Education Advisory Council

United Way 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.


Arlene Wright (Chair)
Statewide Wisconsin Model Early Learning, Standards Coordinator
Office of Early Learning, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Brook Berg
Family Living Educator
UW-Extension/Eau Claire County

Laurie Haus
Pre/K-5 Language Arts Coordinator
Eau Claire Area School District

Dotty Lillo
Director, Child Care Partnership
Western Dairyland Economic Development Center

Joe Luginbill
Commissioner, Eau Claire School Board

Carol Meagher
Chippewa County Department of Public Health

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

Dana Sommerfeld
Director of State and Federal Programs/BB4C
Chippewa Falls Area Unified School District

Barb Stevens
Operations Manager
Marshfield Clinic, Chippewa Falls Center

Kari Stroede
Director, Successful Children's Network
United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley

Denise Wirth
Nursing Supervisor
Eau Claire City-county Health Department