Staff

Administrative Staff

Marc Dosogne

CEO
marcd@bgcosh.org

Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh CEO Marc Dosogne has been involved with the Boys & Girls Club organization for over 30 years. Marc graduated from DePaul University in Chicago and received a Master’s degree in management of public services. As the CEO of the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh, Marc works with staff and board members to manage the Club. He also provides leadership and executes the Club’s mission and strategic plan. In his spare time, Marc enjoys spending time with his sons and friends, as well as spending time outdoors swimming, boating and golfing. Marc also has a passion for history.

What do you love most about your job?
What I love most about my job is that we save and impact lives, and open doors of opportunity for young people. I also love connecting the dreams and passions of our donors to meet a specific need that helps kids succeed.

Favorite words of inspiration
“Life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you react to it.”

Funniest thing you’ve heard a Club kid say
Funniest thing kids regularly ask me is: "Are you the owner of the Boys & Girls Club?"

Katie Huebner

Marketing Coordinator
katieh@bgcosh.org

Katie started working for the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh in May 2012. She has a bachelor’s degree in Technical Communication and a minor in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Stout. From 2010-2012, she lived and worked in the Milwaukee area in the mortgage and banking industry as a marketing specialist. She moved to the Fox Valley after getting married in spring 2012. She truly enjoys being a part of carrying out the Club’s mission of making a real and positive impact in the lives of children in the community. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, music, movies, running, and spending time with family and friends.

What do you love most about your job?
Getting to share our impact stories about kids and families every day and reach people on so many different channels both digitally and in print.

Favorite words of inspiration
"Oh, you should never ever doubt what nobody is sure about." and "A little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men." -Roald Dahl

Funniest thing you’ve heard a Club kid say
A little girl in the Afternoon Tea program after picking out a sun dress with plastic rhinestones on it took me aside and whispered very seriously in my ear, “I won’t tell the other girls, but is my dress the most expensive because it has diamonds on it?”

Angie Koepke

Administrative Services Coordinator
angelak@bgcosh.org

Angie Koepke joined the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh staff in February 2014. Angie is a graduate of Berlin High School. While Angie grew up in Berlin, she currently resides in Oshkosh with her daughter, Gwendolyn. Angie loves working with kids and in her spare time enjoys volunteering at Smith Elementary School, being a mentor at the Club and spending time with her daughter.

What do you love most about your job?
Our mission, helping children and families that need us the most.

Favorite words of inspiration
“It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you're not.”

Proudest moment at the Club
I think my proudest moment is when I saw the thank you note that my mentee put up on the wall in the teen center. It said: “I am thankful for my mentor because whenever I have a problem she is there to help. She is one of the people who made a great impact on my life. She made me realize some important points in my life. I couldn’t ask for a better mentor.”

Tracy Ogden

Develpment & Marketing Director
tracyo@bgcosh.org

Tracy joined the Club staff in November 2009. Tracy earned a degree in Journalism from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. She has worked at local non-profits for the last 15 years and is responsible for the development, management and execution of special events, as well as the development and marketing efforts for the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh and Camp Radford.

What do you love most about your job
I love that every day is different from the next and that everything we do serves our mission.

Favorite words of inspiration
“We are called upon not to be successful but to be faithful.” - Mother Teresa

Steve Pellinger

Business Director
stevep@bgcosh.org

Steve joined the Club staff in April of 2017. He has a strong background in non-profit accounting and business management, serving for 17 years as Senior Staff Accountant for Family Health, a non-profit health services organization in Wautoma. There, he oversaw all fiscal operations, accounts receivables and payables, payroll, budgets, reports to the board, improvement methodologies, and for some years, handled their HR functions as well. Prior to that, Steve served several years as a bookkeeper for Berlin School District, and as a Deputy City Clerk for City of Ripon. Steve keeps himself busy with interests in motorcycles, weightlifting, many outdoor sports, fishing and gardening. Steve is excited to use his skill sets to help impact the lives of the children we serve.

Katie Talken

Grants and Outcomes Measurements Coordinator
katiet@bgcosh.org

Katie joined the staff at the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh in April 2015. Originally from Illinois, she moved to Green Bay to attend St. Norbert College, where she received her bachelor’s degree in English and Communication. After graduating, she was an AmeriCorps VISTA with the TechGYRLS program at the YWCA of Greater Green Bay.  She has worked with several youth serving non-profit programs and loves to give back to the community. She is thrilled to be a part of the Club and helping children in the Oshkosh community.

What do you love most about your job
I love that my job gets to impact kids’ lives and that in some way I am making a difference.

Favorite words of inspiration
“Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning to dance in the rain.”

Funniest thing you’ve heard a Club kid say
(A staff member was teasing another staff member for being a White Sox fan.) A little girl overheard this and said: “Why would you pick on someone for liking white socks?! I like white socks! AND I like blue socks and pink socks too!”

