About Us

Our Mission

Creating Possibilities. Achieving Dreams.

Our mission at KAC is to create opportunities for the personal growth and success of persons with special needs. KAC does this by removing barriers, changing perceptions and building confidence.

Our People

Meet our strong leadership team, dedicated to the KAC mission and sustaining a vision for the organization’s future.

Our volunteer board of directors provides leadership and valuable insights to help guide the organization. Members include consumer advocates, business and civic leaders from the community. Board members serve a three year term, and can serve three consecutive terms. Officers serve two year terms.

Executive Management
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Chief Executive Officer

Christine Weyker

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Chief Financial Officer

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Director of Development and Communications

Kristie Matteau

Officers

President

John Steinbrink, Jr.

Village of Pleasant Prairie

Director of Public Works

Vice President

Kevin Deaton

Gateway Mortgage Corp

Vice-President

Treasurer

William Harris

Harris Pet Hospital

Veterinarian/Owner

Secretary

Julie Gartner

Kenall Lighting

Director of IT

Members

Erin Anderson

Riley Construction, Inc.

Project Manager

David L. Hankins

Daimar Apt. & Imagine Investment, Inc.

President/CEO

Ashley Lutterman

Kenosha County

Human Resources Analyst

Justin Mathews

Great Lakes Church

Pastor

Rebecca Matoska-Mentink

Kenosha County

Clerk of Circuit Court

Nicholas Mulvey

Carthage College

VP of Enrollment

Cheryl Parise

Andrew Pitts

Pitts Brothers & Associates

Owner

Michael Pollocoff

Retired Village Administrator

Roberta Jorgensen Puntillo

Partner/Shareholder

Godin Geraghty Puntillo Camilli, SC

Sean Ryan

Snap-on

Product Manager

Paul Schrock

Niagara Water

Plant Manager

Gregg Sinnen

Retired Firefighter

Todd Terry

Guttormsen & Terry, LLC

Attorney

Susan Valeri

Kenosha Unified School District

Chief of School Leadership

Steven Waier

Uline

Process Improvement Manager

Patti Worzalla

Adult Services

Ron Klemme

Adult Program Manager

Gary Eckstein

Vocational Outreach Manager

Business & Food Services

Christine Weyker

CEO

Children Services

Jill Sorensen

Early Head Start Manager

Suzi Wolf

Early Intervention Program Manager

Melissa Ollila

SPROUTS Playgroup Coordinator

Donor & Media Services

Kristie Matteau

Director of Development & Communications

Transportation Services

Mark Hinrichs

Transportation Manager

ACCREDITATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS

Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body of health and human services. Through accreditation, CARF assists service providers in improving the quality of their services, demonstrating value, and meeting internationally recognized organizational and program standards. Accreditation demonstrates a provider’s commitment to enhance its performance, manage its risk, and distinguish its service delivery.


Rehabilitation for Wisconsin represents its members; community rehabilitation programs, and other organizations that provide center-based and supported employment, job training, day habilitation, residential, early intervention, care management, and other services. Collectively, members provide services to more than 75,000 people with disabilities and economic disadvantages and employ more than 10,000 direct support and other professionals throughout Wisconsin.


In existence since 1987, Rest Area Maintenance program goals are:

To Provide the Best Maintained Roadside Facilities in the Nation, To Provide Maximum Employment Opportunities to Citizens with Disabilities. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) acts as the program administrator, contracting with Rehabilitation for Wisconsin, Inc. (RFW) and Community Rehabilitation Programs to provide the custodial care and landscape maintenance services at these roadside sites. KAC is a participating RAM program member, providing rest area janitorial services and employment for persons with special needs.


The Wisconsin Head Start Association (WHSA) is a private not-for-profit membership organization representing over 16,000 young children and their families and over 4,000 staff composing the 62 Head Start and Early Head Start programs. WHSA provides a network for information, training, advocacy, support, and action for directors, parents, and staff of Head Start & Early Head Start programs in Wisconsin.


The Wisconsin Disability Benefits Network (WDBN) is a professional network of benefits specialists sharing information on disability benefits to a broad range of audiences. KAC is an active member.


The Kenosha Area Business Alliance is Kenosha County’s economic development organization and employers association. With nearly 400 members, KABA represents a diverse group of companies and individuals interested in the economic development of the Kenosha County area. KAC participates as a non-profit member.


The Kenosha Area Chamber of Commerce is committed to promoting, supporting, and acting as a resource so all businesses and organizations can succeed in a continually changing economic environment. KAC holds a civic membership as a charitable service organization.


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