October 22, 2019

AJM Board

Board of Directors

Exciting changes coming soon!

Patrick Meyer : Board President

Patrick Meyer

Board President


Patrick is a member of the founding family that started the Aaron J. Meyer Foundation, Inc. He became President of our board so that he can continue to give his talents to help families restore the hopes and dreams he once experienced.

Outside of his volunteer work, he is also a residential REALTOR at Sprinkman Real Estate and an avid disc golfer!

Tim Kritter : Vice President

Tim Kritter

Vice President

Timothy Kritter served actively on the Aaron J. Meyer Foundation board from  2005 – 2008 and rejoined the board in 2015.

Tim founded TJK Design Build in 1992 and has successfully worked in the Greater Madison Area design and construction business for over 25 years.  He serves on the Park Bank Board of Directors, served on the Madison Children’s Museum Board of Directors and is in the Ambassador's Circle of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.  He is a member Downtown Madison, Inc. and the Madison Chamber of Commerce.

As a personal friend of the Meyer family, he takes pride in keeping Aaron’s dream alive.

Michael Lawrence : Treasurer

Michael Lawrence


Michael Lawrence is Vice President, Business Banking at Park Bank, Madison WI. Michael has been in the banking and finance field for over 25 years. Since 2010, he has managed a portfolio of over $220,000,000 in loans and investments and continues to grow Park Bank with business clients and personal relationship banking.Previously, Michael worked for State Bank of Cross Plains, Loan Performance in San Francisco, GE Capital in Raleigh, NC and Freddie Mac in Vienna, VA.

Active in the Madison Community, Lawrence is currently on the Board of Directors for Keep Wisconsin Warm/Cool Fund and is past President of the Waunakee Area Chamber of Commerce and member of the Town of Middleton Planning Commission.

Carla Nowka : Secretary

Carla Nowka


Carla J Nowka is the business development manager for Preferred Title and its affiliate offices. She has been extremely involved in real estate industry related organizations and is currently serving on the board of directors for the Realtors Association of South Central Wisconsin.

Carla strongly believes in giving back to the community, and currently volunteers at the local community clothes closet and children’s ministry program at church.

Having met Tom Meyer shortly after Aaron’s death, she has been a supporter of Aaron’s House since it opened in 2007. Joining the board of the Aaron J. Meyer Foundation is truly an honor, as well as a tremendous opportunity to help educate the collegiate community that living sober can be fun and enjoyable.

Tom Meyer : Board Member

Tom Meyer

Board Member


Tom is a founding member of the Aaron J. Meyer Foundation. He is also Aaron and Patrick's dad. He has been the inspiration behind the development and growth of The Aaron J. Meyer Foundation, Inc. We are excited to have Tom rejoin our Board of Directors (2005 - 2016 and 2019 - Present) as we move forward into the next chapter!

Renae Buchheim : Board Member

Renae Buchheim

Board Member

Renae is a Senior Marketing Consultant for UW Health, where she has worked for more than 15 years.

Honored and proud to be a member of the Aaron J. Meyer Foundation board, Renae is excited about the development of a larger collegiate recovery community in Madison. As a DeForest resident, Renae has focused much of her community service there. She has served on the Norway Grove Memorial Lutheran Church Council, chaired and assisted with Norski Soccer Club tournaments, coordinated efforts to bring The Malaria Project to the Madison area and is a member of the American Heart Association’s Circle of Red.

Cathy Meyer : Board Member Emeritus

Cathy Meyer

Board Member Emeritus

Mom of Aaron who served actively on the AJM board from 2009-2014, has transitioned into the role of Emeritus Board member.

Cathy helped bring Aaron’s vision to life and looks forward to staying connected through special events.