Board Members

The Lifeboat Foundation Board of Directors

Merlin Van Buren, Board Chairman, Founding member, Technical Dept Rhinelander Paper Mill, Former member of Rhinelander School Board, Past Moderator of Church Council, First Congregational United Church of Christ, Rhinelander, Wisconsin

Robert Abel, Treasurer, Retired accountant, Founding member, oil and gas industry; Director, YMCA Rhinelander, Wisconsin

Tom Bremer, Field Representative, Founding member, Salvation Army, Amery, Wisconsin
(Personal experience of being homeless)

Dr. Margaret Abel, Retired MD, Founding member, Rhinelander, Wisconsin

Mary Roth Burns, Assistant State Public Defender, Wisconsin

Emily Field, Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin

Clinton Isham, MPH Program, Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin
(Personal experience of being homeless)

Chris Hucker, Founding member, former President and CEO. Resigned from Board June, 2017

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