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Amber Kiggens-Leifheit

Amber Kiggens-Leifheit joined the Education Foundation on Jan. 6, 2020.

Prior to joining the Education Foundation, Amber served as executive director of the Marshfield Area Community Foundation for 11 years. She was responsible for all areas of the Foundation, including gifts, grants, scholarships, public relations, donor relations, accounting oversight and office management. During her tenure, she grew the Foundation’s assets from $2.8 to $16.2 million.

Amber also served on the Marshfield district’s school board for nine years, including in the roles of vice president and treasurer. In addition, she has served in leadership positions and volunteered in long-term with multiple nonprofits, including the Marshfield Community Athletics Leadership Team and the Marshfield Area United Way. She earned a bachelor’s degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Co-Chair

DAN GIBSON

is a Principal with SVA Wealth Management, providing comprehensive financial planning and investment management services for clients since 1998. He is a proud member of the Middleton High School alumni class of 1990.

CO-Chair

MELISSA SIMON

works at UW-Madison in the Office of Business Engagement (OBE), helping build beneficial relationships between companies and the university. Both Middleton High School graduates, Melissa and her husband currently reside in Middleton with their three girls, all of whom attend MCPASD schools.

VICE CHAIR

KATHRYN MCLEOD

is focused on helping employers in offering health insurance to their employees. Kathryn has lived in Middleton since 2013 with her husband Doug, their Kromrey Cougar son, and three step-sons who are all Middleton graduates.

Secretary

CHRIS ASHLEY

and his wife Annette are proud parents of three Northside-Kromrey-MHS graduates. A UW Law School grad, he is General Counsel of the Research Foundation for the State University of New York and has spent most of his career in support of public higher education.

Treasurer

MARCI CONCOTELLI

is Senior Business Analyst with the State of Wisconsin Investment Board (SWIB). She has a Masters in Education from Pepperdine University and holds a teaching credential. She and her husband, Steve (both UW Alums) have two children, one in Kromrey and a one-year old future Elm Lawn student.

Kieran Furlong

is a venture capitalist and senior fellow at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Originally from Ireland, Kieran and his wife chose to live in Middleton because of the great reputation of the MCPASD schools. Their two children attend Elm Lawn and Kromery.

LUKE FUSZARD

is a Director of Partnerships at SWORD Health. He and his wife Abbey are proud parents of two children matriculating through the Middleton Cross Plains Area School District. Luke also serves as the Alder for District Five on the Middleton Common Council.

ALEX JOERS

is a member of the Dane County Board of Supervisors. He holds a degree in Public Administration from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. An MCPASD alumnus and Middleton High School graduate, Alex lives in the District with his wife and young son.

Michelle Larson

is a communication strategist with CUNA Mutual Group. She and her husband, Kyle, have lived in Middleton since 2000 and have had two children attend District schools.

Dana Monogue

is the Superintendent of the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District. She began serving the District in 2019 and has worked in Wisconsin public schools for over 25 years. She is also the parent of a Middleton High School student.

Linda Passaglia

is an audit partner with RSM US LLP, a CPA firm in Madison. She and her husband, Mark, moved into the MCPASD area
from Chicagoland five years ago. They have two sons attending district schools.

Debra pickett

is the founder and principal consultant at Page 2 Communications, a boutique PR agency serving large law firms. She and her husband are the proud parents of three sons who attend MCPASD schools.

Jeff Roepsch

is an Area Manager for Johnson Controls and a proud parent of three daughters in MCPASD schools with his wife, Tiffany.  Jeff taught at the University of Iowa where he received Masters degrees in Education and Business Administration, and has a passion for educating students.  Jeff has been a board member since 2015.

Simrnjit Seerha

is a member of the Middleton Cross Plains Area School District School Board. She works as a manager at Just In Time Machine Corporation and is also the founder of Baavo Wellness, a health and beauty company. Simrnjit is a lifelong resident of Middleton.

COURTNEY WARD-REICHARD

is an attorney, focused on labor and employment litigation, with the Nilan Johnson Lewis law firm. Courtney and her family moved to Middleton in 2011 primarily because of the high quality schools. One daughter is a recent MHS graduate, and her other daughter attends MHS.

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mcpasdfoundation@gmail.com

6907 University Ave. #243 Middleton WI 53562