Dianne Helmer
Proud mother and wife. Founder and President of All My Friends Inc. My beautiful daughter Sassy Cassie was the inspiration for this organization, because she believes that everyone is her friend. Passionate about our work and helping the special needs community. Enjoy spending my free time with family and friends.

Vice President:

Donna Howarth
Retired business owner of 20 years. Accounting degree. 2 kids. Son is on the autism spectrum and I am passionate about helping children with all abilities.


Heather Krause
Married to James Krause and we have 3 adult children – all boys – Nathan, Quinton and Z. Along with a dog and a lizard. My middle son has 22q Deletion and my youngest son is Autistic. I’m an entrepreneur and caregiver. I love weightlifting and do compete in power lifting locally. Favorite hobbies are on beautiful days the hubby and I love to be out on the motorcycle and enjoy concerts – almost an addiction. Otherwise, we love to kick back with a fire in the fire pit and just chill. We met Dianne and Brad 10 years ago at the first poker run that AMF (at the time Living Life with Autism) did and they’ve been stuck with us since. Love to be part of this charity and all the wonderful things it does and will do in the future.


Eric Hurd
Eric Hurd joined the Board of Directors for All My Friends Playground in early 2017 as the board Treasurer.  He is the Vice President Commercial Lending Officer at Pyramax Bank, a community bank based in Ozaukee, Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties.  Prior to joining All my Friends, Eric was the Treasurer for Pathfinders Milwaukee, Inc, previously held the Treasurer role at Ozaukee Economic Development and was a member of the City of Cedarburg Revolving Loan Fund Committee.

Board Member:

Jody Kujawski
Jody Kujawski works as a machinist for Kaufmann Manufacturing in Manitowoc Wisconsin, and is also a part owner of Top Shelf Properties LLC. He is a proud father of 3. He has taken part in and volunteered for the organization from the beginning and has accepted a seat on the board in April of 2017.

Board Member:

Liz Walsh
My daughter and I have both enjoyed growing up in Ozaukee County and calling it our home. Family and friends mean everything to me, and that is exactly how I came to meet Dianne & Brad Helmer, several years ago. Since then, I fell in love with their daughter Cassie, the All My Friends Inc. mission, and the volunteer opportunities it provides. I am passionate about helping the children of our community and was welcomed to the AMF Inc. board in February 2021. I enjoy reading, motorcycle rides, live concerts and I also volunteer for the Ben Carini Education Foundation.

Board Member:

K.C. Hallgren, CNAP
KC is new to the Board of Directors in 2021. A transplant to Wisconsin, KC has been living in the Ozaukee county area for just over 12 years and loves working in the community. She is the Finance and Operations manager for a national trade association and has her Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional designation. Having implemented many not for profit programs she is excited to be able to volunteer and give back to the community she loves.

Board Member:

James Luck
Throughout the last several years I have enjoyed volunteering with All My Friends, Inc. I have seen first-hand the improvements AMF, INC. has had on families and the community. My passion is to ensure all children receive the support they need in all aspects of their growth and development. I enjoy motorcycles, camping and spending time with my children, family & friends. I am also a patched member of the Guardians of the Children – Hawg City Chapter.

Board Member:

Tania Castaneda
Tania Castaneda is a Regional Delivery Director for TAPFIN Talent Solutions at ManpowerGroup. Graduated from Concordia University with a Major in Human Resources Management. Previously she volunteered​coaching high school students identify a career path. She has also supported the community in El Salvador, her home country, to recover from natural disasters. Tania moved to Ozaukee in 2020, has attended and supported multiple charities and fund raisers within the County. She joined the board in 2022 and is eager to continue help others and provide support to the community.

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