Kristin Manney, Board President
Oshkosh Corp - Oshkosh, WI
Ivy Wendland, Board Vice President
SECURA Insurance - Neenah, WI
Ivy is a senior project manager at SECURA Insurance with a wealth of professional experience in strategic planning, optimizing project management, and supporting people to do valuable and rewarding work. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Madison with a degree in business administration. Ivy and her husband Dan have two children: a daughter at UW-Madison and a son at Appleton East High School. She and her family especially enjoy traveling and spending time together outdoors. Ivy is happy to be joining the board as she particularly values the spiritually integrated care that Samaritan offers.
Amy Otis , Board Secretary
VP of Human Resources, Capital Credit Union
Amy was introduced to Samaritan via her 30-year career at Capital Credit Union. The financial institution regularly engages in fundraising and employee engagement on behalf of Samaritan, including sponsorship of the 2022 Ethics in Business Summit. “I realize every day the need for mental health support for our employees and their families, my own children and their friends, and the education I have gained around mental illness.” In fact, Amy once envisioned a career in counseling and now sees how her role in human resources is infused with this early interest in mental health. “I work with our employees every day to work through challenges and support them both professionally and emotionally.” She also has special skills and experience in investing, accounting, marketing, and strategic planning.
Amy Henselin, Board Treasurer
Grant Thornton - Appleton, WI
Amy Henselin is the audit practice leader for Grant Thornton’s Wisconsin offices and is based in Appleton. She has two decades of experience in accounting and auditing within the manufacturing, health care, and non-profit sectors and holds an accounting and finance business degree from University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Amy was drawn to Samaritan because of the stressors she sees as a result of the pandemic. Amy’s sisters (who are teachers), her own children’s concerns, and her experiences in the community impacted her decision to actively support Samaritan as a board member. Amy and her husband Steve have two school-age daughters. As a family, they love to travel, follow the girls’ activities, and spend time with extended family, many of whom live nearby.
Senior Associate Brand Manager, Kimberly-Clark
Patrick joins the Samaritan board with extensive experience on both the Imagine Fox Cities-Belonging Committee and the Fox Valley Technical College Foundation. A graduate of Appleton East, he has been employed by Kimberly Clark for more than 11 years. His wife is a mental health therapist, and Patrick has come to understand first-hand the expanding needs of mental health clinicians and their clients. He and his wife are also raising two boys. “I see the importance of having good access to mental health support and what that means to building a cohesive, inclusive community. As people continue to face new and different challenges in their lives, it will be crucially important to drive awareness of the support that is out there and continue to break the negative stigma attached to getting mental health care.” Patrick brings to the board special interest and skills in marketing, strategic planning, and bridge-building.
Retired business owner - Kaukauna, WI
Akron Children's Hospital - Akron, OH
Gary has over 20 years of experience in corporate leadership roles, serving companies across industries as a top executive in data and analytics functions. Currently he is the enterprise analytics strategist at Chief Analytics Officer Advisory. As a serial founder of internal data analytics startups at 8 organizations, Gary contributed to the maturity journey at organizations such as Akron Children’s Hospital, U.S. Venture, Inc., Cardinal Health, Equifax, Anthem, Express, Chase, and Bank of America.
In addition to serving as an advisory partner at Rev1 Ventures, a technology innovation startup studio in central Ohio, Gary is an advisory board member of Breach Siren (an info security tech startup in Columbus) and a member of strategic consulting council at Lydonia Technologies (a hyper automation solution company in Boston). He has been a member of the Advisory Council of Tulane University Business School for the master’s program in Business Analytics (MANA) since 2018.
Finance Manager (retired), The Building for Kids - Appleton, WI
Rev. Kimbrel Johnson, MDiv
First Presbyterian Church - Neenah, WI
Pastor Kimbrel Johnson of First Presbyterian Church in Neenah joined the Samaritan Board of Directors in 2022. Pastor Kim moved to Neenah in 2019 to lead the Neenah congregation after serving a faith community in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, for 16 years. A native of Duluth, Minnesota, she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Ministry degree from Viterbo University and a Master of Divinity from Louisville Theological Seminary. In 2017, Pastor Kim adopted her son (now 8) from India, and together they explore Neenah and the Fox Cities for all the good things to do and learn as a family. Pastor Kim makes it a priority to honor and uphold each person’s spirituality and strongly believes in coaching and therapy as a way to become mentally, physically, and spiritually whole. “We all need a place to belong, to be heard, and to be accountable. The people at Samaritan believe that, too. I am very happy to join the board.”
Bio coming soon
Bio coming soon
Pastor, First Congregational United Church of Christ - Gaylord, MI
Greg Watling is a husband, father, and pastor in Lower Michigan with a long association with Samaritan in Wisconsin. He previously served at First Congregational UCC in New London, where Greg came to embrace Samaritan’s convenient and expert local access and introduced Wellness Screen to the local school district. He’s served as a Samaritan board member and board president in the past. After time away, he rejoins the team to welcome new community board members to share his institutional knowledge. He knows every aspect of Samaritan’s service is growing, and the employees and volunteers will benefit from systems and structures that optimize their impact on the lives of the people they serve. “For every faith, there is a promise. And with that promise, there is a certain amount of risk we take to step out in faith. We all need to bring our best to the table.”
April is new to the Samaritan board where she looks forward to making a positive impact. She joined the board to advance community inclusion and belonging and to promote personal healing and growth through the integrated approach Samaritan provides. April has witnessed the critical role that finding the right counselor and the right approach play when she worked with a loved one who experienced depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts. This person has amazed her with the healing and growth that has taken place over the years. April is an advocate and ally for the LGBTQ+ community and is a Co-Chair of Oshkosh Corporation’s Pride & Equality Network. She promotes awareness for dyslexia as part of the Board of Directors for Dyslexia Reading Connection in Appleton, WI, as well as awareness and education for thyroid well-being. As a thyroid cancer thriver, she works to help people find resources for their own journey. April loves to travel to new places and camp with her family. She enjoys nature and you can often find her digging in dirt for flower garden therapy. Her mission is to make the world better than she found it.