Menna Tafesse Garedew was born in Addis Ababa Ethiopia. She is currently working at UW Oshkosh Graduate Research Assistant, helping with the Annual Oshkosh Citizens Survey and is developing her own grant proposal in hopes to establish a nonprofit for the homeless in Ethiopia. Menna says, "People are my passion and I believe that serving others is my true calling. I am truly excited to be part of the Fit Oshkosh team and can't wait to see what kind of positive change I can bring to the table."
Erin Peyer is a business owner, private piano teacher, and collaborative pianist in Oshkosh, WI. She is excited to be volunteering with Fit and hopes to be able to merge her love of music with her desire to work towards racial justice in the Oshkosh community. Erin will be assisting Fit Oshkosh in many ways including: administrative support and fundraising.
Dennis Chandler is an ordained Pastor who hails from the east. He joined after attending a Color-Brave Community Read of the book, "The Sisters are Alright" where he received a greater perspective regarding racial diversity. He said that what he loves most about volunteering at Fit Oshkosh is the opportunity to work alongside the other dedicated volunteers who support the organization.
Amanda Heise is a graduate of UWO and has lived in Oshkosh for most of her life. She is a housewife and writer invested to the community of Oshkosh and it's further betterment. She's joined in membership with Fit Oshkosh because she knows that in order to see change happen someone has to step up, so why not her?
Shannon Rawski is an Assistant Professor of Management and Human Resources in the College of Business at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. She is also the faculty adviser for a UW Oshkosh College of Business student organization, the Alliance for Diverse Professionals. She is also the faculty adviser for a UW Oshkosh College of Business student organization, the Alliance for Diverse Professionals. Shannon volunteers at Fit Oshkosh in order to develop the racial literacy and diversity management skills of her students at UW Oshkosh and other community members in the Fox River Valley. Shannon is also a volunteer at Christine Ann Domestic Abuse Services. To start, Shannon will be assisting with training evaluation and data analysis.
Crystal Soderman is a graduate student in the Masters of Public Administration Program at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. She decided to get involved after learning about Fit from a fellow classmate. She is excited to be working with a local organization that provides her an opportunity to contribute to social change and racial justice within her community.
Mary Borsecnik has been a resident of Oshkosh for nearly 25 years. She has participated in a number of FIT Oshkosh events, including several Color Brave community book reads. In addition to reading, her interests include sports and fitness, watching foreign films and gardening. With a professional background in marketing and communications, Mary is looking forward to contributing to the mission of Fit Oshkosh.
Jean A. Giovanetti is a Content Marketing and Strategic Communications Professional, Lecturer and Author. She looks forward to having color-brave conversations through communications, online and social media.
Marion Scott is an active member of the Oshkosh Community for 20+ years, I am committed to helping my family, friends and neighbors grow in the area of Color-brave literacy thru training, volunteering and relaying the information from Fit Oshkosh, Inc. throughout the community.
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