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Wisconsin 4-H Youth Development State Contacts List

 


updated 8/26/2014

Administration

Dale Leidheiser
State Program Director
4-H Youth Development

Phone: (608) 263-1095
Fax: (608) 265-4600
637 Extension Building
432 North Lake Street
Madison WI 53706
dale.leidheiser@ces.uwex.edu

Support:
Cindy Blackburn, (608) 263-1095
Jane Marquardt, (608) 262-2391

  • Statewide leadership for the Program Area
  • Budget management for the Program Area
  • Relationship link with UW departments, Extension leadership, and State and Federal agencies
  • Personnel management for State 4-H Youth Development unit
  • Administrative oversight for Wisconsin 4-H Foundation and Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center

Kandi O'Neil
Associate State 4-H Program Director/Volunteer Specialist

Phone: (608) 262-2050
Fax: (608) 265-6407
436 Lowell Center
610 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53703
kandi.oneil@ces.uwex.edu

Support: Lori Murphy, (608) 262-1221

  • Statewide leadership for volunteer development and management
  • Statewide leadership for risk management and financial management
  • Provide leadership in recruitment, hiring and screening process for county-based faculty and academic staff
  • Provide liaison team leadership in support of county-based faculty and staff
  • Liaison for administrative region
  • Provide lead role for professional development
  • Serve as primary contact to Adult Leader Council and statewide volunteer forum
  • Serve on the Shooting Sports Advisory Committee
  • Liaison between 4-H Youth Development and WAE4-HYDP

Cynthia (Cindy) Blackburn
Administrative Assistant

Phone: (608) 263-1095
Fax: (608) 265-4600
637 Extension Building
432 North Lake Street
Madison WI 53706
cynthia.blackburn@ces.uwex.edu

  • Support for 4-H State Program Director
  • Field general 4-H questions
  • Manage 4-H Youth Development WisLine reservations
  • Manage 4-H state personnel information in Cooperative Extension database
  • Collect and manage annual state-wide reports (Youth Protection, Use of the Name, Emblem and IRS EIN Listing)

State Contacts for 4-H Youth Development

Jackie Askins
Associate Public Information Specialist

Phone: (608) 262-8083
Fax: (608) 265-4600
337 Extension Building
432 North Lake Street
Madison WI 53706
jackie.askins@ces.uwex.edu

  • Write, edit and distribute press materials for 4-H Youth Development
  • Work with State 4-H Program Director and Specialists to develop media materials
  • Develop and maintain social media sites for 4-H

Barb Barker
North Central Region Liaison

Phone: (920) 787-0416
barb.barker@ces.uwex.edu

  • Liaison for the North Central Region
    (Counties: Adams, Green Lake, Marathon, Marquette, Portage, Shawano, Taylor, Waupaca, Wood)

Doris Bass
Upham Woods Office Associate

Phone: (608) 254-6461, ext. 201
Fax: (608) 253-7140
N194 County N
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
doris.bass@ces.uwex.edu

  • Support for staff and programs at Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center

Jean Berger
East-Metro Region Liaison

Phone: (715) 261-1230
jeant.berger@ces.uwex.edu

  • Liaison for the East-Metro Region
    (Counties: Door, Manitowoc, Marinette, Oconto, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Washington, Waukesha, Winnebago)

Terry Boehner
Office Operations Associate

Phone: (608) 262-1223
Fax: (608) 265-6407
431 Lowell Center
610 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53703
terry.boehner@ces.uwex.edu

  • Support for Matt Calvert, Joanna Skluzacek and Doug Thompson
  • Support for Youth Leader Council, STEM and Shooting Sports
  • Responsible for Key Awards and Chris Clover

Matt Calvert
4-H Youth Development Specialist

Phone: (608) 262-1912
Fax: (608) 265-6407
413 Lowell Center
610 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53703
matthew.calvert@ces.uwex.edu

