The Focus Staff
executive director &
"Greetings from myself and Focus on Community. I have served this organization as the Executive Director for the past six years and this agency as a team member for the past fourteen. I began as a program facilitator and have had the opportunity to work directly in every program our agency has to offer. When I stepped into the Directors role in 2016, we set a vision to build on what we did well, while identifying ways we could better integrate ourselves into our community. In the past six years, we have been able to double our agency’s operating budget, launch four new programs and build a team that is passionately dedicated to serving our community and advocating for the value of prevention.
Please take the time to read about each of our team members and learn more about who we are. While one website cannot capture even a fraction of the work we do or the impact we have, we are happy you have taken the time to begin exploring the engaging, exciting, and essential world of prevention."
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.
Director of Operations
Gina Wisialowski has been a team member of Focus since 2011. With an educational background, she started her Focus career as a facilitator in many of our prevention programs and now is the Director of Operations. Gina is a native of Racine. She has been married for 28 years and has 2 adult daughters. In her spare time you will find her with her family and their 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.
Focus Board of Directors