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 most 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

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

Marcia Wensing

Contact: Marcia Wensing
Specialty: Plant Health Inspection and Regulations
Location: Racine

Melissa Johnson

Contact: Melissa Johnson
Specialty: Pest Survey Specialist, Wisconsin Tribal Conservation Advisory Council
Location: Oneida 

Larry Leitner

Contact: Larry Leitner
Specialty: Natural areas protection and management
Location: West Allis

Joanna Demas

Contact: Joanna Demas
Specialty: Land Stewardship Director, River Revitalization Foundation
Location: Milwaukee 

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