Team Up! Board 2017-11-14T16:30:33+00:00

THE TEAM-UP! BOARD

Wendy 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 children with physical disabilities and their siblings. 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, fundraisers, family outings & Katy’s Kloset.
Pat and her husband Warren are the parents of eight children, including a daughter and son who were adopted internationally. In 1985, twins Abby and Amanda were born three 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.

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 of 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 five 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.

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.

OTHER DIRECTORS

Susan graduated Marquette University in 1972 with a degree 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 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, and cooking.

Anne Pleva has been a pediatric physical therapist for over 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, recruits volunteers and is active in promoting Team Up! activities. Anne is a practicing physical therapist at Curative New Berlin Therapies and is a clinical assistant professor at Marquette University. In her free time Anne enjoys golf, tennis and attending sporting events.

Norm 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.

Mary Ellen Malloy has been an occupational therapist working with pediatric and adults for 35 years. She has volunteered with Katy’s Kloset on Saturdays. Mary Ellen is a pediatric therapist and an adult rehab therapist in private practice.

Ashley Knuth is a clinical assistant professor of physical therapy at Carroll University. She graduated from Carroll in 2008 with a doctorate in physical therapy. Ashley first started working with Team Up! during PT school, when she volunteered as a camper’s buddy at Team Up! Day Camp. She then continued her work with the camp as an adjunct instructor working with other Carroll PT students. Now, in her work with pediatric clients and their families in the Waukesha/Brookfield area, Ashley is able to share the Team Up! story and see firsthand the benefits of Katy’s Kloset in furthering clients’ abilities and connections in the community. Ashley volunteers with Katy’s Kloset and continues to be involved each year at camp. She and her husband, Jason, are the proud parents of a son, Miles, and daughter, Emma.

The Team Up! Mission

To enrich, nurture, and strengthen families of children with special needs through our activities, services, and programs.

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