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Our Staff

Abby Ledvina Executive Director

As a native of Green Bay, I am honored to serve the students in our community. Since 2013 I have served this organization in a variety of roles, beginning as a student intern myself. My goal is to support students in faith exploration, meaningful conversation, and efforts to give back to our community. My vision is a world in which we respect one another and work together to serve the greater good. 

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Jaimes Johnson  Director of Community Engagement 

Although new to my position here, I have had a connection with the Mauthe Center for the last 10 years.

 In my previous position  with UW Credit Union I supported UW campus initiatives that brought benefit to students. During this time I had the opportunity to work with the Center's leadership in ensuring that all UWGB students were welcomed and supported as they engaged in its programs.

I am excited to continue to contribute to the important work now as a staff member. Supporting the long legacy of The Mauthe Center history as a place of peace, inclusion, learning and respect.


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Dr. Robert Pyne  | Program Director

I am delighted to join the team at the Mauthe Center as Program Director! This position resonates well with my passion for human flourishing and my experience as a professor, non-profit leader, writer, and peacebuilder. My academic teaching and writing has focused on religion, sustainable peace, and human rights, and I have led institutional programs to promote environmental sustainability, civic engagement, and socially responsible practices. At the Mauthe Center, my role is to design and host educational programs that create space for curiosity, reflection, and respectful conversation, addressing vital concerns as we seek to move forward together. 

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Eshalon Mayer | Program Manager

I am a Wisconsinite with over 10 years’ experience working in human services and program development for the nonprofits sector. As a dedicated community builder and change agent, I see my role with the Mauthe Center as an opportunity to continue on a path of creating and supporting spaces for belonging and connection. 


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Kathryn Walczyk | Spiritual Support

 At the core, I believe in people and in people's ability to thrive spiritually. I believe the spiritual journey is a natural one. I encourage individuals to look inward for spiritual guidance and to seek spiritual companions, mentors, and communities for support. I am a spiritual companion at The Mauthe, offering one-on-one spiritual meetings for UWGB students and community members. I can provide you with spiritual and faith based resources within and outside our center. Experienced in trauma informed practices and equipped with spiritual trauma understanding, I can accompany or refer resources to those working toward spiritual health.

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Elizabeth Basten

I am the Student Programming Intern at the Mauthe Center. I am a Graduate student at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay pursuing my master's degree in social work. I grew up in Bonduel, Wisconsin. I enjoy going on walks, drinking coffee, and thrift shopping.
I look
forward to building community connections at the Mauthe Center!  I have learned the importance of community partner collaboration and student engagement in service-based projects. I have enjoyed leading programs and seeing how they impact students and the community.
I look forward to creating similar experiences through programming next semester!"

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