Empowering those affected by violence.

Meet the Board

Our 2014 Board of Directors with PAVE staff at our annual appreciation dinner for staff.  Back row L to R: Rodney Miller (Treasurer), Heather Johnson (Secretary), Gina Oemig (Board Member), Ruth Metz (Vice President), Ken Ostermann (President), DJ Mayo, Mackenzie Saverino, and Nicole Nowicki.
Front row L to R: Glenna Vilmin (Board Member), Tami DeLisle (Board Member), Ashley Welak, Sarah Saverino, Angie Becker, and Bobbi Jo Bentz. 
Not pictured Lisa Hedberg (Board Member), Pat Ninmann (Board Member), Betty Koch (Board Member), Chris Behymer (Board Member), and Teresa Nienow (Executive Director).

Ken Ostermann M.D. (President)

Ruth Metz (Vice President)
Beaver Dam has been a great place to raise our family (3 sons) and grow our business (ANIMART). As a wife, mother (now grandmother!) and business owner, I recognize the value a safe, supportive community brings to raising a family and growing a business. The services, shelter and educational programs PAVE offers provides an important safety net for our community and helps break the cycle of domestic abuse. This is a well deserving local community organization that needs our support.

Tami DeLisle (Secretary) 
Since I arrived in Dodge County in 1994 from Western WI, I have been an active part of the community. I continue to volunteer in our local parish communities, 4H clubs, beekeeping clubs, and Wisconsin Right to Life organizations as well as the Beaver Dam Area Arts Association. As an Art Therapist, I lead a variety of programs for various community organizations, Green Valley, Clearview, homeschooling groups as well as toddler and adult art classes. My work with the BDAAA led me to work alongside PAVE to provide expressive opportunities to work through the trauma of abuse. As a member of the board I’m honored to help guide PAVE to provide the best support possible.

Rodney Miller (Treasurer)
I was born and raised in Pennsylvania and I have had the good fortune to live in Iowa, North Dakota and now Wisconsin for the past six years. I am a Certified Public Accountant and I have a Masters Degree in Business Administration. I have worked in public accounting, manufacturing arena for pharmaceuticals and a pasta manufacturing cooperative, public education for a vocational technical school, public school and now Wayland Academy a private college preparatory school for both residential and non-residential students in Beaver Dam. One of my life purposes is to serve others because I receive more than I give to others, this is why I have volunteered in each community that I have lived. I've served on a similar organization in Pennsylvania and enjoyed it. I am honored to serve on the PAVE Board of Directors not only to serve others as PAVE works to empower those affected by violence but also to be personally satisfied that I am part of the solution versus part of the problem. 

Chris Behymer 

Lisa Hedberg

Heather Johnson 

Betty Koch

Pat Ninmann

Glenna Vilmin

Pictured above is Jamie Kratz-Gullickson (left), presenting an award with Rick Griep, Former Board President (right) in May 2012 to retiring, long time PAVE Board member Tom Winscher.  Thanks to Tom for all he has done for PAVE!