Cheryl Detrick, President/Chief Executive Officer

"I have an almost pathological need to make a difference. Once I discovered there was a thing called "community action," I was completely in awe of the accomplishments community action has made over 50 years and wanted to be part of helping people improve their lives."

Cheryl Detrick began as Newcap, Inc.'s President & Chief Executive Officer on January 4, 2016, after 15 year career in the chamber of commerce world, following a 15 year career in construction and development. Newcap’s mission is to move people from poverty to opportunities and economic security, while enhancing community development. Everything from basic needs: housing, food, transportation to job training; home repairs and weatherization; rental and mortgage assistance; physical and mental health care; AODA counseling; business training, creation, and expansion; lending for homes, vehicle purchase/repair, and businesses; homeless services programs including shelter; and life-changing strengths-based coaching for households with and without children. The organization has now grown from 64 employees and 18 programs to 42 programs with 145+ staff.

She has been the Wisconsin Balance of State Continuum of Care (WIBOS) board vice-chair since May of 2021, chairs the Lived Experience Compensation Committee, past President of the Brown County Homeless & Housing Coalition, WISBOS Board member from the Northeast coalition, board member for WISCAP, Membership chair of Management Women, was honored as the 2021 Management Women Leadership Award recipient; and is a proud Certified Community Action Professional since 2018.

In her time off, she enjoys spending time with her two adult children and three grand girls. Cheryl often says being a Nana is the best.gig.ever. She also shares her life with her near-constant companion, golden retriever Fitzgerald T. Grant IV. She loves to read, research, pet her dog, workout and enjoy time with friends! She is also a proud geek ... A political geek (politics was her first love), a tech geek and a Sci Fi geek. Her personal mission is to ferociously support people as they make a difference in their lives and the lives of others.

 

Deb Barlament, Vice President of Operations/Chief Operating Officer

"I grew up in the kind of environment that many of our clients are experiencing. I remember as a child, not having anything in the house to eat but saltine crackers. There weren’t any food pantries then, and my parents had no idea how to get help. As I got older, I knew in my heart, if the opportunity every presented itself to help others that were experiencing what I did, I would jump in with both feet."

Deb Barlament, Deputy CEO/Executive Vice President of Operations for Newcap has been with the organization since March, 2016.  She is responsible for overall operations of all Newcap locations, monitoring/compliance of CSBG grant, implementing strategic planning, assuring effective and efficient operational compliance with Community Action policies, procedures and practices.

Before coming to Newcap, Deb spent 11 years as Vice President of Operations in the design/build general contracting industry, two years as General Manager of the Green Bay Blizzard, and 16 years with the Green Bay Area Chamber of Commerce as a Vice President.  She brings a wealth of knowledge to Newcap in the areas of human resources, business & management principles, leadership, and her strong contacts in the business community.

She has a degree in Non-Profit Business Management, and Library Science.  She is also an ordained minister, an EMT, and has attended the Center For Creative Leadership in Greensboro, NC and the Center For Creating a High Performance Work Culture in Washington, DC.

Deb was named the Volunteer of The Year for the Northeast Wisconsin Chapter of the March of Dimes, and the De Pere Chamber of Commerce.

She currently serves as Chair of the Care Wisconsin Long Term Care Advisory Council, Vice President of Vincent and Hannon Bass Jamboree Association, and is a Co-Chair for Kewaunee County Farm Technology Days.  She was Chair of the Board of Directors for the March of Dimes for 12 years, De Pere Area Chamber of Commerce, as well as serving on the boards for Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Habitat For Humanity, Brown County Dairy Promotions and Brown County Breakfast On The Farm.

Deb and her husband reside in the Green Bay area.  They have 3 children, and 13 grandchildren.  She enjoys spending time with the grandkids, riding motorcycle with her husband, gardening and cooking.  She also performs respite care for families with children with disabilities.

Cathy Hoeft, Vice President of Finance/ Chief Finance Officer

Debbie Bushman, Vice President of Program Development & Compliance

"I do what I do because I believe that everyone, no matter what, deserves a place to live."

