Water Skiing


Cindy Housner – Executive Director and Founder

Cindy has spent her career expanding sports opportunities for individuals with physical or visual disabilities. She has coached internationally and she is an active speaker and strong advocate for inclusion in school athletics.  Cindy holds a Bachelors degree in Therapeutic Recreation and Adaptive PE and a Masters in Exceptional Education.


Nicole Verneuille – Program Director

Nicole is a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist who has extensive experience providing programming to injured military veterans. Nicole has served as a coach for the National Veterans Wheelchair Games and she coordinates all of GLASA’s programs held at the Milwaukee VA. Additionally, Nicole is responsible for many of GLASA’s competitive and recreational youth programs. She is a USA Track and Field certified coach and she is a leader for Team GLASA.


Tom Daily – Program Director

Tom has served GLASA as a coach and program leader for the past nine years. He is responsible for facilitating GLASA’s ability awareness school presentations and he also maintains GLASA’s extensive inventory of adaptive equipment. In addition to his professional skills, Tom also plays wheelchair basketball and sled hockey.


Cherie Hrusovsky Development Director 

Cherie joined GLASA in 2007 as Office Manager.  She quickly moved into the Development Director role where she cultivates relationships with corporations, sponsors and donors.  Cherie manages all of our special events and helps facilitate GLASA’s marketing and social media efforts.


Diana Helt Grants and Program Evaluation Director

Diana began her career as a Program Director at various Paralympic Sport Clubs and then transitioned into an administrative role at GLASA where she gathers and disseminates data related to the impact that sport participation has on those with physical disabilities.  Diana is also responsible for managing GLASA’s grant program that supports approximately 30% of our programming.


Micaela FedyniakVolunteer Coordinator

Cathy Wittmann Accountant

Shannon Hellen Office Manager and Asst. to the Executive Director

Flo Cheek Program Assistant

Cindy Clement – Special Projects


GLASA is also supported by many highly skilled coaches who have sport experience and certifications from: The National Council for Therapeutic Recreation,  National Association for Sport and Physical Education- Adapted Physical Education, USA Track and Field, US Golf Association, USA Hockey, USA Swimming, USA Judo, US Weightlifting, the National Wheelchair Basketball Association, the United States Tennis Association, and Safe Sport.