Janean Brudvig

Executive Director

I have had the privilege to serve as Executive Director of Interfaith since January of 2015. My first “big” assignment that year? During my first month, Interfaith’s office building was sold and we needed to find a new office to call “home.” That’s when we found our current space at the Stockhausen Center, a space that has allowed us to grow our services and build our volunteer community.

Prior to Interfaith, I served as Community Director for the American Red Cross. While a great experience, Red Cross is a truly wonderful national organization, my heart belongs to Interfaith and the sense of local community we have here. Every decision made and every service we do is based solely on the needs of seniors right here in Washington County. The impact we make – all happens right here.

I am a lifelong Washington County resident – Town of Jackson. My husband Dave and I raised our 3 children, Dana, Max, and Jack, right here – on the family farm I grew up on. Life on the farm meant a variety of animals over the years. The current livestock? Only our dog Malcolm and cat Meri!

I am not very good at sitting still! Besides reading a good book or cooking, most of my activities and interests involve being on the go. I love to fat-tire bike, run, hang out with my family and friends, UTV trail-riding, and snow-shoeing in the winter. And I love a good road-trip! The best road-trip destination? A visit to my daughter and son-in-law in Tempe, AZ.

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

Contact Janean

janean@ifc4seniors.org

Clare Thompson

Program Service Director

I have been on staff since March of 2019. I am our Director of Program Services where I match volunteers with the client requests. I am happy to assist with any group volunteer opportunities, questions about Interfaith, our services and who we are as an organization, as well as any volunteer questions!

I attended college at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh where I played collegiate fastpitch softball as a pitcher. I majored in Human Services Leadership and spent a load of time volunteering at local non-profits. My passion has always been helping others. I am blessed with a wonderful husband and son who drive me every day to be the best version of myself that I can be. In my free time I enjoy playing and laughing with my family, providing pitching lessons to young girls in the community, and getting outside and staying active.

I am born and raised in Hartford where I also reside currently. While working here at Interfaith it has been amazing to see how great of a community we live in and how willing people are to lend out a helping hand. Thank you for whatever the reason is that brought you to our page. We are happy you’re here.

Clare Thompson

Contact Clare

clare@ifc4seniors.org

Sophia Reynolds

Transportation Director

Hey there, I’m Sophia! I am originally from sunny Southern California but ended up in Portland, Oregon for several years. It was there that I met and married my husband, Joshua, and where we made the crazy decision to move to Wisconsin in 2021! I enjoy reading and baking in my free time. Most weekends, you can find me with a book in my hand! I have always loved the great outdoors and was lucky enough to grow up with some of the best hiking trails in my backyard. Now, I am lucky to live in a place where I can go to the lake on the weekends and continue to grow my love of the outdoors!

Throughout my life, I have consistently been drawn to helping others and making an impact in the world. I am passionate about helping others and have always felt called to do so! I always think of my high school’s motto, “Actions not words”. High school is where I fell in love with the world of volunteering, and now I am very lucky to continue that work through Interfaith.  I am very grateful to work at an amazing place like Interfaith with a great group of people.

When I am not at work, I spend time with my husband, Joshua, and my rescue dog, Odin. We like to go on adventures and explore Wisconsin, but always have to start with some coffee and a pup cup for Odin!

At Interfaith, I work directly with our volunteer drivers and handle all the transportation scheduling! Please contact me if you are interested in driving for Interfaith, want to schedule a ride-along, or have any questions about wheelchair training.

Sophia Reynolds

Contact Sophia

sophia@ifc4seniors.org

Nancy Bloom

Finance and Operations Director
h.e.l.p. Corner Liasion

I have been on staff, part time, since 2018 and am currently Director of Finance and Operations. I am also liaison to our h.e.l.p. Corners in West Bend and Hartford where I also volunteer.

I have a bookkeeping/accounting background and was co-owner of Jim and Dave’s Building Supply in West Bend from 1985-2009. After a few years of retirement I was at Habitat’s ReStore for five years and from there came to Interfaith.

I am a West Bend native, have 2 sons, a daughter-in-law, granddoggies, a great extended family and many dear friends that I enjoy spending time with and having fun! My time here has been very rewarding ~ life is good!

Nancy Bloom

Contact Nancy

nancy@ifc4seniors.org

Lisa Gilmore

AmeriCorps Seniors Program Director

When I asked for a mission-based role within a mission-based organization, the answer was Interfaith, and I am more than excited to be part of this team! I joined IFC as the Mobility Education & Outreach Manager in June of 2022. Within a few short months I became the AmeriCorps Seniors Program Director. We are part of the RSVP (Retired Seniors Volunteer Program) pillar of AmeriCorps Seniors, focusing on the benefits of volunteer opportunities for those 55+. It is my pleasure to recruit and retain volunteers, ensure that they are engaged and have a positive fulfilling experience. They are the heart and soul of Interfaith!

Additionally, I am responsible for education and outreach, connecting with the Washington County and Seniors communities.

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.

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 and other 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 volunteers and 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, 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.”
~D.Simone

Lisa Gilmore

Contact Lisa

lisa@ifc4seniors.org