Our Staff


Donna Ambrose

Executive Director
Donna oversees the development, implementation, and on-going evaluation of programs and services that support our mission. She left the private sector in 2011 to pursue a career in non-profit organization management. Donna joins us from Madison, but her hometown is Beloit, WI. She enjoys going on long hikes with her husband Chad and loves to read and watch old movies (BIG Wizard of Oz fan!). Donna and Chad have a grown daughter and two fuzzy children. She’s an avid volunteer and looks forward to becoming active in the Wausau Community. “I’m passionate about serving those in need and collaborating with others to strengthen our community.”



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Mallory McGivern

Community Impact Manager
Mallory's role at The Neighbors' Place utilizes her experience in nonprofit work, food justice and education to make a difference in Marathon County. She oversees many aspects of TNP's outreach, impact and programming and is proud to work with the incredible folks at The Neighbors' Place. In the summer she can be found biking, fly fishing, kayaking and backpacking. She enjoys spinning wool and making pottery when the weather turns cold. Mallory also serves on the Board of Directors for NCCAP.


Catherine wollenzien

Volunteer Manager
Catherine found a home at The Neighbors' Place utilizing her experience in organizational and interpersonal communication. She is very passionate about food insecurity and inclusivity. She oversees all aspects of the volunteer program at The Neighbors' Place. She is proud to work at TNP and loves being able to make a difference in her community. In her free time, she can be found spending time with her husband Kyle and all their rescue pets! They enjoy live music, hiking and working in their garden.


Mandi Spiegelberg

Administrative Assistant
Mandi came to the Neighbors’ Place after spending almost 15 yrs in public education as a school counselor. She is extremely passionate about helping those in need and utilizes her knowledge of social and emotional needs, interpersonal skills, and organizational skills to help out wherever needed. Mandi enjoys having fun with her co-workers and making a positive impact on the Wausau community. In her free time, Mandi enjoys being outside as much as possible, especially spending time on her family farm in Manawa, WI and spoiling her kitty, Pretty Baby! 


Charles Sanders

Guest Services Ambassador
Charles has always had a passion for helping people, and he enjoys engaging with the guests of The Neighbors' Place in meaningful ways. Charles loves the Wausau community and enjoys spending time with his family.


Paul Hillman & Denae Olszewski

Food Pantry Assistant
Paul & Denae work to assist with warehouse operations - you may find them working in our food pantry or helping to organize donations!