Anne Woolever

CEO of Reach Inc.


Anne Woolever is the CEO of REACH, Inc. She is responsible for the overall operations of all REACH programs and locations including program development and implementation, staff development, medical and behavioral counseling, outreach and advocacy. Anne received a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from UW-LaCrosse. In 2019, Anne graduated from the Leadership Eau Claire (LEC) through the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce.  Anne also sits on the membership committee for Disability Services Provider Network (DSPN).Anne lives in Elk Mound with her husband and 3 kids. They enjoy outdoor activities, traveling and sports.

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Jim Thomas

Director of Human Resources

Chief Financial Officer



Jim grew up on a small town in upstate New York. He attended college at Norwich University, Vermont, where he received a bachelor’s degree in Biology and was commissioned a lieutenant in the United States Army. The next 21 years he traveled around the world, in numerous Army assignments. His overseas assignments included Panama, Germany and Korea. His last assignment was as an instructor at the Command and General Staff College, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. While in the Army, he earned his Master’s Degree in Management from Florida Institute of Technology. After retiring from the Army at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Jim moved to Wisconsin with his family and settled down in Chippewa Falls. Jim worked at United Healthcare as a Compliance Trainer. He then began working with CEVA (TNT) Logistics in Menomonie, WI as an Operations Manager, then Safety & Training Manager and eventually as Human Resource Manager. He has also taught at Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) as an Adjunct Instructor. Jim has been a member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) since 2007. Jim is married and has two grown daughters. He enjoys running, cross country skiing and gardening in his free time.


Janet Black

Project Manager

Quality Improvement Specialist


Janet was born and raised in La Crosse, WI. She attended college at Winona State University where she graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology. After college, Janet moved to the Eau Claire area and now resides in Altoona with her two children and dog. Janet has worked for REACH's programs from Supported Employment Services, Hand in Hand, and the Adult Programs. Janet currently holds the position of Project Manager/Quality Improvement Specialist, which allows her to continue to be part of all the different programs that REACH, Inc. has to offer!

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Susann Bruno

Program Director at 

Hand in Hand

Susann was born and raised in Sweden, and moved to the United States in 2005 as an aupair. She got her Bachelor's degree in public and community engagement from UCONN and went on to get her Master's degree in Early Childhood Education from University of Hartford in 2018. Susann has worked in childcare for the last 17 years and just recently moved to Wisconsin, from Bridgeport Connecticut. She lives in Eau Claire with her fiance and stepson and their two dogs Lacy and Cody. In her spare time, Susann enjoys making candles and going for hikes with the dogs.