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.

Mason Gravelle

Born and raised in Fond du Lac, Mason is currently the Events & Donor Relations Manager for the Agnesian HealthCare Foundation within SSM Health. He received both his Bachelor of Business Administration and Master in Health Care Administration from Marian University.

Mason serves on the advisory council for Young Professionals of Fond du Lac, the City of Fond du Lac Alcohol License Committee, UW-Fond du Lac Legacy Fund scholarship committee, and is a member of Fondy 100 Gives. Empowered by fostering connections and relationships with local partners, organizations and businesses, Mason is proud to be a board member of Mahala’s Hope, helping to support our mission, vision and values.

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.

Brian Bednarek

Bio and photo coming soon!

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.