Our People

Our people—staff, board members, coaches and volunteers—are dedicated to ensuring a positive experience for every participant and family. Learn more about the individuals who bring our mission and vision to life.

Our Staff

Christine Benedict

Executive Director

Julia Miller

Administrative Operations Coordinator

Mary Salisbury

Director of Philanthropy

Annie Taff

Director of Programming

Hillary Davis

Program Coordinator

Kimi Duke

Program Coordinator


Our Board of Directors

Amy Armstrong, Treasurer

Sauk Prairie Healthcare

Scott Brinen

Badger Track Club

Sam Hancheck

UW Health Pediatrics

Jessica Karls-Ruplinger, Gov. Chair

University of Wisconsin

Virginia Lee

University of Wisconsin

Veronica Mantilla

Kurker Paget Employment Law

Dr. Kristen Marten

UW Health Pediatrics

BethAnn Meier

American Family Insurance

Kimberly Noyce, Board Chair


Lori Pulvermacher


Jodi Riley, Secretary

M3 Insurance

Stephanie Spanos, Marketing Chair

Exact Sciences

Our Culture

Our mission, vision and core values are at the heart of everything we do. Learn more about our organization, our commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity and access, and how you can join our team.