Our Team

Leadership Team

Sarah Beckman, she/her: Executive Director

Sarah grew up in Wausau, WI and is a first generation college graduate who earned her bachelor’s degree in Social Work from UW – Green Bay and master’s degree in Business Administration from St. Norbert College. She has worked in the nonprofit sector throughout northeast Wisconsin in a variety of roles. Sarah is a systems thinker and always looking for ways to improve processes, collaborate and ensure impact is measured and achieved. Sarah has been named Young Professional of the Year by the Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce (2017), Outstanding Emerging Leader by Brown County United Way (2017) and a Top 10 Young Professional of the Year by the Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce (2019). Volunteerism has been a huge part of Sarah’s life from an early age to present day. She has volunteered globally in Guatemala, enjoys volunteering when traveling throughout the United States and has served on committees and boards throughout northeast Wisconsin. In her free time, Sarah enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, cooking, home improvement projects and exploring the outdoors with activities like hiking and kayaking. Sarah can be contacted at: [email protected].

Sarah Wylie, she/her: Director of Collaborative Action

Sarah, who goes by Wylie, is a first generation immigrant from Namibia who now calls the greater Fox Valley her home. With an appreciation for the interconnectedness of our small world and valuing cultural differences, Wylie earned her Bachelor’s degree in International Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, minoring in Political Science. Drawn to service of others, she has spent over ten years serving in the Non-profit sector in a variety of leadership and community engagement capacities. Her passion for community impact and volunteerism led to her dual nomination in 2019 for the Future Young Professional 15 recognition. Wylie enjoys volunteer opportunities and serves through the Appleton-Fox Cities Kiwanis Club. In her free time Wylie enjoys traveling, trying new flavors, and exploring new adventures in whatever form they may come. Wylie’s first day at Achieve Brown County as our Director of Collaborative Action will be Monday, October 3. Wylie can be reached at: [email protected].

Christian Roovers, he/him: Evidence Based Decision Making Manager

Christian grew up in Green Bay and has always been passionate about his community. He is a truth-seeker and a learner who is passionate about spirituality, leadership, and music. Before COVID-19, Christian played music for patients at Bellin Cancer Team and lead a drum circle at the Aging and Disability Resource Center. He is also involved in music ministry. Christian is a member of the Leadership Green Bay class of 2023 through the Greater Green Bay Chamber and is a huge fan of Global Leadership Summit. Christian is the Evidence Based Decision Making Manager at Achieve Brown County and he oversees the Community Information System (CIS). To advance the CIS, Christian works alongside health care leaders, school district superintendents, and state agencies, like the Department of Public Instruction, to achieve first-in-nation data sharing projects in Brown County. A national level case study, “Sharing Data to Power Change” was published about the work. Read here.

Christian joined the full-time staff as the CIS Manager in July 2019. Prior to assuming the CIS Manager role, he served as an AmeriCorps VISTA for two terms as a Continuous Improvement Coordinator. He holds a B.A. degree in Psychology from St. Norbert College. In his free time, Christian composes trailer music, reads, spends time hunting and fishing, and enjoys the outdoors with his wife, son, and daughter. Christian can be contacted at: [email protected].

Team Members

Mary Klos, she/her: Senior Data Analyst

Much of Mary’s career has been spent doing market research, forecasting and strategic planning for Wisconsin Public Service Corporation. More recently, she has worked as a consultant helping utilities and states across the country to evaluate their energy efficiency programs. Along the way, Mary has helped build local community by being a Girl Scout leader, a soccer coach, a Destination Imagination coach, a Sunday School teacher, the local coordinator of the SHARE food program, and a regular visitor to inmates in the Wisconsin Correctional system. Mary is thrilled to be working where she can put her decades of experience in data analysis toward a good purpose – helping all kids achieve success in their careers and personal lives. Mary can be contacted at: [email protected].

Daisie Mathias, she/her: Reading Success VISTA

Daisie is a second-year Reading Success VISTA at Achieve Brown County. She has recently re-entered the workforce after being a stay-at-home mother to three children for 14 years. Daisie is also pursuing a bachelor’s degree in human resources and organizational leadership with the goal of making a difference in the lives of others. She is excited to continue to learn and grow both personally and professionally while helping others do the same. Daisie enjoys spending time outdoors, learning, playing games, listening to music, writing and spending time with her friends/family, especially her three children: Austin, Jade and Addie. Daisie can be contacted at: [email protected].

Carl Derge, he/him: Volunteer

Carl is a long time volunteer at Achieve Brown County who currently works most closely with the Evidence Based Decision Making and FAFSA+ teams. He is proud to contribute to efforts making positive changes in his community. Living in Brown County since he was a child, Carl received a BA from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay in English and communications. In his free time he enjoys reading, playing video games, listening to music and podcasts, and writing.

2021 – 2022 AmeriCorps VISTAs

  • Nichole Brown
  • Erika Ditzman
  • Randi Groff
  • Haley Perkins
  • Nabila Mahjabeen
  • Daisie Mathias

2020 – 2021 AmeriCorps VISTAs

  • Megan Enderby
  • Mai Chong Her
  • Shallen Gurtler
  • Nikki Erdmann

2019 – 2020 AmeriCorps VISTAs

Recipient of the 2020 Governor’s Service Award , AmeriCorps VISTA Program of the Year.

  • Ajai Meeks
  • Bailey Schmid
  • Kennedy Metoxen
  • Sarah Oakley
  • Orpita Nilormee