Kathryn Grafsgaard serves as the Executive Director and brings extensive experience in federal and state program administration, non-profit management, fund-raising, leadership and program planning. Kathy has a MBA, and BS in Food and Nutrition/Dietetics. She served formerly as Vice Chair of the CORE Board, and Chair of the Friends in Deed Program. Kathy and her husband Dave Olson reside in Washburn. They have 4 grown sons and 2 daughters-in-law.
Linda Ovaska has been hired as temporary Office Manager for CORE. Linda resides in Washburn with her husband of 43 years, Bill. Linda has an Associate's Degree in Accounting and has worked for Ashland County Human Services and the Bayfield County Highway Department. Linda retired in 2015 so that she can enjoy grandchildren, get together with family and friends, hike, read, and many other hobbies. Linda and Bill have 3 grown children, Amber, Cassie and Nicholas and two grandchildren. Linda has also been a volunteer at ENCORE.
Amaris Shrider joined ENCORE and CORE in 2011. She has served on many committees and is currently the Manager of ENCORE Resale Store. Amaris enjoys the variety of donations and working with the groupd of fun, dedicated volunteers at ENCORE.
Donna Line is a life-long resident of the Bayfield area and serves as ENCORE's fill-in Store Assistant. In addition to working as needed, Donna brings her creativity and wealth of knowledge also volunteering at ENCORE.