Board of Directors

Local Leadership


Couleecap is governed by a 24-member Board of Directors comprised of eight members elected by low income people, eight County Board Supervisors, and eight members representing private groups and organizations.


Couleecap's Current Board of Directors

Ellen Barum, Vice Chair, La Crosse County                  George Kruck, Chair, Vernon County

Rick Blasing, Monroe County                                           Monica Kruse, La Crosse County

Bob Brague, La Crosse County                                         Celesta Leis, Monroe County

Theresa Burns-Gilbert, Monroe County                         Sonya Lenzendorf, Crawford County

Michele Engh, Vernon County                                          Karen Long, Vernon County

Maureen Freedland, La Crosse County                           Gail Muller, Vernon County

Mari Freiberg, Monroe County                                         Bill Rudy, La Crosse County

Beth Hartung, La Crosse County                                      Roger Slama, Crawford County

Terry Hicks, La Crosse County                                         Gary Thompson, Vernon County

Karen Joos, Secretary, Monroe County                           Larry Quamme, Crawford County

Larry Kelley,  Crawford County                                      Katie Westerman, Monroe County                            




"My involvement with Couleecap is important to me and gives me the opportunity to give back to my community. It really does take a village."

-Couleecap Board member