Board of Directors

The Appleton Education Foundation is guided by a Board of Directors whose members are interested in public education and represent a variety of constituencies within our community.


Gary Jahnke, President
Owner, Huzzard Systems

Dan Flannery, Vice President
Vice President – Community Relations, Goodwill NCW

Pam Gruner, Vice President

Laura Meronk, Secretary
Attorney, Godfrey & Kahn

Jennifer Voigt, Treasurer
Certified Public Accountant, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause


David Burrows
Provost & Dean of the Faculty, Lawrence University

Robert Duimstra
Attorney, Menn Law Firm

Jason Hanuszczak

Gayle Hardt

Amy Henselin
Audit Partner, Grant Thornton LLP

Jerimiah Janssen
AVP-Business Development Officer; Commercial & Treasury Management, First Business Bank

Nancy Johnshoy
Vice President, First Business Trust & Investments

John Keller
Vice President – Relationship Manager, Johnson Bank

Tom Mangold
Market President, US Bank

John Mielke
Retired Cardiologist
AASD Board of Education

Bob Molitor
Retired businessowner

David Platt
Attorney, Godfrey & Kahn

Sabrina Robins
Director-Operations at TAPFIN, a ManpowerGroup Company

Maria Van Laanen
President, Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

Amy Van Straten
CFO, Fox Valley Technical College

Ex-Officio Directors

Lee Allinger
Superintendent of Schools, Appleton Area School District

Candice Breitengross
Vice President, Appleton Education Association

Sharon Fenlon
President, Appleton Area School District Board of Education