Who We Are Now

Our Board Members

IPAW is proud of the fact that its Board of Directors have a diverse natural resource management background. The Board represents all geographic areas of Wisconsin. If you are interested in serving as a Board member or volunteer, please contact us.

Kari Hagenow, President

Contact: Kari Hagenow
Specialty: Wetland and Terrestrial Invasive Plant Management and Invasive Species Partnerships
Location: Sturgeon Bay

Christa Schaefer, Vice President

Contact: Christa Schaefer
Specialty: Development of Roadside Maintenance Policies, Sustainable and Landscape Design
Location: Madison

Mark Renz, Treasurer

Contact: Mark Renz
Specialty: Invasive Plant Research and Management
Location: Madison

John Lunz, Secretary

Contact: John Lunz
Specialty: Habitat Restoration and Invasive Weed Control
Location: Glendale

Steve Bertjens

Contact: Steve Bertjens
Specialty: State Biologist
Location: Madison
608-662-4422 ext. 267

Nisa Karimi

Contact: Nisa Karimi
Specialty: Plant Ecology and Evolution, Land Management and Habitat Restoration
Location: Madison

Heidi Kennedy

Contact: Heidi Kennedy
Specialty: Regulations and Administrative Processes
Location: Delafield

Anne Pearce

Contact: Anne Pearce
Specialty: Education/Outreach and Terrestrial Invasive Species
Location: Madison

Jessica Roloff

Contact: Jessica Roloff
Specialty: Shoreline Management, Environmental Permitting and Invasive Plant Management
Location: Green Bay

Director Emeritus

Jerry Doll

Our Program Assistant

David Eagan joined IPAW in June 2021. As the Program Assistant, David performs several tasks: maintains the membership database; helps produce and send the periodic newsletter “Plants Out of Place”; takes minutes of board meetings; maintains the website; and works on invasive education outreach through social media (please Like us on Facebook). If you email IPAW, he is the one who will respond or forward your email to the appropriate person. 

And, Most Importantly, You!

We all can help prevent the spread of invasive plants. You can start right now by joining us as a member or giving a monetary donation. Thanks… 

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