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
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 am more than excited to be part of the Interfaith team! My role as the Mobility Education & Outreach Manager began in June of 2022. My journey to Interfaith spans over 20 years of leadership and individual contributor roles which included coaching, training; working with dislocated workers – people in job, career transition. Additionally, I’ve had the opportunity to work with the Medicare population as a health coach. Also, as a Corporate Account Executive for an EAP, ensured that the organizations and employees of those companies knew about behavioral health and work-life resources including assistance for senior relatives. It has been an honor to work with and connect people to critical resources at significant moments in their lives.
I moved to Washington County in 2003 and had no idea the resources that were available at the time. I’m even more impressed with the significant expansion of services to seniors and people in need that exist today; not to mention the efforts to evolve those services. It is my honor to have a small part in that expansion and spread the word about Interfaith, the transportation resources here in Washington County and beyond. The team and our volunteers here are dedicated, extraordinary people. It is a privilege to work with them and support our clients.
Also, I love spending time with family and friends, being active; swimming, biking and recently took up Salsa and Bachata. I’m a soccer fan and enjoy most sports and spending time with good people.
“May Light always surround you; Hope kindle and rebound you. May your Hurts turn to Healing; Your Heart embrace Feeling.
May Wounds become Wisdom; Every Kindness a Prism. May Laughter infect you; Your Passion resurrect you.
May Goodness inspire, your Deepest Desires. Through all that you Reach For, May your arms Never Tire.”
Lisa Gilmore – Mobility Education & Outreach Manager
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