Board of Directors

Founder and President:

Jennifer (Larson) Coppernoll

Jennifer is a parent of two wonderful children, Adam 15, and Kadin 10.  Adam was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) at the age of 22 months in November 1998.  Following Adam’s diagnosis of autism Jennifer co-founded ANGEL, Inc. in 2000 to help guide parents through the many roads of autism, by providing awareness, and to give parents hope of knowing that autism is treatable.  She serves as president of the non-profit 501(c)3 organization.  Over the year’s ANGEL, Inc. has helped countless families with information and personal consultations, provided financial grants, held educational seminars and networked parents together.  Jennifer and Adam have been featured in articles in various publications including the Autism Asperger’s Digest.  She and Adam spoke at the state capital about living with autism, and have been featured on numerous TV news shows and local radio programs. She is a trained ABA provider, and has taken many classes and courses on various treatments and interventions for children and adults with autism.  In addition to her work with ANGEL, Inc., Jennifer has worked with numerous children who are using intensive in-home autism ABA programs.  She has also run successful play groups for children on the autism spectrum.  Her passion is working with, and empowering newly diagnosed children and their families.  She has personal experiences with the gluten free/casein free diet, biomedical interventions including the Defeat Autism Now! Protocol and ABA, sensory integration, and play based therapies.

Vice President:

Theresa Stolfi

Theresa Stolfi is a parent of Justin age 16.  Justin was diagnosed with Asperger’s at age 6 and with early intervention and dedication from her and her husband Mike, he has drastically improved.  In the beginning they weren’t aware autism spectrum disorders were treatable because no one was talking about that but have since learned it is.  For Justin, biomedical treatments were the key.  She has been part of this organization for so many years serving in many roles.  She is an ongoing volunteer for A.N.G.E.L. and finds it rewarding to work with such a truly amazing organization. She has chaired and co-chaired many events including the Cruisin’ 4 Autism, Bowling 4 Autism and many others. Her technical abilities have allowed her  to automate many things within the organization and she has served as the webmaster for years. With her crafting abilities, she’s created and made many items to help spread autism awareness with all of the proceeds going directly to A.N.G.E.L.

She plans on remaining part of this organization and assisting in any ways she can. She is grateful for all this organization has to offer and the many children it has and continues to serve.


Mary Pat Kaul

Mary Pat Kaul is a grandmother of 10 grandchildren.  Her oldest grandson was diagnosed with autism in 1998.  Mary was a co-owner of KTI in Richland Center WI, and went on to venture into the restaurant and hospitality industry.  She is now a co-owner with her husband John of Ramada / White House in Richland Center, Round Barn lodge & Restaurant, Arthurs & Fitzgerald’s Supper Club (Spring Green  & Middleton) and Kaul communication systems Richand Center & Spring Green.

Mary has dedicated the past 15 years to help her grandson recover from autism and lives each and every day for all her grandchildren.  She has given a tremendous amount to her family and has gone above and beyond for her grandson with autism.  When her daughter started ANGEL, Mary gave all she had to the organization both emotionally and financially to help it grow into what it is today.

Mary & John will continue to support ANGEL and families living with autism through her generous donations to the organizations and by providing rooms and donations to the Cruisin’ 4 Autism event annually that ends at the Round Barn Spring Green.


Lillian Denman

I am honored to hold the position of Secretary for A.N.G.E.L., Inc.  I have been an active volunteer for the Southeast WI region for the last 5 years.  I feel that this position will utilize my past experience.  I was an employee for Nestle’s for 18 years and actively raised monies throughout the year to help local families in need of financial assistance.  I was the secretary for our local bowling league for 4 years and held the secretary position in the Wal-Rock investment club for 5 years.  I have seen what a difference A.N.G.E.L. has made in many families and am happy to volunteer my time and dedication to such a wonderful cause and organization.

Tom Wermuth
Wanda Stephan
Amy Zimmerman
John Kaul
Rob Rynes

Continued Volunteers:

Beth Williams –  Milwaukee WI Support Group Leader, SE WI Advocate & Volunteer

Denise Denman – SE WI Advocate & Volunteer

Sara Tabaska –  Resource assistant for families

Mindy Spencer –  Wonewoc WI Support Group Leader, SW WI Advocate & Volunteer

Connie Vlasak –  Richland Center WI Support Group Leader, SW WI Advocate & Volunteer

Dale Pierce – IT Support

I am a native of Kenosha / Sturtevant Wisconsin, attended Tremper High School in Kenosha, Milwaukee Area Technical College, and University of Milwaukee.I have two children, both of Kenosha, and two grand children.I have been working in the IT profession or thirty five years, and have worked at Anaconda American Brass, Kenosha, – CNH of Racine, – IBM, Racine, – Department of Defense, Chicago Illinois, and Northwestern Mutual, Milwaukee Wisconsin.I play trumpet, and enjoy music, cooking, and just about any  outdoor activity.I have always enjoyed helping other people, and am truly proud to be associated with your organization.