Our Executive Director

Kathryn Wise Huschke, Executive Director

Kathryn Wise Huschke,
Executive Director

Kathryn Wise Huschke has been the Executive Director of the Oleson Foundation since fall of 2008. She is a native of Traverse City, a graduate of Traverse City Central High School,  and holds a B.A. in Communications from Michigan State University. She previously held the post of Vice President for Program at the Fremont Area Community Foundation in Fremont, Michigan, for 15 years.

Ms. Huschke has served on many non-profit boards and committees, state and national Foundation council boards and program committees, was a member of the Lincoln Township Planning and Zoning Board, and is currently a member of the Exponent Philanthropy Board, based in Washington D.C.

Kathy and her husband John live in Traverse City. They have two grown, married children and two grandchildren.

The Huschkes enjoy kayaking, hiking, swimming and biking in the summer, and downhill skiing, and snowshoeing in the winter. They are both delighted to be in Traverse City and enjoy all the area has to offer.  Kathy states that it is an honor and a privilege to work for the Oleson Family and be a part of giving back to the community.