Coulee Children's Center, Inc.
Where your child is the center

Organizational Structure


Karen Wolfe is the Executive Director for Coulee Children’s Center, where she has been employed for over 15 years. She has her Bachelor’s Degree from UW-La Crosse in Accounting. Karen enjoys her job because Coulee Children’s Center has a great environment and she loves being close to the children. Karen says that the most rewarding part of her job is seeing how the children they serve are so positively affected by the staff and environment. Her husband and two boys lead an active life filled with sports and other outdoor activities.

Lori Arndt is the Program Director for the Early Intervention Program. She is originally from La Crosse, Wisconsin and joined the Coulee staff in 1989. She has her Masters of Science Degree in Social Work from UW-Madison. She is interested in assistive technology and early literacy. Lori says that she enjoys her job because “it is nice to know you work for a program that is helping families and children at an important time in the child’s life. This field gives us a chance to make a difference for families.” Lori says the most rewarding part of her job is “seeing the children when they are older and knowing that the program helped enhance their development.” Lori has two children, a son and a daughter.

Angie Wells, Child Care Director at Coulee Children’s Center is originally from Richland Center, WI. She has her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychology and Child and Youth Care from UW-La Crosse. Angie continued her education at UW-Whitewater, where she received her Master of Science Degree in School Counseling. Angie’s experience in both the managerial and teaching areas of a child care agency is a great asset to our program.

Kessea Lucey is the Assistant Childcare Director and Childcare Billing Clerk at Coulee Children’s Center. She studied elementary education at both UW-Eau Claire and UW-La Crosse. Kessea has worked at Coulee for over a decade. Among the things she loves most about working at CCC is that every day is new and exciting, no day is the same as the last. Kessea loves taking walks with her husband, son, Benjamin and daughter, Chloe.

Board of Directors

Coulee Children’s Center is governed by a Board of Directors composed of parents, children’s advocates, and interested community members dedicated to our mission.  Current members are listed below.  The Board welcomes any concerns and questions.

  • Jodi Gallup,  President
  • Tiffany Olson, Vice President
  • Diane Weigel, Treasurer
  • Amy Covert, Secretary
  • Curt Teff, Past President
  • Sue Dillenbeck
  • Linn Duga
  • Angela Erdenberger
  • Jennifer Jackson
  • Matthew Meyers
  • Garett Pankratz
  • John Schmidt
  • Aimee Zabrowski