Our GLADC Staff and Board of Directors


Jodi Vandenberg-Daves

GLADC Executive Director
Professor, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies at University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

Board of Directors

Ann Ostregen Wales

GLADC President
Human Resources Consultant, Gundersen Health System

Ricardo Acevedo

GLADC President Elect
District Manager, Social Security Administration

Shane Gesler

GLADC Secretary
Client Relations Specialist, Manpower

Andrea Hansen

GLADC Treasurer
Director, Self-Sufficiency Program at University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

Michael Ablan, Esq.

GLADC Board Member
Attorney, Michael Ablan Law Firm

Danya Day

GLADC Board Member
Integrated Support Assistant, School District of La Crosse; Cosmetologist, Oasis Spa and Tanning

Nickijo Hager

GLADC Board Member
Vice President of Mission and Organizational Learning, Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare

Thomas Harris

GLADC Board Member and Media Liaison
Assistant Director of Multicultural Student Services, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse

Heidi Svee

GLADC Board Member
Executive Director, Women’s Fund of Greater La Crosse

Mary Anna Thornton, Ph.D.

GLADC Board Member
Achieving the Dream & Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Western Technical College

Jesús Jambrina, PhD

GLADC Board Member
Associate Professor of Spanish & Latin American and Latino/a Studies, Research Fellow, D. B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics Leadership, Viterbo University

Sarah Jackson

GLADC Board Member
Human Resource Assistant, Western Technical College

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