Five Join Board of Directors at Independent Living, Inc.
Written by Admin | December 3, 2014 | In The News
Five area professionals recently joined the 14-member board of directors of Independent Living, Inc., a nonprofit offering senior services and based in Madison. New members are Brent Lindell, Heidi Lucarelli, Jennifer Miller, Douglas Stoffels and Jane Voichick.
Brent Lindell is a market manager with Savant Capital Management in Madison with more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. He is responsible for managing all aspects of the financial planning and investment process for clients. Prior to joining Savant in 2007, Lindell was vice president and wealth management consultant for U.S. Bank. He has an undergraduate degree in economics from the University of Iowa, training from the Cannon Financial Institute at the University of Notre Dame, and several credentials including Certified Financial Planner. Involved in several local civic organizations, Lindell is the author of numerous articles about financial planning. He and his wife, Kristine, have three active school-age sons.
Heidi Lucarelli is a dedicated community volunteer and most recently a substitute nurse in the Verona and Madison school districts. Her volunteer work for many years focused on Blessed Sacrament School and Edgewood High School attended by her three growing children. She has been president of the PTA, and committee member for athletics and school fundraising programs, among other activities. She has also accompanied her husband, Mark Lucarelli, MD, on medical mission trips to Peru. Heidi Lucarelli earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from St. Louis University. She worked for the St. Louis Veteran’s Administration Nursing Home, Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, and in Boston Children’s medical / surgical and telemetry nursing.
Jennifer Miller has an extensive history in community development, working with funding programs for affordable housing. Based for a time in Beloit, and then Chicago, she was the primary creator of the secondary market for mortgages for the Local Initiatives Corporation. She also took the first bundle of low income loans (Low Income Housing Trust Funds) to Wall Street to sell in the open market. From 1994 to 1998, she served as chairperson of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago. After retiring in 2000, Miller became active with Heartland Alliance for Human Rights and Human Needs. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse and is a graduate of the Center for Creative Leadership through the University of Maryland.
Douglas Stoffels is a financial analysis manager and CPA with American Family Insurance with more than 30 years of experience in accounting and finance. He leads the financial analysis unit responsible for internal consulting services, financial education and modeling and decision support for expansion and acquisition efforts. Prior to joining American Family in 1989, Stoffels worked for Suby, Von Haden and CUNA Mutual. He has undergraduate and graduate degrees in business administration with a major in accounting, as well as several credentials including Certified Corporate Financial Planning & Analysis Professional. Active in local civic organizations, Stoffels is currently treasurer of the Risers from the West Toastmasters Club in Madison.
Jane Voichick is professor emerita, department of nutritional services at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Since retirement, she served as editor (1996-2002) of the Journal of Nutrition Education (now Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior); president of the Society for Nutrition Education; manager of Wisconsin Hunger Prevention Grant Program; member of the Dane County Food Council; board member of the Roundy’s Foundation and chairperson of the Wisconsin Food Security Consortium, among other activities. A prolific author and editor, Voichick has an undergraduate degree from Oberlin College in Ohio. At the University of Wisconsin-Madison, she earned a master’s degree and doctorate in nutritional sciences.
Independent Living, Inc. is a local, non-profit, multi-service agency assisting seniors and adults with disabilities. Celebrating more than 40 years of service, ILI offers in-home services including house cleaning, laundry, errands, and Evening Meals on Wheels; personal care services including bathing and grooming assistance; home safety modifications that range from ramps and grab bars to modifying bathrooms and kitchens for accessibility; home health care including nursing, wound care, and therapy (physical, occupational and speech), and retirement housing options in Madison, Fitchburg and Sun Prairie.