Clarity Care Board of Directors
Strong, dedicated leaders with a vision for the future guide Clarity Care in achieving its organizational goals year after year. With such committed leadership at our foundation, we are able to continue delivering value that exceeds customer expectations.
Our Board Members
Lisa Angell has been a member of the Clarity Care board since 2014 and currently serves as Vice Chair. Lisa believes strongly in Clarity Care’s mission to support individuals with disabilities to achieve independent lives within their community as she has faced similar struggles with disability, illness, and aging within her own family and understands the strain this places on those affected.
Lisa is currently the Department Chair of Supply Chain Management at Fox Valley Technical College. Prior to teaching, she was in a management role at Oshkosh B’Gosh, Inc. She has extensive business operations management experience, and ten plus years of experience in training and education leadership.
Lisa attended Marian University for Bachelor studies in Business Administration. In addition, she holds two professional certifications through APICS, the Association for Operations Management. She earned her APICS CPIM- Certification in Production and Inventory Management in 1994, and APICS CSCP – Certified Supply Chain Professional in 2009. In 2011, she earned her professional teaching certification through FVTC, and was a graduate of the Leadership Oshkosh class of 2014.
Previously, Lisa served on the Board of the APICS Fox Valley Chapter as the VP-Professional Development, and also served Secretary for the Oaklawn Elementary PTO. She has a passion for mentoring people at various stages of their lives and circumstances. Her formal mentoring activities include: volunteer work mentoring at-risk youth at Webster Stanley Middle School, leading an elementary school art education program at Oaklawn Elementary, facilitating many middle school and high school career exploration and summer camp opportunities through FVTC, mentoring young adults in her career field through the APICS Scholars Program, and advising her students at FVTC.
Lisa, her husband and daughter reside in Oshkosh, WI. During the summer months, they enjoy spending time at their cottage in Sevastopol, WI. Lisa’s interests include music, theater, reading, mini-golf, crafting with her daughter, and the Green Bay Packers.
Rose M. Lussier
Rose Lussier has been a member of the Clarity Care board since December 2004 and currently serves as Board Chair. In the past, she has also served as Treasurer & Secretary, Vice Chair, and led the Governance Committee.
Rose is currently a lecturer of accounting at UW Oshkosh. She also taught accounting at Fox Valley Technical College. Prior to teaching, she was Vice President, Chief Accounting Officer and Treasurer from Air Wisconsin Airlines Corporation (AWAC). She is a CPA with over 30 years of business experience.
Rose holds an Executive MBA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a BA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She served on the Board of Trustees for Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton from July 2001 through June 2004. She was a member of Women in Management and a member of Executive Agenda.
Rose is married and has three children. She has lived in Winnebago County since 1980.
Peter Prickett rejoined the Clarity Care Board of Directors in June 2008. He also serves on the committees for Community Development, and Finance.
Peter is a retired executive.
He and his wife Ann live in Oshkosh.
Donald H. Verhoff
Donald Verhoff joined the Clarity Care Board of Directors in June, 2008 and serves on the Governance Committee.
Don is retired as the Executive Vice President, Technology at Oshkosh corporation. His career with Oshkosh Corp spanned more than 30 years.
Donald was instrumental in establishing Oshkosh 's world-class New Product Development Center in 1994 and has contributed significantly to all of Oshkosh 's current, major defense programs. He was promoted to Vice President, Corporate Engineering in 1998. Donald leads the corporation's new technology and product development, component and systems engineering, electronics engineering, and engineering services. During his tenure, Oshkosh has developed revolutionary truck technologies including TAK-4™ independent suspension, ProPulse® diesel-electric drive, Command Zone® advanced electronics, remote diagnostics, and all-wheel steering. Donald himself holds seven patents for his development work.
Donald holds a bachelor's degree from Purdue University. In addition, he spent four years with the U.S. Air Force in missile operations.
Karen Schneider has been a board member since 2016. Schneider's leadership experience includes over 20 years in media sales at the AZ Republic and Arizona State University. A native of Oshkosh, she returned in 2012 and had served as the General Manager of the Northwestern. Currently, she is the project manager for an Oshkosh non-profit collaboration. Schneider owns her own consulting business in Oshkosh. She has two adult children in Phoenix and resides in Oshkosh with her husband, Jeff, and daughter Riley.
Angie McCarthy has dedicated the past 20 plus years working in the nonprofit arena, with an emphasis to serve the underprivileged or underserved in the Oshkosh and Fox Valley communities. Many of those years were spent working at the Boys and Girls Club under the child abuse prevention programs. Angie then took a once in a lifetime opportunity to start a new nonprofit organization by creating the first ever emergency warming shelter for the homeless in Oshkosh; the Day by Day Warming Shelter. Angie believes this was a fight worth fighting and continues to support the homeless efforts both locally and statewide. Angie was then asked to provide leadership in the Executive Director role of BEAMING Incorporated (Building Equine Assisted Mobility Into New Growth).
