About WINC

The Wildlife In Need Center is dedicated to wildlife rehabilitation and environmental education. WINC rehabilitates injured and orphaned wildlife and releases healthy animals back into their natural habitat. WINC also delivers educational programming to area elementary schools and to residents of all ages including scout groups, civic groups and senior citizens. The overall message of the programs is to encourage an understanding and appreciation of Wisconsin wildlife and to provide practical, real life applications on the best way for humans to interact with wildlife.


The WINC Team


Lisa Rowe, Director of Operations & Wildlife Rehabilitator
Debbie Verhalen, Marketing and Administrative Assistant
Mandy Feavel, Director of Animal Care & Wildlife Rehabilitator
Mitch Ruiz, Wildlife Rehabilitator
Alexa Cushman, Animal Care Staff
Maddi Williams, Wildlife Education Coordinator
Angela Nirk, Wildlife Educator
Jen Watton, Bookeeper


Board of Directors

Kim Banach, President

Wayne Grandy, Vice President

Shane Roeber, JD, Secretary

Lou Banach, Treasurer

Holly Schlenvogt, Past President

Dean Pipito

Lynn Wilde

Sara Ellenberger, DVM

Dr. Stephen Schmid, SE Regional Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and UWW Campus Adviser

Bridgett Brown

Gottlieb John Marmet, JD

Annette Wallace

Rick Nicolai

Harry Muir, PhD

Thomas Demers

Heather Merewood

Thomas Roberts, MD

Advisory Board
Michael Guzniczak
Harry Muir, Phd

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The Wildlife In Need Center is licensed by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and U.S. Department of Agriculture. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.