Office of the President

Ellen M. Gilligan, President & CEO 

Aileen Rogers, Executive Assistant 


Civic Engagement

Marcus White, Vice President  

Nurma Brown, Administrative Assistant 


Community Investment

Kathryn J. Dunn, Vice President 

Jeannie Fenceroy, Senior Program Officer 

Fred Gutierrez, Senior Program Officer 

Janel M. Hines, Director of Grant Programs 

Fran Kowalkiewicz, Program and Grants Associate

Liliane McFarlane, Grants Manager

Darlene C. Russell, Senior Program Officer  

Carol Wilson, Scholarship & Program Coordinator  


Finance and Administration

Patti Dew, Vice President & CFO 

Yelena Chester, Senior Accountant 

Bryan Demerath, Systems Manager 

Tracy Hamley, Finance & Human Resources Assistant  

Sharon Loxton, Senior Financial Analyst  

Linda D. Pitts, Receptionist 

Wendy Ponting, Controller 

Stacie Shephard, Accounting Assistant  


Marketing and Communications

Susan M. Smith, Vice President 

Becca Mader, Senior Communications Specialist  

Paula J. Perez, Interactive Media Strategist & Graphic Designer 

Jeremy Podolski, Marketing and Communications Manager

Claudia Scholl, Event & Hospitality Manager


Philanthropic Services

Timothy J. Larson, Vice President 

Rafael J. Acevedo Jr., Philanthropic Adviser

Rachel V. Bennett, Philanthropic Services Assistant

Marybeth Budisch, Philanthropic Adviser 

Will Janisch, Philanthropic Adviser 

Jennifer KruegerPhilanthropic Services Associate

Andrea C. Ogden, Manager of Philanthropic Services 


Milwaukee Succeeds

Mike Soika, Director

Audra Brennan, Network Coordinator 

Lorna Dilley, Data Manager

Kia Towns, Administrative Assistant