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 Director
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, being outdoors, 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.”

Nicole Kubichka

Business Director
nicolek@bgcosh.org

Nicole became the Club's business manager in May of 2011. Prior to joining the staff at the Club, she worked for Fox Valley Heat Treat Company in Oshkosh. Nicole attended the University of Wisconsin - Madison and received a Bachelors degree in psychology. She then attended the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh, where she graduated with another Bachelors degree, this time in accounting. With a passion for helping others, Nicole has experience working with other non-profit agencies such as a family training program in Neenah and the Boys & Girls Club in Milwaukee. Nicole lives with her husband and two children in Fond du Lac and enjoys reading and spending time outdoors.  

What do you love most about your job?
I love the Club's mission and that we are apart of an organization across the world making a difference in kids lives everyday.

What is the funniest thing you have heard a kid say over the years?
I love the chocolate milk!

Tracy Ogden

Director of Advancement
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

Katie Talken

Development and Grants Director
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

Tommy Bentley

Graduation & Career Coordinator
tommyb@bgcosh.org

Tommy Bentley joined our staff as the Graduation & Career Coordinator in May of 2018. Tommy grew up in Milwaukee, where he attended Boys & Girls Clubs and YMCA for a number of years playing sports and being involved in other programs. Tommy played basketball for Silver Lake College in Manitowoc, and graduated in 2018 with a degree in education. While at college, Tommy completed an internship as Assistant Athletic Director for Lincoln High School. There, he helped students with life skills such as time management, staying on task, taking care of facilities and equipment. His senior year of college, Tommy served as Assistant Basketball Coach for the Silver Lake College Men’s Basketball Team. He also mentored some young men in Milwaukee from the neighborhood he grew up in. He explained seeing many young people heading down the wrong path fueled his desire to help teens in a Boys & Girls Club setting make good choices for themselves, in life and education.

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?”

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.

Sara Eliasen

Director of Academic Success
sarae@bgcosh.org

Sara joined the Boys and Girls Club of Oshkosh staff in March 2018 as the Director of Academic Success. Sara has been the Community Learning Center Site Coordinator with Oshkosh Area School District for the past three years providing academic learning and enrichment activities and career/post high school readiness programs for students at Oshkosh North and Perry Tipler schools. Sara spent time at Riverside Alternative High School in Oshkosh as a tutor for at risk youth, and at Cabrini Elementary School in Oshkosh as well, coordinating a World Cultures and Geography program. She has also been connected with the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh for a number of years. In the past, she has worked as a tutor in our after school program, lead field trips, as well as served as a driver for our transportation program. Sara also partnered with the Club through our summer sailing and cross country skiing partnership as she and her husband, Steve, run the International Youth Sailing of Oshkosh program. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from UW Madison, and completed a semester of graduate work in Special Needs Education. Sara has a passion for making an impact on academic success for kids who need us the most and we are excited to have her on our team.

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!!!”

Elizabeth Karlovich

Teen Center Program Director
elizabethk@bgcosh.org

Elizabeth (Liz) grew up in small town Green Lake, Wisconsin with her parents and younger brother. Liz played basketball and volleyball in high school and also played the saxophone in the high school band. One of her greatest accomplishments as a teen was graduating valedictorian of her senior class and speaking at her graduation. Liz went on to attend college at UW Oshkosh graduating with a degree in psychology and a minor in studio art. Liz started working for the Boys & Girls Club of the Tri-County Area in 2014 as a Youth Development Professional and went on to work for the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley in 2017 in the same position before taking on the role of Sports, Fitness, and Recreation Coordinator. Liz looks forward to her new role here at the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh working with our teens as the Teen Center Program Director. Liz was inspired to join the Boys & Girls Club movement because of her passion to help kids and teens succeed and her desire to be a positive role model. Today, Liz lives in Oshkosh with her boyfriend, two cats, a dog, and a bearded dragon! She enjoys spending her free time at the gym, playing with her pets and being home in Green Lake with her family.

Carlea Liermann

Director of Teen Services
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!

Hiram Moss

Athletic Director
hiramm@bgcosh.org

Hiram Moss joined the Boys & Girls Club of Oshkosh team in April 2018 in the Athletic Director position. Hiram was raised in Chicago and attended a Boys & Girls Club in a Chicago neighborhood and played high school sports winning a state title in basketball with his senior team. He then earned a scholarship to Emporia State University in Kansas where he continued to play basketball and earned a degree in recreation. During his college years, Hiram worked at Emporia Recreation Commission developing sports programs and leagues for youth. He also officiated basketball, football, and soccer at this center and for Lyon County School District. Hiram also worked at Greater St. Paul Church in Chicago in their summer youth program for three years, developing summer sports leagues, running trips, and mentoring at risk youth. Hiram was involved in this same church program as a teen. In addition, Hiram worked at Rock Springs summer camp in Junction City, Kansas, teaching fishing, archery, canoeing, mountain biking, rifle and shotgun, and rock wall climbing. Hiram's passions are spending time with family, sports, fishing, history, video games and working with kids.  

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.