Support: Terry Boehner, (608) 262-1223

  • Resource for youth in governance, particularly youth on government boards, youth/adult partnerships in 4-H Youth Development, and youth activism
  • Support 4-H Youth Leadership Project and other Older Youth Programming& Leadership Development.
  • Lead and support older youth leadership groups and activities including 4-H Youth Leader Council, National 4-H Conference, youth participation in Public Issues Leadership Development, & Youth as Partners in Civic Leadership Conference.
  • Co-chair, Youth Voices in Community Action and Governance program team
  • Resource for community youth development, local coalition-building, and organizational development strategies to support youth development
  • 4-H Youth Development lead for evaluation, point of contact for staff technical assistance, and member, Cooperative Extension Evaluation Leadership and Support Team
  • Principle investigator of CYFAR (Children, Youth, Family at Risk), FRTEP (Federally Recognized Tribal Extension Program), OJJDP Tribal Mentoring program.
  • Member, Native American Task Force

Sue Curtis
Wisconsin 4-H Military Liaison

Phone: (608) 342-1308
Fax: (608) 342-1517
319 Pioneer Tower
UW-Platteville
1 University Plaza
Platteville, WI 53818
sue.curtis@ces.uwex.edu

Support: Glenda Dye, (608) 342-1308

  • Wisconsin 4-H Military Liaison
  • Operation Military Kids
  • Leadership for VISTA

Mike Farrey
IS Technical Services Professional

Phone: (608) 262-2496
Fax: (608) 265-6407
431 Lowell Center
610 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53703
mike.farrey@ces.uwex.edu

  • 4-H Online support and training
  • Web and On-Line Systems support and training
  • State Office technology equipment support

Toby Grabs
Upham Woods Program Coordinator / Assistant Director

Phone: (608) 254-6461, ext. 203
Fax: (608) 253-7140
N194 County N
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
toby.grabs@ces.uwex.edu
uphamcoordinator@frontier.com

Support: Doris Bass, (608) 254-6461

  • Provide leadership for all programs and activities conducted at Upham Woods
  • Provide leadership for Legacy Campaign efforts
  • Manage operation, maintenance and development of grounds and facilities
  • Supervise personnel and contractual services involved with operation of Upham Woods
  • Hire, train and supervise seasonal naturalists
  • Design, implement, and evaluate outpost education programming
  • Develop, implement and provide leadership for all environmental education programming
  • Instruct environmental education classes as needed
  • Write grants to fund new environmental education initiatives

Beth Heinze
Youth Dairy Specialist

Phone: (608) 263-9409
275 Animal Sciences
1675 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706
heinze2@wisc.edu

  • Dairy Youth Programs
  • Dairy Project
  • State Fair
  • Area Animal Science Days
  • Badger Dairy Camp
  • National Dairy Conference
  • Crowley Awards
  • 4-H Dairy Bowl
  • State 4-H Dairy Judging

Kay Hobler
Outreach Specialist

Phone: (608) 262-1557
Fax: (608) 265-6407
427 Lowell Center
610 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53703
kay.hobler@ces.uwex.edu

Support: Peter Nordin, (608) 262-0575

  • Coordinate major 4-H events, including WI 4-H & Youth Conference and National 4-H Dairy Conference; and delegations to National 4-H Conference, Citizenship Washington Focus, National 4-H Congress, and Space Camp
  • Provide support for Youth Protection records checks
  • Leadership for the Wisconsin 4-H International Programs, including National 4-H Australia/Costa Rica/Finland/Japan/Korea/Mexico/Norway Exchanges; and FLEX, Japan/Korea High School Exchanges

Pamela (Pam) Hobson
Ag/Animal Science 4-H Youth Development Specialist and Program Liaison

Phone: (608) 262-9605
Cell: (608) 739-2185
Fax: (608) 265-6407
428 Lowell Center
610 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53703
pamela.hobson@ces.uwex.edu

Support: Lynn Pfeiffer (608) 262-1222

  • Provide statewide leadership for the 4-H animal science program and related educational events
  • Liaison for the Northwest Region
    (Counties: Ashland, Barron, Burnett, Chippewa, Douglas, Eau Claire, Polk, Price, Rusk, St. Croix)

Justin Hougham
Environmental Education Specialist /
Upham Woods 4-H Outdoor Learning Center Director

Phone: (608) 254-6461
Fax: (608) 253-7140
N194 County N
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
justin.hougham@ces.uwex.edu

Support: Doris Bass, (608) 254-6461

  • Provide statewide leadership for 4-H Youth Development environmental education programming
  • Provide overall program leadership and educational administration of the Upham Woods 4-H Outdoor Learning Center
  • Develop new sources of funding to support the growth of environmental education programs throughout the state
  • Develop and manage the Center’s operational budget
  • Supervise full-time Center personnel

