Our Team

Our Team

Our Team

Pamela Boivin 2020-WEB

Pamela Boivin

Executive Director and Loan Officer

Pamela has been a full time employee of WFP since 2008.  A Member of the Menominee Tribe, Pamela is familiar with Target Market residents, economy and challenges. Her duties include client intake, project assessment, business plan assistance for loan applicants, loan application assistance, credit analysis for applicants, compliance reporting and portfolio management.

Pamela has a BA with honors in Political Science, and is certified in asset building strategies, financial education curriculum and financial curriculum training.

WFP is a member of the Wisconsin Indigenous Economic Development Corporation (WIEDC), and Pamela is the Chairwoman.

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Kaycee Frechette

Kaycee Wayka

Director of Operations

Kaycee joined WFP full time in December as the Director of Operations.

Her duties play a critical role in developing and codifying the systems, processes and organizational culture to enable WFP to achieve its mission.

Kaycee has a master’s degree in Leadership and Organizational Development from Lakeland University.

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Allyssa Verstoppen

Director of Lending

Allyssa joined us in January 2023 as Director of Lending. With over 10 years prior experience in the business and agricultural lending industries, Allyssa hopes to bring her knowledge and skills to assist WFP achieve its mission. Her current duties include assisting applicants in the credit approval and post approval process, credit analysis and underwriting, portfolio management and risk management.

Allyssa has a BS in Agricultural and Applied Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Allyssa is a member of the Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians. In her free time, you will find Allyssa running, reading, baking, or enjoying her time with her husband, daughter and golden retriever named Oliver.

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Kalynn Merino

Technical Assistance Specialist

Kalynn joined us in March 2023 as a Technical Assistance Specialist. She is a First Descendant of the Menominee Indian Tribe, and currently working towards her Business Administration degree at the College of Menominee Nation.

Her duties include client intake, one-on-one assistance, linking clients to resources, and works closely with clients to achieve credit worthiness, business plan assistance and loan application assistance.

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Jessica VanDerLinden

Executive Assistant

Jessica joined us in February 2023 as the Executive Assistant. Jessica brings 15 years of financial knowledge along with many years of leadership experience.

Her duties include coordinating and implementing office services such as payroll, purchasing, records control, document filing and retrieval, and accounting operations. She also assists in maintaining client loans by invoicing, documenting and loan payment tracking. She collects and prepares financial performance operation reports and statements. Jessica also acts as the recording secretary for the Board and Credit Committee meetings. She will assist in the planning and implementation of special events and projects.

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Tessa Peters

Technical Assistance Specialist

Tessa joined us in March of 2023 as a Technical Assistance Specialist. She brings many years of experience in project development, implementation and community planning.

Tessa is an Enrolled Member of the Menominee Tribe.

Her duties include client intake, one-on-one assistance, linking clients to resources, and works closely with clients to achieve credit worthiness, business plan assistance and loan application assistance.

The Board

WFP Board members represent an excellent cross section of our Target Market areas.

The Board is accountable to our Target Market thru public meetings, community involvement, and periodic public reporting and information.

Wesley Martin


Experience and knowledge of Native cultural heritage, Native dance performer, business person, and well versed in Native law.

Lew Boyd

Vice President

Menominee Tribal Member, Past Tribal Legislator and Community Development Manager for the Menominee Tribe. Experienced in project development, implementation, community planning, technical assistance delivery, project evaluation and Tribal liaison.

Judy Anaya


Sokaogon Chippewa Tribal Member, Manager of Tribal Enterprise: SCC Convenience Store.

Ms. Anaya is an experienced manager, understanding of business operations, sales, staffing, inventory, purchasing and marketing.

Emerson Coy


Lac du Flambeau resident. Head of the Lac du Flambeau Planning Department and Methodist minister.

Experienced in management, Tribal liaison, project design, implementation, reporting, impact measurement, financial supervision, and budget planning and control.

Brian Gauthier

Board Member

Lac du Flambeau Tribal Member and University of Wisconsin Resource Agent for Lac du Flambeau.

Experienced in business technical assistance and classroom training, facilitator, educator, program design, and implementation and impact measurement.

Harold Jackson

Board Member

Lac du Flambeau Tribal Member. Retired private business owner. Experienced business owner and manager, experience with lending as a business owner and consumer of lending products.

Saundra Rachal

Board Member

Menominee Tribal Member. Experienced manager and knowledgeable in traditional Native cultures.

- Credit Committee -

WFP's five-member Credit Decision Committee is appointed by, and acts independently of, the Board.

The Credit Decision Committee reviews credit analysis and loan recommendations.

- Consultants -

  • KerberRose, CPAs - Accounting and payroll services
  • KRA Technology, Inc. - IT (Information Technology) services
  • Paul Black, Attorney - Loan closing, security filings and collections
  • WIPFLI CPAs and Consultants - Auditing
  • HVS/Image Keepers, Inc. - Marketing services