Board of Directors

Paula Elmer

Paula Elmer, MSN, RN


Paula Elmer, MSN, RN  – Retired from Monroe Clinic after 43 years of nursing practice. Served in a variety of positions including Chief Nursing Officer.  Over those years, worked closely with members of CSA to provide an exceptional experience to Monroe Clinic’s patients and staff.


Doris Klein

Doris Klein, CSA


Doris Klein, CSA, is an artist and spiritual director. She previously was a high school administrator and has served on numerous nonprofit boards.

Gina Everson M.D.

Gina Everson M.D.


Gina Everson M.D. is a Family Medicine physician in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, and has worked at the Fond du Lac Regional Clinic since 2004.   She has visited Nicaragua previously, as part of a medical mission trip, with United Hearts for Health.  She is married with 3 children.

Joan Schilke


After 30 years of having my own financial advising practice, I refocused my life. Now I have the time to serve on boards and committees which reflect my deepest values.

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Diane Bauknecht, CSA

Executive Director

Diane Bauknecht, CSA is a retired educator and principal, was regional coordinator, general councilor, and general vicar of the Sisters of St. Agnes, and has served on school and hospital boards.

Barbara Senn

Barbara Senn

Barbara Senn is Executive Director of UWO-Fond du Lac Foundation, Inc., has done fundraising and management, served as member of CSASM (Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes Sponsored Ministries), and is active on the Long-term Care Board for Agnesian/SSM Health.

Jane Monahan

Jane Monahan

Jane Monahan is a retired human resource professional. She spent the last 10 years of her career working for a Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes sponsored ministry, Monroe Clinic. Jane also served as the Mission Leader for the organization. Jane lives with her husband in Monroe, WI and has three children and five grandchildren.

board member Sarah Endicott, DNP

Sarah Endicott

Sarah Endicott, DNP is a nurse practitioner specializing in geriatrics and psychiatry and a Clinical Professor at UW-Madison School of Nursing. Sarah treats older adult patients in a variety of settings in the greater Madison area. She lives in New Glarus, WI with her husband and three daughters.

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Barbara Zink, MD

Barbara Zink is a pediatrician who has participated in eight medical trips to Nicaragua and realizes the need to help Nicaraguan people.  She is honored to help Nicaraguan women become medical doctors.


The care of board members is evidenced by their voluntary service and untiring commitment to enhance the life of each Adelante Mujer student.

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Thank You

Without your contributions, we could never help all these women become doctors.  Thank You from each of our students, doctors, and board members.