STEM Forward is operated by a team of three employees and overseen by a board of directors. 

Meet Our Staff

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Rich Merkel
Executive Director

414.221.7721

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Kelly Wesolowski
Program Manager

414.221.7722

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Chantel Kuczmarski
Communications Manager

414.221.7720

2017-2018 Board of Directors

President -- Phyllis King, UW-Milwaukee

President Elect -- Lynn Bostrom, Magnetek

Vice President/Secretary -- Mary Burgoon, Rockwell Automation

Treasurer -- Sébastien Francois, Tulip Molded Plastics Corp. 

Past President -- Kathy Scherbarth, KathyScherbarth LLC

Daniel Ark, Quarles & Brady

Nahid Afsari, Cotter Consulting

Shalini Badhwar, Direct Supply

Harry Becker, Ideal Mechanical (Pieper Electric)

Fred Begale, Badger Meter

Will Didier, Milwaukee Tool

Mark Federle, Marquette University

Robert Fieldbinder, HNTB Corp.

Patty Hagen, Northwestern Mutual

Joe Hamann, Rexnord

Tom Heraly, MATC

Brian Kost, GE Healthcare

Jen Larsen, Eaton Corporation

Ram Menon, Michael Best & Freidrich

Matt Reiland, Komatsu

Antonio Rodriguez, Milwaukee Public Schools

Mark Rounds, Vogel Brothers Building Company

Gregory Schroeder, We Energies

Bruce Spann, Spann & Associates

Scott Sparapani, Briggs & Stratton

Chris Taylor, Milwaukee School of Engineering

Erin Towey, Experis

Jeff Zagrodnik, Johnson Controls

Stacy Zaja, Rockwell Automation