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.


Donna Lehmkuhl (Chair)
    Community Member

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

Jennifer Cimino 
Title 1 Reading Partnership Coordinator
    Eau Claire Area School District

Lisa Cohen
    Children's Nature Academy Director
    University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire

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.

Karla Halverson
Children with Differing Abilities (CWDA) Supervisor
    Chippewa County Human Services 

Florence LaBeau
Youth Services Director
    GE Bleskacek Family Memorial Bloomer Public Library

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


United Way Staff:

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