Foundation Officers And Advisors

Doug LaViolette, Brian’s Dad, Foundation President

Brian was the inspiration for the Foundation, but Doug created it.  He has put his heart and soul into the Foundation and although it doesn’t pay him salary; he has found satisfaction in helping others.  His full-time business and marketing consulting job, The LaViolette Group, was established in 2000, after 30 years of ownership of Executive Office Interiors.

Doug volunteers his time with many organizations, including Grantmakers-Wisconsin, Junior Achievement and many more.  He is past Post Commander of Oconto's American Legion Post 74 and served in the United States Army from 1968-1970.

When Doug is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife of 44 years, Renee, organizing his favorite room in the house…the garage, and thinking of new ideas to make his life crazier and busier-for all of us!


Renee LaViolette, Brian’s Mom, Foundation Vice-President

Renee wears many hats in the Foundation and the LaViolette family. She has been a great motivator and supporter since the beginning. She has played a key role in the book-keeping, organization of the Foundation inventory, and sharing her common sense ideas.

When Renee is not helping with the Foundation, she loves spending time with family, knitting, going for walks…and yes, she really enjoys cleaning!


Bob Burns, Foundation Secretary

Bob Burns is the Managing Shareholder of the Green Bay office of the statewide law firm of Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. He serves on the Firm’s Board of Directors and has been practicing law for over 30 years, the last 25 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

He is a past board chair for Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin, Inc., past board member for Freedom House Ministries, Inc. and past president of the Green Bay Country Club. Bob received his undergraduate degree from St. Norbert College, De Pere, Wisconsin and his juris doctorate from Willamette University, Salem, Oregon.

He currently serves as Secretary for the Brian LaViolette Scholarship Foundation. He and his wife, Sue, reside in De Pere and have three sons, Michael, Patrick and Thomas. 


barb gilling, Foundation Treasurer

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Barb is a Milwaukee native where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting along with her CPA certification during her career in public accounting. She’s lived in Green Bay for over 30 years with the past 28 working in the Controller position for Red Lewis and his PDQ Organization.

She is a past Board member of the Green Bay YMCA, past Board Chair of Bellin Psychiatric Hospital and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Bellin Health Systems along with the Automobile Gallery.

Barb is an empty nester living in De Pere with her fiancé Mick.  Her 2 sons live in Wisconsin yet, and although she was sad to see her daughter recently move to Edinburg with her Scottish husband, it has given her a beautiful new place to visit.

Her biggest project every year involves weeks of planning and is truly a labor of love.  It’s her annual cookie bake which brings close family and friends from as far away as Seattle to De Pere every December where they continue their long time family tradition of baking, decorating, and distributing over 35 varieties of holiday cookies. Last year’s count topping 660 dozen!


Kim LaViolette mosteller, Brian’s Sister, Foundation Executive Director

After 14 years of volunteering her time, Kim became Executive Director in May of 2006. Her love for Brian, her passion for what Brian’s Foundation does, and her experience as Community Director with the March of Dimes Foundation in western North Carolina made her a perfect choice to help further the Foundation’s mission. Kim is the Foundation’s first full-time employee since it was created in 1992.

Kim has lived in Asheville, North Carolina since 2004. She has a great love of the outdoors; cherishes time with friends and family and serves on the Asheville Grown Business Alliance steering committee. She volunteers with Latino Advocacy Coalition, along with other organizations.

Kim and her husband, Isaiah, enjoy spending time with their 10 month old son, Walker.

Foundation Board Of Directors

Foundation Board Of Advisors

Past Board Members

  • Steve Albers

  • Ron Anderson

  • Rick Chernick

  • Ken Ciak

  • Stan Clark

  • Scott Crevier

  • Casey Cuene

  • Jere Dhein

  • Shanna Ellsworth

  • Sue Green

  • Sarah Hasselback

  • Rick Haendel

  • Nancy Hayes

  • Janice Hirth

  • Paul Hoffman

  • Denis Hogan

  • Kate Hogan

  • Julie Hoerth

  • John Inzeo

  • Arni Jacobson

  • Jane Jadin

  • Kim Klein Dorchester

  • Jim Kneeland

  • Ohelo Kaopio

  • Kathy Lochner

  • Don Meneffee

  • Jerry Miller

  • Joe Murphy

  • Sheri Prosser

  • Bob Rupp

  • Linda Somerville

  • Ken Stumpf

  • Randy Sutton

  • Chris Vanderlinden

  • Marc VanElls

  • Don Vercautern

  • Carol VanVreede

  • Tracy Weyers