I have been a part of the team here at Interfaith since early 2015, when I came on board as the Executive Director. Prior to joining Interfaith, I was with the American Red Cross as Community Director for Washington & Dodge County and have been involved with other non-profits in Washington Co. over the years.
I grew up in this community and have lived here for most of my adult life. My husband Dave and I live on a farm in the Town of Jackson – the very same farm I was raised! Our 3 kids also grew up there – surrounded at various times by cattle, horses, goats, dogs & cats and lots of tree forts. Those kids are now young adults & have spread themselves out across the country. This gives us the opportunity to travel, which we love to do, and visit when time allows. I love to be active and along with Dave, we do a lot of hiking in summer, snowshoeing in winter and our latest – fat tire biking!
I feel so fortunate to be a part of this organization and honored to work with such an amazing group of team members, caring volunteers and a dedicated board of directors. I especially love that through my work, I have an opportunity every day to be surrounded by people whose life focus always seems to be on others and finding ways to “be the good.” What an inspiration!
“We can work for the oasis, the little cell of joy and peace in a harried world. We can throw our pebble in the pond and be confident that its ever widening circle will reach around the world.” – Dorothy Day
Janean Brudvig – Executive Director
Mobility Management is an approach to designing and delivering transportation services that start and end with the customer. Our biggest goal is to help individuals find the most efficient, cost-effective way to get where they need to go. I work with a 60-member Coordinated Transportation Committee, and we identified gaps in transportation services through a county-wide survey. We have collaboratively begun to bridge these gaps with creative solutions. Such as a food delivery program that delivers food from a local food pantry, a cross-country medical transportation solution, and a program to take residents to the Hartford and Slinger Food Pantries during 2021. I take a holistic approach, and it has been a pleasure to help those struggling financially during the pandemic, with referrals to community support to aid folks in getting back on their feet. To date, my biggest accomplishment has been the collaborations formed to help struggling community members. The Baby Boomers are aging, and many will need help with transportation in the future. We are striving to create scalable solutions today for tomorrow’s needs. I am grateful for the community-mindedness, be it from volunteers or organizations working together to problem-solve as a community, I get to experience daily. I have been with Interfaith since the spring of 2012 and am thankful they have allowed me to move into the role of Mobility Manager from the many hats I used to wear!
Website: Rides 4 Washington County-Transportation Resources
Corie Dejno – Mobility Manager
My name is Clare Robbe – UW Oshkosh Graduate class of 2019 with a Human Services Leadership degree with a minor in Criminal Justice. I was born and raised in Hartford, WI – now residing in Germantown, WI. I enjoy watching and playing sports, spending time with my friends and family, as well as hiking, boating, and watching Netflix. I have been the RSVP Project Director for Interfaith Caregivers since March of 2019. My role is to recruit and retain our volunteers, events, and run our social media. Please reach out if you have any questions about volunteering or community engagement.
Clare Robbe – RSVP Project Director
I’m a West Bend native, and have two sons, a daughter-in-law, a grandson doggy, a great extended family and many dear friends that I enjoy spending time with and having fun! I have a bookkeeping/accounting background and was co-owner of Jim & Dave’s Building Supply from 1985 until 2009. After a few years of retirement I was at Habitat’s ReStore for 5 years and from there came to Interfaith. I have been on staff, part time, for 2 years and am like a “Girl Friday” doing a little bit of everything for anyone who needs it. I also volunteer at our h.e.l.p. Corner in West Bend. My association with Interfaith has been very rewarding! Life is good 🙂
Nancy Bloom – Finances and Office Specialist
My name is Sharon Borchert. I worked at Washington County Human Services. I started at Interfaith five years ago after I retired to fill some free time and to supplement my income. My hobbies include cooking, baking, gardening, and traveling.
I enjoy working at Interfaith because I’ve met a lot of great people and I feel it is a vital service in our community.
Sharon Borchert – Office Specialist
I had attended a few tea fundraisers with my husband, Frank, 14 years ago and learned more about the IF organization. He had been volunteering as a driver for IF, which was located at Holy Angels apts. on the 2nd floor. There, he was given his driving assignment off of a ro-la-dex and drove his own car. The irony of lending a helping hand was not lost as he had recently had a stroke and lost the use of one hand. At IF, he found a new purpose and commitment that was fulfilling and gratifying. I watched his capabilities grow as he talked about the wonderful seniors he met and served, and the kindness they showed. I have always been an artist and volunteered in some capacity my whole life. When an opportunity arose for a position at IF, I knew this was an organization I’d love to be a part of and thus applied for. I was to help one other staff member at the time. Starting my 11th year, I have been able to share my artistic abilities as well as be a part of a community of dedicated, selfless, inspiring volunteers, as well as helping grateful seniors. The growth has been evident, not only by our office space, staff. technology, and fleet of vans, but our mission of connecting seniors with caring volunteers is still as strong. It continues to be a joy and a privilege.
Carol Adkins – Office Specialist
I’ve lived in West Bend my entire life. I’ve been married to my husband Myron for many, many years and we have three grown children; two daughters and a son. I also have two grandpups, my own sweet dog Ryan and a cat. I am still anxiously awaiting grandchildren. I am a proud UWO graduate with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. I left the corporate rat race about 5 years ago when I was diagnosed with Breast cancer. Get checked ladies!! I can now say I am a “survivor”. I started with Interfaith Caregivers over 5 years ago as a volunteer and transitioned into my current position in May of 2016. I do all the scheduling for Interfaith and I manage the fleet of transportation vehicles along with other miscellaneous duties. Some days I wear many hats. In my spare time I like to travel, and hang out at our cabin up north where we fish, hike, and enjoy big campfires with our friends and family. I cannot say enough great things about this organization. I love what I do and I LOVE our volunteers!!!
Beverly Krewald – Fleet Coordinator