Education Advisory Council


As part of United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley’s community impact model, the Education Advisory Council is a volunteer council made up of professionals from the academic, healthcare and human services fields. Under the facilitation of United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley, they have developed a strategic plan utilizing existing networks and services to create the Successful Children's Network, the goal of which is to help ensure that all children enter school ready to succeed.


Laurie Haus (Chair)
    PreK-12 Academic Services (Literacy) Coordinator
    Eau Claire Area School District

Kari Kerber (Vice Chair)
    Child and Family Supervisor
    Child Protective Services & Birth to Three- Chippewa County Human Services

Jennine Fox (Board Liaison)
    Associate Lecturer, Management and Marketing
    University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire

Harrison Anderson
    Child Care Director, Chippewa Falls
    YMCA of the Chippewa Valley

Beth Draeger
    Public Health Nutrition Supervisor
    Eau Claire City-County Health Department

Renee Ernsting
     Director of Child Care Partnership
     Western Dairyland Economic Opportunity Council, Inc.

Kristin Kelm, RN
     Community Health Divison Manager
     Chippewa County Dept. of Public Health

Barb Stevens
    Operations Manager
    Marshfield Clinic


United Way Staff:

Isabella Hong
    Community Impact Director
    United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley