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Our Team

Welcome to the heart and soul of You Belong – our vibrant and dedicated team committed to creating a world where inclusion and community flourish. As passionate advocates for unity and diversity, we come together under the shared belief that every individual deserves a place where they truly belong.

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Amy Behrend

Co-Founder & Director

Family Class Educator 

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Christi Engels 

Family Class Educator

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Greg Behrend


Administrative Director 

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Josephine Dewane

Program Assistant

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Claire Berg

Marketing Director

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Sami Schmechel

Program Assistant

Our Board

The success of You Belong is driven by the commitment and leadership of its Board of Directors. The Board plays a crucial role in guiding the organization towards its mission and ensuring the effective implementation of its programs and initiatives.

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Jacob Hermes

Fox Valley Autism Treatment Program - Behavior Analyst

 I believe strongly in the mission of You Belong and "The Adventure Zone" : to provide children of all abilities a safe place to explore, play and learn.

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Josh Shafman 

Tanduo Technical Partners, Inc. - Partner

The world needs more ways to create environments of inclusion, perspective and awareness. You Belong is just that - creating an environment where people with all abilities can interact, learn about each other and have fun.

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Jourdyn Bald

CTC Management/Director of Operations

You Belong is important to me because the organization has identified needs in our community and has acted on them to provide solutions, options and opportunities for families with young children, people and families with limited resources, caretakers and individuals with different abilities.

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Katie Lehrer

Kaukauna High School - Teacher

You Belong is important to me because it is a welcoming place where anyone & everyone can come to learn, make friends, and be authentically themselves.

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Rachael Trimble

YMCA - Director of Inclusion and Belonging

You Belong is important to me because it aligns with my spiritual and personal beliefs. Accepting everyone and creating spaces where people belong!

Join Our Board of Directors

As a member of the board, you will be a part of the governing body that oversees the fundamental foundation that is the You Belong organization. Additionally, you will have input on casting vision for how this incredible organization will continue to develop. 

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