Who We Are

Susan Grams

Executive Director
LUHS Class of 1993
Market Manager, River Valley Bank, Minocqua, WI

I was born in the Chicago area and moved to the Lakeland area when my parents retired in Hazelhurst back in 1980. I am a 1993 graduate of Lakeland Union High School and ended up marrying my high school sweetheart. We have one son who is currently attending Lakeland Union High School. He is part of the varsity wrestling team at Lakeland. I have been in the banking industry my entire working career. I am currently the Market Manager at IncredibleBank in Minocqua where I have been employed since 2005. In my spare time I love enjoying the beautiful area in which I am blessed to live. These activities include boating, swimming, fishing, camping, kayaking, gardening and foraging for wild mushrooms. I have been a past member and treasurer for the Lakeland Breakfast Rotary, member and treasurer of the Lakeland Ladies Lions and currently the committee chair for Junior Achievement since 2015. 

Pamela Carroll

Treasurer
LUHS Class of 1986
Carroll Enterprises

Pamela is a life long resident to the Lakeland Area and LUHS graduating class of 1986.  Active in the community, in which she loves, on many committees, boards and provides a hand in any fundraising effort when asked.  Having 28 years in the banking industry went onto become a business consultant. In this role she has been successful in helping local owned and operated small businesses realize potential market, better sales and business practices.  In off time loves to garden in her vegetable garden, perennial flower beds, spend time with her family & friends and loves to cook!  

Leah Trojan

Board Secretary
LUHS Class of 1993
DePaul Masters in Secondary Education 2008
UW Milwaukee Educational Leadership 2021
LUHS Faculty Member

Dave Anderson

LUHS Class of 1974
UW Superior Class of 1978
Former Supervisor and Chairman, Town of Hazelhurst
Former Oneida County Board of Supervisors
Recently retired Assistant Deputy Secretary at the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
Senior Policy Fellow at Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service (WIPPS)

Alexandra Francois

Born and raised in Minocqua, Wisconsin, Alexandra (Ali) Francois is a graduate of Lakeland Union High School. Upon her graduation from LUHS, Ali attended Boston College and the University of Wisconsin Law School. Following law school, she worked as a corporate associate in Manhattan, representing investment banks in leveraged finance transactions. She recently returned to the Northwoods and is working as a local attorney. Ali is a member of the Wisconsin State Bar and the New York State Bar. In addition to her involvement with the LUHS District Foundation Board, she is also a current board member of the Oneida-Vilas-Forest County Bar Association. 

Joe Handrick

Joe Handrick is a native of the Lakeland area. Handrick is a 1984 graduate of LUHS, holds a BS in Occupational Therapy from the UW Madison, and continues to be an advocate for persons with disabilities. He has also held numerous public service roles including as a member of the LUHS Board of Education, Minocqua Town Chairman, director of the Wisconsin Equal Rights program, and a member of the Oneida County Board of Supervisors. Handrick served six years as the State Representative for Oneida and Vilas counties and later represented northern school districts as a Madison lobbyist. 

Robert Way

LUHS District Administrator
Ex-Officio, Non-Voting board liaison for advice, integration, coordination and information on student needs.

We are seeking additional board members.  Please open the link below, print, complete and return the Board Member Interest form to us.

Mission and History

The mission of the Lakeland Union High School District Foundation, Inc. is to promote and support educational advancement opportunities for LUHS district students through the effective application of tax deductible donor contributions and other resources and by promoting education and collaboration among our district leaders, educators, volunteers and professional advisors.

Is the LUHS District Foundation the same as Lakeland Union High School?

The LUHS District Foundation, Inc. is a separate corporate entity from Lakeland Union High School. The Lakeland Union High School Board of Education authorized the transfer of approximately $35,000 of seed money to start the foundation. These funds were bequest to LUHS from the estate of Minocqua resident Doug Gasper who passed away in 2013. The funds arrived with no special instructions for use, though we know Doug wanted to support kids. The LUHS District Foundation and Lakeland Union High School have a memorandum of understanding that states that the two entities will assist each other in pursuit of their missions. The current LUHS District Administrator attends LUHS District Foundation board meetings as an ex-officio, non-voting member to assist us in our efforts and keep us informed of student needs.

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