Full Time Staff
Full Time Staff
Ann Petrie is the President and CEO of RMHC Eastern Wisconsin. She oversees all aspects of the House and supports the Board of Directors. Her focus is always to use the resources we have to deliver the best care possible to the families we serve. In her free time, Ann enjoys spending time with her husband, John, and her four daughters. She also likes to read, play golf, and bike.
Bridget Kesner is the Development Director. She is responsible for leading the development efforts at RMHC and works to share our mission with individuals, corporations, and foundations in order to raise funds and friends to support the House. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, laughing, and exploring new ways to express her creativity.
Heather Egerer is the Volunteer Services Director. She oversees everything volunteer-related, including recruitment, training, retention and recognition of all volunteers, and working closely with Maggie Flint and the Family Meal Program. Heather has the pleasure of developing meaningful relationships with each volunteer. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and being outdoors, as well as exploring the Milwaukee area and all it has to offer.
Jessica Greb is the Director of House Operations. Her day-to-day responsibilities consist of taking care of maintenance needs around the House with the help of our part-time Maintenance Technicians. She also works with volunteers and vendors on special projects, like putting together a piece of furniture or working with a landscape architect on the House’s landscape plan. In her free time, Jessica and her husband stay busy keeping up with their three children. From sporting events to acting classes, no two days are ever alike!
Allison Sumski is the Family Services & Programs Director. She works closely with the manager team and our hospital partners to take care of all of our guest families. She also manages the various program opportunities extended to our guest families, such as Expressive Therapy, Pet Therapy, Movie Night, and more. In her free time, she is working diligently on her goal of reading one book a week for the year. Allison and her husband are big fans of board games and they have their friends over weekly to eat pizza and play dominos.
Jerry Ryack is the Database & Stewardship Manager. He maintains our database, processes donations, and oversees financial reporting from the database. He also focuses on stewarding donors and creating solicitation mailings, reports and lists for events, and analytics for the development team. In his free time, Jerry enjoys playing the piano and bagpipes, learning foreign languages, and traveling.
Sara Topp is the Special Event Manager. She is responsible for the development and management of all fundraising events that benefit RMHC, including the Black Tie Gala, Golf Classic, Chefs’ Dinner, and the Food & Family Spring Luncheon. She also supports other House events such as Volunteer Appreciation, Vendor & In-Kind Donor Appreciation and any Social Open Houses. In her free time, she loves to travel, try new restaurants, play tennis, and explore new cities.
Sarah Buchanan is the Family Services Manager. She is responsible for all things related to our guest families, from checking them in and out of the House to answering any questions they may have to helping them with any concerns they may voice. She enjoys being able to get to know the families and help support them through difficult times. In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband, Mark, and 4-year-old, Charlotte, as they get ready to welcome a little boy into their family.
Alexandra Sandstrom is the Website, Social Media, and Graphics Coordinator. She maintains the website, manages the social media accounts, and creates collateral, event materials, and other graphic design projects. In her free time, Alex enjoys watching TV, listening to audiobooks and podcasts, and traveling.
Sophia Lococo is the Community Outreach & Auction Coordinator. She graduated from Marquette University in 2016 and handles community engagement, third party events, and auctions at RMHC. In her free time, Sophia enjoys playing tennis and traveling whenever possible.
Simone Gaspar is the House’s Development Coordinator. She works directly with our CEO/President and our Development Direct and assists them with whatever they may need. She is currently finishing her degree in healthcare administration at Carroll University. When Simone isn’t at work or school, she enjoys staying active in community happenings, family events, and spending quality time with her cat and puppy.
Maggie Flint is the Family Meal Program Coordinator. She schedules all the volunteer groups who come to make meals and snacks for our families. She also supports and stewards the volunteers while they are here to ensure they have a positive experience while at the same time, providing an uplifting guest family experience. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and dogs Bella and Champ, doing yoga, running, and cooking.
Kiley Erlandson is the Community Engagement Coordinator. She supports all aspects of our large volunteer program, manages volunteer groups that come in to do projects at the house, and is in charge of our speaker’s bureau. She enjoys traveling, exploring Milwaukee, practicing Spanish, running, and spending time with her family.
Part Time Staff
Matt Anton is the Maintenance Technician. He does general maintenance and assists staff with any small projects or special requests. In his free time, he likes to spend time with family and is a career firefighter and paramedic with the Wauwatosa Fire Department.
