DCTB Board of Directors

The Dane County TimeBank is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We are governed by a Board of Directors who oversee our staff and maintain the integrity of the organization and its mission. January, 2017 was our most recent board election.


2017 Board of Directors:


MARY GIRARD, President

Mary Girard is a creative writer working now on a couple of books. She returned to Madison six years ago to be a care giver to her aging parents. She immediately began volunteering with a variety of non-profits and has been on staff with DCTB and CORE. As an "accidental consultant," her passion is to help organizations stay true to their mission and realize their vision. As Board President for the TimeBank, she is committed to improving member engagement and organizational sustainability.


RON CHANCE, Vice President

Ron Chance is currently the Community Programs Manager at Dane County Human Services overseeing the Joining Forces for Families initiative, one of the largest human services collaboratives in the United States. This neighborhood-based teaming approach involving a community social worker, school personnel, public health, law enforcement and others stabilized over 1695 vulnerable families in 2013 through resource linkage and case management strategies. He is also Director of Dane County’s Early Childhood Initiative an innovative home visitation program with an intensive employment and training approach targeted at chronic poverty families.

Additionally, Ron is Vice President of the Board of the Dane County Timebank, one of the largest Timebanks in the U.S., and International Calendar Chair, for the Returned Peace Corps Volunteers of Wisconsin-Madison. Proceeds from this calendar have raised over 1 million dollars for charitable causes, mostly international, since its inception.

Prior to this, he was the first facilitator of the Northside Planning Council, a resident-led organization focused on community development and Project Director of the National Youth Gang Project sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice and located at the University of Chicago. The National Youth Gang Project developed the “Spergel model” to assist communities in their efforts to address youth gang violence. This approach has been implemented by a multitude of cities across the United States. Additionally, he has worked as an administrator in the non-profit sector and with the U.S. Peace Corps in Philadelphia and Washington D.C. He served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Kingdom of Nepal as a teacher. He has a Masters Degree from the School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago and a Bachelors Degree in International Studies from Bradley University.

Mr. Chance was selected as the Outstanding Social Worker for the State of Wisconsin by NASW in 2007.


GARRETT LEE, Treasurer

Garrett Owen Lee is the founder of WHY–We Help You, which aims to build asset-based, peer-to-peer, self-help communities centered on positive psychology, mindfulness, and wellness principles. He also is the creator and co-founder of Good Point., which aims to gamify and promote "Good Capital" as an alternative way of valuing one another's intrinsic goodness in our market society. His passions include family, pedagogy, authentic expression, consciousness, mindfulness, social & restorative justice, live music, disc sports, philosophy, truth seeking, creativity, problem solving, puzzles & games, beer & cheese, and having fun.


AMANDA McKAIG, Secretary

I have lived in Madison since 2005 and worked in a day care center before going to college. I have my Associate of Arts in liberal studies and plan on getting a BS in Elementary Eduacation. I love working with children and meeting new people. I currently am a Respite Care Worker, and am working with people with disabilities. Feel free to contact me if you ever have any questions about the Timebank.



Sandy Nelson is a returning board member to Dane County TimeBank. She is an avid weather watcher and people helper and first got involved with DCTB when she served as the Ambassador at the 2007 International TimeBanking Conference.



Ms. Pradhan is a development professional with over 20 years of experience in international development. She has a Masters Degree in Anthropology from Tribhuvan University in Nepal and a certificate in Development Information Management from University of Sussex, Institute of Development Studies in London, UK. She approaches her work from an equity and inclusivity perspective. Expertise areas include communications and public relations, capacity building and change management, and strategic planning and program implementation. Ms. Pradhan has initiated gender inclusive projects involving clean water, sanitation and hygiene in Nepal, South Asia Region and UK.



Lisa Dugdale recently relocated to the Madison area. She provides coaching, consulting, facilitation, and evaluation services to nonprofits, social entrepreneurs, and activists. She first learned about timebanking when she founded and ran a nonprofit in Michigan called Think Local First, focused on supporting community-oriented locally owned businesses.

You can find her at www.lisadugdale.com, or contact her through her timebank profile if you’d like help with a resume, or would like to take advantage of her inexplicable love for painting walls and anything else she can get her hands on.



Mike Godbe is an associate attorney at the plaintiff-side employment law firm, Hawks-Quindel, S.C. He focuses his practice on protecting employee rights in the workplace, and protecting consumers in the marketplace. Outside of work, Mike enjoys turning wooden bowls on his lathe (check out his woodturning instruction offers on time bank’s offers list), gardening, and planning guitar and mandolin. He believes that time banking has amazing potential to support communities and bring people together, and he is thrilled to join the board of the Dane County TimeBank.


I have a lifelong track record of impassioned service to my community. I have over 25 years in the healthcare field. I currently work with Hands of Hope, in their Global engagment to support their clean water project and provide the necessary supplies to the villages of people who live in poverty in the Dominican Republic.

I also serve on the advisory board for Circle of Hands, an organization that support safe housing for families, single men, woman, and LBGTQ population. I currently work with both non profit organization as a Grant-writer.

I have a masters in education from Strayer University in Washington D.C., a bachelor degree from Upper Iowa University, Fayette, IA and nursing degree, Chicago, IL



I have been a police officer since 1998. I have served as a neighborhood officer (NPO) and a educational resource officer (ERO). I currently assigned to the South District as a patrol officer. I have been involved with the Unconcious Bias group since 2015. I was born and raised in Ashtabula, OH.


I have an undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University and a Masters from The Ohio State University in Public Policy and Management. I started community based restorative justice projects in the community and in the schools, partnering with community organizations like the Dane County Timebank, Madison Metropolitan School District, Dane Co. Human Services, and YWCA.


#AgingBabyBoomerFealessEnoughToStillWearRedChucks!  Peter found his voice in high school forensics and became a marketer who simplifies competitive landscapes to find a brands' point-of-difference.  Through "Coffee with Pete" and images and storytelling on social media, Peter has been successful at engaging community to see 'the humans of poverty.'  Always willing to share a 'thoughtstarter,' Peter is working on the collaborative Spirit of Servivorship on www.servive.org.










Do you have time and talent to offer to our Board? Here is a position description.