Four Added to SOWI Staff

November 30, 2023

Special Olympics Wisconsin welcomed four new staff members, bolstering Health & Wellness programs and fundraising staffs for the statewide organization.

Cassie Hopp joins Special Olympics Wisconsin as the Director of Inclusive Health—a new position within the Health & Wellness team. Hopp comes from a rich background in nonprofit work, most recently with Feeding America Eastern Wisconsin. She will work to expand SOWI’s Inclusive Health initiative, providing trainings across the state and building relationships with healthcare systems and universities.

Kayla Kleinsteiber also joins the Health & Wellness team as Inclusive Health Coordinator. With recent stints at nonprofit organizations YMCA of Dane County and the American Heart Association, Kleinsteiber will engage statewide athletes in the Athlete Health Messenger program, complementing SOWI’s work in Inclusive Health.

Danielle Taylor will assume the Region 4 & 5 Director of Development position based out of the Appleton office. Taylor previously worked at Boys & Girls Club of Greater Green Bay, providing influential expertise in fundraising operations and donor stewardship. Her primary responsibilities will be executing the development team’s strategies by engaging partners in Northeast Wisconsin.

Lauren Sobolewski joins SOWI as a Special Events Manager, based out of the Madison office. With extensive experience in fundraising and special events, Sobolewski most recently served with the United Way of Washington County East, based out of Stillwater, Minn. Her primary responsibilities at SOWI will be supporting statewide development and fundraising events beginning with the Madison, Milwaukee, and Whitewater Polar Plunges this winter.

Check out the Special Olympics Wisconsin career opportunities page for information about open staff and internship positions.


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