1003 Marshall St

Our Executive Director

Michael Etheridge

Michael Etheridge came to Manitowoc from Rochester, MN to assume the position as Director of The Haven of Manitowoc County, Inc. Men’s Homeless Shelter. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music Liberal Arts with a topical minor in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and is currently pursuing his master’s in Leadership and Organizational Development at Lakeland University (Sheboygan, WI).

He has worked in the human services field since 1996 and has obtained career positions as a Juvenile Youth Counselor (specializing in sex offender and oppositional defiant intervention), a Para-Professional (working with children with Emotional Behavior Disorder), Case Manager (working with victims of domestic violence), Resident Program Coordinator, Resident Supervisor, and as a Resident Counselor. Prior to taking the Executive Director position at The Haven, Michael spent seven years as a volunteer at a halfway house for men suffering from addiction.



Core Values

These core values have been adopted and embraced by The Haven of Manitowoc County as our guiding principles:


With a focus on strengthening our community, we will nurture collaborative relationships.


To give our guests the strongest path to success, we pledge to provide a safe, resourceful and empowering environment.


Treating everyone with kindness is the foundation of our work.


Fulfilling our responsibility to our stakeholders, we will cultivate an environment built on accountability, safety, and ethics.

The Haven of Manitowoc County Inc.


Michael Etheridge

Executive Director

Cathy Gardner

Shelter Advocate/Case Manager

Jenine Soucoup

Admin Assistant/Volunteer Coordinator

Diane DeGrand

Lead Advocate 

Adam Fuller

Shelter Advocate

Lucas Jones

Shelter Advocate 

Alyssa Bastianelli

Shelter Advocate 

The Haven of Manitowoc County Inc.

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is full of community members committed to the fight against homelessness with a strong desire to achieve meaningful progress.

Lee Thennes

 Board President 

Principal, Lincoln Highschool, Manitowoc

Matt Fehrmann

Vice President 
CIO, Kohler Credit Union

Jeanette Greenwood


Bank Manager, BMO Harris Bank

Mark LeGreve

Founder and Secretary

Business Manager, St. Francis of Assisi Parish

Alecia Peterik

Accountant, Marine Credit Union

Patti Glaser

Director of Marketing and Community Relations,
Holy Family Memorial

Jill Pope

Licensed Realtor, Remax

Angie Kenneke

Loaning Director, United One Credit Union

Alex Hunt

Programming Manager, Lighthouse Recovery Community Center