Angie feels her purpose is to serve those that may not have a voice to advocate for themselves. She cherishes people and has a passion to help those in need in whatever way she can. Angie has had the honor of serving on several boards of directors that serve the elderly and those with a variety of abilities. Angie is a natural fit for Clarity Care’s Board of Directors
In her “spare” time, Angie most enjoys time spent with her husband of almost 40 years, her 2 grown children, her 4 precious grandchildren and her golden retriever! Besides spending time with family and friends (or as she calls them FOC= Family of choice), she also enjoys singing and providing joy and comfort through her music ministry. Traveling, gardening, canning, baking and doing a few Pinterest DIY projects are a few other things she enjoys. Angie and her husband also volunteer regularly at their faith community and on many projects around the community.
Angie believes in the saying “Be the change you want to see in the world”. Making a difference begins with you!
Stan Kline joined the Clarity Care Board of Directors in December 2016 and serves as Board Treasurer/Secretary.
Stan moved to Oshkosh in 1989 to become manager of the Sears, Roebuck and Co. store in Park Plaza. In 1993, when the store closed, Stan took early retirement closing a 31-year career in management with the company. In 1996, Stan joined the Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce as the International Trade Coordinator and retired from the chamber in 2006 as the Downtown BID Liaison.
Stan, having been drafted in 1963, continued to serve on active duty and reserve status until he retired as a Major in the Medical Service Corps. His last assignment was 4 years as commander of the 12th Medical Detachment in Beloit, the largest Preventive Medicine unit in the Army.
Stan was elected to the Oshkosh Common Council in 1994 and served until 1998. the last year as Deputy Mayor. He then ran for the Winnebago County Board in 2000 and served until 2013, when he moved out of the area. He was the Chair of the Personnel and Finance Committee, Government Affairs Committee, and Industrial Development Board.
He served on the board of the American Red Cross in Oshkosh and was the chair of the Red Cross State Service Council for two years. He joined the Oshkosh Area Community Band (clarinet) in 1989 and has been president since 1993. He was also chair of the Mayor’s Breakfast in Oshkosh for 17 years.
Stan has a bachelor’s degree from Wheaton College in Illinois. He and his wife, Kathy, live in Greenville, WI.
Mr. Schmiedel is currently the president of Sareja LLC were he provides consulting services in the areas of strategy development, engineering and project leadership to select clients.
Schmiedel recently retired as the Executive Vice President - Technology at Oshkosh Corporation where he oversaw all aspects of the company’s technology development efforts. His responsibilities included leading engineering efforts in product design, research and development, systems engineering, and implementation of best engineering practices throughout the corporation. The engineering organization includes over 1000 engineers and technicians which are engaged in the development and testing of new products as well as supporting production and service activities.
Schmiedel joined the company in June 1983 as the engineering liaison at the Aberdeen Test Center. During his 33 years with Oshkosh Corporation, Schmiedel has held various engineering positions of increased responsibility, gaining experience in the commercial, municipal and military markets which the company serves.
Schmiedel oversaw the development of Oshkosh’s TerraMax™ unmanned ground vehicle efforts with the vehicle being a finalist for all three DARPA Autonomous Vehicle Challenges. He led the implementation of the TAK-4™ independent suspension system into numerous vehicles. Following Oshkosh Corporation’s acquisition of JLG Industries, Schmiedel led the integration efforts of the JLG and Oshkosh engineering teams. He played instrumental roles in the fast-pasted development and production launch of the MRAP -All Terrain Vehicle (M-ATV) as well as developing the winning vehicle for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) competition.
Schmiedel holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Michigan Technological University, has been awarded eight US patents and is a licensed professional engineer in the state of Wisconsin.
Annie Elmer has been a member of the Clarity Care board since January 2018.
She is currently an associate attorney at Reff Baivier Lim Muza Sundet & Dunham, S.C. and specializes in probate, estate planning, and elder law. Annie holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Master of Public Health from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a law degree from Marquette University.
In addition to serving on the Clarity Care board, she also serves on the Oshkosh Area United Way's board of directors, investment fund management committee, and was a co-chair of the United Way's 2017 fundraising campaign. Annie also participates in Tempo and the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation Women's Fund grant committee.
Annie was born and raised in Oshkosh and returned to the area in 2015. She enjoys traveling and spending time with family, friends, and her dog, Sadie.
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