Debbie Bushman has been with Newcap for over 25 years now. The Housing Department administers the Housing Choice Voucher Program, HOME Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program, Emergency Solutions Grant (ETH), Wisconsin Balance of State Continuum of Care Permanent Supportive Housing Program, and the SSI/SSDI Outreach and Recovery Program.  These programs are funded through many state and federal government departments all with one focus in mind, “HOUSING”. Debbie says, " I do what I do because I believe that everyone, no matter what, deserves a place to live.  And it is important to me to house any many low-income and/or homeless individuals and families as we can every year and to help give them the tools they need to maintain that housing." 

Outside of Newcap, Debbie owns a bar/restaurant that is continuously raising money for different causes throughout the community, i.e., Christmas Toy Program, School Supplies.  Her husband and herself spend numerous hours assisting other non-profits in Oconto County raise money as well. 

In her personal time, Debbie and her husband own several small businesses, including a bar/restaurant, a hair salon and about 20 affordable housing units. This takes up most of their time but when they can, they like to travel. Debbie was born and raised in Oconto Falls and now resides in Sobieski. 

Sarah Charlebois, Vice President of Community Health Services

"There has always been something deep inside me that gives me an incredible amount of joy for helping and giving to other individuals, especially those who need it most."


Sarah Charlebois is the Vice President of Community Health Services. In her role, she makes sure that everyone entering our clinics doors whether it is for reproductive or primary care concerns get the quality, patient-centered, confidential, and open-minded care they deserve. 

"There has always been something deep inside me that gives me an incredible amount of joy for helping and giving to other individuals, especially those who need it most." Sarah knew from a very young age that she wanted to be a nurse. "My great grandmother was a nurse during World War II when women were expected to stay home and raise families. She went against the grain to help our country and service members in their most desperate times of need. This has always resonated with me and empowers me to want to be a good leader and empower other women to do the same. "Going against the grain" is not always a bad thing."

After graduating from Bay College with her Associates Degree in Nursing, Sarah got her start as a nurse working in a group/adult foster home for mentally and physically impaired adults. This opened her eyes and heart to wanting to help the community even more. "These individuals despite severe impairment were some of the happiest people I have know. It was then I realized how far a kind gesture and word can go." She continued her journey in mental health working for Community Mental Health in Escanaba, MI as a Registered Nurse Case Manager.  While working, she obtained a certificate in Integrated Primary Care/Behavioral health because she wanted to be able to better understand caring for an individual as a whole. What affects the mind affects the body. People's ability to be healthy can directly be effected by everyday stressors and major life events. 

"Fast forward to today and I am very proud to be the Nurse Manager for Newcap Community Health Services. I want everyone that walks into Newcap to feel safe and cared for. We will listen and care without judgement and want people to feel comfortable. When I come to work I get to meet people right where they are at in life. I get to listen to them through tears and laughter when others have turned the other cheek. I am excited to keep opening doors and chapters for Community Health being able to provide a wide variety of services. Newcap fulfills my need to give and care for people and help the staff understand how to do the same."

In her free time, she is a mom to a four-year-old little boy along with two teenaged bonus children, a wife to a two-time Iraqi veteran, sister, daughter, and friend, and student obtaining her Masters Degree in Nursing. She is active with a local stock car racing teams as the guys in her house "like to go fast." "There is never a dull moment!" 

 

Bob Detrick, Vice President of Construction and Safety

"I have always loved helping people, whether in my personal life or at work. I am constantly eager to learn more about how I can better help those in need. I feel part of that, in my line of work, is being sure that where people live is safe and secure."

Bob Detrick has been Vice President of Construction and Safety at Newcap since March 20, 2017. In his position, he plans, manages, and directs the development/redevelopment of construction related projects from the start of the bidding process, all the way to completion. In addition, he works to further the safety and health program at Newcap. Bob believes a vital component to every company is proper planning, establishing cost controls, and working with team members to improve worker safety and health. 

