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Four Join Children’s Museum Board of Directors

Posted on: Oct 14th, 2013

The Fond du Lac Children’s Museum is pleased to announce the addition of four board members: Amy Collett, Ryan Kamphuis, Jeffrey Nuss, and Heather Reilley.

Collett is the Vice President of Human Resources at Society Insurance in Fond du Lac.  She is also an adjunct faculty member at Marian University and has served on multiple other boards in the area, including Wisconsin State Society for Human Resource Management, Fond du Lac Human Resource Association, Fond du Lac Area Businesses on Health (FABOH), Fox Valley Workforce Development, and Beacon House.  She has a strong interest in helping the Fond du Lac community, as evidenced by her extensive volunteer efforts with local committees and teams such as Leadership Fond du Lac and the Fond du Lac Association of Commerce.

As a mother of two young children and long-time volunteer for children’s education, Collett knows the importance of enriching lives through learning.  “A well-established environment conducive to learning is essential for the development of children at any age.  I look forward to being part of this exciting time as the Children’s Museum embarks upon its new initiatives and provides a wonderful, new ‘home’ for children in this community,” Collett said.

Kamphuis is President of the Bank of Oakfield and has been a member of various boards around Fond du Lac, such as Oakfield Lions, Oaks Booster Club, Fond du Lac Economic Development Corporation, Kiwanis, and United Way of Indian River County.  Throughout his involvement as a member of many boards, he has applied his knowledge and experience in finance and audits to these organizations, and plans to do so with the Children’s Museum of Fond du Lac as well.

Kamphuis and his family are members at CMFDL and his children enjoy their experiences at the museum, especially the “Music, Museum & Me” program. He wants to ensure that other children and future generations can have the same opportunity.  “CMFDL has been and continues to be a great asset to the Fond du Lac community,” Kamphuis said. “I look forward to being part of the team that helps it continue to grow in the future.”

Nuss is co-owner and Director of Operations of Muthig Industries, Inc, a third-generation family-owned business established in 1965.  He is also a member of Young Professionals of Fond du Lac, Holy Family Parish, St. Mary Springs Academy, and the Association of Commerce.  Nuss is a supporter of local communities and the care for children of all ages.

Nuss and his wife, Andrea, have three children and he says that the Children’s Museum will be an integral part of his family for many years to come.  “I was honored to have been asked to join the CMFDL Board.  So many wonderful things are happening here and there is a solid foundation in place for a very bright future,” he stated.

Reilley has been working for Fond du Lac County’s Birth to 3 Program since June 2003 and is a licensed educator in the fields of Early Childhood: Special Education, Learning Disabilities, and Emotional/Behavioral Disabilities. She participated in the inaugural cohort of the Infant, Early Childhood, and Family Mental Health Certificate Program at UW-Madison and is an active member of the Fond du Lac Community Partnership-SPROUT.  She also helped to create recreational activities such as Dream Catchers and the Special Needs Aquatic Program for children with disabilities in our community.

Reilley is a mother of two who believes strongly in promoting the social-emotional well-being of all young children. She is dedicated to the support of building healthy relationships between children and all caregivers.  “The Children’s Museum is an ideal place to spend time as a family,” she said.  “It is a place for learning and fun; play is essential to learning for all children, regardless of ability or age.”

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