OUR STAFF

From the start of Balance, we have recognized that it is the relationships that each person experiences everyday that determines success or disappointment. In the services we provide it is the Direct Support Professionals who make all the difference in the world. They are the people who mean the most to each person receiving services. They are the one’s who make each day very special.

Highly qualified Direct Support Professionals make up more than 85% of the people who work at Balance. Each person we hire is screened and trained to provide the best service possible. We provide ongoing in-service training that helps each staff member meet the needs of those we support. It is the caring relationships that they develop that help ensure the people we serve enjoy and attain all that they are capable of achieving in life.

With our growth over the last several years we have been seeking new individuals to join our team. For more information on the employment opportunities that are available, please contact us.

John Hackett

John Hackett

Chief Executive Officer

John Hackett has 20 years of professional experience in the post-acute care and skilled nursing sectors. He has a PhD in Economics and has military command experience in the Navy. John has been a volunteer for a range of agencies supporting individuals with developmental disabilities for over 20 years.

In 2015 he blended his professional experience with his personal passion and assumed the role of CEO of Balance, Inc., the largest non-profit in Ozaukee County supporting individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities.

Rhonda Farver

Rhonda Farver

Director of Supported Housing Operations

Rhonda started with Balance Inc. in 1996! Since then, she has worn many hats in the organization. But the one thing that has never changed is her commitment to our mission and making a difference in the lives of the individuals we serve. Rhonda continues to be an integral part of the growth and Development of Balance Inc. In her spare time, Rhonda enjoys gardening, card making, traveling and spending time with her husband.

Gene Baumann

Gene Baumann

Director of Day Services
Kathy Dieringer

Kathy Dieringer

Director of Clinical Programs

Kathy has over 30 years experience as a Licensed Practical Nurse. She has worked with special needs children in schools and has worked for over 20 years with the frail elderly in both assisted living and skilled nursing. As the Director of Clinical Programs for Balance Kathy will ensure the agency has effective clinical systems and up to date policies and procedures. She manages the daily clinical outcomes of clients as well as educates staff in both formal inservices and hands-on training.

Kathy enjoys time with her family and friends and is active with outdoor activities especially hiking and biking.

Abbey Krummel

Abbey Krummel

Director of Finance

Abbey comes to Balance with a degree in Finance and Accounting from UW Whitewater and 10 years’ experience in the mutual fund industry. She lives in Grafton with her husband, their two kids and two dogs. Abbey is active in community involvement and enjoys the outdoors.

Kären Cohen

Kären Cohen

Director of Fund Development and Communication
John Runions

John Runions

Manager of HR

John started working with Individuals with Disabilities immediately after graduating college, since then he has applied his knowledge of the field in various roles in operations. John has a Bachelors Degree in Health Services Administration and a Masters Degree with a concentration in Human Resources. John is originally from Indiana and moved to Wisconsin in 2013. He enjoys spending time with his family, pets, and friends. His favorite past time is cooking for large gatherings where everyone can come together and share friendship. John is very excited to help the Balance team move forward to continue the mission of enriching the lives of Individuals with Developmental Disabilities.