Board of Directors – Executive Committee

Karin Krause,  RN, ED, Founder

Karin is the Executive Director and Founder of the Hope & A Future neighborhood vision. Karin graduated from UW School of Nursing in 1979. She has worked as a staff nurse and supervisor in a broad range of settings, as a utilization review and independent consultant, continuing education provider for nurses and nursing home administrators in Minnesota, self-employed private duty nurse, small business owner of Intergenerational House LLC, an Adult Family Home. She currently works as the Executive Director of Hope & A Future Inc. in Madison, Wisconsin. While developing the business plan and support for Hope & A Future, Karin ran Intergenerational House out of her private residence for 12 years. Her AFH was the pilot for long term support for frail older adults in need of fiscal assistance in the state of Wisconsin. Karin is also a CNA instructor. She has been pursuing her vision of a Therapeutic Interactive Intergenerational Neighborhood (TIIN) since 2003. Her interest in geriatrics and experience supervising single parents trying to stay in the workforce led her to the idea of an intergenerational community. She is dedicated to the idea that interactive support for struggling young families and older adults can be of mutual benefit. Karin has considerable background in program development in a variety of educational and health care settings as well as multigenerational programs she has run in her home — using music, arts and crafts, photography, cooking, baking, and gardening. Karin believes that, “If we continue to see our population of older adults as a burden, we will miss the resource that they are”.


Mark Barnard, MA, MSc, PhD,  Board President

Mark  is a senior lecturer in the Wisconsin School of Business at UW Madison. Prior to joining UW Madison, Mark was a business professor at Edgewood College. He has served on the Advisory Council at Hope & A Future since it was formed in 2016 and served on the Grants & Program Evaluation Committee in 2017. He joined the Board of Directors as President in 2018. He brings to this role a strong educational background with a PhD in Business Management. His areas of teaching and research include international business, ethics, strategy, organizational behavior, and entrepreneurship. He has worked in various HR positions and previously helped establish a non-profit educational organization that recruited and placed English teachers in universities in China. The vision and mission of Hope & A Future are appealing to him from a business perspective as well as from community, social, and spiritual perspectives. He finds inspiration in the opportunity for Hope & A Future to impact not only Madison but also the broader community and he looks forward to assisting with Hope & A Future’s continued development.

Paula Reif, MA, CFLE, Co-Founder, Board Vice President

Paula is the Director of a National Service Senior Corps Project. As a co-founder of Hope & A Future, she has been a part of the vision and program development from the very beginning . She graduated from University of Wisconsin Green Bay with degrees in Human Development and Interdisciplinary Studies and a minor in Business Administration, completed her masters degree in Human Services – Family Life Education from Concordia University in St. Paul, MN. She is a Certified Family Educator with the National Council on Family Relations and an experienced program developer, volunteer coordinator, and team leader who has been working in non-profit management in human and social services committed to engaging people of all ages in intergenerational relationships in the community. She is also a certified facilitator with the Pennsylvania State Intergenerational Leadership Institute.

PictureDerek Kraemer , BA, CPA, Treasurer

Derek  is a Lead Financial Analyst at M3 Insurance Solutions, Inc. Derek received his Master’s in Business Adminitration from Edgewood College in 2012 and earned his CPA designation in 2014. ​We met and recruited Derek as Treasurer on the Board of Directors through the 2018 Nonprofit Draft Day. Derek is excited to support Hope & A Future’s mission and vision and the opportunity to give back to his community.



PictureAngeline Mboutngam

Angeline is a seasoned professional with a wealth of experience in cybersecurity and nonprofit management. As the founder of Angele Risk Management Consulting LLC and the nonprofit organization, Anele Beauty by Design, she has demonstrated her commitment to making a positive impact. Holding a Bachelor of Science in Community Nonprofit Leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Angeline has augmented her expertise with a Post Baccalaureate Technical Diploma in Risk Management and Insurance. Her dedication to the nonprofit sector extends to her role as a Constituent Data Processing Coordinator at the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association. Additionally, Angeline’s contributions to social impact have been recognized through her fellowship with StartingBlock Madison’s American Family Institute for Corporate and Social Impact Entrepreneurship. Service as a Board Member with Sustain Dane, and was recently re-elected for another three-year term of service (2024-2026).

PictureTammy Taylor

Tammy is President and Founder of CrossGen Solutions LLC. We met and recruited Tammy to join our team through the 2019 Nonprofit Draft Day and she joined the Board of Directors in 2019. She contributes a strong educational background with a BS in Business Administration from George Mason University and brings significant experience in project management, consulting and management of large scale business operations and government contracts.

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