Meet the Board and the Staff of Breast Cancer Recovery!
Breast Cancer Recovery is a grass-roots organization run by a part-time staff and volunteer board of directors.
2013 EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE:
2013 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Marilyn Bauer - Retired
Dan Edge - WPS Health Insurance
Debra A. Wiora, CPA - Smith & Gesteland LLP
BREAST CANCER RECOVERY STAFF:
Gail Riedasch, Executive Director
Gail Riedasch, Executive Director, spent over 30 years in Wisconsin state government and has been able to give back by volunteering at various charitable organizations. Gail is a life-long Wisconsin resident. A graduate of Edgewood College, Madison, WI. A University of Wisconsin Badger and a Green Bay Packer fan. Gail enjoys reading and spending time with her family. She lives in Sun Prairie, WI with her springer spaniel, Bella.
Shelby Schoenherr, Program Director
Shelby Schoenherr, Program Director, is the third generation in her family to be diagnosed with breast cancer. After being diagnosed in 2006, she attended and Infinite Boundaries Retreat® in 2007. Shelby is inspired by the healing journey that take place when retreatants experience a safe, supportive, natural environment.
Shelby lives in Fort Atkinson, WI and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. She worked in education for 25 years and also enjoys working at her local library. Shelby and her husband Tom, have a daughter, Robin and a son, Brady. She loves to read, cook, cheer on Wisconsin sports (especially her son's team), take long walks and vacation on a lake with her family.
Renee Schloesser, Administrative Assistant
Renee Schloesser, Office Assistant, was diagnosed with breast cancer eight years ago and Renee has worked at Breast Cancer Recovery for four years. Renee loves working with the women who attend an Infinite Boundaries retreat and she enjoys carrying out the numerous logistical aspects involved in planning and implementing a retreat. Renee is from Verona, WI and was trained as a Dental Hygienist and worked in the dental field for several years. Renee was also self-employed in sales and managed up to 100 sales associates. Now that their three sons are grown and out of the house, Tom and Renee love to travel and visit their sons and “new daughters”; go on cruises; ride their bikes and take long walks together. They also look forward to cheering on the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team each year.
Helen Denson, Office Manager
Prior to her current position as Breast Cancer Recovery, Office Manager, Helen worked for over 30 years at CUNA Mutual Insurance Society, Madison, WI. She was a manager the Executive Benefits and Retirement Services Departments.
Helen lives in Oregon, WI with her husband of 40 years, Bill and two golden retrievers. They have a son, Drew and a daughter, Amber and five grandchildren. Helen volunteers as a trainer Wisconsin Academy of Graduate Service dogs (WAGS). Like the rest of the Breast Cancer Recovery staff - Helen is an avid Green Bay Packer, University of Wisconsin Badger and a Milwaukee Brew fan.
Samantha Nelson, Special Events Coordinator
Samantha Nelson, Special Events Coordinator, was born and raised in Madison, Wis. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013 and received a BA in Political Science with a certificate in European Studies. After doing various jobs and internships, Samantha discovered her passion for non-profits after she did an internship with a charity in London, UK during the summer of 2012. Samantha’s mother was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2005 which inspired her to work for Breast Cancer Recovery. Samantha also coaches volleyball at a local high school in Madison. In her free time, Samantha enjoys travelling, playing volleyball and spending time with family and friends.