Board Members

Board Members

Ron Niesing, President
I was initially drawn to the Mediation Center because I wanted to help people as they face various types of disputes in their lives.  Being able to bring parties together to a mutually agreed upon solution to their disputes can be very satisfying.  Even in cases where agreements are not reached, each party comes away from the discussion having a better understanding of the issues and the steps necessary to resolve their differences.  In addition, as a member of the Board of Directors, it is a privilege to be part of the process that ensures we stay true to our Center mission.

After a 36-year career with the Social Security Administration and a 12-year career as a benefit specialist with the Aging and Disability Centers in Brown and Door County, the Mediation Center has been a natural fit for me in continuing to work for the betterment of our community and as a vehicle to improve the lives of individual citizens.  I strongly believe in giving back to the community through this and other volunteer activities.  Outside of these activities, I enjoy spending time with family, travel, golf, hiking and playing competitive bridge.   

Dan Bake, Vice President
Dan is a graduate of UW–Madison with a BS in Mechanical Engineering/Thermo Sciences.  His 39 years in the engineering field included technical specialty in boilers and power generation, capital project management, construction and several management leadership positions.  Dan has been on the  Mediation Center Board since 2015.

With his experience in construction contract negotiation and dispute resolution, being a volunteer at the Mediation Center provides opportunity to utilize experience and skills for community service.  My project management and leadership background also brings business acumen to the Board.

I am also HOA President in my community and other hobbies include vintage car and memorabilia restoration.   Over the years I have also designed and general contracted four personal homes.

Rick Satterlee, Secretary
Rick is a Minnesota native and graduate of St. Cloud State University.  He has lived in the Green Bay area for 25 years.  Rick has worked in the civil engineering industry for 45 years including the last 33 years at Ayres Associates in business development and office management positions.  He has served on the company’s Board of Directors, is past president and current treasurer of the Downtown Green Bay Kiwanis Club, was a citizen member of the Village of Ashwaubenon’s Public Works Committee and has been appointed to and volunteered for many engineering industry boards and committees.  Rick is secretary of the Mediation Board and appreciates the center’s open and honest approach to working through conflict.

Dave Gorin, Treasurer
Dave Gorin has lived in Green Bay for over 40 years. He has been with Humana for 20 years and works in process improvement within their Corporate Strategy Office. Prior to Humana, Dave worked in transportation for Schneider National and in telecommunications for Schneider Communications, Frontier Communications and Global Crossing. Dave has many years of volunteer experience with Junior Achievement and has served as President of his Congregation. Dave serves as Treasurer of the Board and believes that the Mediation Center meet a critical need in solving problems in a peaceful and lasting manner.

Lynn M. Boland – Member at Large
Lynn joined the Mediation Center Board in April 2021 and brings over 40 years of experience in Human Resources and Labor Relations.  In 2010 Lynn joined the City of Green Bay as its Human Resources Director with responsibility for hiring, policy development, compensation, benefits, contract negotiations and wellness programs. Lynn previously held several Executive positions in Human Resources and Labor Relations with the University of California, Stanford University, Los Alamos National Laboratory and the City of San Jose California.  She holds a Bachelors degree in Business and a Masters degree in Public Administration.

Lynn’s interest in the Mediation Center began when she volunteered to serve as a Mediator giving her an opportunity to utilize the skills she honed during her career in HR and particularly Labor Relations.  She finds the Mediation Center is a great way to serve the community by working to help participants find mutual agreement to their differences.

Hannah Stewart, Member at Large
Hannah Stewart was born and raised in Green Bay, Wisconsin. She received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and Communication Studies from Elmhurst University in Elmhurst, Illinois, where she graduated summa cum laude. Hannah received her juris doctor degree from University of Wisconsin Law School. She is currently an Associate Attorney at Hanaway Ross Law Firm in Green Bay. In law school, Hannah volunteered for the Richard Dilley Tax Center VITA program assisting low income and elderly residents of Dane County file their tax forms. Hannah was recognized by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue as the 2020 Outstanding Collegiate Volunteer of the Year for her work in the VITA program. Hannah joined the Board of the Mediation Center in 2022. She believes the work of the Mediation Center is essential to the Greater Green Bay community.