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.
Barb SalemiChief Executive Officer
Barb Salemi is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO). She joined Clarity Care in June 2008 as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and accepted the position of CEO in July 2015. Barb oversees a team of executive leadership to ensure the delivery of quality care and services to nearly 1,500 consumers each year. Under Barb’s leadership, Clarity Care will continue to expand its service reach and scope.
Barb holds an accounting degree from DePaul Univerisity. Barb is a graduate of the 2010-2011 Leadership Oshkosh class.
Barb is originally from Northern Illinois and is happy to call Omro home. She enjoys decorating, cooking, Sudoku puzzles, water-based recreational activities and spending time with family and friends.
Jeff StarkVice President of Facilities and Procurement
Jeff Stark is Vice President of Facilities and Procurement and has been employed at Clarity Care since 1992. Prior to becoming Vice President of Facilities and Procurement, Jeff worked as Director of Facilities, a maintenance team member, and a trainer for the Wheelchair Transport Training and Vehicle Safety classes.
Jeff’s current responsibilities include leading procurement functions focused on strategic sourcing, logistics, and efficiency, as well as the physical maintenance of all Clarity Care facilities and its fleet of vehicles. Jeff is a graduate of Leadership Oshkosh class of 2008.
Jeff lives in Oshkosh with his wife, Ann. They have three daughters who reside in Sheboygan, Grafton, and Chicago, and four grandchildren. He is a member of the Oshkosh Area Community Band, with whom he plays the trombone. In his free time, Jeff enjoys woodworking as a hobby.
Heather PetersenChief Financial Officer
Hello, my name is Heather Petersen and I am the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) here at Clarity Care. I started with Clarity Care in 2005 as an Accounts Payable Clerk and have had several different roles with in the organization including Financial Analyst and most recently Director of Business Administration.
I enjoy seeing how we can put smiles on our members and employees faces through living out our mission and promoting of our vision, values and philosophy.
I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Business Management from Pensacola Christian College and am currently on the Advisory Committee for Fox Valley Technical College here in the Fox Valley for their Accounting program.
I reside in Oshkosh with my husband Michael and our growing family. I am very active in my church, enjoy traveling, mentoring youth in the community, as well as spending time with family and friends.
Stacy DanfordDirector of Quality Assurance (DQA)
Hello there, my name is Stacy Danford and I am the Director of Quality Assurance (QA) and Community Employment Services (CES). I joined the Clarity Care team in February 2008.
Prior to becoming a dual Director, I proudly held positions as a Residential Coordinator, Coordinator Team Leader, and Supportive Homecare Outreach Coordinator.
My current responsibilities in QA include overseeing the quality improvement of various Clarity Care programs and regulatory compliance. My goal is to create continuity, ensure quality and safety of services delivered, as well as organization policies. My responsibilities in CES include overseeing staff who assist individuals who face barriers in finding, obtaining and retaining community employment. Our goal is to provide an individualized experience to understand our consumer’s goals and best match them with employment that will allow them to succeed.
I was born in Oconto WI and moved to Green Bay at age 21 where I still currently reside. I adore spending the majority of my free time with family and friends. I enjoy music concerts, traveling the world and watching the Packers. I am very passionate about all animals and spoil my fish, little dog, and two cats.
Rayne NelsonDirector of Residential Services
Rayne Nelson is the Director of Residential Services. She joined Clarity Care in 2002 as a Residential Coordinator and has since held positions including Coordination Team Leader, instructor, and Division Administrator.
Rayne’s current responsibilities include leading and overseeing Clarity Care’s team of employees responsible for delivering individualized services in community-based homes for adults with disabilities and chronic conditions. She promotes quality services aligning with Clarity Care’s mission and in compliance with regulatory agencies.
Rayne is originally from Rhinelander WI and moved to Green Bay in 2002. She currently resides in Greenleaf with her husband, Jason, and children. She enjoys time and activities with her family, as well as being ‘up north’ spending time outdoors.
Holly SchlagHome Care Administrator and RN Nursing Supervisor
Holly Schlag is the Home Care Administrator and RN Nursing Supervisor. Holly joined the Clarity Care team 2003. Holly started out as a Direct Support Provider in the residential department. She served many positions in the residential division such as Direct Support Provider, Lead Direct Support Provider, and Coordinator. Upon completion of her LPN, she moved into the Home Care Department in 2010, starting with the scheduler position, then promoted to direct care supervisor until obtained RN degree and was then promoted to Home Care Administrator and Nursing Supervisor.
Holly was born and raised in De Pere. She obtained her Associate Degree in Nursing from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in 2014. She currently is attending the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay and plans to graduate with her Bachelor’s in nursing December 2017.
She is married and she and her husband share three children. They enjoy camping, attending sporting events, and spending time outside.
Ciara KnodlDirector of Organizational Development
Hi there! I’m Ciara and I am the Director of Organizational Development here at Clarity Care. I have a degree in Human Resource Management with an Emphasis in Health Care Management from UW-Oshkosh. I have been working with Clarity Care since I graduated college in 2014. I started out as a Human Resources intern, a Human Resource Generalist, a Senior Human Resource Generalist, and now my current role.
When not working I am spending time outside and going on trips with my family. I especially love hanging out with my niece and nephews. I have a passion for animals, my weakness is dogs. A favorite past time is shopping for the latest trends. My closet is currently overflowing. I love traveling to find hole in the wall restaurants/bars for the best food and drinks, those hidden gems!
Board of Directors
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 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 retired in 2015 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 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.
Anita Lind has been a member of the Clarity Care board since May, 2018.
She currently works at Aurora Health Care as a product specialist in Occupational Health Services, working with employers throughout the Fox Valley.
Anita also has over 30 years of experience in the insurance industry with emphasis on employee benefits and executive benefits.
She also serves on the Envision Fond du Lac Safety Council board, has been on the Oshkosh Community Foundation’s Women’s Fund Power Team for 14 years, and continues to be active in the Leadership Oshkosh Mentoring Program.
Anita is married and is a lifetime resident of Berlin, WI.
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.