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ADVOCAP Executive Director Tanya Marcoe

Tanya Marcoe

Executive Director

Tanya received a Bachelor of Business degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1993 and became a Certified Public Accountant in 1997. After working for Reilly, Penner and Benton, CPA’s in Milwaukee for 4.5 years, she decided to put her career on hold to raise her five children. Tanya began her career at ADVOCAP in 2008 as their Finance Director. As a member of ADVOCAP’s executive management team, she has established a strong leadership presence within the agency. Tanya is dedicated to and motivated by ADVOCAP’s mission to create opportunities for people and communities to reduce poverty and increase self-sufficiency.

Tanya, and her husband Jody, reside in the Village of Oakfield. Tanya has been a member of the Oakfield School Board since 2014 and sits on the Board of United Community Services, Inc. She enjoys spending time with her children and grandchildren, camping, volunteering in the community, coaching and spending as much time outside in the summer as she can!

Tanya said, “I am very proud to be part of an amazing organization who believes in the investment of others. ADVOCAP’s mission tugs on my heart and I wholeheartedly believe in the work that we do, helping people help themselves.”

Executive Team

Tanya Marcoe
Executive Director
Tony Beregszazi
Deputy Director
Joe Lougher
Finance Director
Kelly Mauer
Human Resources Director

Program Directors

Kathy Doyle
Business Development Director
April Mullins-Datko
Head Start Director
Becky Heldt
Homeless Prevention Director
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Dawn Paterson
Food & Nutrition Director
Brian Jacobson
Volunteer Services Director
Jason Vander Velden
Weatherization Director
Justin McArthur
Property Services Manager


The ADVOCAP Board of Directors consists of residents of the three counties we serve; Fond du Lac, Green Lake, and Winnebago. It is a tripartite board with equal representation from local government, community leaders, and low-income people. Board members are active in the communities we serve as leaders, business owners, and members of local government. 

The Board of Directors  identifies the needs of the communities we serve and works with ADVOCAP Staff to determine the best way to meet those needs by establishing goals, formulating strategic plans for Community Action and overseeing the personnel, fiscal, and program policies. 

The Board of Directors serve on a voluntary basis.


  • Donna Blend
  • Tami Christian
  • Mary Fleischman
  • Jay Myrechuck
  • Sister Joyann Repp
  • Shawn Ross
  • Raina Lyman
  • Gary Will
  • Michael Will


  • Connie Anderson
  • Ken Bates
  • Joe Gonyo
  • Bob Johnson
  • Christina Sippel
  • Danielle Viau


  • Darlene Bilstad
  • Andy Buck
  • Gayle Demler
  • Paulette Feld
  • Brian Hamill
  • Ashley Lamers
  • Deb Neet
  • Don Nussbaum
  • Shanah Zastera

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