live in Sheboygan Falls. Patti and Eric checked out HearthStone and its events to broaden Eric’s social circles, “Mom, I want to go out and meet new people!” Patti is semi-retired after 34 years of service with Lakeshore Technical College. She has an extensive background in designing and providing career development and educational opportunities and programming for special population students. She represents HearthStone on the Family Caregivers Coalition in Sheboygan County Steering Committee.

Kris Williams

Board Secretary
Education Committee

With HearthStone: 3 years and 4 months

Kris currently volunteers at RCS Empowers, and was a teacher for 34 years. She always looks for ways to help children with disabilities succeed in the classroom, and now with their careers. Kris is the mother of a daughter with a cognitive disability, who is attending RCS and works part-time in the community.

Kathy Manny

Director
Education Committee Chair | Nominating Committee Chair

With HearthStone: 7 years and 5 months

Kathy is a retired social worker with a combination of over 30 years of experience working primarily with adults with a developmental disability for RCS Empowers and then for Sheboygan County. She feels fortunate to serve as a volunteer guardian through Sheboygan County for a young man with a developmental disability. Being on the board of directors for Hearthstone allows her to continue directing her passion to improve the life of individuals with a disability and their families.

Fred Brown

Director
Social Committee

With HearthStone: 1 year and 11 months

Fred has been a teacher and coach for over 30 years. He began his teaching in Sheboygan County at Lightfoot School as the Physical Education instructor. While there, he coached Special Olympics and taught swimming. Since his retirement Fred continues to coach at Lakeland University and teach exercise classes at the Sports Core. Fred’s passion for working with others has been a major part of his personal and professional life. Fred is honored to be on the HearthStone board and works to advance the mission of the organization.

Karen Post

Director
Social Committee
Karen enjoys helping out with HearthStone social events and attending them with her son Christopher, our Participant Representative.

Jill Spielvogel

Director
Social Committee Chair | Nominating Committee

With HearthStone: 9 years and 6 months

Jill, born and raised in Sheboygan, is married with three sons, and has a passion for volunteering and helping others. She currently works as an office Administrator at Edward Jones in Sheboygan. Jill has spent 25 years working with the elderly and individuals with disabilities through Sheboygan County Health and Human Services and the ADRC. Jill is part of HearthStone because community involvement and helping others makes her happy, and also the smiles, hugs, and thanks received from our young people at social outings is so heartfelt and rewarding in and of itself.

Terri Sterzen

Parent Volunteer
Social Committee

Patti Saunders

Board President
Education Committee | Marketing Committee

With HearthStone: 3 years and 4 months

Patti and her son, Eric Bosch, live in Sheboygan Falls. Patti and Eric checked out HearthStone and its events to broaden Eric’s social circles, “Mom, I want to go out and meet new people!” Patti is semi-retired after 34 years of service with Lakeshore Technical College. She has an extensive background in designing and providing career development and educational opportunities and programming for special population students. She represents HearthStone on the Family Caregivers Coalition in Sheboygan County Steering Committee.

Alex Curry

Board Treasurer
Marketing Committee Chair

With HearthStone: 3 years and 3 months

Alex's background with individuals with disabilities comes through his wife and her brothers. She has shown him how to love people in differing situations and life journeys than himself and shown him a whole new world. Alex has a background in accounting, finance, and IT, which help in his role as Treasurer and Marketing Committee.

Jon Rost

Former President
Nominating Committee | Marketing Committee

With HearthStone: 28 years and 2 months

Jon, together with his wife Carol, are founding members of HearthStone. Jon’s background in marketing communications has provided the skills needed to be a successful advocate for his son, who is challenged with Asperger’s, but also for ALL people with differing abilities. He is passionate about helping people with disabilities live, work and play in the community with dignity and respect.

Cindy Sook

Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)
Marketing Committee

Ashley Streck

Twingenuity Graphics / Advocate
Marketing Committee

Kathy Manny

Director
Education Committee Chair | Nominating Committee Chair

With HearthStone: 7 years and 5 months

Kathy is a retired social worker with a combination of over 30 years of experience working primarily with adults with a developmental disability for RCS Empowers and then for Sheboygan County. She feels fortunate to serve as a volunteer guardian through Sheboygan County for a young man with a developmental disability. Being on the board of directors for Hearthstone allows her to continue directing her passion to improve the life of individuals with a disability and their families.

Jon Rost

Former President
Nominating Committee | Marketing Committee

With HearthStone: 28 years and 2 months

Jon, together with his wife Carol, are founding members of HearthStone. Jon’s background in marketing communications has provided the skills needed to be a successful advocate for his son, who is challenged with Asperger’s, but also for ALL people with differing abilities. He is passionate about helping people with disabilities live, work and play in the community with dignity and respect.

Jill Spielvogel

Director
Social Committee Chair | Nominating Committee

With HearthStone: 9 years and 6 months

Jill, born and raised in Sheboygan, is married with three sons, and has a passion for volunteering and helping others. She currently works as an office Administrator at Edward Jones in Sheboygan. Jill has spent 25 years working with the elderly and individuals with disabilities through Sheboygan County Health and Human Services and the ADRC. Jill is part of HearthStone because community involvement and helping others makes her happy, and also the smiles, hugs, and thanks received from our young people at social outings is so heartfelt and rewarding in and of itself.