WCH Board of Directors:

Executive Director:

Jennifer Paine

Jennifer Paine has an extensive background in domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy and non-profit leadership. She is committed to raising awareness about the epidemic of domestic violence and sexual assault in our communities and advocating for survivors. Ms. Paine is a top 5% graduate of both Albion College and MSU College of Law. She is a frequent speaker and volunteer for college, law college and civics programs, and she has been featured in USA Today, Huffington Post and the Associated Press. Ms. Paine practices in the areas of domestic relations, estate planning and probate litigation. She is licensed to practice in the State of Michigan, the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, the US District Court for the Western District of Michigan and the US Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit. She has also been admitted pro hac vice in several jurisdictions. She is a volunteer with HAVEN, the US Department of Justice’s Hague Convention/Anti-Kidnapping Campaign and Lakeshore Legal Aid. In addition to her law practice, Pinnacle Family Law, Ms. Paine served on the Board of Directors of Surviving to Thrive and as counsel for TheEnough Initiative, both of Michigan prior to coming to Kenosha, Wisconsin. She is the Executive Director of Women and Children’s Horizons, one of the oldest domestic violence and sexual assault services providers in Wisconsin.  



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Nicole Rizzo- President

Family Law Attorney

Mindy McTernan


Carrie Kauck- Treasurer

Carrie has over 30 years of progressive finance responsibilities. She currently works at Uline in Pleasant Prairie, WI where she is a Sr. Finance Director with responsibilities for Financial Planning & Analysis.  She received her MBA from the University of Chicago and BA from Monmouth College.

Carrie has been on the WCH Board of Directors since 2017.  She has been a member of the Finance Committee, and currently serves as Treasurer. In addition, she is President of the WCH Foundation.

Carrie has been married for over 25 years to her husband, John. They have 2 daughters – Claudia and Samantha. The family also has two dogs – Cleo and Caesar.
When Carrie isn’t at work she enjoys spending time with family, remodeling, reading, and watching movies.

Sandra Riese

Retired Hospital Administrator
Clara-Lin Tappa- Past President

Human Resources

Clara-lin Tappa, BA, PHR, IPMA-CP, Kenosha, WI, is Past President of the Board of Directors of Women and Children’s Horizons.  She has served on the WCH Board since 2016 and serves on its Foundation Board.  She is also on the boards of Kenosha Christmas Charities and the Arts Fund, a component fund of the Kenosha Community Foundation.  Her other memberships include Lakeside Players and the Kenosha Branch of the NAACP.   Clara works for Kenosha County as Director of Human Resources. 

Board Members

Zachary Dutter

Pleasant Prairie PD Sergeant

John Plous

Retired Court Commissioner

After graduating from Bradford High School in 1960, Mr. Plous went on to obtain a Bachelor’s of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin in 1964, and a Juris Doctor degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1967. He then began practicing law in Kenosha in 1967, with his father as a partner.

Mr. Plous continued his legal career after his father’s passing in 1989, eventually becoming a part-time court commissioner for Kenosha County in 1985. He was later appointed as a full-time court commissioner in 2001, where he served until his retirement in 2012. Throughout his tenure, Mr. Polus earned a reputation as a fair and impartial judicial officer, committed to upholding the rule of law and serving the needs of the community.

Outside of his legal career, Mr. Plous has been married to his wife Helen since 1965. Together, they have raised two daughters and have three granddaughters.


Darshayla Hayes

St Joseph Catholic Academies, Finance

Joseph Riesselmann Jr.

Kenosha Police Dept. Lieutenant

Dineshi Burchi

Dineshi Burchi has over 22 years of leadership experience in non-profit and education management in the Kenosha and Milwaukee communities in Southeast Wisconsin.  A passionate advocate for domestic violence and women’s rights, social justice, and other causes, Dineshi arrived in the US in 1995 at age 19 as a foreign college student. 

Dineshi is currently a Grants Administrator at Gateway Technical College where she has received nominations for Exceptional New Employee of the Year, Outstanding Team Award for the Grants Office Team and Outstanding Special Project Award.  At Gateway, Dineshi and the grants team manage over 54 active College grants totaling over $40 million annually with more than 12 grant managers.  Dineshi has assisted Gateway secure a $5.6 million State of Wisconsin Workforce Innovation grant award to facilitate a new model-based Work-Ready HSED program to over 1,300 regional residents and two federal grants from the US Department of Education: a $1,309,440 4-year TRIO Student Support grant for Students with Disabilities, and a 5-year $2,250,000 Title III Strengthening Institutions grant.  Prior to Gateway, Dineshi was the Grants Manager at the United Community Center (UCC), one of the top 25 Hispanic serving non-profits in the US located in Milwaukee for 12 years and served in leadership roles in educational and non-profit programs in Kenosha, WI. 

Dineshi has a Bachelor’s degree in English and French and a minor in Art from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.  She is an active parent to her 18-year old son Riley and 7-year old daughter Ruby.  

Tracy Glaman


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