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Our Staff

Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement


Joy Ruzek

Assistant Vice Chancellor


Joy Ruzek joined the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in December, 2009, and has over 35 years of experience in executive business management and progressive professional training and development. She provides strategic vision, innovative programming and advanced services to address the developmental needs of all ages. She currently oversees a staff of 24. Joy is a recognized entrepreneurial leader who consistently institutes new programs, new partnerships and new approaches to meet the specialized needs of professionals and practitioners throughout the state of Wisconsin and beyond. She currently serves as an Education Consultant for US Department of HUD Neighborhood Network Learning Centers in Wisconsin and West Virginia and is actively involved in numerous professional organizations and associations.

Education: M.A. Counseling, Higher Education Emphasis

Jill Siegmund

Financial Coordinator


K-12 and Community Relations


Meagan Strehlow

Executive Director


Meagan Strehlow earned her Master of Science in Education from UW-Superior and her Bachelor of Arts in Education from St. Norbert College. After ten years teaching in the K-12 system, Meagan transitioned to UW-Green Bay in 2014 to lead the College Credit in High School program. As the Executive Director of K-12 and Community Relations, Meagan develops partnerships with educational organizations and schools as well as oversees programs including College Credit in High School, Early College Credit Program, Dual Enrollment Access Academy, GEAR UP, Turbocharge, and the Accelerated Associates Degree and Credit. In addition to her work with K-12 schools, Meagan creates innovative programs to meet the diverse needs of students of all ages.

Education: B.A. Arts in Education, M.S. Education

Crystal Williams

Program Specialist, College Credit in High School


Crystal Williams earned her Bachelor’s degree in Management and Communication from Concordia University. Prior to UW-Green Bay, she worked fifteen years as a Sales Training Specialist. Crystal’s passion has always been in the field of training, development and education. Crystal currently serves as the Program Specialist providing services through the College Credit in High School program. She works with educators in over 60 high schools to offer courses that allow students to get a head start on their college education. She also oversees the annual UW-Green Bay Academic Competition where over 350 students from area high schools come to the campus and compete in various academic areas.

Education: B.S. Management and Communication

Tessa Tilot

Program Specialist, Early College Credit Program


Tessa Tilot is an alumna of Green Bay Preble High School and UW – La Crosse. She majored in professional and organizational communication and minored in professional writing. Tessa currently supports the K-12 and Community Relations area within the Division of Continuing Education and Community Engagement. She coordinates the logistics of the Early College Credit Program and assists with the Turbocharge initiative within the College Credit in High School program.

Education: B.S. Professional and Organization Communication


Samantha Post

Program Specialist, Student Success Coach


Sam Post earned her Master of Education degree in Professional School Counseling from UW-Oshkosh in 2017 and her Bachelor of Science degree is in Psychology and Human Development from UW-Green Bay in 2014. She has professional experience in both school counseling and college admissions counseling where she has worked with students of all age ranges on their academic, career, and social journeys. Sam currently serves as a Student Success Coach for innovative student programs.

Education: B.S Psychology & Human Development, M.S. Professional School Counseling


Aubrey Schramm

Executive Manager, GEAR UP Services


Aubrey joined the division in January 2020, after 20 years in various student services and leadership roles within the UW System, the Department of Public Instruction, and Green Bay Area Public Schools. Aubrey was thrilled to return to UW-Green Bay, her alma mater, to serve students across the state who are enrolled in the Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) precollege program.  Aubrey is also focused on supporting the new Accelerated Degree Program. Aubrey’s primary passion is equity work, and she is proud to work in a student-centric environment that truly fosters and nurtures student equity and development.  Aubrey earned her M.S. in Education-Student Affairs and College Counseling from UW-Oshkosh and her B.A. in Human Development-Child and Family Studies from UW-Green Bay. 
Education:  B.A. Human Development, M.S.Ed Student Affairs & College Counseling

Berenice Guerrero Vazquez

University Services Program Associate, GEAR UP Services


Berenice Guerrero Vazquez is an alumna of Green Bay East High School and Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. She earned her Technical Diploma as a Medical Assistant and is currently working on continuing her education by taking general education courses. Berenice’s primary area of support is with the Gaining Early Awareness for Undergraduate Program (GEAR UP), serving eight target school districts across the state, in partnership with the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.  Berenice brings first-hand experience with precollege programs to her role, having been enrolled in the GEAR UP program while in middle school and high school, as well as working with students in a similar precollege program, NEW Scholars, with Scholarships, Inc.  in the greater Green Bay Area.  Berenice is passionate about helping others with overcoming barriers to reaching their college goals and she is bilingual in Spanish and English.
Education:  Technical Diploma in Medical Assistant and General Education Coursework


Jason Mathwig

Director, Education Outreach


Jason joined the UW-Green Bay Division of Continuing Education & Community Engagement in February of 2017. He has worked in the UW System since 2008 when he started working in the Admissions Office at UW-Eau Claire. He has a B.A. in Mass Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations from UW-Eau Claire and an M.A. in Sports Management from Concordia University, St. Paul. Jason is an alumnus of the Leadership Green Bay Class of 2019. He is a trained Safe Ally. His Strengthsfinder strengths are: Harmony, Includer, Woo, Empathy, and Communication.

