MEET OUR STAFF
We are graced with an incredible team at WILC. Our staff is composed of a vast foundation of knowledge across psychology, behavioral sciences, social work, recreational therapy and much more! Continuously investing in staff development, we strive to ensure our team is up to date with information and strategies that provide the best services possible for our students.
Trainings we regularly invest in:
- Autism Society of Greater Wisconsin Annual Conferences
- Interoception with Kelly Mahler
- Rapid Prompting Method with Halo-Soma
- First Aid/ CPR/ AED
- Technology upgrades
- American Therapeutic Recreation Association Conference
Terri Lynn-Johnson, Executive Director
I joined WILC in 2014 as the Executive Director. Attending UW-Whitewater for my BS in Elementary/Special Education and Masters Program in Emotional Behavioral Disabilities, I was directed to over 35 years in special education teaching in WI public schools (k-12 and 18-21). I have always looked for out of the box solutions to meet students’ and families’ needs especially involving technology, vocational opportunities and respecting each student as an individual. Getting to know each of our WILC students and their families has been an incredible journey. I love spending time with my husband Ron, our daughter and young grandson. Ron and I enjoy remodeling WILC and our home, cooking, yard work and gardening. I have enjoyed being a lifelong learner and look forward to traveling with my husband to Spain and beyond.
Breanne Duvall, Program and Vocational Coordinator
I joined WILC in 2017, after graduating from UW-Whitewater earning my Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology. My work with autistic individuals started in high school and continued through college in many environments including the classroom, caregiving/respite care and also as a behavior line therapy coach. I am a Certified RPM Provider, trained in Interoception Sensory Regulation, and strive to continue to keep our staff up to date with cutting edge autism strategies. I love collaborating with our great team and working with our students and their families. In my free time I like to participate in pool leagues, being with my significant other, Kelly, and our daughters and spending time with extended family and friends.
Caelee Rabay, Instructional Coordinator, CTRS
I joined WILC in 2019 coming from Indiana as a contracted Recreational Therapist serving individuals with all different abilities in their home and their community. I am a Certified RPM Provider, Certified Therapeutic Recreation Therapist (CTRS) and am currently working on my Masters of Business and Administration with emphasis in non-profit management at Marquette University. I love helping the instructors grow in their positions, training recreation therapists through our internship program and watching our students grow. I enjoy being outdoors and taking part in the half marathon Spectrum of Colors race every year. I also enjoy spending time with my family, my boyfriend and dog, friends and doing art.
Summer Caffera Meidana, Integrated Daily Living Skills Instructor
I joined WILC in July of 2022. I graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2019 with a Bachelors of Social Work and have several years experience in Community Living Support working with individuals with Intellectual and Developmental needs. I developed a Targeted Case Management training course that was used in Kentucky, I am a Registered Behavior Technician and was a Case Manager working with clients and technicians. Supporting families helped me understand the importance of the family as a whole and not just the client/student. I enjoy traveling annually to Argentina to visit our extended family with my husband and son.
Gabby Hansel, Culinary Instructor
I Joined WILC in July 2022. I graduated from the Milwaukee Area Technical College with a degree in baking and pastry arts. With that I was a baker and pastry chef and competed in cake decorating competitions until I started my career in human services. I then started working with children and adults with autism, and became a Registered Behavior Technician, where I used my creative approach and strong arts background to implement programming and help my clients see their true potential. In my free time, I enjoy cooking and traveling with my fiance, wood burning, and spending time with family.
Mystilee Cheske, Recreation Instructor
I joined WILC in September of 2022. I graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran College in 2010 with a double major Bachelor’s of Art in Psychology and Art. My experience is in community living support working with individuals with special needs and providing community based services/supports. I have been a Registered Behavior Technician, teacher’s aid, brain trainer, and Case Manager having worked with clients in the community. At the root of all my experiences is my passion for helping others achieve their individual goals. Seeing the clients we serve as individuals and giving them autonomy is of the utmost importance. In my free time I enjoy nature walks with my dog, kayaking, painting, photography, and spending time with my fiancé and step daughter.
Ryzek Ali, Vocational Instructor, Employment Specialist
I joined WILC in June 2022 after attending Milwaukee Area Technical College. I am a Certified WI Department of Instruction – Special Education Teaching Assistant, working 2 years for Teachers on Call in the Pewaukee School District. I have extensive training in First Aid, CPR, AED, HIPPA, Federal/State Records Management System, Defensive / Tactics, and Mediation Arbitrator from my 3 years of experiences as a Community Service Officer. I have enjoyed the extensive autism training at WILC and I look forward to becoming proficient in RPM to enhance my working relationship with our students at WILC. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have a beloved dog named Shenzie. In my free time I enjoy working on cars, spending time with family,
Meagan Kehoe, Employment Specialist / Instructional Assistant
I joined WILC in 2022 having attended U.W. Milwaukee for their Psychology program. I am a certified WI Department of Instruction- Special Education Teaching Assistant and an experienced Registered Behavioral Technician, Respite Care Provider for autistics, and was a Team Trainer for the Wisconsin Early Autism Project. I love working with individuals of many ages on the Autism Spectrum and am comfortable adapting and being a team member. I am trained in First Aid/CPR/AED and CPI Nonviolent Crisis Prevention / Intervention and have gained a plethora of training through WILC for sensory regulation and RPM. I enjoy art, painting, reading books, attending concerts, being with friends / family and am focused on self care.
Anna Rousseau Business Manager
I began volunteering for WILC in 2015 for the Annual Gala to procure donations and help with social media. This led to helping WILC with the renovation of the new building in Waukesha at 1936 MacArthur Road in 2016. I joined WILC in Spring of 2022 to officially help with office support, marketing and fundraising. I have ten years of experience in retail sales, customer service, and marketing, and started Noah’s Ark Pet Care in 2017. I am a mom with an active son and we enjoy going to museums, zoos, Gramma’s house, and so many other places. I am an avid reader and writer and am writing a young adult literature novel.