For the City Times
Rebecca Lerol, Town of Knowlton, has been named CAP Services’ new Director of Talent.
Lerol is based out of CAP’s Stevens Point corporate headquarters and is responsible for oversight of CAP’s human resources and talent development functions.
“Rebecca is a wonderful addition to our team,” said Mary Patoka, CAP president and CEO. “Her diverse professional background, which includes human resources as well as nonprofit and direct service experience, has prepared her well for this role with our agency.”
Lerol’s work experience includes five years in human resource and managerial roles at Pro Staff and Nature’s Pathways in Appleton, and the Bush Foundation and Robert Half International in St. Paul, Minn. Lerol also has two years’ experience as a bilingual community case worker for Portico Healthnet in St. Paul. Prior to that, she spent a summer in Iowa doing pesticide safety training for migrant farm workers and assisting with migrant farm worker health clinics.
Lerol holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish Language from Iowa State University and studied global environmental health at the graduate level at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. She is certified in Personal and Workplace Leadership by Fox Valley Technical College. Lerol also served in an elected role on the Basic Needs Giving Partnership with the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region, which directs funding to programs aimed at addressing the root causes of poverty in the Fox Valley region.
“As a human resources professional with an interest in community development, CAP Services is a great fit for me,” said Lerol. “I look forward to helping CAP continue to be a leader in its anti-poverty and development work.”
CAP Services is a private, nonprofit community action agency that has been advancing social and economic justice for low-income people in Marquette, Outagamie, Portage, Waupaca and Waushara counties since 1966. For more information, visit capservices.org.