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NWTC District Board

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.

Carla Hedtke
Carla Hedtke, Chair
Employer Member
Term Expires June 30, 2019
 

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 NWTC Board, as President of the WTCS Boards Association, and serves on the Finance & Audit Committee for ACCT.  She also serves on the State of Wisconsin Massage Therapy and Bodywork Therapy Affiliated Credentialing Board.

Kim Schanock

Kim Schanock, Vice Chair
Employee Member
Term Expires June 30, 2019

Ms. Schanock works as Coordinator of Community Partnerships & Grants for the Green Bay Area Public School District.  She holds her Bachelor’s in Public Administration from Evangel University, Springfield, Missouri and her Master in Social Work with School Certification from UW-Milwaukee.  Ms. Schanock serves on the Oral Health Partnership and the Wisconsin ACT Advisory Council.

Gerald Worrick

Gerald Worrick, Secretary
Additional Member
Term Expires June 30, 2019

Gerald Worrick is the 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 serves 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.

Cathy Dworak

Cathy Dworak, Treasurer
Employer Member
Term Expires June 30, 2021

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, and Brown County Golf Classic.

David Mayer

David Mayer
Employee Member
Term Expires June 30, 2021

David Mayer is a Business Educator with the Luxemburg/Casco High School. Mr. Mayer has been a high school educator for the school district since August of 1992. 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.

Jeff Rickaby Elected Official

Jeff Rickaby 
Elected Official
Term Expires June 30, 2020

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.

Richard Stadelman

Richard Stadelman
Additional Member
Term Expires June 30, 2020

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.

Dorothy Sadowski

Dorothy Sadowski
Additional Member
Term Expires June 30, 2020

Dorothy Sadowski retired as CEO of ThedaCare Medical Center in Shawano on December 31, 2016 and relocated to Marinette, Wisconsin.  Ms. Sadowski has her Bachelor’s in Nursing and her Master’s as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.  She currently serves on the NWTC Foundation Board and serves as a board member of the Northern Lights Master Gardeners Association and a committee member on the Regional Academic Advisory Committee for the Medical College of Wisconsin. 

Ben Villarruel

Ben Villarruel
School Superintendent
Term Expires June 30, 2021

Ben Villarruel is the Superintendent of the Unified School District of De Pere.He also 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, De Pere Select Soccer Coach, the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators, and the Association of American School Administrators.

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