Nonprofit People

Nonprofit Leader of the Week
Danelle O’Neill, executive director
Nonprofit Name: Stillwaters Cancer Support Services
Nonprofit Address: 434 Madison St,., Waukesha, WI 53188
Mission of the organization: Stillwaters is a community for persons with cancer and those who love them. Stillwaters nurtures, supports, and encourages healing of the whole person; body, mind and spirit.
Annual volunteer/fundraising event:
Mary Soergel Memorial Open –June 7, 2010 Merrill Hills Country Club, Waukesha
Harvest Ball  – October 23, 2010, Golden Mast Restaurant, Okauchee
What makes your organization unique? Stillwaters Center offers cancer patients and their families a personal approach to cancer support. Our programs complement the efforts of medical professionals and other cancer organizations by providing psychological, social and emotional support through a community of professional staff, volunteers, patients and their families. All services and programs are offered at no-cost to the participant.  Stillwaters is unique to Southeastern Wisconsin because we address the emotional impact of a cancer diagnosis, by offering professional counseling support services at no-cost to our clients.  Our licensed counselors specialize on oncology support, and have expertise in dealing with patients, survivors and family members.
Is your organization in search of board members? yes
How can business people/the community help your organization? 
We are a small agency with limited financial and human resources.  Businesses and individuals can assist by donating in-kind services or making donations to our organization. We also need volunteer resources to help plan and implement our special events, and to get the word out about our organization.

Awards and Appointments
In recognition of National Volunteer Week, The Salvation Army of Greater Milwaukee recently presented six volunteers and a family of nine with the President’s Call to Service Award.  Recipients this year include, Shirley Ruth Fuller, Carol Bennett, Mary Alexander Lamoureaux, Judi Echinger, Karl Strand, Sandy Eagle, and the Allen Family. Combined, the recipients logged more than 115,130 volunteer hours for Salvation Army programs and services  in the last few years.   “We appreciate the dedication and support of our volunteers, who not only give their time, but make generous financial contributions. Our volunteers help us meet the needs of Milwaukee families.  It gives me great pleasure to present these outstanding lifetime Salvation Army volunteers with the President’s Call to Service Award,” said Major Jesse G. Collins, Commander for Salvation Army Milwaukee County.

TEMPO Milwaukee recently elected its new executive committee and new board of directors. New board members include Linda Newberry-Ferguson of Kindred Hospital and Susan Falk, president of the Falk Group Public Relations. The 2010 executive committee members are: Kimberly Kane, Gina Alberts Peter, Amy Rislov, Kitty Brennan, Susan Falk, Jennifer Bartolotta, Amelia Macareno, Sandy Wysocki, Mary Scheibel, Linda Newberry-Ferguson, Lisa Froemming, Julie Cashman-Kuhn, Peggy Williams-Smith, Louise Hermsen, Denise Goergen Katie,  Clark Heather Fields, Jill Brzeski, and Rose Spano Iannelli.

Tussler receives alumni honor from Cardinal Stritch
Cardinal Stritch University recently honored Sherri Tussler, executive director of Hunger Task Force with a 2010 Alumni Award for her service to the community.
Tussler was honored with the Spirit of St. Francis Distinguished Alumni Award for Service to the Community. The recipients were selected by the Alumni Board of Directors. Tussler has been a social justice worker for the past 20 years, including leading advocacy, job training, education and health care programs that serve the poor.  She has served as executive director of Hunger Task Force since 1997 where she has organized local, state and federal administrators to improve access to food for children.

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