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Local Board of Directors

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Buckets for Hunger has an all volunteer board. The men and women have put in countless hours and invested their lives in an effort to bring about a better life for those in need.

Wayne Bisek

Wayne Bisek - President, Founder, Charter Member of Buckets For Hunger

Position: Founder/ Charter Member
Hometown: Oregon, WI
Wayne was the founder of Buckets and the President. He dedicated approximately 1000 hours per year and enjoyed nearly every minute of it. He was ever mindful of the fact that the organization would not succeed without the generosity of the volunteers, the athletes, the sponsors and the donors/attendees of the various events each year. He was self-employed as an independent financial advisor.

Paul Lynde

Paul Lynde Charter Member of Buckets For HungerPosition: President/ Charter Member
Hometown: Oregon, WI

Paul started out with Buckets from the first day we formed our group. Paul has served in various capacities including chairperson of several committees and is always volunteering to take on more responsibilities. He has been a very good soldier in our battle to reduce hunger. Paul is a retired perfusionist .

Mike Williams

Mike Williams Vice President - Buckets For HungerPosition: Vice President
Hometown: Watertown, WI

Mike became a board member in 2003. He has run our annual Food Pantry Challenge in Watertown ever since we started it. Before that, he and his associates ran a very successful basketball shooting contest there for Buckets. He volunteers at all of our events and has been vital to our cause. Mike is self-employed as a financial advisor.

George Conduah

G Conduah - Board MemberPosition: Treasurer
Hometown: Oregon, WI

George has been a board member since 2013. He is very passionate about the Buckets for Hunger cause. He has over 20 years of experience in Finance and Information Technology. George is currently employed as an Information Technology Consultant with Madison College.

Richard Loerke

Richard Loerke - Buckets For HungerPosition: Secretary
Hometown: Deerfield WI

Rick has been a Buckets for Hunger board member since 2006. He currently serves as Secretary. Rick lives in Deerfield with his family.


Cole Bisek

Cole Bisek - Buckets For HungerPosition: At Large Charter member
Hometown: Madison, Wi

Cole has been involved in Buckets since the very beginning. He has done everything from handing out flyers at the Kohl Center during our silent auctions to being a committee chairperson for our live auctions at several events. He has helped us gather autographs at various events and he has been a constant presence since 1995 in the program. Cole was a key player in our first trivia contest in 2012. Cole is emcee of our annual trivia challenge. Cole is an ABO Certified Optician. He is presently running an online ebay business and working on a podcast/youtube channel.

Vickie Carroll

Vickie Carroll Charter Member of Buckets For HungerPosition: At Large Charter member
Hometown: Oregon, WI

Vickie has been the assistant to the president since Buckets originated. She is a detail- person who ensures that the little things are taken care of timely and accurately. Some of her duties include being a committee chair, resource person, event volunteer and editor of publications for Buckets. As a retiree, she enjoys every minute of the role of grandmother.

Tony Crook

Tony Crook Charter Member of Buckets For HungerPosition: At Large Charter member
Hometown: Oregon, WI

Tony is a charter member of the board of directors. He has performed various duties from officer positions to event organizer and website manager. In addition, Tony volunteers at each of our events throughout the year. Tony is an important reason why the organization has survived and thrives. Tony is a self-employed business owner of a company named TMI, Incorporated.

Dr. Melanie Desamito, DPT

Melanie Bisek is Treasurer of Buckets For HungerPosition: At Large Charter member
Hometown: Oregon,WI

Melanie has been involved in Buckets since the very first event in 1995. She has sold raffle tickets, assisted with the live auctions and silent auctions and she has assisted in set up, take down and cash out aspects of our events. Melanie was integral in our first ever trivia contest in 2012. Melanie works at Providence Health Alliance in Woodway, Texas. Melanie designs and puts together the power point presentation for the annual trivia challenge.

Bonnie Lynde

Bonnie Lynde Charter Member of Buckets For HungerPosition: At Large Charter Member
Hometown: Oregon, WI

Bonnie joined us immediately in 1995. She has served as the treasurer of the organization and kept track of the money at our events forever. She is always willing to do any duties necessary in order to ensure a successful event. Bonnie has been a key cog in our machine since day one. Bonnie is a retired respiratory therapist.

Advisory Board

Andrew Ish

Andrew IshPosition: At large Charter Member

Andrew started volunteering with Buckets in 2011 since he loved Wayne’s passion and dedication to feeding the hungry and wanted to help the cause. He has helped with auctions and other fundraising events. Wayne asked his to assist the board during Covid-19 because of food bank shortages. Andrew is a financial planner with SJA Financial Advisory.

Jeff Stein

Jeff Stein - Board of Directors of Buckets For HungerPosition: At Large Charter Member
Hometown: Fort Atkinson WI

Born in Rhinelander WI. Graduated from Rhinelander High School (Go Hodags!). Attended UW-Wisconsin, Madison. Wisconsin Badger Football alumnus 1984-1987. Jeff also is a UW-Madison Badgers W Club member. Graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree. Jeff and his wife Heide have been married for 34 years. They have 4 children, Emily (Brandon), Elyssa, Ezra and Eli. They also have 3 granddaughters. Jeff is a 30 year Board Member of Buckets for Hunger “combining a love for sports with a passion to feed the hungry”. He has served as a Boy Scout Adult Leader Volunteer from 2014-2021. He was the Varsity Throws coach, Cambridge High School Track Team from 2012-2021. Jeff enjoys traveling, hunting and fishing.