As a member of the Variety board of directors and an active volunteer, I have seen first-hand the incredible impact that Variety has had on the lives of so many children and their families. That is why I am thrilled to serve as the new Executive Director of Variety - the Children's Charity of Wisconsin.
I want to take a moment to thank Gerise LaSpisa for her remarkable work as Executive Director for the past 9-plus years. She has transformed Variety and developed programs that have brought joy to literally hundreds of kids and their families across Wisconsin.
As Executive Director, my mission going forward is simple: to expand upon those successful programs, including the Chatter Matters! Communication Camp, Adaptive 
Bicycle Program and other Freedom Program equipment so necessary to our kids.
We also intend to build a higher level of awareness of Variety in Wisconsin. By telling our story and sharing all the great ways Variety enriches the lives of children challenged by physical disabilities, we can translate that awareness into support for even more kids.
To that end, I hope you can help. Please "Like" us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/varietywi and encourage your friends, family and neighbors to learn more about Variety by visiting our website at  www.varietywi.org and signing up to receive email updates. If you have any questions or suggestions for us, please feel free to contact me directly at lisa@varietywi.org or 262-777-2090.
While we are undergoing a transition, rest assured one thing will not change: Variety's commitment to providing children facing physical disabilities with the experiences that can transform their lives. I can't wait to get started and I thank you for your continued support of Variety! 

Best wishes,
Lisa Tomachek
Executive Director
Variety - the Children's Charity of Wisconsin
12425 Knoll Road, Suite 110
Elm Grove, WI 53122
Phone: (262) 777-2090
Fax: (262) 777-2095
Email: lisa@varietywi.org