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Joyce Zander

Foundation Administrator

Erika Bierma


Erika Bierma is an attorney with the law firm of Stafford Rosenbaum LLP. Her practice includes both criminal and civil litigation, and she has significant experience representing both adults and juveniles.

Jeanne Bissell


Jeanne is dedicated to being of service in the recovery community here. She is inspired every day by the transformation of human lives and families through freedom from addiction. Her goal is to be of service with the Recovery Foundation to help as many people as possible achieve long-term recovery and live happy and healthy lives.

Chuck Callender


Chuck brings a business perspective to the Recovery Foundation board aligned with the foundation mission to support and enhance recovery opportunities for individuals in need.

Shelly Dutch

Founding Director

Shelly Dutch has dedicated her life’s work to those with Substance Use Disorders for 40 years. She has received numerous awards and recognition for her dedication to the alcohol and drug issues in our society. She is certified at both the state and national levels, and emphasizes mentoring and service as the key to recovery.

Jeff Frye


Jeff joined the Recovery Foundation Board of Directors to support efforts to provide treatment opportunities for those unable to financially obtain services.

Shawn Grover


Shawn began his journey in recovery in 2004 and joined the Board of the Recovery Foundation in 2016. He has volunteered as a Mentor at Connections Counseling since 2007.

Dan Morse


Dan is a Development Consultant who has worked with various organizations throughout Wisconsin. He joined the Recovery Foundation as a way to give back to the organization and support its mission of helping those that are struggling with substance abuse and mental health disorders.

April Ripp

Foundation Administrator

As the only paid employee of the Recovery Foundation, April provides the administrative and planning support for the board. Event planning, fundraising, and marketing the board’s mission is driven by her passion for the outcomes she has witnessed in her time with the foundation. 

Mary Schneider


Mary Schneider is a Professor Emerita in the Department of Kinesiology (Occupational Therapy Program) and Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research focuses on the effects of prenatal alcohol and/or prenatal stress exposure on neurobehavioral development, brain function and chronic alcoholism in adulthood.

Janis Waddell

Vice President

Janis is dedicated to creating awareness about the prevalence of addiction and mental illness and reducing the stigma in hopes of ensuring access to expert care for all who seek recovery. Waddell’s areas of expertise include behavioral healthcare marketing, insurance managed care contracting, adolescent and adult substance abuse treatment, and current trends. 

Greg Westrich

Board Treasurer

Greg’s objective is to provide support for those seeking “normalcy” in their unique life journeys. Greg Westrich is a Commercial Banker with Johnson Financial Group.

Joyce Zander

Foundation Administrator

Joyce is an Administrator Emerita in the School of Education, Department of Curriculum and Instruction. She is passionate about the Recovery Foundation’s mission to support people with substance abuse and mental health challenges. She is excited to have recently joined the Recovery Foundation Board in March, 2023.