Lisa Herr, Ed.D

(608) 787-8777
Dr. Herr brings more than 10 years of experience successfully growing dynamic partnerships that contributed to the economic vitality of Tacoma-Pierce County, in Washington State. In her previous position, she was the Global Solutions Officer for Invista Performance Solutions, a regional higher education partnership dedicated to working with businesses. Dr. Herr holds a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Washington where she specialized in creating innovative Workforce Development programs that supported a talent pipeline for high demand industries.





Chin-Chin Minniear
Manager of Strategic Initiatives

Chin-Chin is a wonderful addition to The 7 Rivers Alliance with her rich background in Public Policy.  In the past, she has held the position of Program Examiner in the Health Division of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, Subcommittee Staff Director for the U.S. House of Representatives under Congresswoman Deborah Pryce, and Director of Public Policy and Advocacy for Mental Health America.  Chin-Chin will be focusing on our new WISE Project and continuing to promote community development in the 7 Rivers Region.










Mackenzie Erickson 
Graphic Design and Marketing Intern


Mackenzie is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, pursuing a degree in Marketing. She is a full-time student who is the Creative Director of the Creative Imperatives event at UW-L and has also done free lance graphic designing, sales, and marketing for the past two years. She is excited to be apart of The 7 Rivers Alliance team and hopes to bring her talents to the organization as well as learn and grow from the experience.







Aaron Reimler
Public Policy and Government Relations Intern

Aaron is a Senior at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse, seeking a double major in Public Administration and Political Science. For the past 4 years he has held a managing position at various organizations and has also helped develop the Planning Department and Heritage Preservation website redesign and redevelopment at the City of La Crosse. Aaron is excited to be a part of the team at The 7 Rivers Alliance and his goal is to obtain opportunities that will help him to learn and grow, as well as use and develop his abilities to their full potential.










Emily Edelman
Marketing and Events Assistant 

Emily is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, pursuing a degree in Organization and Professional Communication with a minor in Business. She is a full-time student who works as a tutor in the Public Speaking Center and has experience with Public Relations, office administrative assistant, and marketing.  She is excited to be apart of The 7 Rivers Alliance team and hopes to learn and grow from this internship so she can apply what she has learned to future jobs.