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

Kyle Darley (Board Liasion)
     Manager of Technology, Research & Development
     W.S. Darley & Co.

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

Yia Lor, APSW
   Human Development and Relationships Educator
   University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension Eau Claire County

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

Barb Stevens
Operations Manager
Marshfield Clinic

Kelly Stokes
    Community Member

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


United Way Staff:

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