Board of Directors and staff

Dan Tretow
Board President


Dan has worked with Seventh Generation and its predecessors since the mid 1980s. His longest standing work in CRI involves members’ dialogue with a Wisconsin corporation on human rights, executive pay and supply chain sustainability. He is the Director of Financial Services in the International Office,  School Sisters of St. Francis.

Peg Groth
Board Treasurer


Peg is the President of the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother International Finance, Inc.  During her 25+ years of service with the Sisters, she has worked in a number of international finance and social justice issues.  Peg and the Sisters have particular interests in eradicating human trafficking and the production of palm oil at the expense of other environmental factors.

Ann Roberts
Board Secretary

Ann joined Dana Investment Advisors in 2015 as an ESG analyst, having performed ESG research for the company on a project basis since 2005.

Sr. Ruth Battaglia, C.S.A.
Board Member

Sister Ruth Battaglia is a member of the Congregation of Sisters of St. Agnes, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin.  The sisters, who are committed to promoting justice and building community, serve in a variety of ministries in the United States and Nicaragua. Sister Ruth graduated from St. John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota with a master’s degree in religious education after completing her undergraduate studies at Marian College in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin. After beginning as a social studies teacher in secondary education, Sister Ruth went on to spend most of her teaching years as a theology instructor in high schools in Kansas, Illinois, and Wisconsin. Following her time in secondary education Sister Ruth served as a pastoral minister in parishes in New Mexico in the Gallup Diocese and in Wisconsin. Sister Ruth served her religious community as a member of its leadership team from 2005 until 2009. Currently Sister Ruth serves the Sisters of St. Agnes as their coordinator for their Justice, Peace, and Integrity of Creation office.

Cindy Bohlen
Board Member

Cindy Bohlen, Chief Mindfulness Officer at Riverwater Partners, leads its Sustainable Investing efforts, in addition to analyzing companies for inclusion in client portfolios. Prior to joining Riverwater, Cindy managed money for clients, serving as an analyst, fund manager, and portfolio manager at Robert W. Baird and M&I Investment Management. More recently, she added a socially responsible lens to her investment process, while working for a private socially responsible investment firm, and then for a local foundation. She serves her community in various board and volunteer roles and currently serves on the Company Calls Committee for US SIF. Cindy earned a B.B.A. in Finance and a B.A. in Spanish from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. In addition, she is a CFA charterholder. Cindy lives in Milwaukee with her husband, two daughters, and dog. She enjoys writing, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Sr. Ruth Geraets, P.B.V.M.
Board Member


Sr. Ruth is the Treasurer of the Sisters of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Aberdeen, S. Dak.).  She has served her community in educational apostolates, formation ministry, pastoral care, and several roles in administration.  Her community has a particular interest in greenhouse gas reductions.

Sr. Barbara Jennings, C.S.J.
Board Member

Sr. Barbara joined her community in 1967 after receiving a BA (English). She taught high school in Waco, TX and Kansas City, MO, and religious studies at Avila University and Fontbonne University MBA programs. Barbara has led MCRI since 2007 and is on ICCR’s Food & Water and Human Rights leadership teams. MCRI hosted the ICCR Summer Conference in 2011. Barbara has served on the ICCR Board and currently serves on the Boards of Fontbonne University and Carondelet Community Betterment Federation.

Mark Peters
Board Member, Chair of the Development Committee


Mark is the Director of Justice, Peace, and Reconciliation, Priests of the Sacred Heart (Hales Corners, Wisc.).  Besides his service in justice and peace ministry, he was a parish minister for 18 years and diocesan administrator for ten, with much service in interfaith ministries.

Sr. Carmen Schnyder, C.P.P.S.
Board Member

Sr. Carmen joined her community in 1960 and served in their leadership from 2004-2010. After receiving a BA (History), Masters (Elementary School Leadership), and an MBA, she served as a teacher, principal, and in school administration. Carmen developed the Finance Office for St. Vincent de Paul Parish in Chicago, IL and has been the Treasurer and on the Investment Committee of her community since 2004. She’s also been active in socially responsible investing since 2004.

Frank Sherman
Executive Director


After a 35 year career, Frank retired from an executive position with a Global Fortune 500 company to join Seventh Generation Interfaith. He also serves as a board member of the Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility. Frank gives back to the local community as a certified mentor for SCORE and is on the adjunct faculty of Cardinal Stritch University (Milwaukee, Wisc.).”

Christopher Cox
Associate Director


Before taking on the role of associate director, Chris led the Human Thread Campaign, a program of Seventh Generation Interfaith and Catholic effort to raise awareness, direct action, and build solidarity with garment workers. Previously, he served in multicultural and low income communities in the U.S. and Latin America.

Natalie Wasek
Shareholder Advocacy Manager

Natalie will join SGI in August after a year of volunteer service with Franciscan Volunteers: No Risk, No Gain and the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia which was framed around ecological and social justice. She found a passion in working towards systemic change and is excited by the opportunity to continue to work and grow in this field.
Natalie graduated magna cum laude from St. Bonaventure University with a B.B.A. in accounting, and minors in international business and theology.