Who We Are Horizons4Girls Staff

Our Mission: Horizons4Girls mentors, lighting a spark ~ that inspires the internal promise of each student as they fulfill their academic & personal goals.

Char Pachniak, CEO/Founder and Certified Mentors have degrees in, or have received training in the following fields.

  • Behavioral Science
  • Criminal Justice
  • Corrections, Probation & Parole
  • Trauma Informed Care
  • Trauma Informed Care, Parenting
  • Poverty Simulations
  • Mindfulness
  • AD/HD
  • Suicide Prevention
  • S BIRT
  • Art of Counseling
  • Autism
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Animal Assisted Therapy
  • PBIS
  • 40 Developmental Assets
  • Masters in Education

Staff

  • Char Pachniak, Founder, CEO
  • Sara Walsh, Certified Mentor
  • Liz Adelman, Certified Mentor
  • Numerous trained volunteer mentors

Advisory Council

  • Angela Sutkiewicz, Circuit Court Judge
  • Carla Vorpahl, SASD Social Worker
  • Jackie Joseph-Silverstein, UW-Sheboygan Dean
  • Dawn Seifert, community collaborator, Mentor, volunteer
  • John R Knowles, CEO, Plymouth Industries, Inc.

Board of Directors

  • Deb Trcka, SASD teacher, Mentor/volunteer
  • Thomas Heckner, Chemist/volunteer
  • Char Pachniak, Founder, CEO
  • Craig McFadden, Employment Services Job Developer & Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce
  • Alex Klitzka, Personal Risk Manager
  • Lisa Anne Areneson, Simplify
  • Dawn Thaves, Johnsonville

Certified Mentors

  • Kara Pankratz
  • Nichelle Keils
  • Lauren Cram
  • Polly Abts
  • Stcey Schimberg
  • Alissa Preuss

Staff & volunteers receive on-going training in PBIS (Positive Behavior Intervention Systems), 40 Developmental Assets & various seminars through OJJDP (Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention).

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