BeLEAF Survivor’s Current Board

Member NameRole(s) at BeLEAF Survivors, Inc.
Shelley HickmanBoard President, Executive Committee Chair
Laura JablonskiVice President, Board Development Committee Chair
Lora Reinders Treasurer
Shelley AndersonSecretary
Rachel CortezMember at Large, Fund Development Committee Chair
Linda ChristCommunity Relations Committee Chair
Cathy Duchow-CrossMember of the Board
Paula MorroneMember of the Board
Linda PuliceMember of the Board
Curt PruittMember of the Board
Je’Leslie TaylorMember of the Board
Alyssa ArzikovikMember of the Board
Karen FetherstonAgency Representative – Executive Director
Samantha SustachekAgency Representative – Program Director
Current Committees

Board Development Committee — This committee recruits new members, conducts orientations, produces board materials, and evaluates the performance of the board itself.
Fund Development Committee — This group handles all internal and operational issues related to finance, investments, capital acquisitions, human resources, fundraising, and facilities.
Community Relations Committee — All external issues, including public relations, publications, and marketing are the responsibility of this group.      
Executive Committee — This group consists of the board chair and the chairs of the other committees.

Interested In Being Part Of Our Board?

Skills Required
  • A passion for the cause
  • An open-minded attitude that empowers other board members to express their views
  • An ability to be a team-player to work toward solutions
  • Responsibility in attendance and task completion
  • Respect for others on the team
  • A willingness to learn from others and share your own experiences

While it would be helpful for members to be familiar within the communities of Racine County, residing outside Racine County would not automatically preclude board participation.

Responsibilities/Expected Duties
  • Attend board meetings
  • Support and assess the Executive Director
  • Ensure effective planning
  • Manage resources effectively
  • Cultivate, recruit, and orient new board members
  • Ensure legal and ethical integrity and maintain accountability
  • Abide by bylaws and policies
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Promote and support the agency
  • Attend and encourage acquaintances to attend fundraiser
  • Request fundraiser sponsorships or donations
  • Note, no minimum financial contribution required
  • Serve in a volunteer capacity with professional conduct
  • Directors may participate in meetings by means of telephone or video conference and/or email communications and such participation can constitute presence in person at such meetings, however a physical presence is required at least twice in a calendar year.
  • Full Board Meetings shall be held second Monday evenings- even months
  • Executive Board Meetings shall be held second Monday evenings- odd months
  • Annual Meetings shall be held once per year
  • Special Meetings may be called as necessary
  • Dates and times to be determined
Time Commitment
  • Membership requires regular attendance of meetings for a term of 2 years.
  • Terms can be renewed for an additional 2 years
  • Time commitment varies depending on the role of the individual, the committee projects, and time of year. A good estimate would be 4 hours per month for general board members, to closer to 7 hours per month for the executives figuring in all fundraisers, board meetings, committee meetings, emails, check signings, etc.
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