Greater Green Bay Habitat for Humanity is excited to welcome four new board members: Lisa Jossart, Marla Maney, Cecilia Valentin, and Ben Zellner.
VP Community Investment and Partner Distribution for CONNECT, Powered by American Family Insurance. Lisa is a member of CONNECT’S senior leadership team. She is responsible for the development and oversight of strategic partnerships, and the engagement and execution of CONNECT’S community investment strategy. She has worked there for 28 years serving in various roles across the business including Partnerships, Marketing, Service, and Sales. Lisa resides in Green Bay with her husband and two daughters.
Marketing for Prevea Health Marketing. At Prevea, Marla works on marketing for HSHS and Prevea Health. She has spent most of her 20+ years in the marketing arena for agencies and helping brands such as WPS, Tyco, Kimberly Clark, and Jack Links. Martha is also engaged in numerous events in the community including the Cellcom Marathon, Bellin Women’s Half, Festival Foods Turkey Trot, Door County Triathlon, and the Fall 50. Marla recently competed in a 50-mile ultra. Marla and her husband, Brain, enjoy concerts, running, travel, and hiking with their Doberman, Lenny.
Mortgage Lending for Nicolet National Bank. Cecilia moved from Mexico City in 1993. She studied Hotel & Restaurant Management and began in the banking industry in 2000. Cecilia has worked for multiple areas and divisions of banking and always has been passionate to help the community focusing on those that need that help the most. In her 20-year banking career, Cecilia has worked with BayLake Bank, Chase Bank, Associated Bank, Community First Credit Union, and most recently Nicolet Bank where she focuses on Mortgage lending to mainly low to moderate-income customers and provides assistance to grants and specialty programs.
Dr. Ben Zellner
MD, OSMS- Orthopedic Hand to Shoulder Specialist / Owner. While growing up in Waunakee, Ben often visited Northeastern Wisconsin with his family. He started his training at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, then traveled to Texas to complete his orthopedic surgery residency at Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his hand surgery fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Ben has traveled to Spain, Guatemala, Ecuador, and Columbia on mission work that has helped him become fluent in Spanish. Ben and his wife (a family medicine physician) have two children and enjoy biking, hiking, and cross country skiing.
The Executive Committee includes newly appointed Board President, Vern Peterson (retired – WPS), Vice President, Jim Klug (The Stiegler Company, Treasurer, Steve Arps (Denmark State Bank, and Board Secretary, Matt Gelb (Wipfli).