About Us

Our staff work tirelessly is to prevent childhood injuries and deaths.


Our organization is dedicated to helping families and communities keep kids safe from injuries.  For 30 years, the Center for Childhood Safety has been a "vaccine" against accidental childhood injury.  CCS's mission is to be the leading source of safety education and programming in Northeast Wisconsin, dedicated to preventing and eliminating childhood injury.  Each year more than 6.5 million young people are injured severely enough to land in a hospital emergency room, many with life-altering consequences. Yet, an astounding 90% of these could have been avoided through education and prevention measures like those offered through the Center for Childhood Safety (CCS). 

"If a disease were killing our children at the rate of unintentional injury, the public would be outraged and demand this killer be stopped."
- Former Surgeon General, C. Everett Koop

Meet the team

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Kim has more than 16 years of marketing, communication, and public relations experience.  She leads the organization’s fundraising efforts and works in conjunction with regional hospitals, health departments, and other community organizations in support of community education and prevention activities.

 Jennie's role focuses on storytelling and targeted messaging for the Center for Childhood Safety.  She handles our communications ranging from writing press releases, design and branding to running our social media accounts, managing our website, and creating content.

Jennie has a background in education.  She has been with CCS for 7 years.  Jennie is also a car seat instructor.

Christel comes with a background in youth programming, fundraising, grant writing and financial focus.  She manages fundraising events, grant efforts and assists with youth programming.  Her focus is to creatively fund and guide programming to meet the needs of the community.

Kimberly Hess

Executive Director

Jennie Mayer

Community Engagement Manager

Christel Weinaug

Development Coordinator

Meet Our Board of Directors

Brenda Aerts

Claims Specialist, Schreiber Foods

Nicole Boldt

Director of Finance, Woodside Senior Communities


Daniel Cape 
Financial Advisor, Cape Financial

JT Crosby 

Financial Advisor, Nicolet Wealth


Vicki Fabry

President, Fabry Saranac Glove


Kimberly Hess

Executive Director, Center for Childhood Safety

Lisa Hutto, Secretary

Community Volunteer

Joshua Koch, Vice President

Lawyer, Conway, Olejniczak& Jerry, S. C.

Jeff Martinson

Martinson Law Offices


Josh Rankin
Pediatrician, Prevea Health

Heidi Warpinski, President

Community Volunteer