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Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is one of 16 districts that operate within Wisconsin in a statewide plan for vocational, technical and adult education. The District serves all or parts of nine counties in Northeast Wisconsin around the bay of Green Bay. It is governed by the District Board.

The District Board has exclusive control over the policy-making operations that govern the District. The Board is responsible for developing policies in accordance with educational needs of the people to be served by the District, and furnishing the financial resources by which the educational programs are run, and performing other responsibilities as prescribed by state statutes.

Cathy Dworak, Vice-Chair

Cathy Dworak, Chair
Employer Member
Term Expires June 30, 2024

Cathy Dworak is Director of Community Outreach & Player/Alumni Relations, Green Bay Packers.  Ms. Dworak has her Master of Science Degree in Management from Cardinal Stritch University, her Bachelor of Arts in Management Communication from Concordia University, and her Associate Degree, Marketing/Fashion Merchandising from NWTC.  Ms. Dworak oversees Green Bay Packer donation requests both in-kind and monetary, players and coaches’ appearances, alumni relations, NFL programs, community events, Football Outreach, and Make-A-Wish visits.  Cathy is involved in various boards throughout the community.  Cathy serves on the Board of Directors for Make-A-Wish of Wisconsin and The Angel Fund for Children with Cancer. She also serves on a variety of community committees which include:  Family Services Green & Gold Gala, GB Steak Fry, Brown County Golf Classic, and Brown County Honor Flight Committee.

Richard Stadelman, Treasurer

Richard Stadelman, Vice-Chair
Additional Member
Term Expires June 30, 2023

Mr. Stadelman currently serves as the Town of Richmond Clerk in Shawano County.  He has his Bachelor of Business Administration (accounting major) and his Juris Doctor from UW-Madison.  He served as District Attorney for Shawano & Menominee Counties from1975-78 and had his own private law practice. He also served as Executive Director of the Wisconsin Towns Association from 1987 to 2014.  Awards received include the Distinguished Service Award from Wisconsin Farm Bureau, Friend of Wisconsin Counties Association, Transportation Service Award, and Friend of Community Development Award presented by UW-Extension.

Gerald Worrick, Secretary

Gerald Worrick, Secretary
Additional Member
Term Expires June 30, 2025

Gerald Worrick is the retired President & CEO of Ministry Door County Medical Center in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin since 1987.  He holds his Bachelor’s in Biology and his Master in Hospital and Health Care Administration from St. Louis University.  He currently serves on the American Health Association and the Wisconsin Hospital Association Boards as well as a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.  His local commitments include the Town of Sevastopol Town Supervisor, the Rotary Club of Sturgeon Bay, and the Door County Economic Development Corporation.

Jeff Rickaby

Jeff Rickaby, Treasurer
Elected Official
Term Expires June 30, 2023

Jeff Rickaby is the Elected Official Representative serving as Florence County Coroner.  Prior to that Mr. Rickaby served as the Florence County Sheriff, having held that position since 1989 and retiring in October of 2018.  He was then elected and sworn in as the Florence County Coroner effective January 7, 2019.  Mr. Rickaby received his Paramedic and NFPA Fire certification from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. He obtained his law enforcement certification at Fox Valley Technical College and in 2014 received Certified Public Manager credentials from U.W. Madison. Mr. Rickaby was re-elected to the office of Sheriff ten times spanning nearly 28 years of service to Florence County.

 Carla Hedtke

Carla Hedtke
Employer Member
Term Expires June 30, 2025

Carla Hedtke is the Owner/Therapist of NEW Rehabilitation Services in Oconto Falls, Wisconsin. She holds a Bachelor’s in Health Education, Physical Education, and Coaching from UW-Oshkosh and her Master’s in Business Management from Cardinal Stritch. Ms. Hedtke serves on the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Board, on the Wisconsin Technical College District Board Association, and serves on the Finance & Audit Committee for Association of Community Colleges and Technical Colleges. She also serves on the State of Wisconsin Massage and Bodywork Therapy Affiliated Credentialing Board.

David Mayer, Chair

David Mayer
Employee Member
Term Expires June 30, 2024

David Mayer is a retired Business Educator with the Luxemburg/Casco High School. Mr. Mayer was a high school educator for the school district since from August of 1992 to 2021. After retirement, David holds a position at Kwik Trip in Green Bay. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater with a Bachelor's degree in Business Education with an Accounting Emphasis. He served as a Kewaunee County Supervisor from April of 2001 to April of 2014. Past committees served on include the Kewaunee County Aging Board, Human Services Committee of the Kewaunee County Board of Supervisors, the Agriculture and UW Extension Committee, the Zoning Committee, and the Law Enforcement and Emergency Management Committee.

Kim Schanock

Kim Schanock
Employee Member
Term Expires June 30, 2023

Ms. Schanock previously worked as Coordinator of Community Partnerships & Grants for the Green Bay Area Public School District. She currently holds a position as a substitute teacher. She has her Bachelor’s in Public Administration from Evangel University, Springfield, Missouri, her Masters in social work with School Certification from UW-Milwaukee, and her Masters Certificate in Project Management from the UW-Madison.  Ms. Schanock currently serves on the Brown County Board of Health, NWTC Education Foundation, and Green Bay Botanical Garden Board. Previous Board services include Brown County oral Health Partnership, Women’s Fund of Greater Green Bay, Neville Public Museum Foundation, and UW–Green Bay Center for Civic Engagement.

Ben Villarruel

Ben Villarruel
School Superintendent
Term Expires June 30, 2024

Ben Villarruel recently retired as Superintendent of the Unified School District of De Pere. He is an adjunct professor for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Mr. Villarruel received his Doctor of Philosophy in Urban Education with an emphasis on Administrative Leadership and Supervision in 1996 from UW-Milwaukee. Current affiliations include the De Pere Rotary Club.

Dustin Delsman

Dustin Delsman
Employee Member
Term Expires June 30, 2025

Dustin Delsman is the Assistant Business Manager at Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 400. Prior to this appointment, Delsman completed a 20+ year career at Tweet/Garot Mechanical. He graduated with honors from the Building Trades Journeyman Steamfitter Joint Apprenticeship Training Program in 2004 and has since obtained eight advanced certifications from NITC, NCCCO, EPRI and the UA. Delsman has taught in the apprenticeship program since 2012, completing the United Association Instructor Training Program (ITP) in Ann Arbor, MI in 2016. Delsman has served for over a decade on two Local 400 committees, the Defined Benefit Pension Plan Committee (Chairman), and the Fox River Valley Education Foundation Committee (Treasurer). Additionally, Delsman serves on the Bay Area Workforce Development Board, the Fox Valley Workforce Development Board, Wisconsin Paper Council Workforce Relations Committee, Wisconsin Building Trades Council Communications Committee, and the North East Wisconsin Building & Construction Trades Council.