Below is the current Team Up! Board.
Wendy Clark — Has been a member of the Team Up! Board of Directors since July 2002. Wendy, her husband Dick, and their son Alex loved Team Up! camp for its camaraderie, fun activities, and overall sense of belonging for kids with special needs and their siblings. Alex’s grandparents, aunts and uncles all enjoy being a part of this special organization. Though Alex is no longer with us here on earth, Team Up! will always remain a special part of the Clark family and the Clark family will always be a special part of Team Up! Wendy and Dick continue to serve Team Up! with Families in a variety of areas, including summer camp, Katy’s Kloset and the World’s Greatest Cookie bake sale.
Pat Carriveau — Pat and her husband Warren are the parents of 8 children, including a daughter and son who were adopted internationally. In 1985, twins Abby and Amanda were born 3 months prematurely, and subsequently, Abby was diagnosed with cerebral palsy.
As a volunteer with Katy’s Kloset equipment lending library, Pat enjoys helping families get the adaptive equipment they need to make caring for their child a little easier.
Mike Bruno — Michael R. Bruno II, President and CEO, Bruno Independent Living Aids, Inc. and his wife Bridget have been involved with Team Up! in many volunteer capacities since the earliest years as an organization. Mike currently is treasurer on the board of directors, and Bridget has been our day camp coordinator for many years. Mike and Bridget have 5 children, including a daughter who was born prematurely and has cerebral palsy. The Bruno children have all been involved as volunteers for Team Up! For Fun camp as well.
Tracy Nevins — Has been on the board since 2010 and has been the secretary for the past 2 years. She is married with 2 children. Her oldest child, Noah, has congenital hydrocephalus, which introduced Tracy and her family to Team Up! with Families for family events and Katy’s Kloset. Besides being busy with her family, she goes to school part-time for nursing, works part-time as a medical assistant and a Pampered Chef consultant. She’s very excited to be a member of the board to help out with events like Park N Play, Hoyt Park Pool and to help it grow to meet the needs of the community. She feels one of the best parts of being involved in this organization is meeting other families of kids with special needs. This is very important to her because we can learn so much from each other through tips, available resources and coping. She participates to keep Team Up! with Families going strong and looks forward to what new things can develop and grow!
Susan Kinosian graduated Marquette University 1972 in Physical Therapy. She worked in a variety of settings including neonatal follow-up clinic, schools, birth-to-3, Center for Blind and Visually Impaired. In 1982, Sue established New Berlin Therapies, SC (www.nbtherapies.com) providing both adult and pediatric rehabilitation services. Sue is a founding member of Team Up! With Families, Positive Pediatrics LLC, and Stepping Stones Child Development Center. She is married to Bob, and mother to Mara and Joseph – all who have been very active at NBT and Team Up! Sue is the proud grandmother of Mikaela and Melissa. Her hobbies include primarily outdoor/nature recreation: walking, biking, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, etc., as well as reading, writing, cooking.
Anne Pleva, PT, PCS
Anne Pleva has been a pediatric physical therapist for 20 years. She became involved with Team Up! With Families in 1999 by leading the obstacle course activity at Team Up! For Fun day camp. She currently continues to lead the obstacle course at camp, sits as chairperson for our Monte Carlo Night fundraiser, acts as the board liaison for the Teen Group and is active in promoting Team Up! activities. Anne is the Director of Therapies at New Berlin Therapies, is a lab assistant at Marquette University and teaches continuing education courses for other therapists. She is also completing her DPT with specialization in pediatrics through the University of Texas Medical Branch.
Norm Nichols retired from UPS in 2003 and stopped in to Katy’s Kloset one day looking for a wheelchair for his grandson Noah. He saw a need for a handyman to repair and set up the equipment. He has been volunteering ever since. In addition to helping out at Katy’s Kloset, Norm also serves on several boards and committees at Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, and also volunteers at Waukesha Springs nursing home. Norm and his wife Karen enjoy camping and spending time with their four grandsons.
Julie Turkoske is a parent of a young adult daughter with special needs. Her daughter has participated in the Team Up! For Fun day camp in the past and she can’t say enough about this wonderful event!
Currently, Julie volunteers at Katy’s Kloset when she is able. Julie is also active in The World’s Greatest Cookie Sale fundraiser as well as the Monte Carlo Night fundraiser to benefit Team Up! with Families.
When not doing volunteer work for Team Up!, Julie works at The Southeast Regional Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (www.southeastregionalcenter.org). She assists families and providers with finding resources in their community, planning workshops on various topics (transition to adulthood a specialty) and overseeing the library of materials for families and providers.
Mary Ellen Malloy, OT
Mary Ellen Malloy has been an occupational therapist working with pediatric and adults for 35 years. She has volunteered with Katie’s Kloset on Saturdays. Mary Ellen is a pediatric therapist at Vision Forward and has a private caseload.