Who We Are

Meet Our Staff

MaryAnn Raash
Executive Director

director@giftsshelter.org

Dawn Nicols
Operations Director

Operations@giftsshelter.org

Michael Maas
Programs Director

Programs@giftsshelter.org

Lisa Border
Shelter Resource Manager
manager@giftsshelter.org

John Blevins
Facilities Maintenance Manager

Ivy Wolf
Administrative Assistant

Dave Ellis

Dave Ellis
Business Manager
thrift@giftsshelter.org

Joe Dremsa
Vocational Training Assistant, GIFTS Thrift

Wayne Mathews

Wayne Mathews
Assistant Thrift Store Manager

2021 GIFTS Men's Shelter Board of Directors

SARAH HAWTHORNE

Chairperson, Board Member Since 2021
Beloit Cares, Beloit, WI

MARNA BONNELL

Treasurer, Board Member Since 2018
Retired Mid-state Equipment, Janesville, WI

LEANNE GRAY

Secretary, Board Member Since 2018
Angus Young, Janesville, WI

BENJI THOMPSON

Board Member Since 2021
Janesville Police Dept, Janesville, WI

SCOTT FRATIANNE

Board Member Since 2019
S&C Electric, Janesville, WI

STEVE CAYA

Board Member Since 2021
Nowlan, LLC, Janesville, WI

HAROLD LUTHER

Board Member Since 2021
WISE, Janesville, WI

RACHEL DUNN

Board Member Since 2021
Crossroads Counseling, Janesville, WI

MICHAEL SCHOEDER

Board Member Since 2020
Old National Bank, Janesville, WI

BYRON MATTHEWS
Board Member Since 2021

Janesville, WI