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Ann Sickon, Executive Director

Ann Sickon is Executive Director of WisconSibs.

Ann comes to the organization with many years of experience in for-profit and nonprofit development and leadership. She is uniquely qualified as a visionary and highly accomplished business, nonprofit and entrepreneurial executive with extensive experience in P&L management, human resource management, operations, technology, service sector management, and business development.

Sickon was most recently the Executive Director, and then the Senior Executive Advisor of the Center for Independent Futures (CIF), Evanston, IL, an Illinois-based nonprofit organization dedicated to creating innovative product and service models that give individuals with disabilities and their families the skills and opportunities to realize full lives. Ann has degrees from Loyola University Chicago, University of Michigan-Flint, and Henry Ford Hospital School of Nursing.

“I am honored to have the opportunity to work with the talented and passionate WisconSibs staff, Board, and volunteers.  I feel grateful to follow Founder and Executive Director Harriet Redman, whose vision to provide support and services to siblings of individuals with disabilities has created an organization that is a beacon of hope and support for thousands of siblings in their unique and life-long roles,” said Ann.

Having a sister with disabilities herself, Ann brings immense passion and understanding to this position. She is a parent of two adult daughters living in Madison, and a son attending the Cutting Edge Program at Edgewood College. She will fulfill her duties as Executive Director both in Appleton and remotely from Middleton.

Earlier this year, Harriet Redman, who founded the organization 25 years ago announced her retirement as Executive Director. She will continue in an advisory role as Sickon gets acquainted with the operations, participants, and collaborators and serve as the Director of Special Projects part-time. She will continue to advocate with and for siblings, locally and nationally.

“I am so excited about Ann becoming our next Executive Director. This transition is a celebration of all that has been accomplished, and of all that will come next. The organization has never been stronger and is ready for Ann and the Board of Directors to take it to the next level,” says Harriet.


Ann Sickon, Executive Director

Tessa Lewis, Database Manager

Stephenie Mlodzik, Fund Development Coordinator

Angela NeSmith, Financial Administrator

Harriet Redman, M.S. Ed., WisconSibs Founder & Director of Special Projects


Board of Directors

Daniel Dibble, President

Chris Howard, Vice President
Thrivent Financial

John Manke, Treasurer

Jean Haznar, secretary
AASD / St Elizabeth – Project Search; retired

Sarah Huston
Canvas Cloud

Jeremy Gundlach
Board for People with Developmental Disabilities

Melissa Jacobs
Pitcher & Crow Strategy & Marketing Consultant

Sean Drury
Thrivent Financial

For more information about how to join the WisconSibs, Inc Board of Directors, contact our office.  For expections, click WisconSibs Board Member Expectations

We continue to thank these people who served the Fox Valley Sibling Support Network/ WisconSibs as board members from 1998-2022:

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 Michele Martin
Patrick Curran Craig Jordan* Danielle Soland Karen Schlieve Smith Edward Ruffolo
Dawn Ebert Mike Mader Jenni Verboomen  Jennifer Koeppl Kristine Williams
Karen Fahley Cathy Mertz Gina Vollmer  Lisa Kogan-Praska Deb Smet
Mary Greiner Cathy Mueller Christine Wanless  Alyson Krokowsky Andrew Burg
Tina Hittman Karie Mindock  Chris Linn  Ben Stern Cindy Piotrowski
Zola Nimmer

*Founding board member