Program Staff

Danielle Bittelman

Program Director
danielleb@bgcosh.org

Danielle graduated from Concordia University Wisconsin with a degree in Secondary Education and Broad Field Social Studies. In 2011 she began working with the Boys & Girls Club of Tri-County, first as a volunteer and then as a part-time member of the program staff.  She joined the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh full time as the Education Director in April 2012.  She was ultimately drawn to the club to be part of the mission to help improve the lives of others and work with youth in a variety of different area, such as homework help and outdoor education.  In her spare time, Danielle enjoys spending time with her family and friends, spending time outdoors and helping out on the family farm.

What do you love most about your job
I love that our options are limitless in the ways we are able to positively impact the lives of others. Every day is different. Every day is an adventure. Every day is an opportunity to be great and impact the life of a child.

Favorite words of inspiration
“Some people will be boring this week. Not you. You've got too much awesome to spread.” - Kid President

Funniest thing you’ve heard a Club kid say
At Camp Radford there are a variety of funny random things that kids will ask or say, things ranging from “What's the Wi-Fi password?” “I brought all of my money, where's the gift shop and snacks?” “Do the alligators in the river bite?” “Are the cows going to attack us?” “Did you plant the stinging nettle just to keep us out of the tall grass?”

Tiffanie Bolling

Teen Center Director
tiffanieb@bgcosh.org

Tiffanie Bolling has been an employee at the Boys & Girls Club since coming to Oshkosh in September 1999. She is currently the Teen Center director, although she has worked as the education director, front desk staff, program staff, youth development professional and Lego® room girl. Tiffanie works closely with Club members, schools, teachers and parents. She also runs a wide variety of programs, including Keystone, a leadership group for teens. Tiffanie graduated from UW-Oshkosh with a double major in English and Psychology. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family, traveling with her boyfriend and spoiling her 2-year-old boxer, Jovie.

What do you love most about your job
I love that every day is different and that I feel like I am actually making a difference in the lives of the youth I work with. I love being able to get to know them and their families and watch them grow and become amazing human beings over the years.

Favorite words of inspiration
"Our children are watching us, they put their trust in us, they're going to be like us." - Dixie Chicks

Funniest thing you’ve heard a Club kid say
I have an entire quote book of hilarious quotes from Club kids but one of my favorites was from a teen that had thrown a plastic bottle in my garbage can and I asked him to take it out and recycle it. His response was, "You can't be a vegetarian and care about recycling....that just makes you a hippie!" I'm proud to be a hippie! 🙂

Leigh Marmes

Director of Academic Success
leighm@bgcosh.org

Leigh joined the Boys and Girls Club of Oshkosh staff in June 2017 as the Director of Academic Success. Leigh has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Accounting, a Post Baccalaureate in Elementary Education and a Masters in Science Education. Coming from Antigo, WI, Leigh has spent the past 12 years with the Antigo School District as an 8th-grade teacher, coach, and after school program coordinator. This variety of activities has provided an opportunity to work with many people in the community and she is very excited to continue this work with her move to the Club. Leigh has two college-aged children of whom she is very proud. She enjoys spending time with her dogs, Barney and Boomer and loves being involved in community theater. Please join us in welcoming Leigh to our staff!

Lindsay Clark

Childcare Director
lindsayc@bgcosh.org

Lindsay joined the staff of the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh in July 2012 as the Care Director. Prior to working for BGCO, Lindsay was the director of a childcare center in Oshkosh for four years. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Early Education from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. She truly enjoys working with children and families and has been doing so for over a decade. Lindsay and her husband Chris have an 8-year-old son, Ayden. Lindsay also has a step-daughter, Samantha, and a step-son, Brandon. She enjoys spending time with her family and meeting new people.

What do you love most about your job
The ability to always try new things, whether it be to make things better or just to change it up and do something different! We are always trying to improve and grow.

Favorite words of inspiration
“Today you are you, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is youer than you!” - Dr. Seuss

Funniest thing you’ve heard a Club kid say
A letter to Santa from a 7-year-old: Dear Santa, I want nothing for Christmas because you know the true meaning of Christmas is not presents, it is spending time with your family and love.

Lori Fields

Radford Center Director
lorif@bgcosh.org

Lori Fields has worked for the Boys & Girls Club for the past 26 years. Lori’s job is to provide opportunities for members in character and leadership, health and life skills, sports fitness and recreation, the arts and education, and leadership development. She has a passion for the Boys & Girls Club movement and enjoys coming to work every day to empower youth to reach their potential. Lori has a Bachelor’s degree in Education and Human Services.

What do you love most about your job
Watching the excitement in a youth's eyes as they experience something new for the first time.

Favorite words of inspiration
“If you can dream it you can do it.” – Walt Disney

Funniest thing you’ve heard a Club kid say
While at Camp Radford we had a deer run right in front of a group of kids and one of the campers says "That was nice of that farmer to let the deer out so we could see it."