Education: B.A. Mass Communication, M.A. Sports Management


Andrea Felmer

University Services Program Associate, Camps and Conferences


Andrea has a B.A. in Musical Theatre and Arts Management from UW-Green Bay.  She has received certificates in Conflict Resolution and Mediation, Mental Health First Aid, and has a Level 2 certificate in Inclusivity and Equity.  Andrea is a trained Safe Ally, and has completed both the Kognito Veterans Awareness training and Gatekeeper Suicide Prevention training.  She has been employed as the University Services Program Associate with Camps and Conferences since 2008.        

Education: B.A. Musical Theatre and Arts Management


Susan Pike

University Services Program Associate, Lifelong Learning Institute


Susan joined UW-Green Bay’s Lifelong Learning Institute in 2017. She spent 17 years at Fort Howard/Georgia Pacific Corp., where she held various positions, including eight years as a Business Analyst in IT. Susan was also an ISO Auditor for the mill and office areas and trained 800+ mill workers on the Office 2010 upgrade. She also worked at several small businesses prior to joining UW-Green Bay. Susan currently serves as the Office Manager for the Lifelong Learning Institute, which has over 1,000 members and offers over 200 courses each semester in Green Bay, Manitowoc, Sheboygan and surrounding areas. She supports over 300 outstanding volunteers that make the Institute one of the best (and one of the best values) in the country.

Education: Associate Degree in Marketing Communications from NWTC

Continuing Professional Education


Teri Zuege-Halvorsen

Area Director


Teri Zuege-Halvorsen earned her Master of Science Degree in Management and Organizational Behavior from Silver Lake College and her Bachelor of Science in Human Biology and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin - Green Bay. She has worked in the UW System for over 15 years, first as an Associate Professor for Family Living with UW-Extension and since 2016 as the Area Director, Continuing Professional Education in the division.  Teri develops educational programming for social workers and other health and human service professionals to meet licensure requirements, manages the continuing professional education staff on the main and branch campuses, establishes partnerships with community leaders and oversees the curriculum development of innovative continuing education programs that meet the needs of stakeholders, partners, students and community members on all four of the UW- Green Bay campuses. 

Education: M.S. Management and Organizational Behavior, B.S. Human Biology and Psychology

Kerry Winkler

Program Specialist, Wisconsin Caregiver Academy


Kerry Winkler is a UW-Green Bay alumna, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Humanistic Studies. Kerry previously worked at Bellin Hospital where she coordinated the Continuing Medical Education Program and obtained the highest form of accreditation for the CME program. In 2016, Kerry joined the Division as a program specialist. She manages the Wisconsin Caregiver Academy, developing train-the-trainer curriculum as well as creating other healthcare-related programing. Kerry has a passion for education and enjoys creating new and innovative programing.  

Education: B.A. Humanistic Studies

Sherri Meglic

Program Specialist, Continuing Professional Education


Sherri Meglic earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from UW-Eau Claire. She worked for many years in the commercial employee benefits industry and is a licensed insurance agent and earned her CEBS designation. Sherri has been working for Continuing Education and Community Engagement since August 2019 and she supports the programs in Continuing Professional Education and the Wisconsin Caregiver Academy.

Education:  B.A. Business Administration


Linda Hornick

Program Specialist, CPE - Marinette Campus


Linda Hornick joined the Division as a Program Specialist in August of 2018 after working with the UW System sincd 2015.  She is an alumna of UW-Marinette and earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration with a minor in Psychology from UW-Green Bay.  She is currently a board member of InVenture North. She also serves on the Education & Workforce Development Committee with the Marinette Menominee Area Chamber of Commerce and the Peshtigo Career, Education and Community Expo Planning Group.  Her responsibilities for engaging the community include developing professional educational opportunities for individuals and businesses, producing shows at the the Children’s Theatre and providing travel opportunities.

