Staff

Lori
Berquam

Senior and Chief Student Affairs Officer - Lead Consultant

Lori Berquam - The Riseling Group

Lori has over 30 years of experience in student affairs administration. She has worked at a variety of different institutions across the United States. Lori has worked in residence life, student organizations, student judicary and with... Read Full Bio

Dale
Burke

Senior Consultant

Dale Burke - The Riseling Group

Dale has over 36 years of law enforcement experience.  Between May of 2013 and August of 2015, Dale served as the Acting Chief of Police for two different communities in southern Wisconsin who were seeking experienced leadership to ensure continuity and quality of service... Read Full Bio

Liz
Feagles

Senior Investigator

Liz Feagles

Elizabeth Feagles spent her career with the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation (DCI) as a Special Agent.    Following her graduation from the University of Wisconsin in 1976 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice, she was... Read Full Bio

Debra
Hettrick

Senior Consultant

Debra spent her 28 year law enforcement career with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Department.  She served as a Police... Read Full Bio

Leslie Ann
Howard

Senior Consultant

Leslie Ann Howard just retired as president and chief executive officer of United Way of Dane County, a position she had held since 1989.  She is the first woman to hold this position in the 93-year history of the organization.  Ms. Howard joined United Way in 1981 as director of the Volunteer Center, and in 1982 became vice president of Planning, Fund Distribution and Agency Services.  During her... Read Full Bio

Jerald
Jansen

Senior Consultant

Jerald Jansen - The Riseling Group

Chief Jansen has spent 28 years in law enforcement, 25 years in the Village of Shorewood Hills Wisconsin, the last eight of those years as Chief.  After retiring in 2004, he spent an additional three years as Assistant Chief at the University of Wisconsin–Madison Police... Read Full Bio

Kenneth G.
Kerl

Investigator

Kenneth G. Kerl - The Riseling Group

Ken began his thirty year career in law enforcement starting as a part-time jailor/dispatcher for Marquette County until accepting a full time position as a Police Officer for the Village of Poynette.  After... Read Full Bio

Rachel
Laubmeier

Senior Adminstrator

Rachel Laubmeier - The Riseling Group

Rachel began her career with the University of Wisconsin Police Department in 2006 with the Records and Court Services units.  In 2012, she was promoted and is currently the executive assistant for the Associate Vice Chancellor/Chief of Police.  She is responsible for the... Read Full Bio

Joseph
LeMire

Police Chief - Consultant

Joseph LeMire - The Riseling Group

Chief Joseph LeMire is a career law enforcement officer with over 23 years of experience and a solid reputation for principled leadership and implementing collaboration efforts between police and community.

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Nancy
Lynch

Assistant Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs - Consultant

Nancy is an experienced and innovative higher education attorney with nearly 20 years of direct responsibility for developing creative solutions for clients. She joined the University of Wisconsin-Madison Officer of Legal Affairs in 1997 and presently serves as Assistant Vice Chancellor for Legal Affairs.

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David J.
Mahoney

Dane County Sheriff - Consultant

David J. Mahoney - The Riseling Group

David Mahoney is a career law enforcement officer having begun his profession in 1979.  He has served in a Village Department of less than five officers, a City Department of less than one hundred officers, and County Sheriff’s Office of over five hundred.  David currently... Read Full Bio

Becci
Menghini

Senior Associate Vice Chancellor - Consultant

Becci Mehghini - The Riseling Group

Becci serves as Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Workforce Strategy, Equity and Engagement at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. In this role, she has a dual focus; she provides the direct oversight of and has day-to-day responsibility for the Equal... Read Full Bio

Deidre
Morgan

Deputy Secretary - Consultant

Deirdre A. Morgan is the deputy secretary for the Wisconsin Department of Corrections. Appointed by Secretary Ed Wall Oct. 29, 2012, Morgan is responsible for the day-to-day operations and ensuring the mission and vision of safety to the citizens of the state of Wisconsin is upheld.

Morgan has a long standing commitment to the criminal justice profession as demonstrated by her 28 years of experience in corrections, education and senior management. Morgan began her career as social... Read Full Bio

Ben
Newman

Chief of Police/Director of Public Safety - Consultant

Ben Newman - The Riseling Group

Chief Newman is the Director of Public Safety, Chief of Police at Southern Illinois University Carbondale. As Chief, Ben is responsible for safety, security and law enforcement services for the university.  Prior to being named Chief at SIU... Read Full Bio

Paige
Reed

Chief of Institutional Policy and Compliance- Consultant

Paige Reed - The Riseling Group

Paige currently serves as the Chief of Institutional Policy and Compliance at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.  In this role, she is responsible for the oversite and management of policy and... Read Full Bio

Sue
Riseling

Founder

Sue Riseling - The Riseling Group

Sue started consulting in 1983.  In 2007, she founded Decision Makers, LLC to focus on the needs of Universities, Colleges, businesses, K-12, and police. In 2015 Riseling formed The Riseling Group to respond to growing demands.   She currently leads the Police Department at... Read Full Bio

Anne E.
Schwartz

Consultant

Anne E. Schwartz is a communications and risk assessment strategist.  She’s a published book author with success in reputation management, brand protection and relationship-building through development and execution of communication and community relations strategies. She received the ADDY Award in 2016 from American Advertising Federation for ads for DOJ opiate abuse awareness campaign.  Additionally, she is a member of Virtual Social Media Working Group for the Department of Homeland... Read Full Bio

Annette
Spicuzza

Consultant

Annette Spicuzza - The Risling Group

Annette is with Stanford University’s Department of Public Safety as a civilian manager overseeing their Support Services Division. Chief Spicuzza has worked in five different police departments ranging from a major municipality, to a small town, to building a department... Read Full Bio

Julie
Underwood

Senior Consultant

Julie Underwood - The Riseling Group

Julie is a nationally recognized authority on education law, including areas of equity, diversity, and constitutional rights.  

She was the Dean... Read Full Bio

Mary Ann
Viverette

Lead Consultant

Mary Ann Viverette - The Riseling Group

Chief Viverette retired in May 2007 after serving in the Gaithersburg Police Department (MD) for 28 years, with 21 years serving as the Chief of Police. Mary... Read Full Bio

Ann
Zanzig

Lead Consultant

Ann Zanzig - The Riseling Group

Prior to becoming the President of AZ Consultants, Ann spent many years in higher education administration, including serving as Dean of Students, Edgewood College, Madison, WI, and Director of Student Orientation Programs, University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition to... Read Full Bio