Bob has an Associates Degree, in the Applied Science of Occupational Safety and Health, which he obtained from Columbia Southern University. He is also an OSHA approved 10 and 30 hour instructor for industry. He is proud to be CPR, AED, BBP, and First Aid Certified. He is a former president of the Northern Nevada Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). In that capacity he was a NARI Certified Remodeler. For several years, Bob was a Construction Director for a developer in Sparks/Reno, Nevada. Later, he became a remodeling contractor and worked in that endeavor for 12 years in the Reno area. Most recently, Bob worked for Burger Boat Company, a Yacht and boat builder in Manitowoc, WI. During his time at Burger, he worked as a boat carpenter, in HVAC, was Lead Planner/Scheduler, Production Control Coordinator, Shipyard Competent Person, and Safety Manager, and a member of the Emergency Response Team. His hope going forward is to add his experience to further the amazing work that Newcap does for the community! He is excited for this opportunity, and is very much looking forward to working with the Newcap team!

Outside of Newcap, Bob has done voluntary work at Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary. He havs also assisted in improving handicap access for various individuals. When he had his own remodeling company, he built a playhouse and auctioned it off for charity.

In his personal time, he enjoys spending time with friends and family. He claims to be a terrible golfer, but enjoys golfing now and then. He is also a dog lover and a big Packer fan! Bob was born and raised in Quincy, California, a small town in the Sierra Nevada’s, about 90 miles west of Reno. He has a grown son, Tim, daughter, Alicia, son-in- law, Eric and three beautiful granddaughters, Scarlett, Tessa and Vienna.

 

 

Erin Evosevich, Vice President of Housing

"I love being able to assist households with obtaining housing and being able to work with them to be able to pursue their dreams."

Erin Evosevich has been employed at Newcap since 2009 and is the Vice President of Housing. Erin assists with the overall operation of Newcap's Housing Department including the Emergency Shelter Grant Program, Tenant Based Rental Assistance Program, Permanent Supportive Housing Program, State Shelter Subsidy Grant Program, and the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program. She is the lead person for the Point in Time Homeless Count for Northeast Local Coalition since 2013. Erin is a member for the Wisconsin HMIS Advisory Board since 2017 and is currently the Co-Chair. 

Erin earned a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Michigan University in Sociology and a minor in Social Welfare. 

Outside of Newcap, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Scott, and their daughter. 

Val Filz, Vice President of Energy Services

Val has a keen interest in and passion for the organization and what it does.

Valerie Filz, Vice President of Energy Services, began her career with Newcap in the Weatherization Program in May, 1986. Early on she developed a keen interest in and passion for the program and was eager to learn all aspects of the program. Previous positions held were Inventory Assistant, Client Services Specialist, Administrative Assistant and Assistant Program Director. As the Energy Services Director duties include administering the Weatherization, Furnace and Forest County WHEAP programs per contract requirements, monitoring budgets and supervising staff. Valerie is a member of Weatherization Operators of Wisconsin and the Low Income Energy Advisory Committee.

The services provided in the Weatherization, Furnace and WHEAP programs are important in assisting households to conserve energy, reduce their energy burden and remain in their homes.

A native of the Oconto area, she enjoys spending time with her family and grandchildren along with riding her Harley.

Jaime Johnson, Vice President of Real Estate

Jaime is passionate about helping people find their voice and eventually work their way out of a life of poverty. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication on behalf of the person in poverty, but a helping hand along their journey makes it much more achievable.

Jaime Johnson, Vice President of Real Estate, oversees the management of all Newcap’s residential properties and works with communities to develop Community Revitalization activities and secure Rural Economic and Area Development Initiative (READI) funding and any other funding which may become available. 

Jaime feels a true connection to the job she does as she once was a young mother struggling to make ends meet and did not have any guidance in navigating the resources around her.  Although she had a loving family, they did not have the means to help her.  

