Who We Are
Kim started with the Center as a volunteer in 2009 with her son Jared, as a baby bird feeder and continued as an Animal Care volunteer. Kim joined the board of directors in 2013 as Secretary and has been Board President since November 2015.
Director of Operations & Wildlife Rehabilitator
Lisa started with the Center as a volunteer in 1994 and became a staff member shortly after that. She holds her Advanced Wisconsin Wildlife Rehabilitation License and specializes in the rehabilitation and care of rodents, with her particular favorite being woodchucks.
Marketing and Administrative Assistant
Deb joined the WINC team in November 2018 as Marketing & Administrative Assistant. She has 25 plus years of marketing experience to share with us. Her nonprofit involvement has included working with The Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee, Wreaths Across America for our Veteran’s and Girl Scouts of SE Wisconsin. Deb enjoys nature walks, nature photography and bird watching. She loves seeing the bird and squirrel activity right outside her office window.
If you have questions about membership or fundraising events, email Email Debbie
Director of Animal Care & Wildlife Rehabilitator
Mandy joined the Wildlife In Need Center in March of 2009 as a full time wildlife rehabilitator and became the Animal Care Manager in November of 2012. Mandy was promoted to WINC’s Director of Animal Care in January of 2018. She holds her advanced Wisconsin Wildlife Rehabilitator license along with other professional certifications including her Wisconsin endangered and threatened species permit. She has a B.S. in Wildlife Ecology, Natural Resources from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Mandy is also a member of the Wisconsin Chimney Swift Working Group helping to educate people about her favorite aerial insectivores. She has recently partnered with Carroll University to create and teach a “Fundamentals of Wildlife Rehabilitation” course for students in their Animal Behavior Department.
Avian Nursery Manager/Animal Care Volunteer Coordinator
Mitch started at WINC as a full-time animal care intern during the summer of 2014. He has also been a seasonal staff member here at WINC for two summers; 2015 and 2017. Mitch earned his Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Psychology; Biochemistry Minor, with an emphasis in animal behavior from Carroll University. Mitch joined the WINC team as a full-time Animal Care Staff member in January 2018. Mitch was promoted to Avian Nursery Manager/Animal Care Volunteer Coordinator in July 2020. Mitch has earned his Wisconsin basic Wildlife Rehabilitation license and is currently working towards his advanced Wildlife Rehabilitation license.
Mammal Nursery Manager/Intern Coordinator
Alexa started as a full-time Animal Care Staff member in March of 2019. Alexa was promoted to Mammal Nursery Manager/Intern Coordinator in July 2020. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a B.S. in Wildlife Ecology and minors in both Biology and Captive Wildlife Management. She has worked in zoos, nature centers, taught wildlife based summer camps, along with multiple fellowships and internships doing wildlife rehabilitation. Through all of these experiences she discovered her true passion is wildlife rehabilitation. More recently, Alexa has been in charge of the avian rehabilitation program at The Abilene Zoo in Abilene, TX before starting her position here at WINC. In December of 2019, Alexa obtained her Basic Wisconsin Wildlife Rehabilitation License.
Raptor Training Specialist
Alex began volunteering at WINC in 2010 when she would come home from college in the summer months. Once she graduated in 2014, she completed WINC’s full-time Animal Care Internship. After her internship, she was hired on as a part-time Wildlife Educator and discovered her passion for educating. In the Spring of 2015, Alex became WINC’s Education Coordinator and held this position until the Spring of 2018. It was then that a new job for her husband relocated them for just over a year but after coming back home to Wisconsin, she returned to WINC as our Raptor Training Specialist and Wildlife Educator in the Summer of 2019. Alex graduated from Carthage College with a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science with an emphasis in Conservation and Ecology. She has held a basic Wisconsin Wildlife Rehabiliation License along with other professional certifications and is now focusing on our educational raptor training program.
Angela joined WINC in 2010 as an animal care volunteer, and in 2011 she also started volunteering in our education department. In 2014 she was a part-time Seasonal Animal Care staff member at WINC from April to October, and as of July 2017 she began her role as our part-time Wildlife Educator.
Erin joined the WINC team as a part-time Wildlife Educator in January 2020. She graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. in Biology and Animal Ecology, then began working as an avian technician at the Raptor Education Group. She worked in the rehabilitation department, but soon discovered her passion was in education. She has since worked as a seasonal naturalist, an AmeriCorps environmental educator and a tour guide before joining the WINC team.
Education Assistant and Scheduler
Rylann joined the Wildlife In Need Center in January of 2020 as the Education Assistant & Scheduler. In 2019, she graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Madison with a B.S. in Wildlife Ecology and a certificate in Environmental Studies. Rylann has worked as a wildlife caretaker, environmental educator and a bird bander since graduating. You may contact Rylann with any questions regarding educational programs or WINC events.
Board of Directors
Wayne Grandy, President
Tom Demers, Vice President
Shane Roeber, JD, Secretary
Lou Banach, Treasurer
Holly Schlenvogt, Past President
Sara Ellenberger, DVM
Gottlieb John Marmet, JD
John Rupke, JD
Harry Muir, Phd
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.