Staff

Click staff names to contact via e-mail or call 920-225-1711 to get in touch with any staff member.

Mike Rohrkaste

Mike has a personal passion for supporting people with dementia and their families. After a successful career in human resources and serving in the Wisconsin State Assembly, Mike joined Fox Valley Memory Project as Executive Director in 2019. He continues to serve on the State Dementia Plan Steering Committee and the board of Valley VNA in addition to his work to lead FVMP.

Harper Smith

Harper joined Fox Valley Memory Project in 2020 as a Program Manager working with people with dementia and care partners. Her background in gerontology and social work have helped to further develop the program offerings of Fox Valley Memory Project. She now serves as the Grant Manager overseeing the ACL grant awarded to FVMP in 2021, aimed at developing the Aging & IDD program and Memory Link.

Courtney Tienor

In 2021, Courtney joined Fox Valley Memory Project to further the efforts to reach community members with education on dementia and to facilitate the expansion of our Mindworks classes. Courtney’s background in recreational therapy and experience in long-term care settings allows her to provide high quality and engaging programming to people living with dementia.

Kristy Millar

Kristy joined Fox Valley Memory Project in 2022 as a Resource Navigator supporting those living with dementia and their care partners. Kristy has over 10 years of experience working in Memory Care. She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and Certified Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Care Trainer through the National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners. Kristy has a passion for supporting and educating care partners and their loved ones affected by dementia. Her background in Memory Care allows her to provide compassionate support to families and care partners as they face challenges caused by dementia.

Sarah Swant

Sarah joined The Fox Valley Memory Project in 2022 as a Resource Navigator for the Memory Link Program. Sarah has experience working with people with disabilities and their families, caregivers, and service providers, to facilitate and maintain safety, independence, and self-determination.

Jacquie Birkholz

Jacquie has provided administrative support to FVMP since 2021, helping to manage accounting, outcome reporting, and participant communications. Her background in non-profit financials and data collection have allowed her to support FVMP’s mission. Jacquie is usually the friendly voice who answers phone calls, registers participants for activities, and directs you to the right staff member for additional information.

2022 Board of Directors:

  • Dr. John Barkmeier (Retired, ThedaCare) – President
  • Lori Ohland (WI Department of Revenue) – Treasurer
  • Jim Reid (Retired, American Digital Cartography Inc.) – Secretary
  • Dave Morton (Morton Drug Company) – Prior President
  • Becky Reichelt (St. Paul Elder Services) – Prior President
  • Tara Heindl (Image 360 & OneTwoThree Photography)
  • Dr. Lisa Kokontis (Retired, Neuroscience Group)
  • Keith Kostecke (Retired, Attorney)
  • Jonathan Krause (Woodward Radio Group)
  • Judy Wilson (Retired, Omnni Associates)
  • Walt Zerrenner (Retired, Healthcare Executive)