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, MSc, MBA, PhD, Board President
Mark is a professor at the School of Business 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, strategy, entrepreneurship and organizational behavior. 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 very intriguing to him from a business perspective as well as from community, social, and spiritual perspectives. Hope & A Future is inspirational for its opportunity 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.
Derek 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.
Ann Shade, BS
Ann is semi-retired, and has served on the Board of Directors since 2006. Her educational background includes an associate degree in applied science from Highland Community College in Freeport, Illinois; a Bachelor of General Studies (with an emphasis in education & psychology) from Northern Illinois University; and numerous training experiences in conflict management, group facilitation, diversity awareness, and HIPAA training for research personnel. Her career experience includes domestic violence prevention, case management for under-employed and unemployed individuals, career assessment, skills training for job acquisition and retention, successful grant writing, collaboration for programming with community partners, group facilitation, data collection, program development and evaluation, and Alzheimer’s support for families. She became interested in intergenerational work while service as a family resiource center director. This interest was rekindled when she met Karin Krause through their collaboration in the CNA training program at the Madison YMCA in 2005. One of the books that has resonated with Ann is Mary Pipher’s book The Shelter of Each Other. This book presents evidence that reaffirms Ann’s perspective that in reconnecting our elders with our younger generation, we can fashion a better future for all.
Terri Alexander, BA
Terri received her degree in Religious Studies from Edgewood College in Madison, and has worked for the Madison Metropolitan School District since 1995, where she currently serves as a Special Education Assistant at Madison Memorial High School. She began her involvement at Hope & A Future by volunteering with outdoor landscaping and gardening projects in 2014. She joined the Board of Directors in 2015 and currently serves as the leader of the Garden and Grounds team. She enjoys spending time with people of all ages and loves to create garden areas on our grounds because “flowers make people smile; it is a way to touch the hearts of every generation without speaking a word.” Terri and her husband, Tim, live in Madison and have adopted twin sons. She is honored to serve on the Board, and experiences an intense sense of love and community every time she enters the property.
Barbara joined Hope & A Future’s BOD in 2020. She serves as an Alder in district 1 in Madison, Her focus as an Alder aligns with her vision to identify indicators of neighborhood vitality and opportunities to work together to define common priorities and assist in goal planning for a better neighborhood community.
Barbara came to Madison in 2005 from St. Louis, Missouri to support her son Mike McKinney. She is a University of Missouri-St. Louis alumni with a BS in Special Education, a MS in Urban Planning & Public Policy Analysis from University of Southern Illinois-Edwardsville and a MBA from Fontbonne University, St. Louis.
Her employment in Madison encompasses Assistant Teaching Instructor, Operation Fresh Start to Diversity Outreach Coordinator: Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin. She also serves as an Adjunct Instructor, Edgewood College Course-Community Building: Introduction to Restorative Jusice and Volunteers as Circle Facilitator in Family Matters, Prison Ministry.
Barbara shares the hope of seeing intentional (and inclusive) intergenerational living becoming a reality with her fellow board members.
Angeline is the Director of Education and Outreach at Where is Care and a prospective PharmD student of Creighton School of Pharmacy. We met Angeline at a Madison Nonprofit Day event in 2018 and she joined the Board of Directors in 2019. As a recent graduate of the UW-Madison School of Human Ecology, in Community and Non-Profit Leadership she brings a strong educational framework to contribute to our team. She also brings strong community devleopment and leadership experience, technical and communications skills, and experience with grant writing for non-profits.
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.