Debra (Deb) Ivey
Southwest Region Liaison

Phone: (608) 930-9850
debra.ivey@ces.uwex.edu

  • Liaison for the Southwest Region
    (Counties: Columbia, Dodge, La Crosse, Lafayette, Richland, Rock, Vernon, Walworth)

Ron Kean
Poultry Extension Specialist

Phone: (608) 262-8807
255 Animal Sciences
1675 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706
rpkean@wisc.edu

  • Poultry Management
  • Companion Animals
  • Avian Quiz Bowl

Jeffrey Lewis
4-H Youth Development Specialist (25% FTE)
Outreach Specialist - Program Development & Evaluation (75% FTE)

Phone: (608) 890-2668
Fax: (608) 262-9166
617 Extension Building
432 North Lake Street
Madison, WI 53706
jllewis2@wisc.edu

  • Support urban and multicultural youth programs
  • Support for the USDA funded Wisconsin CYFAR project
  • Program development resource for multicultural audiences
  • Co-Chair of the Developing Multicultural Understanding Team

Jane Marquardt
Program Assistant Supervisor, Office Manager

Phone: (608) 262-2391
Fax: (608) 265-6407
433 Lowell Center
610 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53703
jane.marquardt@ces.uwex.edu

  • Coordinate budget development and fiscal management
  • Technical assistance and support for department grant funds
  • Technical assistance and training for support staff
  • Computer support for professional and support staff
  • 4HPlus / 4H4ME Enrollment software and ES-237 support and training

Lori Murphy
Financial Specialist

Phone: (608) 262-1221
Fax: (608) 265-6407
436 Lowell Center
610 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53703
lori.murphy@ces.uwex.edu

  • Provides support for department grant funds, purchasing
  • Support for Kandi O'Neil, JulieAnn Stawicki and Liaison Team
  • Support for Adult Leader Council, Fall Forum

Peter Nordin
Office Operations Associate

Phone: (608) 262-0575
Fax: (608) 265-6407
426 Lowell Center
610 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53703
peter.nordin@ces.uwex.edu

  • Support for Hobler
  • Support for International Programs
  • Coordinate on-line registration for Citizenship Washington Focus, WI 4-H & Youth Conference, National 4-H Dairy Conference, National 4-H Congress, and Space Camp

Bernadette (Bernie) O’Rourke
Extension Youth Livestock Specialist

Phone: (608) 263-4304
Fax: (608) 262-5157
286 Animal Sciences
1675 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706
borourke2@ansci.wisc.edu

  • Organizes and develops educational programs and opportunities for youth and adult audiences in the areas of management, feeding, breeding, training and marketing of beef, sheep and swine
  • Works closely with various livestock industry commodity groups and organizations to provide educational opportunities and experiences for youth and adults

Lynn Pfeiffer
Office Operations Associate

Phone: (608) 262-1222
Fax: (608) 265-6407
430 Lowell Center
610 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53703
lynn.pfeiffer@ces.uwex.edu

  • Support for Arts and Animal Sciences

Christina Rencontre
Communication Arts Specialist & Program Liaison

Phone: (608) 262-1536
Fax: (608) 265-6407
428 Lowell Center
610 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53703
christina.rencontre@ces.uwex.edu

Support: Lynn Pfeiffer, (608) 262-1222

  • Leadership to statewide 4-H Arts and Communication Programs
  • Liaison for the North Central Region
    (Counties: Iron, Florence, Forest, Juneau, Langlade, Lincoln, Oneida, Vilas, Waushara)
  • Member of the 4-H Youth Development Marketing Team
  • Provide leadership for non-animal 4-H youth events at the Wisconsin State Fair

Liv Sandberg
Equine Extension Specialist

Phone: (608) 263-4303
284 Animal Sciences
1675 Observatory Drive
Madison, WI 53706
sandberg@ansci.wisc.edu

  • State 4-H Horse Project Activities
  • Horse Leadership Conference
  • Area Animal Science Days
  • Development of Educational materials
  • Adult educational presentations on equine topics
  • Ag Livestock Team co-leader

