Luke Waldo, MSEd

Director of Program Design and Community Engagement

Luke Waldo is a well-being manager with Children’s Wisconsin and  director of implementation and community outreach for the Institute for Child and Family Well-Being.

Luke has dedicated his career to child well-being in Europe, South America and his native Milwaukee where he has worked with children adversely impacted by immigration, homelessness, family violence, and abuse and neglect. He has nearly two decades of experience in the non-profit sector working in the fields of domestic violence, childhood trauma and well-being, homelessness, and education and prevention, with a particular focus on engagement and innovative solutions to personal and community challenges. Luke has trained hundreds of child well-being professionals in the areas of domestic violence, toxic stress, adverse childhood experiences, and childhood resilience. Prior to joining ICFW's leadership team, Luke led the Family Support Program, which serves families involved with the child welfare system by providing strengths- and evidence-based interventions.

Luke earned his Master of Science in cultural foundations of education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2015. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.