After noticing gaps in mentoring and support for students, we participated in 10 years of research to identify aspects of a program that would better fill the community needs and support local organizations. The outcome of this research outlined what is now Intentional Mentoring Inc.
Katie Mae Imhoff-Smith
Founder, President, Director
Katie Mae Imhoff-Smith is a Madison native, dog lover, and ice cream enthusiast. Holding degrees in psychology, communication arts and education (curriculum, instruction, and assessment), she has been mentoring, coaching and teaching students both in and out of the Madison Metropolitan School District for the last 13 years. Currently, she is an 8th-grade teacher at Akira Toki Middle School.
Lead Mentor Coach
Dana Finne is proud Wisconsonite, active outdoor enthusiast, animal lover and health nut. She holds an undergrad degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire and a Masters in Teaching from Cardinal Stritch University. She began her teaching career in Milwaukee and, after 7 years, moved to Madison where she currently teaches 8th grade at Akira Toki Middle School.
Social Worker, Events Coordinator
Franny has been working with youth in Madison for over ten years. Hailing from northern Minnesota, she moved to Wisconsin to attend UW-Madison where she earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Social work and later a Masters degree in Social Work. Currently, she works as an adoption social worker in Madison.
In her free time, Franny enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee, eating at the Pizza Ranch with her husband Ray, and watching Frasier reruns.
He has an entrepreneurial spirit and feels called to be involved in the community through his youth volunteer work and business background.