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.


David Platt, President
Attorney, Godfrey & Kahn

Zach Snell, Vice President
Senior Marketing Specialist, Thrivent

Kyle Tripp, Secretary
Senior Vice President, Wealth Portfolio Manager, Johnson Financial Group

Abby Liebergen, Treasurer
Senior Tax Manager, Wipfli LLP


Mike Curry
Attorney, McCarty Law

Yvette Dunlap
Assistant Superintendent, Appleton Area School District, retired

Gayle Hardt

Don Hietpas
CFO, Appleton Area School District, retired

Nancy Johnshoy
Senior Vice President – Portfolio Manager and Market Strategist, First Business Bank

Al Johnson
CFO, Wisconsin Film & Bag, retired

Shane Kohl
Director of Foundations, ThedaCare Family of Foundations

Tim McKeag
Vice President – Commercial Banking, Hometown Bank

Bob Molitor
Business owner, retired

Edward Ruffolo
IT Director, Miron Construction

Aaron Sass
New Business Development, Great Northern Laminations

Scott Schewe
Wealth Advisor, Kerber Rose

Kristin Schroeder
Creative Services Manager, Fox Cities Performing Arts Center

Joe Toonen
CFO/COO, PRN Home Health & Therapy

Amy Van Straten
CFO, Fox Valley Technical College

Ex-Officio Directors (non-voting)

Judy Baseman
Superintendent of Schools, Appleton Area School District

Kay Eggert
President, Appleton Area School District Board of Education