Board of Directors

Rhiannon Diederichs, President

Rhiannon is a licensed REALTOR® with the State of Wisconsin and practices in the greater Northeast Wisconsin area with First Weber, Inc. She is a graduate of North Fond du Lac High School and the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. She carries a Bachelors in Business Administration (Business Management Major, Small Business & Entrepreneurship Emphasis) which has deepened her knowledge and understanding of small-scale businesses, among other designations and certifications. Rhiannon is a member of the Young Professionals of Fond du Lac (YPF) and Envision Greater Fond du Lac and enjoys contributing to her community through these organizations. Rhiannon is proud to serve on the Mahala’s Hope Board of Directors to contribute to their necessary and impactful mission. As the newest Board member, Rhiannon hopes to bring an enthusiastic approach to serving while using her professional and personal experiences, connections, and savvy to enrich the Mahala’s Hope mission.

Edward Wroble, Treasurer

A resident of the Chicago, IL suburb of Hinsdale, Ed was the Founder, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Software Architects, Inc., a leading provider of information technology services founded in 1978. He holds a B.A. in Mathematics from St. Norbert College in DePere, WI and a M.S. in Computer Science from DeKalb, IL. He retired in August 2007 from the information technology services field. Ed is currently active in the Union Church of Hinsdale serving on multiple Boards, most recently as the Chair of the Board of Trustees. He has also been involved in community organizations including Indian Boundary YMCA, Hinsdale Little League and the Hinsdale Community House. Mahala’s Hope mission and purpose and the commitment of the current board members drew Ed to participate on the Board of Directors.

David Olig

David was born and has lived most of his life in Fond du Lac. David followed in his dad’s (who is his hero) footsteps by choosing a career in law enforcement.

David has worked for the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office for eight years and is assigned to the detective bureau.

David enjoys spending time with his family when he’s not at work.

Bonnie Schmitz

Bonnie retired in December 2018 as Senior Vice-President and Chief Financial Officer for Agnesian HealthCare, Inc., an integrated healthcare delivery system consisting of three hospitals, multiple clinics, home health services, a physician group, long-term care organizations, and retail pharmacies.

Bonnie is a Certified Public Accountant and holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She serves on the boards of Mahala’s Hope, the Fond du Lac Family YMCA, and St. Mary’s Springs Academy Foundation.
Bonnie enjoys travelling, exercise, and spending time with her husband and three sons.

Brenda Stueber

Brenda Stueber is a lifelong resident of Fond du Lac County where she is currently employed at Marian University as the Social Work Field Director and Associate Professor.

Brenda received her masters degree in school social work from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and went on to be employed with the Fond du Lac School District as a school social worker before her journey of twenty years combined higher education teaching at Moraine Park Technical College and currently Marian.

Brenda has received awards for her work with service-learning and social justice and enjoys serving in our community at various non-profit agencies along with being the advisor for the student social work association.

She resides here in Fond du Lac with her husband, Jeff and has three children.  She enjoys running, golfing, and traveling.

Aubriana Donahue

Aubriana Donahue is a long time resident of Fond du Lac, and the Administrative Assistant for Envision Greater Fond du Lac. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh in 2016 with a Bachelor’s in Human Services Leadership. Aubriana is the current chair of Young Professionals of Fond du Lac (YPF) Program & Event’s Committee (as of 2022), and an active volunteer within different organizations in Fond du Lac County. Aubriana is passionate about empowerment and helping others succeed, and brings nonprofit knowledge and community connections to the board and mission of Mahala’s Hope.

When she’s not volunteering or working, Aubriana is spending time with her family- Husband, tw daughters, a. Typically getting out and about in the community and supporting local businesses and organizations, like the Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac, Fond du Lac YMCA, and Thelma. When and if you see her, you can usually find a coffee from a local coffee shop in her hand to keep up with the active nature of her daughters.

Kristen Theisen

Kristen works as the Total Rewards Manager at Moraine Park Technical College here in Fond du Lac. She received her bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Human Resource Management from the University of Wisconsin Green Bay. She brings knowledge and human resource experience to Mahala’s Hope.

Kristen enjoys spending time with her family and friends, drinking coffee, and traveling whenever she can.