Joanna Skluzacek
4-H STEM Specialist

Phone: (608) 265-2949
Fax: (608) 265-6407
433 Lowell Center
610 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53703
joanna.skluzacek@ces.uwex.edu

Support: Terry Boehner, (608) 262-1223

  • 4-H Project Lead the Way Coordinator
  • Provides statewide leadership for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) projects
  • 4-H Project Lead the Way Coordinator
  • National & Regional SET Liaison

JulieAnn Stawicki
4-H Youth Development Specialist & Program Liaison

Phone: (608) 262-8359
Fax: (608) 265-6407
435 Lowell Center
610 Langdon Street
Madison, WI 53703
julieann.stawicki@ces.uwex.edu

Support: Lori Murphy, (608) 262-1221

  • Leadership for 4-H Afterschool programming
  • Leadership for Young Member (K-3) programming and support for the Cloverbud project area
  • Provides support for Healthy Living programming
  • Liaison for the East-Metro Region
    (Counties: Brown, Calumet, Fond du Lac, Kenosha, Kewaunee, Menominee, Milwaukee, Outagamie)
  • Support for inclusive programming including Civil Rights review teams, and Cooperative Extension Inclusive Excellence Action team

Doug Thompson
State 4-H Shooting Sports Coordinator (50% FTE)

Phone: (920) 391-4657
Fax: (920) 391-4617
Brown County - UW Extension
1150 Bellevue Street
Green Bay, WI 54302
doug.thompson@ces.uwex.edu

Support: Terry Boehner, (608) 262-1223

  • Leadership for State 4-H Shooting Sports program

Chris Viau
Southwest Region Liaison

Phone: (715) 421-8439
chris.viau@ces.uwex.edu

  • Liaison for the Southwest Region
    (Counties: Crawford, Dane, Grant, Green, Iowa, Jefferson, Sauk)

Marie Witzel
Northwest Region Liaison

Phone: (715) 531-1938
marie.witzel@ces.uwex.edu

  • Liaison for the Northwest Region
    (Counties: Bayfield, Buffalo, Clark, Dunn, Jackson, Pepin, Pierce, Sawyer, Trempealeau, Washburn)

Amy Workman
Upham Woods Program Director

Phone: (608) 254-6461, ext. 209
Fax: (608) 253-7140
N194 County N
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
amy.workman@ces.uwex.edu

Support: Doris Bass, (608) 254-6461

  • Schedule group visits for Upham Woods Outdoor Learning Center
  • Communicate with all visiting groups to plan and coordinate educational programming
  • Develop and manage naturalist staff schedules
  • Develop, implement and evaluate environmental education programming at Upham Woods.
  • Assists in leading adventure education programming at Upham Woods
  • Write grants to fund new environmental education initiatives
  • Instruct environmental education classes as needed

Shep Zeldin
Youth and Community Development Specialist and Rothermel Bascom Professor of Human Ecology

Phone: (608) 263-2383
4199 Nancy Nicholas Hall
1300 Linden Drive
shep.zeldin@ces.uwex.edu
rszeldin@wisc.edu

Support: Rachel Turner, (608) 262-2660

  • Direct initiatives that engage youth and adults in program assessment and community building
  • Conduct and disseminate research on: youth-adult partnerships, positive effects of youth on their programs and communities; promising practices of positive youth development; diffusion of innovative youth programs through programs and systems
  • Resource person for: Youth Voices in Community Action Work Team; Youth Engagement Multidisciplinary Team; Evaluation Leadership and Support Team
  • Director, Center for Nonprofits, University of Wisconsin, Madison

Contacts for Wisconsin 4-H Foundation, Inc.

Lisa Buchanan
Administrative Manager

Phone: (608) 262-1597
The Pyle Center
702 Langdon Street
Madison WI 53706-1420
lisa.buchanan@ces.uwex.edu

  • Administrative Manager for Wisconsin 4-H Foundation, Inc.

Brenda Scheider
Director of Development

Phone: (608) 262-1285
Cell Phone: (608) 333-2023
The Pyle Center
702 Langdon Street
Madison WI 53706-1420
brenda.scheider@ces.uwex.edu

Support: Lisa Buchanan, (608) 262-1597

  • Director of Development for Wisconsin 4-H Foundation, Inc.