Meet Our Staff

Wendy Vander Zanden, MPA

Executive Director |

Wendy Vander Zanden is the Executive Director of Community Action for Healthy Living. She has served the local tobacco prevention coalition for 12 years: 6 years in her current role and 6 years working in youth prevention. She was hoping to work herself out of a job after smoke-free air was enacted in Wisconsin, but the tobacco industry didn't feel the same. Tobacco work is becoming increasingly more complicated with new products and tactics, and as Wendy tries to keep up, she makes sure the communities she serves are well informed and part of the movement to eliminate the burden of tobacco.

Emma Kane, MPH

Strategist |

Annie von Neupert

REACH Project Coordinator |

David Yanda

REACH Youth and Communications Coordinator |