Board of Directors

Meet the Team

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

Chair - St. Clare Management Board
Michael Hodan

Mike Hodan is a Senior Vice President at Wells Fargo Advisors. He and his team provide comprehensive financial planning for a select group of individuals and families. Mike is a C.P.A. who graduated from Marquette University with an undergraduate degree in business (accounting) and an M.B.A. Mike and his wife, Kathy, reside in Brookfield with their three daughters. Away from the office, Mike enjoys traveling and golf and works with several non-profit organizations as an active board member and cheerleader for these organizations.

Brent Stork
Vice Chair - St. Clare Management Board
Brent Stork

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.

Secretary - St. Clare Management Board
Mona Schmalz

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
Briena Jacob

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.

Director - St. Clare Management Board
Sister Elizabeth Heese

Sister Elizabeth has been a member of the School Sisters of St. Francis for 62 years, she also as been a member of the St. Clare Management Board of Directors since 2014. She has an undergraduate degree in Education from Alverno College in Milwaukee, WI as well as a Graduate degree in Educational Administration from the University of Nebraska in Omaha, NE. Sister Elizabeth has ministered as teacher, administrator, program director in various school and religious community settings for 50 years. Currently Sister Elizabeth ministers as a volunteer in various School Sister and local community settings; also serves as a volunteer consultant for the National Religious Retirement Office in Washington D.C.


Sister Nadine
Director - St. Clare Management Board
Sister Nedine Ferris

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.

Sister Janet
President - Clare Towers & Telos Board
Sister Janet Neureuther

Sister Janet Neureuther, a  member of the School Sisters of St. Francis, recently completed 50 years as a teacher and principal in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.  Presently, she is employed with Catholic Charities, a social services agency, with programs such as: Adoption and Supportive Parenting, Adult Day Services, In Home and Hoarding Assistance, Legal Services for Immigrants, Behavioral Health, Outreach and Case Management, Refugee Resettlement to name a few.  Sister Janet serves as the Executive Assistant of the agency and is the secretary of the Board of Trustees.  She as previously served on several School Sister Boards and most recently on Pius XI Catholic High School.

Sister Ruth Ann Lewanski
Secretary - Clare Towers & Telos Board
Sister Ruth Ann Lewanski

Sister Ruth Ann Lewanski 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.

Dan Tretow
Treasurer - Clare Towers & Telos Board
Daniel Tretow

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.

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 Margaret Kidder-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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