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WisconSibs Welcomes New Executive Director and Adult Sibling Coordinator

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WisconSibs, Inc Welcomes Bill Grennell as New Executive Director

The WisconSibs Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Bill Grennell of Oshkosh, WI, has been chosen as the next Executive Director of WisconSibs, Inc. In this role, Bill will advance WisconSibs’ mission to foster a community of support for sisters
and brothers of individuals with disabilities and expand the organization’s reach to serve more siblings throughout Wisconsin.

Bill comes to the organization with many years of experience in nonprofit development, leadership, and growing teams that make
a difference.

Bill Grennell, Executive Director.“I am excited to have the opportunity to work with the talented and passionate WisconSibs staff, Board, and volunteers. I feel grateful for this chance to help make a difference across Wisconsin for youth and adult siblings and their families.” 

Grennell began his career with the Boy Scouts of America as a Camp Director, then Field Director in Minnesota, Missouri, and California. He then served as Chapter Development Director with Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California. Later, he became Executive Director of The American Red Cross-Mountain Empire Chapter in Virginia. He found his way to back to his Midwest roots as Executive Director of The Literacy Council of Rockford, IL. Most recently, he was a major gifts officer with the Experimental Aircraft Association in Oshkosh, WI.

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Introducing Emily Askri as WisconSibs Adult Sibling Program Coordinator

WisconSibs also welcomes Emily Askri as Adult Sibling Program Coordinator to develop and coordinate adult sibling programs, including workshops, conferences, social events, and communication with adults throughout Wisconsin who have siblings with disabilities.

For over fifteen years, Emily has been helping various non-profits, both local and national, develop programs to help people reach their fullest potential. In addition to working at WisconSibs, Emily also helps caregivers return to the workforce after taking a career break for caregiving responsibilities. Emily is a graduate of University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse.

Emily Askri, Adult Sibling Program Coordinator“I am grateful for the opportunity to be a part of WisconSibs’ mission of fostering a community of support for siblings of individuals with special needs. While each person’s situation and life experiences are unique, I have seen how impactful community, and the support that comes from shared understanding, can have in people’s lives.”

When not working, you’ll find Emily with her family, enjoying hiking, biking and going “up north.”