Meet Our Board

We strive to ensure our Board of Directors represents a variety of skills and areas of expertise that contribute to sustaining a strong organization and creating meaningful improvements to Wisconsin’s early care and education systems. Our Board always includes a representative elected by our member CCR&Rs and FRCs to ensure our organization stays true to its original purpose.

Become an SFTA Board Member

SFTA is currently recruiting new members to its board of directors. The board of directors is entrusted with the authority to establish policy for the governance of Supporting Families Together Association. Its members are trustees who act on behalf of SFTA and have the principle responsibility for setting and fulfilling the mission.

View Board Member qualifications and responsibilities

To apply, complete the Board Member Interest Survey and send to

Marita Herkert-Oakland


Co-Founder | Strategic Planner | Fractional Chief of Staff

Lana Wood



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Kathy Mullally

FRC Representative

Executive Director, Northwest Connection Family Resources

Renee Ernsting

CCR&R Representative

Director, Child Care Partnership

Agnes Ring


Executive Director, Family Resource Center of St. Croix Valley

Jo Ann Grode


Former service and Health Associate Dean at Mid-State Technical College and Executive Director at the Wisconsin Rapids Housing Authority

Mary Beth Plane, MSSW, PhD


Former Senior Scientist at University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine

Andrew J. Turner


Legal Research and Writing Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Law

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