Michael Anton is the Facilities Maintenance Technician Operations Director. He is responsible for general maintenance of the Ronald McDonald House facility and grounds. He handles day to day maintenance issues, coordinates with outside contractors and responds to the House on a 24 hour basis for urgent issues. In his free time he likes to spend time with family, follow local sports teams, referee basketball and volunteer at local meal kitchens.
Marlene Bruno is the Grant Coordinator. She oversees the process of submitting grant requests to foundations, which includes writing and collaborating with other staff members, tracking results through reports, and researching new foundation prospects. In her free time, Marlene enjoys spending time with her family, baking, gardening, volunteering, traveling, and learning.
Carrie Jo Cherney is a House Manager. She assists families with their needs, oversees volunteers, and assists with some of the House’s special programs, like Art and Pet Therapy. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and camping with her husband, children,a nd dog, reading, and tutoring.
Amy Erickson is a House Manager. She is responsible for checking families in and out of the House, giving tours, completing paperwork, and interacting with volunteers and meal groups. In her free time, Amy enjoys spending time with friends and traveling as much as her schedule allows. She loves hiking and kayaking at Devil’s Lake and exploring new campgrounds. She attends the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and is pursuing her degree in social work.
Jessica Erkfitz is a House Manager. She ensures families have everything they need so they can settle into their “Home Away from Home” here at RMHC. One of her favorite tasks is making sure the newborn care packages are delivered to new parents. In her free time, Jessica is pursuing her Master of Social Work degree at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. She enjoys going to concerts, meditating, and practicing yoga.
Carol Franke is the House’s Accountant. She prepares the monthly financial statements, payroll and payables checks, budget, 990 tax form, and works with the canister box program at the McDonald’s restaurants. In her free time, Carol enjoys hiking with her family in National Parks, canoeing, kayaking, biking, reading, and gardening. She also does handiwork, like crocheting, sewing, wood-working, and candle making
Annamaria Greco is a House Manager. She organizes and coordinates guest check-in’s and out’s for day shift managers and completes all evening and morning tasks including rounds, paperwork, social-work coordination and assisting in guest requests. She enjoys going to country music concerts, being outside, traveling and spending time with her family.
Ian Hoeffler is a House Manager. He helps provide a positive guest experience for our families and assists with day-to-day family service needs. In his free time, Ian enjoys spending time with friends, traveling, yoga, running, and cooking new recipes.
Erika Jakubic is a House Manager. She helps provide a positive guest experience for our families and assists with day-to-day family service needs. She also helps organize and pack the hospitality bags that go into each guest room before a family arrives. In her free time, Erika enjoys spending time with family, traveling, and volunteering abroad.
Cathy Radler is the Development Manager. She works closely with the Development Director regarding all things development and stewardship, as well as supervises all special events. In her free time, Cathy spends time with her family, travels, attends sporting events, and reads.
Megan Reuter is a House Manager. She helps provide a positive guest experience for our families and assists with day-to-day family service needs. She also helps organize and pack the newborn bags for families with newborns. In her free time, Megan enjoys going on adventures with her family, reading, and running a small handmade crafts business.
Laura Schenk is a House Manager. She works to ensure that guests are able to check into and out of the house smoothly. She also assists in all day to day family needs and works to provide our guest families with everything they need for a quality stay. In her free time, she loves spending time outside, visitng her family, reading, coaching and traveling.
Jenny Switalski is a House Manager. She started at RMHC as a House Volunteer and then transitioned to her current role as a House Manager in 2015. She enjoys being a part of the day-to-day operations at RMHC, including meeting with families as they are checked into the House and informing them of all the House has to offer. In her free time, Jenny enjoys spending time with her family and watching her sons play baseball.
Crystal Szabo is a House Manager. She helps ensure all of the families have what they need during their stay. When she isn’t at RMHC, Crystal is a middle school math teacher. She enjoys going to baseball games and spending time with her friends and family.
Mike Wrobbel is the Database Assistant. He handles all canister entries and true sense donations, does data entry and data mining, and records in-kind donations. He enjoys watching sports and playing video games.
McNugget, also known as Mac, is the RMHC’s professional cheer-giving House Dog. Mac was donated to the House as a puppy and adopted by RMHC volunteer, Beth Hurrle. Mac likes to visit the House throughout the week at various times to see as many of his friends as he can, but he also keeps a standing date as the “pawesome” special guest at Family Movie Night once a month.