Harriet Redman is Executive Director of WisconSibs and a founder of its predecessor organization, the Fox Valley Sibling Support Network. A graduate of Valparaiso University, she has taught middle school and high school, developed family educational programs and marketing strategy for a Fortune 500 insurance company, and served as business manager of a non-profit, semi-professional choral organization.
She has a master’s degree from Purdue University in family life education and a passion for the needs of siblings. She and her husband, Rich, have an adult son with multiple disabilities whose older sister is her mother’s inspiration and most honest critic.
Harriet’s work on behalf of siblings of people with disabilities and long-term illnesses has been recognized by several organizations:
As a trained Sibshop® facilitator and the WisconSibs/Fox Valley Sibshop Coordinator, Michelle Swenson, develops the overall plan for 6-8 Sibshops each year in northeastern Wisconsin, coordinates facilitators and volunteers, and oversees each Sibshop.
As Director of SibDays of Summer, a week-long day camp that serves 45 sibs each summer, she develops plans, trains volunteers, and still has time for lots of fun with the campers.
A graduate of Lakeland College with a Master of Counseling, Michelle is a Licensed Professional Counselor and also is a therapist/group coordinator at the Sexual Assault Crisis Center in Appleton, WI.
Edward Ruffolo, President
Cindy Piotrowski, Vice President
Portage County Aging and Disability Resource Center
Andrew Burg, Treasurer
Fox Valley Public Accountants
Karie Mindock, secretary
Fox Valley Lutheran High School
Hortonville High School
Remley & Sensenbrenner, SC
|Barb Arndt*||Jim Johnson*||Sue Plamann||Kristin Lanari||Nancy Hidde|
|Jan Blume||Jim Jones||Steve Rieth||Susan Stenz||Jenni Moore|
|Megan Burdick-Grade||Amy Jordan*||Mary Ann Scherck||Judy Simon|
|Patrick Curran||Craig Jordan*||Danielle Soland||Karen Schlieve Smith|
|Dawn Ebert||Mike Mader||Jenni Verboomen||Jennifer Koeppl|
|Karen Fahley||Cathy Mertz||Gina Vollmer||Lisa Kogan-Praska|
|Mary Greiner||Cathy Mueller||Christine Wanless||Alyson Krokowsky|
|Tina Hittman||Zola Nimmer||Chris Linn||Ben Stern|
*Founding board member