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CAP Services names new Director of Talent

By Portage County Business Council

Rebecca Lerol, Town of Knowlton, is the new Director of Talent at CAP Services’.Talent Director

Lerol is based out of CAP’s Stevens Point corporate headquarters. She is responsible for oversight of CAP’s human resources and talent development functions.

“Rebecca is a wonderful addition to our team,” said Mary Patoka, CAP president and CEO. “Her diverse professional background, which includes human resources as well as nonprofit and direct service experience, has prepared her well for this role with our agency.”

Lerol’s work experience includes five years in human resource and managerial roles. Lerol’s has been at Pro Staff and Nature’s Pathways, and the Bush Foundation and Robert Half International. Additionally, Lerol has two years’ experience as a bilingual community case worker for Portico Healthnet in St. Paul. Prior to that, she spent a summer in Iowa doing pesticide safety training for migrant farm workers and assisting with migrant farmworker health clinics.

Lerol holds a bachelor’s degree in Spanish Language from Iowa State University.  She studied global environmental health at the graduate level at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. She is certified in Personal and Workplace Leadership by Fox Valley Technical College. Lerol also served in an elected role on the Basic Needs Giving Partnership with the Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region. They direct funding to programs aimed at addressing the root causes of poverty in the Fox Valley region.

“As a human resources professional with an interest in community development, CAP Services is a great fit for me,” said Lerol. “I look forward to helping CAP continue to be a leader in its anti-poverty and development work.”