Board Members

Mary Ann Kolls


Mary Ann Kolls is the President of Ayera Village Transformation-US. She is the Director of Workforce Transitions at Kishwaukee College. Mary Ann has over 12 years of experience in workforce and economic development. She provides strategic … Read More

Sarah Rutzky


Sara is the secretary of Ayera Village Transformation-US. She graduated from Southern Illinois University with a Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts. She is an Administrative Assistant at the Kishwaukee Education Consortium and a volunteer … Read More

Kristian Knutson


Kristian Knutson is the Treasurer of the Ayera Village Transformation-U.S. He is a self-employed farmer/cattle rancher who currently oversees 230 head of beef cows in Southwest Wisconsin, and farms 1000 acres of cropland in the Northern … Read More

Wendy Marshall


Wendy Marie Marshall serves on the Board of the Ayera Village Transformation-U.S. She is a networker, philanthropist, and educator of diversity issues. Wendy holds a Master’s Degree in Student Affairs and a Bachelor’s Degree in Art from … Read More

Joseph Bocek


Joe serves Ayera Village Transformation-U.S. as a board member, especially as the youth liaison between the Ayera Uganda project and the United States. Joe helps as resident manager for the Campus House in DeKalb. He is a nuts-and-bolts … Read More