The Focus Team
Kim DeVecchis has been with Focus for 14 years and began working while two of her daughters were also at Focus as Teen Peers. She is currently the Communications Manager and really enjoys seeing the difference our programs have on the youth in the community…including all four of her kids.
Lisa is Program Coordinator at Focus on Community. She has been with Focus since 2012 and is involved with most of the programs offered to our community. Family programming is her favorite. “The work we do can change lives for the better, and I am beyond grateful to be a part of that.”
Growing up in Indiana in the 70s, my parents mentored for me an understanding on how to give your life to your community and to serve. My mother was a County Council Woman for over 35 years and my father served on both the School Board and the Rotarian State Board.
Living in Wisconsin has been a life of service to the communities of Western Racine County. First, working with the Franciscan Friars in ministry. Then as the executive director of the Transitional Living Center. In seeing the issues of substance abuse in our homeless teen populations, I decided to become the director and co-creator of the Partners2 program that has served Burlington, Waterford, and Union Grove's communities.
Personally, I have two grown children. They are both true miracles. And have been in a loving relationship with my fellow traveler in life, Karl. We have both skydived! And enjoy hiking each and every spot we travel.
Sheila Simonsen is the Development Director for Focus on Community managing the collection and data specific to the organizations multiple funding streams and organizational objectives. She is also a certified prevention specialist and national trainer in multiple prevention programs coordinating training both internally and externally relevant to the organizations mission and programs Focus on Community offers. Over her 18 years with Focus on Community there isn’t a program she hasn’t spent some time working in but her favorite part about working out in the community. In her current role with Focus on Community she works with many different community entities, coordination and implementation of community engagement activities and events.
Marta has worked for focus since 2014. She is currently working on her Human service Degree at Gateway Technical College. The best part of working programming for Focus is helping to create a safe and healthy environment for participating families in the community.
Hello my name is Gina Wisialowski. I have been working for Focus for the past 10 years. With an educational background, I started out as a facilitator in the classrooms 10 years ago and now I am the manager of the office. I am a native of Racine. I have been married for 27 years and have 2 adult daughters. In my spare time you will find me with my family and our 3 dogs either watching movies or playing games.
K.C. Missall is the Program Director for Focus on Community managing all of the programs Focus provides to the community. K.C. has worked for Focus since 2013. K.C. has a Bachelors of Science in Human Services Degree from UW Oshkosh. K.C. has 25 years of experience working with youth in the prevention field and over 20 years of experience in substance abuse prevention. The best part of working for Focus on Community is spending time working with youth and making a difference in the community.
Lisandra Saldivar started with Focus on Community through Public Allies, whose mission is to create an equitable society and the leadership to sustain it. Lisandra has recently graduated from UW-Parkside in May 2021 with a Bachelor's Degree of Science in Criminal Justice. As her position with the Public Allies has completed in the summer of 2022, she has been hired on full time at Focus. Her favorite part of Focus is working with the youth in the community and being a part of them learning valuable life skills.