Office of the President

Ellen M. Gilligan, President & CEO 

Kathryn J. DunnSenior Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer

Brooke Kennedy, Executive Assistant

Aileen RogersSenior Relationships Officer 

Kenyatta N. SinclairChief Diversity, Inclusion and Organizational Learning Officer

Community Impact

Janel M. Hines, Vice President

Ian B. Bautista, Senior Director of Civic Engagement 

Danielle J. Breen, Program Officer

Jeannie FenceroySenior Program Manager – Education and Scholarships

Kim Grady, Scholarship Coordinator 

Brandis HillCivic Engagement Specialist

Benjamin N. Porter, Program Officer

Darlene C. Russell, Director of Community Engagement

Theresa Scott, Program Officer

Zipporah Turnbull, Community Engagement Fellow

Development and Philanthropic Services

Kristen Mekemson, Vice President

Annmarie Baumgartner, Senior Director of Donor Services

Fiesha Lynn Bell, Director of Development and Major Gifts

Launita Dawson, Development and Philanthropic Services Specialist II

Katie Harrigan, Philanthropic Adviser

Melissa Hunter, Development & Philanthropic Services Coordinator

Will Janisch, Senior Philanthropic Adviser 

TrenLan Pounds, Philanthropic Adviser

Joanna Rivas, Philanthropic Adviser

Emanuel Rios, Philanthropic Adviser

Jacob Scobey,  Development and Philanthropic Services Communications Coordinator

Finance and Administration

Kenneth RobertsonExecutive Vice President, Chief Operating and Financial Officer.

Christina Agapito, Accounting Manager

Karen Berger, Budget Analyst

Yelena Chester, Director of Finance

Brianna Iverson, Senior Accountant

Jonathan W. Kaeppeler, Grants Coordinator

Oletha Mays, Finance Associate

Kermiath McClendon, Impact Investing Manager

Human Resources 

Michael D. Hoffman, Vice President

Amy James, Human Resources Generalist

Drexel Perry, Human Resources Generalist/Recruiter

Marketing and Communications

Laura Porfilio Glawe, Vice President

Becca Mader, Senior Editorial and Social Media Specialist

Stephanie Khumalo, Senior Events and Convening Specialist

Ana Martinez-Ortiz, Editorial Marketing Specialist

Paula J. Perez, Senior Graphic Design and Web Specialist

Jeremy Podolski, Director of Public Relations and Editorial Strategy

Sonia Robinson, Marketing and Communications Administrative Specialist

Milwaukee Succeeds

Vincent Lyles, Executive Director

Dave Celata, Deputy Director

Sebastián Fuentes, Community Engagement Manager

Maria Hamidu, High School Success Project Manager

Catina Harwell-Young, Director of Engagement & Culture

Kelsey Hau, Milwaukee Succeeds Fund Development Manager

Kristin KappelmanDirector of Research

Brenda Poppy, Communications Manager

Samantha ReynosoEarly Childhood Education Data Analyst

Anna Smerchek, Community Engagement Manager


Milika Miller, Senior Director of Operations & Impact

Rico BrownComputer Systems Analyst

Michelle Burton, Grants & Gifts Administrator

Marilia Domingues de OliveiraGrants & Gifts Analyst

Chloe KinseyProcess Improvement Manager

Rashad MorrisIT & Facilities Manager

Wendy Painter, Data Relationship Analyst

Deborah Plears, Data Entry Specialist

Steve Wysocki, Business Systems Analyst


ThriveOn Collaboration

Cydney Key, Senior Director, ThriveOn Guest Experience and Strategic Partnerships



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