Executive DirectorRead More
Lynn brings a deep community commitment to this role and a passion for working alongside individuals to realize change.
Most recently Lynn served as the lead staff for the POINT Regional Poverty Initiative for six years, where she collaborated with place-based funders, service providers, nonprofits, and businesses to reduce poverty in NE Wisconsin. Before moving to Green Bay to be closer to family, Lynn lived in the Pacific Northwest where she spent 20 years in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors serving in programmatic, grant-writing, senior leadership, and board roles. She’s spent most of her career working to build capacities of nonprofit organizations and community leaders of all types through organizations and national networks like Communities In Schools and Social Venture Partners Seattle.
She spent 8 years at SVP Seattle where she oversaw a multi-pronged million-dollar community investment strategy while also working with funding collaboratives across the state to align and support local and regional collective impact initiatives. She holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from the University of Washington and a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Syracuse University.
Director of GrantmakingRead More
Stephanie is driven by a deep commitment to strengthening the community through trust, collaboration, and action.
Her approach is relational and her experience is rooted in centering the people most impacted to have voice and power in the decisions that affect their lives. Stephanie is a strong advocate for nonprofits and community-led groups across our region.
Throughout Stephanie’s career, she has worked to build alliances, shift systems, and take action toward equitable outcomes with a focus on health equity and racial justice. She brings 15 years of local and state policy experience focused on addressing social and structural determinants that drive inequities. Prior to this role, Stephanie served as a public health strategist at Winnebago County Health Department. Stephanie’s career also includes eight years of nonprofit experience as both an executive director and grassroots community organizer serving the Oshkosh, Fox Valley, and Green Bay region.
Stephanie has called Oshkosh her home for over 25 years and enjoys walking her golden retriever through local parks, joining in the Slow Roll community bike rides with friends, and supporting the Oshkosh Food Co-op that she worked with many amazing community leaders to build. Stephanie has a master’s degree in Public Administration and a bachelor’s degree in Human Services Leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
Senior Operations ManagerRead More
Betty comes to this role with a passion for community-driven change and a love for all things administrative.
Throughout her time in nonprofit, startup, and small business contexts, she’s focused on supporting her teams by building behind-the-scenes infrastructure to make their work as effective as possible. From compliance to project management to software and systems, their goal is always to make the process seamless so that community, relationship, and connection can remain front and center in the work.
Prior to joining the Basic Needs Giving Partnership, Betty spent time in nonprofit project management and managing operations and human resources for a rapidly growing business. They have a bachelor’s degree in Social Justice.
As a new Wisconsinite, Betty is enjoying getting to know the area and experiencing winter with her two samoyed pups.
Board members of the Basic Needs Giving Partnership bring a mix of skills and lived experience that equip them to lead our organization into its next chapter. They live, work, and invest in communities across our 10-county region and are passionate about advancing our mission and vision.
Brown County | Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, SLO Farmers Co-op, NEW Food Forum
Fox Cities | U.S. Venture
Fox Cities | Thrivent
Oneida | Oneida Nation
Green Bay | Brown County Health and Human Services
Fox Cities, Omro, and Oshkosh | Reach Counseling
Outagamie and Winnebago County | People of Progression
Green Bay, Shawano, and Door County | United Way Fox Cities
Oshkosh | EDEN
Greater Green Bay | Kinect M1