Board Members

President of the Board
Terrence Perfect

Terrence is a Marine Corps veteran who works in the mortgage industry, where he met the founder of Friends with Food, Rochelle Gamauf, and immediately was drawn to her ideas and the mission. Terrence grew up the oldest boy in a family of five children in Nebraska where they frequently received commodities and food assistance. He remembers it being a very embarrassing and humbling experience. Therefore, he is so passionate about volunteering and making the experience much more dignified for those in need.

He is the proud father of four children, with his first grandchild on the way in March of 2023. He lives in Hartford, WI with his wife Marla and their youngest and only daughter still at home.  In his free time, Terrence works with at risk youth through his own non-profit. He loves Nebraska football, coaching, singing karaoke and working in his yard.

Vice President of the Board
Scott Wendelburg

Scott Wendelburg is the Owner, CEO and President of Winco Stamping, a manufacturing company located in Menomonee Falls. Scott is currently the District Director for the state of Wisconsin and sits on the national advisory board for the Precision Metalforming Association. He also is a member of the development committee for the Milwaukee chapter of Habitat for Humanity. In his free time, Scott enjoys spending time with Kerry, his wife of 25 years, his kids, playing golf and playing guitar in the band The Potentials.

Scott is excited to join the board at Friends with Food as the Vice President of Strategy where he will be responsible for planning for and supporting the mission of the organization. He will also use his experience from the business world to help create and develop a strong culture through leadership, management and accountability.

Scott was first introduced to Friends with Food through his wife Kerry, who currently serves as the volunteer coordinator. Friends with Food is important to him because he believes that no family should have to worry if they have enough food to get them through the week. He believes in the friendly, no-judgement zone that Friends with Food offers their guests.

Secretary of the Board
Candace Liebner

Candace Liebner comes to LandTrust Title with over 24 years of experience in title, mortgage lending, operations, recruiting, and marketing.

Native to the state of Wisconsin, she has been instrumental in numerous startups. “Entrepreneurs see me as the conduit to the clients they are looking to acquire.  I thrive on being successful and enjoy seeing my clients become successful as well.”

Candace understands the importance of completing title and closing transactions. She offers unparalleled, personalized service that her clients expect. “So many lives rely on what we accomplish every day.  We close on time. Period.”

Outside of work, Candace enjoys spending time with her two children, playing tennis, and going hiking with her husband and three dogs, Barkley, Bella, and Babette.

Reach out to Candace by email: Candace.liebner@mylandtrust.com or by phone: 262-483-3220

Treasurer of the Board
Lisa Grubb

I want to introduce Lisa Grubb, the Treasurer on our board of directors. As a graduate from Mount Mary college in 1995, she received her certified professional accountant license. Lisa brings lots of experience to our non-profit including working at the Wisconsin Department of revenue, the private industry, working with other non-profits and CPA firms.

Lisa is passionate about helping small businesses with accounting, income tax, etc. She loves numbers and working on complex problems to gain the best solution to help her clients.  Outside of her work life, you will find Lisa taking care of her six dogs.

Lisa found immediate connections with Friends with Food mission, she loved how we are making a difference in others’ lives. Lisa works with Gene, our bookkeeper, to ensure all our records are in order. Her experiences make Lisa an important part of Friends with Food.

 

Board Member
Jean Bikomeye

Jean C. Bikomeye, MPH is a first-generation college graduate and PhD candidate at Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW), in the public and community health program. Jean has devoted his career to improving health outcomes and reducing disparities through research, education, interventions, and community partnerships. Prior to joining the PhD program at MCW, Jean has worked as a tutor and mentor at William Penn University in Oskaloosa, IA, before graduating as the 2012 class valedictorian. After graduation, he worked in Rwanda as the country representative for several US organizations, including William Penn University, Drake University, and Des Moines University to help them expand operations in Rwanda and improve global health outcomes. Jean also consulted for Musco Lighting to help with their operations in Rwanda with a focus on corporate social responsibilities initiative. Jean managed community-engagement projects, including providing clean water to rural communities, all aimed at improving community health. After working for Musco, Jean worked for Kuder Visions Unlimited to manage their projects in Rwanda, and then for EarthEnable to manage assigned districts, in their efforts to replace dirt floors with affordable, earth-based, cleaner, and heathier floors for families that might otherwise be unable to afford high-cost and carbon-intensive cement-based floors, all culminating in improving both climate resilience and health outcomes for communities, families, and individuals. In his current PhD program, Jean is investigating how complex socioenvironmental factors influence individual behaviors and shape health outcomes. His focus includes interventions that reduce the carbon footprint, but also improve health outcomes, such as greening. Jean is particularly interested in understanding how greenspaces impact health outcomes, with a focus on cancer and heart diseases, and related disparities. His work has provided critical information that help shape many community-based interventions that are improving health for American people, now and for future generations to come. Jean has extensively published in those domains several manuscripts that have over 50 citations.

Jean brings his expertise to support Friends with Food’s mission of responding to the needs of our community by providing food and supplies during a time of need.

Board Member
James Gamauf

I have lived in Waukesha for over 40 years and feel a sense of pride in the community here. I am currently a self-employed residential Real Estate Appraiser with 1st Choice Appraisals. Married to Rochelle for 26 years, she has showed me the joy and passion of volunteering at Friends with Food. I have witnessed the evolution of Friends with Food from the inception in 2020 and am inspired by Rochelle and all the volunteers and members to keep growing the organization. When not appraising or volunteering I enjoy riding my Harley, and spending time outdoors with my family and two dogs.

 

Board Member
Joe Graef

Joe Graef is a Production Supervisor and lead youth mentor at Komatsu Mining Corporation who brings 20 years of manufacturing experience to the mining industry. Joe currently works to address the need of skilled workers in manufacturing with a focus on training, developing, and mentoring the future workforce starting in high school. Partnering with companies and education partners he helps provide hybrid options and pathways for students that prefer work-based learning opportunities such as welding, machining, mechanical and engineering. Joe loves spending every moment with his wife and three kids when he is not at work which include outdoor activities and construction projects.

 

Being an active member on the board and assisting the staff to uphold the core values of the mission are his key responsibilities with the organization. He supports the staff with production needs from warehouse work to volunteer opportunities while also embracing social awareness for the need throughout the community.

 

Joe believes that friends with food is part of a lifestyle that everyone should model. Addressing a critical need in the community with generosity and kindness is a moral obligation rooted in his family. Friends with Food is an organization where his natural enthusiasm for serving and encouraging others can be set forth to improve the well-being of people who need it. Joe’s vision is bringing the mission of the organization everywhere there is a need.