Our Team

Stephanie Borowski the CEO of GPS Education Partners
President, Chief Executive Officer

Stephanie Borowski

Stephanie Borowski is the president and chief executive officer of GPS Education Partners. Committed to advancing work-based learning and increasing equitable access to high demand career pathways for all students. She also guides efforts to strengthen the ties between business and educators to ensure that the next generation of our workforce has the opportunities and resources they need to thrive and build stronger communities.

Prior to GPSEd, Stephanie served as Vice President of Human Resources among other training and development roles at Generac Power Systems for 16 years. During her tenure there, she helped facilitate a very innovative investment in their workforce by piloting the GPSEd (formerly Second Chance Partners) program with just 5 students. Under her leadership at GPSEd, the nonprofit has served over 1100 students and has created 100s of valued partnerships with businesses, schools and community organizations to build a critical talent pipeline and redefine success for students nationwide.

Stephanie graduated from Carroll University with a bachelor’s degree in communications and business. Outside her GPS Education Partners role, Stephanie continues to volunteer her time and talents to the needs of children and young adults by serving in various capacities within the Children’s Hospital of WI Advisory Board for Juvenile Diabetes, American Cancer Society, Habitat for Humanity, Food Pantry, and United Way. She is the mother of 2 daughters, and in her spare time relishes time spent traveling with her family.

Chief Operations Officer

Billie Torrentt

Billie Torrentt is the Chief Operations Officer overseeing GPSEd's future organizational growth and sustainability. Prior to joining the team, Billie served the mission of Goodwill Industries SEW for 27 years in progressive roles up to the organization’s Chief Operating Officer. Billie graduated with an Associates Degree in Management from Gateway Technical College, a Bachelors in Management and Communications, and a Masters in Business Administration from Concordia University.
Andy Hepburn the Chief Innovation Officer
Chief Innovation Officer

Andy Hepburn

Andy Hepburn has more than 20 years of education experience, and has held various roles including teacher, school administrator and principal. At GPSEd, Andy leads the strategic planning and organizational development initiatives. He holds a master’s degree in education administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a bachelor’s degree from Illinois Wesleyan University in history and secondary education.
Deb Cox
Vice President of Business Services

Deb Cox

Debra Cox oversees finance, data management, information technology, human resources and quality control. Prior to leaving retirement to join GPSEd she was a sr. vice president and multi-division manager at BMO Harris where she rewrote the ISO 9001 standard to accommodate the first ISO certification of a financial institution in the U.S. She holds a BA and master's from the University of WI-Madison. Deb is all about the customer experience and quality.
Amanda Daniels an employee of GPS Education Partners

Amanda Daniels

Curriculum and Instructional Design Director

Andrea Roberts an employee of GPS Education Partners

Andrea Roberts

Program Administrator

Andrew Zimdars

Partner Services Manager

Ann Hintz an employee of GPS Education Partners

Ann Hintz

Process Architect

Ann Widen

Partner Services Manager

Bill Wiesmueller

Work-based Learning Coordinator

Connie Kimball an employee of GPS Education Partners

Connie Kimball


Dorothy Polaske

Operations Coordinator / Office Manager

Dustin Beth

Fund Development Manager

Emily Capelle

National Fund Development Director

Heather Culli

Special Projects Assistant

Jackie Mengel an employee of GPS Education Partners

Jackie Mengel

Human Resources Director

Jeff Ziegler an employee of GPS Education Partners

Jeff Ziegler

Director of Partnership Development

Jeremy Joecks

Director of Partner Services

Jim Karrels

Work-based Learning Coordinator

Joel O'Brien an employee of GPS Education Partners

Joel O'Brien


Julie Theim

Project Coordinator

Kathy Sewell-Jensen an employee of GPS Education Partners

Kathy Sewell-Jensen

Work-based Learning Coordinator

Katie Bohlin

Dean of Students

Kelley Cronkite

Admissions/Registrar Coordinator

Kiara Stewart


Laura Derpinghaus

Director of Marketing and Communications

Laura Taylor an employee of GPS Education Partners

Laura Taylor


Lori Phillips

Marketing Communications Manager

Mandy Janssen

Director of Solutions Development

Megan Christensen an GPS Education Partners

Megan Christensen

Digital Media Specialist

Nathan Jansky an employee of GPS Education Partners

Nathan Jansky


Nicole Kortz

Client Solutions Coordinator

Pierre Couture an employee of GPS Education Partners

Pierre Couture

Work-based Learning Coordinator

Rachel Low

Accounting Manager

Rocio Galang


Russell Martiny an employee of GPS Education Partners

Russell Martiny

Partnership Development Director

Sabrina Fowler

Database Administrator

Sara Lutes


Sarah Schade

Career Readiness Program Manager

Tricia Munoz

Work-based Learning Engagements Director

Yulanda Randolph an employee of GPS Education Partners

Yulanda Randolph

Work-based Learning Coordinator

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