Though Jaime’s personal experiences were very difficult and not everyone was caring and understanding, she learned that we all have a duty to help people who need information, guidance, mentoring, or just someone to care. Jaime is passionate about helping people find their voice and eventually work their way out of a life of poverty.  It takes a lot of hard work and dedication on behalf of the person in poverty, but a helping hand along their journey makes it much more achievable.

Jaime has an Associates Degree in Marketing from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. Jaime has been with Newcap since December 2, 1999! Since mid-2016, Jaime has been in her new role as Vice President of Real Estate. 

In her personal life, Jaime loves spending time with her family, cooking and doing outdoor activities, such as climbing, hiking, swimming, fishing, or just hanging out with friends. She also enjoys traveling and seeing different places and experiences. 

Michelle Madl, Vice President of Asset Development

Michelle Madl is driven by her passion to cultivate relationships that deliver exceptional results, dedicating the last 25 years of her life to “people development.” A champion for entrepreneurs and small business owners, Michelle spent 10 years with the Wisconsin Technical College System working with small business owners and entrepreneurs navigating the processes of start-up, growth and sustainability through workshops, classes and one-on-one consulting and coaching. She also has an extensive background in leadership development, human skills training and customer service training.  She is an authorized partner and certified trainer for Everything DiSC, Productive Conflict and Agile EQ.Michelle is an enrolled member of the Oneida Tribe of Indians of WI.  She has been recognized as a Native American Woman in Community Leadership by the Wisconsin Women of Color and recipient of the Urban Hope Entrepreneur Center’s Women in Leadership award.  She holds a Master of Science in Management and Organizational Behavior from Silver Lake College and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Behavioral Science from Mount Mary University.

Jessica DeGrave, Director of Whole Family Implementation

I believe working with the whole family can be transformative in a way that working with the adults only cannot. Together is the only way to reach the dreams families have for themselves and each other. 

I served families as an in-home childcare provider for 17 years, caring for not just the single child but their siblings and parents as well. I was blessed to be home with my own three children, and loved that they had a huge extended family to grow up with. As parents, we had each other to lean on and support one other. Community and connection is so important for families. 

Prior to starting my own business, I worked in a domestic violence shelter as a Transitional Living Coordinator and as a Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator for the Chamber of Commerce and rural high schools. These experiences coupled with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology make me uniquely qualified to develop the Coaching Program and integrate the Whole Family Approach into every Newcap program. 

I spend as much of my free time as I can with my family. I love summertime, being on the pontoon boat and in Door County, pizza, painting with acrylics, reading a good book (especially historical fiction), and spending time with my dog (she's a rescue) and friends. I consider myself lucky to have made lifelong friends in college. I earned a degree at UW-Platteville but consider the friends I made there the most valuable things I left with. 

Family - born or chosen - is the heart of success. I look forward to creating opportunities at Newcap for families to connect and build relationships, strengthen their own bonds, and to journeying beside them as they dream big. 

Shannon Gowan, Director of Planning & Evaluation

Growing up in a small town in the U.P., we didn’t have much but we always had each other. I remember government cheese, milk and free lunches at school. There was 5 kids and my mom stayed home with us.  My dad was a hard worker and taught us the value of saving, how to budget, and the value of education.  My Mom is still the worlds best bargain shopper and I have followed in her tracks.  If it’s not on sale, I don’t buy it!  

 

I have done a little bit of everything in my career so far, and change and growth is always on my radar.  I worked for the NEW Community Clinic for 8 years before switching back to Health Care at Aurora for 9 years.  I just really missed the small community feel  so I left the big corporate world and came back to Community Action with Newcap.  My #1 strength is Empathy and that shows with how I try to understand and can relate to those in need.  I am excited for what the future holds with Newcap and working directly with Cheryl.  She is an inspiration!

Ella Haupt, Director of Human Resources

I've worked in various HR and leadership roles for over 20 years. My favorite part of Human Resources is benefit administration (I want to see everyone take advantage of the benefits that are offered to them). On a personal note, I'm married with 3 kids (Elijah, Calliope, and Malachi). I own a DJ/Entertainment business with my husband. I have a passion for handbag and jewelry making, as well as cystic fibrosis advocacy. I love knowing that the work I do with Newcap helps make a difference in my community. 

