International Crane Foundation

 

Jeanne Prochnow

Jeanne ProchnowJeanne is a new board member, having joined the board following a trip to Bhutan with ICF and George Archibald to witness the wintering areas for the Black-necked Cranes in this beautiful country. Growing up on a farm in south-central WI, an appreciation for wildlife, birds and the outdoors was instilled in her as a young child. While a lifetime member of the Wisconsin Society of Ornithology, watching the reintroduction of the Whooping Cranes in Wisconsin has stimulated her desire to support the need for protection of cranes around the world. Jeanne and her husband Larry, have been members of ICF for many years and consider it an honor to be involved and support the tremendous efforts of ICF worldwide in protecting cranes and supporting/educating the residents living within the crane wetlands.

Her career was in health care for the geriatric population; having had a leadership role at Community Care Inc. in developing an innovative program serving low-income, frail adults for the past 19 years in Milwaukee County. She has served as the Chair, Board of Directors of Luther Manor, Milwaukee, WI and is a member of the Leadership Council, UWM Center on Age and Community. Jeanne holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She and her husband maintain a residence on her childhood farmland in Juneau County and garden, plant trees, bird and hike in the hills and valleys of the farm.