Cheryl Detrick began as Newcap, Inc.'s President & Chief Executive Officer on January 4, 2016.
She joined 71 staff in 26 programs who share her (almost pathological) need to make a difference. This is now grown to 38 programs with 134 staff. She is a passionate (and compassionate) community developer. One of the National Community Action Network Theory of Change Community Action Goals is we create "communities where people with low incomes live are healthy and offer economic opportunity," - definitely fits her! She spent the first 15 years of her career in commercial and residential construction (12 of them as the owner of a construction company) and the next 15 years in non-profit management and leadership with 13 years in the chamber of commerce world. During that 15 years, her passions were health and health improvement as well as helping people start businesses, assisting business owners and leaders grow their business and themselves while diving deep into community development. She has been a 30 year community volunteer in education and community development. Those 30 years combined together in this role in community action.
In her time off, she enjoys spending time with her two adult children, Alicia and Tim, and the center of her universe, her grand girls Scarlett, Tessa, and Vienna! Being a Nana is the best.gig.ever. She also shares her life with her near-constant companion, golden retriever Fitzgerald T. Grant IV.
She loves to read, research, rescue dogs workout and, well... wine and coffee! She is also a proud geek ... A political geek (politics was her first love), a tech geek and a Sci Fi geek. Fortunately for this political geek, as C.E.O. at Newcap, one of her key roles is advocacy.
She is committed to the professional development of herself and her staff - over the last 3 years she and six of her leadership team have earned their CCAP designations! All Newcap staff when eligible are now required to seek their designation.
Newcap has a proud 55 year tradition of being in service to residents of Brown, Langlade, Shawano, Vilas, Florence, Forest, Marinette, Menominee, Oneida, and Oconto counties in Northern and Northeastern Wisconsin.