Meet the 2017-2018 Wisconsin Council on Family Relations Board
President: Tony Winslow
Hi friends! My name is Tony Winslow and I’m going to be a super senior at UWSP! This year I have the wonderful opportunity to serve as your President. I’m so excited to have the chance to work with the other board members and YOU to help WICFR grow to it’s full potential! I love camping and being in the outdoors. Can’t wait to get to know all of you, keep it real friends!
President Elect/Member at Large: Sterling Wall
Title: Board Member at Large, and, WICFR President-Elect
Why I joined WICFR: I founded WICFR 7 years ago with some stellar former alumni as I saw this as the missing link between our successful students and successful alumni professionals, I wanted this to ‘bridge the gap’ if you will. I am a professor at UWSP, working to improve the in and out of class professional preparation of our students through our student org, and WICFR.
Fun Fact: 5 kids, 2 grandchildren, 1 motorcycle (BMW 1150GS that I bought in Dallas on Valentine’s Day for HALF price!!! Drove it back 1000 miles to Wisconsin and saw ZERO other motorcycles –weird), planning a 4 week road trip Summer of 2018 to the Northern Territories of Canada (1400 mile gravel road). And… road two (retired professional) bulls in my life, at a small rodeo on the side of the road when I was 17. Fun!!!
Secretary/Conference Coordinator Elect: Kristina (Krissy) Brill
Hi all! My name is Krissy Brill and I attended the WICFR Conference last year and really enjoyed it, so I decided to run for some positions. So, here I am as this years Secretary and Conference Coordinator co-elect! As the secretary I will be recording minuets and updating all the board members on what happens at the meetings. As the conference coordinator co-elect, I will help plan the 2018 WICFR conference. I joined WICFR so I could network myself, learn about all the awesome opportunities I could do within my field, and meet more professionals. Currently I’m a senior at UWSP but will be graduating this spring, so when I see you all at the WICFR conference I will be a professional in the real world! In my spare time I like reading, playing with my dogs and playing my ukulele. I can’t wait to get this year rolling!
Wisconsin/Minnesota Liaison: Joshua O’Neill
Hello! My name is Josh O’Neill and I am senior and UWSP. I am the WI-MN Lesion for WICFR 2017-2018. I want to be a part of this organization because it is the first step into becoming a full fledged professional in the field in which we work! I am excited to get the chance to work with my team of colleges to help make WICFR the best it’s ever been. My hobbies are gaming and anything involving music. I look forward to a great year and a wonderful conference.
Conference Coordinator: Alaria Petrulis
My name is Alaria Petrulis and I am the Conference Coordinator. I’ve been on the WICFR Board since graduating from the University of Stevens Point in the Spring of 2014. I’ve enjoyed taking on many roles and learning all that WICFR has to offer to its members. Keeping involved in WICFR keeps me feeling close to home, as I currently live in Minneapolis! I recently started working as a Home Visitor for Dakota Healthy Families in Rosemount, visiting first time parents in their homes with their new babies or prenatally. I also work at Kinderberry Hill Child Development Center part-time in the infant classrooms. When I’m not working or on one of my many road trips back home to Wisconsin to visit family, you’d likely find me and my husband at the dog park with our dog Tripp or exploring around the twin cities! I also enjoy camping, fishing, gardening, reading and the occasional crafting.
Treasurer: Crystal Wuethrich
I am an alumnus of UW-Stevens Point, having graduated in 2016 with my bachelor’s degree in Psychology and minors in Women and Gender Studies as well as Child, Youth, and Family Studies. I will be beginning a master’s program in the field of Marriage and Family Therapy in the fall as well as certification in Sex Therapy this summer. I currently work at the Personal Development Center in Marshfield, WI as a Sexual Assault Victim Advocate. I have been married to my husband, Andrew, for five years and reside in Arpin, WI with our four children (Alexander – 17, Julianna – 15, Malakai – 12, and Tristyn – 8), and two foreign exchange students (Joyce – 17 and Taylor – 17). In my free time I enjoy reading, watching movies, camping, hiking, and downhill skiing. I am passionate about the work that both WICFR and NCFR do and am excited to be a member of the board!
Web Page Chair: Fawnda Witmer
Hi all! I am excited to be on the WICFR board as the Web Page Chair. I learned about WICFR as a sophomore student at UW-Stevens Point through the student organization University Council on Family Relations (UCFR). I am currently a Junior at UW-Stevens Point in Family and Consumer Sciences: Child, Youth, and Family Studies and I have a minor in International Studies. I have a desire to help others and be a resource for others and to help find their purpose and path in life. I always loved helping children in any way whether that is babysitting, helping in kids programs at my church, or just hanging out with my nieces and nephews. I hope to continue helping others to find purpose and joy in life in the future whether that is through my career or in everyday relationships with others. A few things about what I enjoy doing in free time are going on long walks on the many trails around Stevens Point, biking, playing board games or card games, visiting new coffee shops or spending time at already discovered coffee shops, drinking coffee, loving on animals, and enjoying artwork that others have created. I am looking forward to how this organization and the new board members will lead us and what we will be able to do.
Membership Chair: Madyson Main
I am excited to work with students and professionals at the state level and I’m ready to continue growing our community of students and professionals around the state. I am very involved in students organizations at UWSP and am employed at the Disability and Assistive Technology Center at the university. I also work Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin in Stevens Point. I love to be outside, reading lots of books, and playing with kiddos.
Nominating Chair: Leah Faiad
My name is Leah Faiad and I am the new Nominating Chair for WICFR and my third year on the board with the organization. I am currently a second year graduate student at the University of Wisconsin Stout in the Marriage and Family Therapy program. I look forward to integrating my graduate work with this organization and using my skills to further expand our membership network! My passion for families emerged when I spent time in missions in Guatemala as a teenager and still fuels my desire to help those less fortunate find their strengths. In my personal life, I enjoy camping, exercising, spending time with my dog Charlie and enjoying being a newlywed!
Social Media Chair: Tiara Hoffman
Hi, my name is Tiara Hoffman. I am the new social media chair representative. I always told myself that I would be involved in college. This is a way for me to be involved and get to meet so many new individuals. Things that I enjoy are walking my dog, traveling to new places, and hanging out with my family.