Debbie Henschel

Director of Member Services
debbieh@bgcosh.org

Debbie Henschel served on the Club's board of directors for over 20 years as the alumni association representative before resigning her position to work full time at the Club as the Director of Member Services in February 2016. Prior to working at the Club, Debbie was a manager and server at Jansen’s Bar in Oshkosh. She is very involved with alumni activities and has been a past president of the Alumni Association. She received an accounting degree from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, and she has a loving husband named Bill and two children, Gary and Nicole.

What do you love most about your job
The kids

Favorite words of inspiration
“Tomorrow will be a better day. I can feel it.”

Funniest thing you’ve heard a Club kid say
Long story. There was a child who was misbehaving that had to sit behind the desk with me the first week I started at the Club. After about 10 minutes he realized I wasn't going to converse with him until he apologized. Once he apologized for misbehaving, we started talking with one another. After a while, he asked me “Why are you being so nice? We are not family.” A couple days later he asked me how come so many kids get prizes and he doesn't. So I asked him, “What have you done at the Club to earn a prize?” He grumbled and complained and I suggested to him, “Why don’t you go read in the Learning Center?” He replied “I hate reading!” But sure enough, a few days later I saw him reading, and he earned a prize! Right away he came and showed me proudly. A couple weeks later he came in, slammed down his spelling test in front of me and announced “I got an A!!!!” I told him how proud I was of him and he said.......... “We're still not friends!!!”

AJ Huether

Athletic Director
anthonyh@bgcosh.org

A.J. began work at the Boys & Girls Club in February 2009. He came to the Club from the YMCA in Sheboygan Falls, where he gained experience developing sports leagues, coaching teams and managing an athletic facility. A.J. attended Marian University and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications. In his spare time, he enjoys being active by playing on recreational sports teams and watching sporting events.

What do you love most about your job
The interaction with the kids and watching them grow up, knowing that I played a part in their life.

Favorite words of inspiration
Don't ever permit the pressure to exceed the pleasure." - Joe Maddon

Funniest thing you’ve heard a Club kid say
"I am so happy the school year is over. Second-grade math homework was very difficult, but I did it!"

Carlea Liermann

Great Futures Mentor Coordinator
carleal@bgcosh.org

Carlea is a native of Wisconsin with a bachelor’s degree in Non-Profit Organization Management and a minor in Sociology. Prior to joining the Boys & Girls Club in September 2013, Carlea worked as a Youth Advocate and Street Outreach Worker for LSS Runaway and Youth Services in Sheboygan. This included providing advocacy and prevention services for runaways and homeless youth and working with local law enforcement and human services agencies to coordinate services to these at risk youth.

What do you love most about your job
I really enjoy making a difference in the lives of the youth we serve. I hear all the time from friends and family, "I don't know how you do it," and I can honestly say I cannot see myself doing anything else. I love hearing stories about a kid’s day and seeing how they grow throughout our programming. My favorite thing is when I hear from a school counselor, parent or mentor that one of the members has improved their grades and/or behavior. Seeing these kids makes improvements on a daily basis is what drives me to do what I do.

Favorite words of inspiration:
"All dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney

Funniest thing you’ve heard a Club kid say:
One thing that makes me laugh on a regular basis is when a member says ‘I'm bored’ or ‘There is nothing to do.’ That's when I laugh and list off all of the things they could be doing as there is always something going on!

Julie Morris

Family Support Coordinator
juliem@bgcosh.org

Julie started working at the Club in Winter 2017 as the receptionist for the Catalpa Health Trees from Seeds Program. Julie wanted to work at the Club because she really enjoys working with kids and wants to help them more. She has a bachelor's degree in Psychology from North Central University, Arizona. She also has her Associates degree in Graphic Arts. Since coming on board, Julie has transitioned to a new position and now serves as the Club's Family Support Coordinator. In this role, she will be responsible for setting up vision and dental screenings for Club kids in need, coordinating visits of the Tri-County Community Dental Clinic bus to the Club, handling our Thanksgiving dinner and Christmas assistance (Adopt a Family) programs, the Wet Hair Club shower program, and other basic needs for Club families. If you see Julie the next time you stop by the Club, make sure to say hi!

Jamie Wilcox

Facilities Manager
jamiew@bgcosh.org

Jamie Wilcox has been a dedicated and important staff member at the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh for over 35 years. He has played an integral role in the Club since he was 10 years old. Having grown up a member of the Boys & Girls Club, he has developed a strong passion for what the Club does for its members and families.

What do you love most about your job:
I get to help with a variety of things on a daily basis from programming, building related questions, to administration needs.

Favorite words of inspiration:
"Plan a program, they will come!”

Favorite Club memory:
My favorite memories at the Club have taken place during field trips we have the kids on over the years. Just last year we took a group of kids skiing, many of whom had never been skiing before and it was so neat to be a part of them trying something new that they had never done before. Many years ago, I remember going along on a fishing trip with the kids and I’ll never forget the looks on their faces the first time they ever caught a fish. They were so excited, it was priceless.