Board of Directors

Meet the Team

St. Clare’s board of dedicated and talented people.

Chairman of the Board
Mike Hodan
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Mike provides comprehensive planning for a select group of individuals, families, professionals and business owners. He uses a disciplined discovery and planning process called Envision® to create a roadmap for his clients. He focuses on providing innovative investment and retirement planning as well as portfolio management strategies.

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Director - St. Clare Management Board
Sister Joann Julka
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Sr. Joann has been with Good Shepherd since 1995. Sr. Joann works with the Prayer and Worship Commission; Seasonal Planning committees; Art & Environment committee; baptism committee; ecumenical committee; RCIA process; all liturgical ministries – musicians, lectors, acolytes, ushers, communion ministers; helps families plan a funeral liturgy and couples plan their marriage liturgy.

Sr. Joann has been a School Sister of Saint Francis since 1963, and taught in parochial schools for 28 years before coming to Good Shepherd.

For relaxation, Sr. Joann likes to bike, walk and is an ardent Brewer fan.

Sister Katherine Chuston
Director of Sponsorship Services
Sister Katherine Chuston
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Sister Kathy currently ministers with the School Sisters of St. Francis International Office of Mission Advancement, primarily focusing on mission education and working with parishes, schools, mission groups and other partners in mission. She is an attorney and is licensed in both Illinois and Nebraska, specializing in criminal law. Sister Kathy has been a School Sister of St. Francis since 1996. She divides her time between working in Milwaukee and working from her home in Chicago, and enjoys cooking, walking and reading in her spare time.

Dan Tretow
Treasurer - Clare Towers & Telos Board
Daniel Tretow
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Dan Tretow is the Treasurer of the Owner’s Board for Clare Towers, Inc. and Telos, Inc. and the Director of Financial Services for the School Sisters of St. Francis International Offices He has worked with St. Clare Management on the finance committee for many years. He appreciates the hard work and dedication of the Executive Director and her staff that provide quality housing and caring support for the tenants in the apartments.

Sister Ruth Ann Lewanski
Secretary - Clare Towers & Telos Board
Sister Ruth Ann Iwanski
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Sister Ruth Ann Iwanski is a School Sister of St. Francis and currently resides at Maryhill convent in Milwaukee WI. Sister has taught Elementary education, worked as an adapted Physical education consultant and recreation therapist, Administrator, Director of a producing craft center and instructor at an adult training center. In these capacities she has mentored persons with various levels of intellectual and physical disabilities for over 45 years.She has also had to deal with licensing entities.

Sister Nadine
Director - St. Clare Management Board
Sister Nedine Ferris
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Sister Nedine Ferris has been a School Sister of St. Francis for 60 years. She has a bachelor’s degree from the College of St. Mary in Omaha, Nebraska and a master’s degree from St. Thomas College in St. Paul, Minnesota. Sister has lived her religious ministry in education and administration. She has served as Ministry/Personnel Director serving sisters in the Great Plains, Southeast and Southwest regions of the U.S. Recently she has retired after serving 19 years as Facility Director of St. Joseph Center.

In the past she has served on St. Clare Management Board and New Cassel Board.

Director - St. Clare Management Board
Briena Jacob
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Briena is serving her sixth  year on the board of St. Clare Management. Currently, she is the executive director of marketing at Concordia University where she is responsible for marketing strategy at the campus in Mequon and also Ann Arbor, MI. Having spent most of her career working for nonprofits in marketing and communications, she is humbled to be a part of the mission St. Clare lives out everyday. She and her husband, Jeff, live in Milwaukee and have two young daughters.

Secretary - St. Clare Management Board
Mona Schmalz
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Mona Schmalz joined the St. Clare Management Board in 2011. Currently she is a Community Manager for two (2) low income senior housing properties in the Milwaukee area. Having been raised in the industry from the age of 7, she brings with her 45 years of experience in all types of property management and construction. It is truly an honor for her to be a part of the St. Clare Management Board.

Director - St. Clare Management Board
Kelly Nowakowski
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Kelly has been a caregiver for the elderly and disadvantaged for more than 15 years. Working for companies such as St. Ann’s Intergenerational Care, Lutheran Social Services and St. Luke’s Hospital. Recently leaving a company after 6 years, 3 years as a House Manager, and most recently the Administrative Assistant to the Director.

President - Clare Towers & Telos Board
Dr. Margaret Regner
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Meg is serving her second year as a member of the St. Clare Management Advisory Board, having served on the Campbellsport Convent Advisory Board for over 20 years. She had periodically served as president for that board. She is very pleased to again be asked to do board work for the School Sisters of St. Francis and to assist them in this very necessary ministry, to promote safe and clean housing for low income populations. Meg received her Ph.D. in psychology from Marquette University and has been a private practice psychologist since 1992. She is presently working part time, performing psychological evaluations. Because of her additional master’s degree in learning disabilities, she is often called on to assist with diagnoses of dyslexia, ADHD, or other learning difficulties. She was married for 39 years and recently widowed. She has no children but has strong family ties with her 10 siblings. She enjoys watching the changing seasons at her lake home and enjoys her many relationships with School Sisters of St. Francis fully vowed members. Meg has been an associate of the School Sisters of St. Francis since 1987.

Treasurer - St. Clare Management Board
Paul Zarling
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Currently employed at Aurora Health Care in Internal Audit. Paul has an Accounting Degree from Marquette University. Member at St. Luke Catholic Church

  • Pastoral Council Chair
  • Festival Chair
  • Bingo Chair
  • Auction Co-Chair

In Pauls free time he enjoys going to the movies, out to nice restaurants and to travel. Paul is single with no kids but his niece and nephew keep him busy.

Brent Stork
Vice Chair - St. Clare Management Board
Brent Stork
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Brent Stork is partner in the law firm Michael Best & Friedrich LLP. Brent represents clients on a full spectrum of finance issues. Brent practices in the areas of commercial, real estate, and municipal finance, and derivatives.  Brent has been on the board of St. Clare Management for 13 years.

Become a Board Member!

St. Clare Management is always looking for dedicated and talented people to service on the Board of Directors or one of its committees. If interested please contact Elaine Wenig-Executive Director.

Serving on a Nonprofit Committee

The work of a committee member is specific to the task of that committee and generally does not entail legal responsibilities. It is an excellent way to learn about an organization, its work, clients, leadership, reputation, and organizational culture. You also have an opportunity to see how well your own personality, interests and skills mesh with the organization’s mission and vision. A committee position is a recommended first step to a Board role, both for the individual and the organization.

St. Clare Management Committee’s include:

  • Finance
  • Facilities Management
  • Board Development
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