Joe Vanden Avond

Relevant Experience:

  • Director at Ryan Funeral Home & Crematory, one of De Pere’s most historic businesses.
  • Immediate Past President for the Wisconsin Alumni Association – Brown County Chapter.
  • Vice Chair, At-Large Student Representative for the Associated Students of Madison Student Services Finance Committee – University of Wisconsin, Madison.
  • Small business owner & founder of Green Bay in a Box, LLC.


Candidate Statement: Common Ground is an incredible asset for Wisconsinites. From my fiancé and the non-profit she operates to my coworkers at a small business and my retired mother, CGHC provides a range of affordable options to meet a wide spectrum of healthcare needs. When I entered the insurance marketplace for the first time on my own, having a cooperative organization with a local feel was extremely comforting. I hope to help advance the mission of CGHC by pursuing better healthcare and putting members first.