We welcome two new volunteers to our Board of Directors. Both individuals bring not only extensive business experience but personal experience with ectodermal dysplasias as well. Both are parents of affected children. We look forward to working with Krista Basile and Rick Stratz. Please welcome them!
Krista C. Basile
Krista C. Basile is a Vice President of Operations for The Sherwin-Williams Company. She leads the operations and change initiatives that increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the 4,300 Sherwin-Williams branded store locations.
She is married to Matthew, and they share the joy of having two sons. Their second son has been diagnosed with x-linked hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (XLHED). Krista is passionate about educating those in the medical community about ectodermal dysplasias, and ensuring that every child has the adaptive equipment that they need to fully participate and enjoy all aspects of a well-rounded life.
Richard (Rick) Stratz resides in Neenah, Wis. with his wife, Samantha, and seven-year-old son, Max, and five-year-old daughter, Aubrey. He has 17 plus years of business to business sales and marketing experience working in the flexible packaging industry. Rick is the Director of Marketing at Bemis North America, managing a team with profit and loss responsibilities for five focused markets with over $300 million in revenue as well as three manufacturing facilities with revenues over $200 million. Rick brings strategic marketing experience along with strong financial budget planning aligned with business planning.
Rick has a history of volunteering with 10 years in the Oshkosh, Wis. Auxiliary Police, University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh College of Business Alumni Board of Directors for six years and 10 years in Rotary International (two years serving as President). Rick also spent eight years coaching Junior Olympic Volleyball as well as played in college and beyond.
Currently, Rick fills his down time with family, doing everything from camping to boating or just exploring the many destinations in Wisconsin during the summers with trips to Florida in the winters to escape the cold. Rick has a strong passion to assist the National Foundation for Ectodermal Dysplasias (NFED) as his daughter was diagnosed with hypohidrotic ectodermal dysplasia (HED) a little over a year ago.
You can read Aubrey’s story here. Rick says he is looking forward to learn more about the NFED’s strategies and vision. He plans to be a resource to the team as he leverages his past experiences in business and non-profits to assist NFED.