Staff

Jacqueline Janz

Executive Director

One of Jacqueline's favorite quotes is by Louis Cozolino who said, We are not the survival of the fittest. We are the survival of the nurtured.  This helps explain why working here is her dream job.  As an innovative public relations and marketing professional she has twenty years' experience handling strategic planning, events, communications, and promotions.  Her expertise is in relationship building and she enjoys finding the common ground that brings people together to overcome barriers and achieve great accomplishments.  She and her husband, along with two black cats, live in Cedarburg and are trying to get used to being empty nesters now that their son has gone off to college.  While not at the center, Jacqueline enjoys teaching mindfulness, hiking, biking, and being with family and friends.

Lisa Starke

Community Engagement Coordinator

Lisa has always felt a strong desire to serve others with diverse life experiences, especially while incorporating her love of nature and outdoor activities. The ability to use both her marketing and counseling degrees as well as decades of experience working in special education and office administration all at once is very exciting and meaningful to her.  Developing relationships with the volunteers, planning events, and managing office operations, is why she finds every day rewarding in its own way.  She deeply believes in the impact of Blue Lotus and witnesses this with every group that visits. When not at Blue Lotus, Lisa loves spending time with family and friends, exercising, and volunteering in a variety of capacities.

Dianne Rinn

Seasonal Group Coordinator

Dianne joined the Blue Lotus team in spring of 2015. She works diligently in the background assisting seasonally with groups and keeping our site looking its best.  Dianne and her husband, Greg, grew up in the West Bend/Newburg area.  Dianne has three children; Mitch, Melissa, and Ryan. Her hobbies include any type of outdoor activity, such as hiking, biking, kayaking and gardening, but she especially loves to travel with family and friends.  Dianne enjoys working with Blue Lotus guests, volunteers and staff.

Board of Trustees

Fred Bliffert – President

     Founder, Blue Lotus Farm & Retreat Center 

     President, Bliffert Lumber & Fuel Co., retired

David Lemke – Vice President

     Owner, KingsHead Hair Salon

Mark McHale – Secretary 

     Materials Manager, Retired

Roger Dickson-Treasurer

     Operations Officer, School District of New Berlin, retired

Susan Bliffert – Staff Adviser/Trustee

     Founder, Blue Lotus Farm & Retreat Center

     Owner, Reflections in Health

Charlie Stevens – Trustee 

     Attorney, Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP

     Board Member, Wellness Council of WI

David Slinde – Trustee 

     Community Development

Todd Leichtle - Trustee

     Claims Manager, WBMI

Patricia Fabian - Trustee

     Director of Business Development and Community Outreach

5501 County Road M

West Bend, WI 53095

A 501c3 nonprofit organization

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