Board Members

These Kaukauna High School graduates serve on the Kaukauna Alumni Foundation Board of Directors.

Kelly Koshalek-Riehl Kelly

Kelly is a 1995 graduate of Kaukauna High School.  Thereafter, Kelly attended UW Madison and obtained both undergraduate and law school degrees. 
Currently, Kelly serves as the President of the Kaukauna Alumni Foundation Board of Directors.  Kelly also serves on the Unison Credit Union Board of Directors, and she is involved with several other local service organizations.
Kelly is a senior partner at Herrling Clark Law Firm, practicing primarily family law.

Ellen Verbeten Sachs

Born and raised in Kaukauna.  
I attended Holy Cross Grade School, graduated KHS Class of  1960, graduated Spencerian Business College, Milwaukee, in  1962.  
Married classmate Doug Sachs September 2, 1963. We have  two grown children and three grandchildren who all reside in  the Neenah/Oshkosh area.  
Employed thirty years in the Neenah Joint School district,  retiring as Executive Assistant to Superintendent of Schools and  Board of Education Secretary. 

Brian Roebke
Vice President

KHS Class of 1980
Near lifelong resident of Kaukauna
Profession: Editor, Times-Villager and Wrightstown Area Spirit newspapers School associations:
Kaukauna High School Papyrus adviser for 17 years
President, Kaukauna Youth Basketball
Director of Basketball Operations, Kaukauna Boys Hoops Club
Community involvement:
Veterans Memorial Park Committee
Kaukauna K9 Committee

Kristine Landreman
Chairman of Board

I was born and raised in Kaukauna. I graduated from KHS in 1971. I attended St. Norbert college and taught Art in West DePere for 39 years. Kristine Marie Jewelry was created in the 80’s and marketed country wide. I am married to Peter Bebeau. Our sons Tom and Joe attended KHS. I currently continue to create art, garden, enjoy music, theater and travel.

Joe Jacobson

KHS Class of 1973

Cindy Nack Boots

A proud graduate of the Class of 1967. Cindy served on the Alumni Board for several years in the 1980’s prior to moving to Hawaii. While living in Hawaii, Cindy always made the trip home to attend each 5 year reunion of her ’67 classmates, and recognized the importance of our Alumni Association. Being part of such a closely knit community and supporting scholarships for future generations is an honor.

Betsy Diedrich Brooks

A 1991 graduate of Kaukauna High School, I now live in the community with my husband and three children: Harrison, Tenley, and Reese. After high school, I earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Marian University and worked for Merrill Lynch in Milwaukee. When my husband and I decided to return to the area, I went back to school and earned a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh; I continued my education by earning a Master of Arts in English. I have been teaching English for 15 years, and for the past three years, I have proudly been teaching English at Kaukauna High School. 

Giovanna Russo Feller 

KHS Class of 1967
Lifelong resident of Kaukauna
Profession:  children’s librarian at Kaukauna Public library for 35 years now retired.
Organization involvement over last twenty years.
St Paul Elder Services care council
Kaukauna Alumni Foundation Board of Directors
Board of Directors for Life Tools Foundation 
Kaukauna Planning Commission for City of Kaukauna
Kaukauna School Board (14 years) recently retired from this position. (President of school board for 9 years, Chairmen of Policy committee for 14 years) 
Current school committee for redesign of school district logo.
Various other volunteer for many community events

Sue Weigman Gertz

I was born and raised in Kaukauna, attended St. Mary’s Elementary School and Kaukauna High School, class of 1958. I have 3 married daughters, Amy & Bill Stenz, Sarah & Tom Larsen and Cindy & Tim Bruecker. All of my daughters graduated from Kaukauna High School as well. I served as a Kaukauna Alderman for 18 years and currently serve on the Kaukauna School Board (over 12 years). I worked for the Kaukauna School District, first as a cook at Quinney and then as an EA at Kaukauna High School. I am now retired and enjoy the YMCA, the Packers and Brewers, and golfing as much as I can. I also enjoy watching my 7 grandchildren continue to grow and excel.

Janet Lenz Sager

I was born and raised in Kaukauna, graduating from Kaukauna High School, class of 1984. I played volleyball, basketball and softball in high school and in college I was on the volleyball and basketball teams at Lakeland University. I have a business degree from Lakeland University, Master’s in education from UW-Stevens Point and a master’s in library and technology from UW-Oshkosh. I have taught in Denmark, Seymour and Appleton and am currently the library media specialist at Tanner Early Learning Center. My husband Rob is from the class of 1981 and our children Sam and Jennifer are KHS graduates as well.

Carla Borree Zacharias 

I graduated with the class of 1958 and have lived in Kaukauna all my life, and have been a board member for 15 plus years. My two boys live in the area and I am a proud grandmother of five and great grandmother of four girls. I exchanged my ATV keys for dance shoes. Following Rockabilly bands and Ballroom dancing.

Advisory Board 

Robert DeBruin
Jim Kobussen
Janet Reuter VandeHey
Scott Schuler
Carol Alger Frank
Giovanna Russo Feller
Steve McDaniel
Patrick Ryan
Dick Promer
Kay Abel
Mike Ryan
Val St. John Fischer
Sallie Schmidt
Kristine Landreman

Note From Advisory Board Member
When I started with the Alumni organization, I never realized what a dedicated group of people who give so much of their time, talent and expertise to keeping the Alumni Rally, Newspaper and classmates so
connected. This year we are celebrating 87 years having a rally. There is no other Alumni in the United States who can beat this accomplishment. Within those 87 years, we have seen many changes. The biggest this year is the discontinuation of the Alumni Newspaper. It seems communication in today’s world exists with Facebook, Twitter, Skype, E-mails to name a few. We still want and need your stories as the Alumni has developed a website: This website will be
continually up-dated. So, please take time to send us some information for the sight. What an easy way
to see what is happening with your classmates (and other alumni classes), changes and up-dates at
Kaukauna High School and the City of Kaukauna in its growth.
JANET VAN DE HEY, Class of 1963
Advisory Board Member

Finance Committee 

Joe Jacobson
Pat Ryan
Ron Vande Hey