Office of the President

Ellen M. Gilligan, President & CEO 

Aileen Rogers, Executive Coordinator 

Kim Grady, Administrative Assistant 


Community Impact

Kathryn J. Dunn, Senior Vice President 

Brad Ambelang, Program and Grants Associate

Ian B. Bautista, Senior Director of Civic Engagement 

Danielle J. Breen, Program Officer

Jeannie Fenceroy, Senior Program Manager - Education and Scholarships 

Janel M. Hines, Senior Director of Grant Programs and Strategic Initiatives

Maliya Lor, Neighborhood Fellow

Kermiath McClendon, Program Officer

Liliane McFarlane, Grants Manager

Milika Miller, Program and Data Manager

Laice Perry, Community Organizer Fellow

Darlene C. Russell, Director of Community Engagement

Lamont Smith, Senior Analyst

Bregetta Wilson, Project Manager for Community Engagement

Carol Wilson, Scholarship and Program Coordinator  


Finance and Administration

Kenneth Robertson, Executive Vice President, COO and CFO

Wendy Ponting, Vice President Finance and Controller 

Yelena Chester, Investment Officer

Cindy Hoffman, Grants Coordinator

Sharon Loxton, Senior Financial Analyst  

Oletha Mays, Finance Associate

Rashad Morris, Operational Services Coordinator

Meridian M. Napoli, Operations Manager

Stacie Owen,  Senior Finance Associate


Human Resources and Organizational Learning

Michael D. Hoffman, Vice President

Nurma Brown, Administrative Assistant 

Amy James, Human Resources Generalist

Linda D. Pitts, Receptionist 


Marketing and Communications

Laura Porfilio Glawe, Vice President

Becca Mader, Senior Marketing and Communications Specialist

Sonia McGhee Jones, Administrative Assistant 

Paula J. Perez, Graphic Designer 

Jeremy Podolski, Marketing and Communications Manager


Development and Philanthropic Services

Kristen MekemsonVice President

Josey Balenger, Development and Philanthropic Services Operations Manager

Fiesha Lynn Bell, Associate Director of Major Gifts

Joseph Brooks, Senior Director of Donor Services

Leah Fiasca, Director of Development 

Will Janisch, Philanthropic Adviser 

Anna Januzzi, Development and Philanthropic Services Specialist

Emily Jane Laak-Loeding, Development and Philanthropic Services Specialist II

Maura Cook Lamensky, Associate Director of Gift Planning

Mary Kay Mark, Senior Director of Gift Planning

Mark Maurice, Philanthropic Adviser

Andrea C. Ogden, Philanthropic Adviser

Erin Olson, Prospect Researcher

Sonia Robinson, Development and Philanthropic Services Specialist 

Claudia Scholl, Philanthropic Adviser


Milwaukee Succeeds

Danae Davis, Executive Director

Dave Celata, Deputy Director

Lorna Dilley, Research and Evaluation Manager

Jonathan Dunn, Goal 3 Manager

Daria Hall, Wisconsin Policy Director, Wisconsin Partnership

Catina Harwell-Young, Director of Engagement & Culture

Clintel Hasan, School Partnerships and Initiatives Manager

Kiley Wagner, Administrative Assistant

Aftin Warren, Community Engagement Manager

2019-20 Community Impact Report

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For an overview of last year read our 2019-20 annual report.