Erika Villacrez, Housing Director

Erika Villacrez began with Newcap, Inc. in February 0f 2020 after serving the community at another non-profit organization. Erika began working with Newcap as a staff supervisor and direct service worker, and has since became the Housing Director. Erika assists the Housing Department with overall function and operations. She attends various committees throughout Newcap's service area, including the Homeless Outreach Team, the local homeless coalitions, and the Balance of State Coordinated Entry committee work group. Erika enjoys spending her time advocating her time advocating on behalf of those experiencing homelessness and housing insecurities. 

Erika graduated in 2016 with a Bachelors of Social Work degree. IN her free time, Erika enjoys spending time with family and outdoors. Some of her favorite outdoor activities include bling, kayaking, and gardening. 

Peggy Zielinski, Transportation Director

Peggy's passion is assisting families to find opportunities and a path our of poverty.


Peggy Zielinski is Transportation Director for Newcap, Inc. She has been employed by Newcap for 10 years. Prior to her current position she managed the food pantry in Marinette and was a Case Manager. She became the Mobility Manager in 2014 and Transportation Department Director for the past 18 months. Peggy works with transportation providers in Marinette and Oconto County to provide transportation services to elderly, disabled and low-income residents. She works to fill gaps of transportation services and makes transportation to residents. She also works to expand funding opportunities for transportation services in Marinette and Oconto County. She does oversite of the Work-N-Wheels Program and works to expand the program as well as writing grants for all the transportation programs. Peggy believes that to those living in a rural area, personal transportation is a necessity. With little to no public transportation available, residents must have access to personal transportation to meet their basic needs. She also believes that traveling long distances to employment and medical services is a way of life and that without transportation, self-sufficiency is almost impossible. By providing transportation options, she hopes to provide opportunities for self-sufficiency to those who need them. 

Outside of Newcap, Peggy is a member of the Crivitz area Woman’s club, a Member of the Community Education Board for the Crivitz School District. She advocates for Special Education Children and their families. She is also a Member of the Executive committee for Wisconsin Association of Mobility Managers, Member of NEWRATC (Northeast Wisconsin Regional Transportation Committee), and a Member of NEWTC (Northeast Wisconsin Transportation Committee).

In her personal time, Peggy enjoys traveling, cooking, baking, spending time with my family (4 adult children and 8 grand children) and pets (4 dogs and 3 cats). Her early childhood was spent in a Chicago suburb and she moved with her family to Crivitz when she was in Junior High. She has been married for 33 years. She was a stay-at-home Mom and raised her 4 children. She now has 8 grandchildren. She has a large, close-knit Italian-American family with 4 siblings and 15 nieces and nephews. She was a single teen mother and raised 4 children in poverty. Her passion is assisting families to find opportunities and a path our of poverty. 

 

Ivy Capelle, Executive Administrative Assistant

Ivy Cappelle is the Executive Assistant to Cheryl Detrick, President & CEO of Newcap, Inc. Ivy started her career working in the Child Welfare system and Adoption Unit in Florida. This is where she and her husband Izaak were married and eventually decided that they needed to move to Wisconsin for family support. The pair now have two kids and are still enjoying the winters for what they are worth. Outside of work, they enjoy visiting all the local forests, waterfalls, and parks that Wisconsin offers. 

When thinking of life growing up, Ivy talks of humble beginnings. Including weekends between her parents’ houses and moving to 6 separate states and 12+ times before she graduated high school. After vehemently pushing through and graduating with a BSW, Ivy was able to pursue her passion for child advocacy by supporting families and helping them adopt children through DCF. Years later, and moving her career to Community Action, it feels like the perfect transition to use passion and drive in one area. The difference that Community Action has been making over the years inspires her to come to work every day with Newcap’s mission in mind.