Board President 2019-2022
COVID Response Coordinator, Juneau County Health Department
Shane Gesler (he/him/his) joined the Greater La Crosse Area Diversity Council in March of 2015. Shane’s roles have included Secretary, in 2015, Vice President in 2017, and Board President since 2018. As a board member, he continues to strengthen workplaces and communities of the greater La Crosse Area by promoting and cultivating diversity, access, inclusion, and equity though a variety of projects and programs through the council.
Shane graduated from UW-La Crosse with a Bachelor’s Degree in Community Health Education. Shane currently works at the Juneau County Health Department as the COVID Response Coordinator. He previously worked from Manpower Group for the past 8 years in Onalaska as a Sr. Recruiter/Client Relations Leader. Prior to Manpower, Shane worked for Workforce Connections, Inc. for 11 years as an Employment and Training Coordinator; connecting adults, displaced workers and at risk youth to meaningful work. Shane provided counseling, mentorship and connected participants to educational opportunities to promote self-sufficiency.
Shane has a passion for helping others, the LGBTQ+ community, helping rural businesses with D & I, finding equity and inclusion for all, and making the world we live in a better place. Shane is actively a proud member of the New Lisbon Lions Club, the motto, WE SERVE, where he sits on the Board of Directors, Past President and incoming President of July 2022.
Amy (she/her) has her Master’s in Nonprofit and Public Administration and has worked in various nonprofit and municipal government roles throughout her career. Her current position oversees the finance department at a local anti-poverty nonprofit organization that covers La Crosse, Vernon, Monroe and Crawford Counties. She also co-chairs the Social Justice Committee at her organization that is focusing on promoting equity and inclusion both within the organization and the broader community in which she serves.
Ricardo Acevedo is a current board member and a past Board President 2018-2019, His current position is a District Manager, for the La Crosse District Office for the Social Security Administration with over 42 years of Federal experience, with 30 years in Management. As a Social Security Administration District Manager, he personally works very hard to recruit a diverse workforce. he welcomes the opportunity to discuss how to recruit a diverse workforce in the Coulee Region and the advantages to having diversity in any service organization or any work environment that represents all of the people we service, no matter how small that segment may be.
Bradley Heinrich is currently Board President Elect and a board member since November 2021. Bradley is a 10-year Army Veteran and currently works for Trane Technologies as an HR Generalist since December 2020. His education includes a masters and bachelors degree in criminology from Florida State University. Since starting at Trane Technologies, he has joined the company’s La Crosse Inclusion Network Community, led the La Crosse PRIDE ERG Chapter, and is a member of the corporate PRIDE Steering Committee. Bradley earned a President’s Award his first year at Trane Technologies for his commitment to culture and community in his contributions for Celebrating Pride Month Project.
GLADC Board Member
Clinical Nurse Specialist Manager, Mayo Clinic Health System (MCHS) SWWI
Beckie (she/her) is a Board Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist and has worked at Mayo Clinic in a variety of nursing roles. Her current position in the Department of Nursing focuses on quality, safety, and evidence-based nursing practice to impact outcomes, experience, and safety measures. More recent work has included efforts in MCHS on equity, inclusion, and diversity.
GLADC Board Member
Intercultural Initiatives Coordinator, Western Technical College
Linh (she/her) is a higher education professional who has worked in several areas of Student Affairs including academic advising, career services, student activities, and equity and inclusion. Her current position focuses on identity-based programming and implementing initiatives that encourage student persistence among historically marginalized populations.