Board of Directors

The Foundation’s Board of Directors includes representatives from the school district, school board and community. If you are interested in a position with the Board, contact Perry Hibner.



Anne Bauer is a member of the Middleton Cross Plains Area School District Board of Education.  She is a former teacher, and has a Master’s Degree in Education.

Purna ByraiahPurna Byraiah is a Project Manager with CUNA Mutual Group. She and her husband Erwan live in the district and both of their children attend MCPASD schools.


zach1Zach Galin (Vice-Chair) is president of Galin Education, a tutoring and college admissions counseling organization in Middleton. He started his career in education as a science teacher in a grade 6-12 school in New York City and as a program director at a residential summer camp in Pennsylvania. Zach met his wife (a Middleton High School graduate) while they were studying at Northwestern University and was easily convinced to settle in Middleton. He is a board member of the Jewish Federation of Madison and is the chair of Camp Shalom in Verona.

New-Images-3Janet Hartung Renfert, CPA is the managing shareholder at Porter & Sack, CPAs.  She works with a broad range of closely held and growing businesses to assist with tax planning, financial decisions, business succession and business improvement strategies.

Perry Hibner is the Director of Communications for the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District. Before that, he worked for nearly 25 years with the Wisconsin State Journal, the second-largest newspaper in the state. He and his wife, Sheila, live in Middleton and have had three children attend District schools.

KobinskyTom Kobinsky (Secretary) retired from a corporate career in technical writing and public relations and currently works for the Middleton-Cross Plains Area School District in facilities management. He and his wife Darcy live in the Town of Cross Plains where they raised three children, all graduates of Middleton High School and the UW System.

boe_lindgrenEllen Lindgren is a former member of the MCPASD school board. She lives in Middleton, is an RN, and raised three children in the district. 


Mavroulis mugGeorge Mavroulis is the Superintendent for the Middleton-Cross Plains Area Schools. He has been with the district since 1992, also serving as an elementary principal and as Deputy Superintendent.   George is a resident of Middleton with his wife Lisa.  Both of his children graduated from Middleton High School and attend UW-Madison.

MuellerStephanie Mueller, MBA (Treasurer) owns MoneyRight, LLC, a bookkeeping and financial consulting firm. She lives in Middleton with her husband Brad, college student Kylie and high-schoolers Will and Chase.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAJeff Roepsch has worked at Johnson Controls since 2002 in business development.  Prior to working at Johnson Controls, Jeff worked at The University of Iowa where he received his BA in psychology, MA in education and MBA.  He and his wife Tiffany have three daughters attending Sauk Trail and Kromrey.

CEW Large - CopyCourtney Ward-Reichard (Chair) is an attorney with the law firm of Nilan Johnson Lewis, headquartered in Minneapolis, with a concentration in labor and employment litigation. She lives in Middleton with her husband Kevin and two daughters, who attend Kromrey Middle School and Middleton High School.