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About the Wildlife In Need Center

Mission Statement

To provide wildlife rehabilitation to Wisconsin wildlife with the intent to release back to their native habitat, conduct research designed to further the positive impact of rehabilitation, and provide quality community education programs and services.

Vision Statement

To become a nationally recognized Wildlife Rehabilitation Center that serves as a hub for other satellite facilities and is financially stable. WINC will work in collaboration with the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha and the University of Wisconsin Colleges and Extensions to be identified as the number one resource in the community that promotes an ethic of care and respect for the natural world.


Joan Rudnitzki, Executive Director
Lisa Rowe, Director of Operations
Mandy Feavel, Animal Care Manager
Chelsea Matson, Animal Care Assistant Manager
Danielle Fleischman,  Development Assistant
Leslie Kiehl, Wildlife Education Coordinator
Lisa Frinzi, Interim Bookkeeper
Jen Brei, Animal Care Staff

[click here to meet our staff]

Board of Directors

Holly Schlenvogt (President)
John Rodell (Past President)
Wayne Grandy (Vice President)
Kim Banach (Secretary)
Michael Guzniczak (Treasurer)
Lynn Wilde
Jean McFadden
Thomas Roberts, MD
Noah Zimmerman
Dean Pepito
John Rodell
Tom Gilligan, DVM
Harry Muir, Dean of the University of Wisconsin-Waukesha


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.

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