About the NTC Foundation

What is the NTC Foundation?
Simply put, the NTC Foundation is a nonprofit organization that exists to support the
college in training tomorrow’s workforce today by providing support to students and programming.


The Foundation:

  • Actively seeks out and partners with philanthropic businesses and individuals who wish to invest in our communities through grants, scholarships, endowments and in-kind gifts.
  • Administers more than 400 funds, including 180 endowments, to serve the college’s growing enrollment. See list of Funds

We are:

  • A 501 (c) 3 charitable organization, and follow strict GuideStar® 990 recommendations for transparency.
  • Governed by a Board of Directors composed of community leaders representing the Northcentral Technical College District.



Alan Verploegh, President
Owner, Mitchell Metal Products - Merrill
Janet Felch, Vice President
Vice President, J&D Tube Benders – Schofield
Charles L. Shabino, M.D., Secretary/Treasurer
Faculty, UW School of Medicine and Public Health - Wausau
John L. Baker
Janice Gulsvig
Founder of Align, and Living Life Solutions
John F. Heisler
Senior Vice President/Chief Human Resources Officer, Aspirus - Wausau
William Hess
President, Hess, Reinertson & Brunner, S.C. – Wausau

Scott Hogan
Senior Vice President, UMR – Wausau
Kent Johnson
Owner, Trantow-Do-it Center, Inc. – Merrill
Hugh Jones
Retired - Rhinelander
Melissa Kampmann
Shareholder, Ruder Ware – Wausau

Karla Kieffer
Co-owner, SUN Printing - Wausau
G. Joseph Kilsdonk, Au.D.
Division Administrator, Marshfield Clinic – Marshfield
Terry Knoll
Vice President-Trust & Investments, WoodTrust - Wausau
Mary T. Krueger
President, Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital & Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center – Weston & Merrill

Mark Matthiae
President, Crystal Finishing Systems, Inc. – Schofield
James McIntyre
President, The Greenheck Group, Schofield
Dieter Nickel
Retired- Merrill
Charlie Paulson
Vice President-Commercial Lending, Nicolet National Bank, Medford
Paul Proulx
Owner, Proulx’s Professional Services – Merrill

Robert Raff
Vice President and General Manager, Davis Television/WFXS Fox 55 – Wausau

Michael Ravn
President & CEO, Church Mutual Insurance- Merrill

Michael Salsieder
Retired – Wausau

David Schneider
CEO, Langlade Hospital – Antigo

John L. Skoug
Chairman & CEO, Marathon Cheese Company – Marathon

Mary Kay Van Der Geest
President, Van Der Geest Dairy Cattle, Inc. – Merrill
Lori A. Weyers, Ph.D.
President, Northcentral Technical College – Wausau
Mao Yang, R.N.
Nursing Supervisor, Aspirus Wausau Family Medicine – Wausau
NTC Student Ex-Officio
Jeannie Worden, Ed.D.
Vice President of Human Resources and College Advancement, NTC - Wausau


  • Foundation & Alumni