Education: B.S. Business Administration

Melissa Schleicher

Program Specialist, CPE - Manitowoc & Sheboygan   Campuses


Melissa joined the UW-Green Bay Division of Continuing Education & Community Engagement in October of 2018. She earned her Bachelor's degree in Communication with emphases in Public Relations and Mass Media from UW-Green Bay. Prior to UW-Green Bay, she worked for the Green Bay Packers in the Brand & Marketing and Premium Seating Departments and worked at the Kohler Company in the Generator Division. Melissa currently serves as the Program Specialist providing professional development and community engagement opportunities to the Manitowoc and Sheboygan communities. 
Her Strengthsfinder strengths are: Woo, Activator, Communication, Positivity & Strategic.

Education: B.A. Communications

Tammy Clausen

Business Development


Tammy Clausen earned her MBA from UW – Oshkosh and a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Marketing.  She has over 17 years of business development, consulting and entrepreneurial experience in the healthcare, insurance and manufacturing industries.  She also was as a professor at UW Marinette, teaching Microsoft Word, Excel and Access programs.  Tammy joined the Division of Continuing Education & Community Engagement in January 2020 in a business development role. She works with employers to strategically develop innovative  professional development and work place educational programs to meet workforce gaps.  She serves the Marinette, Oconto, Door and Brown counties. 

Education: MBA and BS in Business and Marketing

Judy Price

Business Development


Judy Price is a UW-Green Bay alumna, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Organizational Communication and Political Science, and a minor in Environmental Policy and Planning.  In January 2020, Judy joined the division as a Business Development Specialist, providing professional development and education opportunities for employers in Brown, Door, Outagamie, Calumet, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, and Sheboygan counties. Previously, she worked for almost twelve years in corporate training at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, and has great passion for helping business and industry grow through training and education. 

Education: B.S. Organizational Communication and Political Science

Wisconsin CBRF Training Registry


Margie Reichwald



Margie Reichwald is the Director of the Wisconsin CBRF Training Registry at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She provides progressive leadership for all facets of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services CBRF Training Registry Project. She has over 20 years of leadership and development experience working in the health care industry. Margie has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science and is currently working on a Master’s of Arts in Applied Professional Studies.  Margie continues to cultivate relations with the Department of Health Services and other statewide agencies for collaborative projects and opportunities.

Education: B.A. Political Science


Laura Nolan

Program Specialist


Laura Nolan is a program specialist for the Wisconsin CBRF Training Registry She has a Bachelor of Arts in Human Services and has worked in the health care field for 25 years, with 18 years of multi-facility management. Laura has used her experience to develop assisted living curriculum and as a seminar speaker. Her passion for the elderly and people with dementia is evidenced by her involvement in the Brown County Dementia Friendly Coalition. As an active member of the coalition, Laura helps train businesses to be dementia friendly through the Purple Angel Program.

Education: B.A. Human Services


Samantha Anderson

University Services Program Associate, Wisconsin CBRF Training Registry


Samantha Anderson has been a University Services Program Associate for the Wisconsin CBRF Training Registry since 2017. Sam has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Sam previously worked in Community Education at Mohave Community College in Kingman, Arizona and has three years of direct care experience working with the elderly and young adults.

Education: B.A. Journalism


Melvin Brown

University Services Program Associate, Wisconsin CBRF Training Registry


Melvin Brown has been working for the Wisconsin CBRF Training Registry since August 2019. He has worked in state health care and office administration since 2015. Melvin has a B.A. degree in International Relations from the University of Iowa. He lives in Allouez with his wife and two cats.

Education: B.A. International  Relations


Government Affairs and Economic Development


Kassie VanRemortel



Kassie VanRemortel earned a Master of Science in Higher Education Administration from Drake University and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Graceland University.  She has worked for the private sector in various roles, including accounting, purchasing and HR.  Kassie started working in higher education for Indian Hills Community College in 1986 as a Displaced Homemaker counselor and later Graceland University as Assistant Dean of Admissions.  In 2001 she joined UW-Green Bay as Director of Government Affairs and Economic Development.       

Education: M.S. Higher Education Administration, B.A. Business Administration


Ericka Bloch PhotoEricka Bloch

University Services Program Associate, Government Affairs and Economic Development


Ericka graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay in 2016 with a Bachelor’s in Spanish and Communication with an emphasis in Mass Media and Public Relations. At UW-Green Bay, she participated in the National Student Exchange program where she studied Spanish at the University of Puerto Rico - Cayey. Ericka has been working as the University Services Program Associate for Government Affairs since December of 2017 where she assists in putting together trainings for local government officials throughout the state of Wisconsin.

Education: B.A. Spanish and Communication