Education Advisory Council



View Introductory Plan for Successful Children's Network


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.


Brook Berg (Chair)
Human Development & Relationships Educator
UW-Extension Eau Claire County

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

Christina Anderson- RN
   Chippewa County Department of Public Health

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

Dotty Lillo
Director, Child Care Partnership
Western Dairyland EOC

Joe Luginbill
President, Eau Claire School Board
   President, Luginbill Children's Foundation

Brian Misfeldt (Board Liaison)
    Bloomer School District

Kitty Rahl, M.S., R.N.
Community Member

Barb Stevens
Operations Manager
Marshfield Clinic

Kelly Stokes
    Community Member

Kari Stroede
Director of Education Initiative
United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley

Therese Wetherington
   Director of Curriculum, Assessment and BB4C
   Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District

Denise Wirth
Community Health Promotion Division Manager
Eau Claire City-County Health Department