Visit for current protocols and updates.

Meet Our Presenters

UWM CEAS Faculty/Staff (Programming Primer)

Programming Primer is offered in partnership with the UW-Milwaukee College of Engineering and Applied Science (CEAS). Students will learn to code with the help of UWM computer science professors and students

Salma Abadin MPH

Salma Abadin received her master’s degree in public health, specializing in epidemiology and biostatistics, from Washington University in St. Louis. She currently serves as the Violence Prevention Research Coordinator for the City of Milwaukee Health Department’s Office of Violence Prevention.... Read More

Elena Abend

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, pianist Elena Abend has performed with all the major orchestras of her country, including recording with the Filarmonica Nacional. Ms. Abend received her Bachelor and Master degrees from the Juilliard School and awarded the William Schuman... Read More

Patricia Ackerman

Patricia Ackerman has been with A.O. Smith since 1983. The company is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of residential and commercial water heating equipment with a global footprint of operations in North America, China, India and Europe. Named senior... Read More

Steve Ackerman

Steve Ackerman moved to Wisconsin in 1987, accepting a research scientist position in the Space Science and Engineering Center (SSEC). He joined the UW-Madison faculty in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences in 1992. Professor Ackerman served as Director... Read More

Nicole Acosta

Born and raised in Milwaukee, Nicole is a first generation multidisciplinary Mexican artist and marketing director. Whether through visual art, written word or photography, most of Nicole’s work reflects the exploration of her identity, experience and storytelling. Nicole holds a... Read More

Tonya Adair

Appointed the Chief Innovation and Information Officer for Milwaukee Public Schools in July of 2015, Tonya Adair leads four major district departments including School Transformation, Organizational Development, Innovation, and Technology. With equity at the forefront and using research to drive... Read More

Kenge Adams

Kenge Adams

Kenge is the founder and CEO of Connect Business Consulting. She is an enthusiastic industry leader and entrepreneur with expertise partnering with corporations and community organizations to effectively manage and execute business and community initiatives, programs, and projects. Kenge values... Read More

Scott Adams

Scott Adams is chair of the Economics Department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with expertise in labor economics, health economics and public policy. He is co-editor of the Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization. Prior to coming to UWM, he was... Read More

James Adashek

Jim Adashek is a retired attorney and life-long jazz fan. Interested in all phases of jazz, he has presented previous Osher courses on Jazz of the ’20s and Jazz of the Swing Era. In addition to being an avid record collector and... Read More

Helen Adelt

Helen is a former UWM theater major, who has been a Shakespeare aficionado and a “word nerd” for most of her life. She has worked as a stage manager but has spent most of her career as a business analyst.... Read More

Betsy Adrian

Betsy Adrian holds master’s degrees in public health and in education from the University of Illinois. She was one of the early Lamaze instructors in Chicago from 1976-1981, teaching at Michael Reese and Presbyterian–St. Luke’s Hospitals. She worked in health... Read More

Gul Afshan PhD

Dr. Afshan earned her doctoral degree in biochemistry and molecular biology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She completed her post-doctoral work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. She then became an assistant professor at the... Read More

Daniel Agterberg Ph.D.

Daniel Agterberg received his physics from the University of Waterloo in 1991, his 1992 and his Ph.D. in 1996, both from the University of Toronto. He was a research associate at Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in... Read More

Diana Ahmad Ph.D.

Dr. Diana Ahmad is a Curators’ Distinguished Teaching Professor Emerita of American history at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. She specializes in the history of the American West, especially drugs and sex, as well as Americans in the... Read More

Jeff Aiken

Jeff Aikin is a retired journalist with an interest in history and old buildings. He chairs the Whitefish Bay Historic Preservation Commission.

Neil Albrecht

Neil Albrecht is the executive director for the City of Milwaukee Election Commission and has been an election administrator since 2005. In this position, Albrecht oversees all aspects of local election management, candidate filing and campaign finance reporting for the... Read More

Peter T. Albrecht

Peter Albrecht began his career in public transportation in 1973 as a coach operator for CAMBUS, the University of Iowa campus transit system. He subsequently held positions as General Manager or Director of several small urban transit systems in Iowa.... Read More

Griselda Aldrete

Griselda Aldrete is the Fire and Police Commission’s new executive director. Previously she was president and CEO of Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee (HPGM). Her primary responsibility is to work in coordination with the board of directors to develop and... Read More

Barbara Ali

Barbara Ali spent most of her adult life traveling the world with the U.S. Air Force. An avid photographer, world traveler, adventurer and mom, she and her husband Abdulhamid live in Whitefish Bay where they have a “yours, mine and... Read More

Sabahat Ali

Sabahat Ali is a physician assistant, working as a member of the inpatient Diabetes Management team at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin. Sabahat grew up in Wauwatosa and attended Marquette University where she obtained her bachelor’s in Biomedical... Read More

Frank Alioto

Frank Alioto is a lifelong Milwaukeean who grew up in Bay View and now resides off Brady Street. He and his wife Rachelle have two kids, Sam, a junior at UW Madison, and Alyssa, a freshman at De Paul University.... Read More

Huda Alkaff

Huda Alkaff is an ecologist, environmental educator, and the founder and director of Wisconsin Green Muslims, a grassroots environmental justice group formed in 2005 connecting faith, environmental justice, sustainability, and healing through education and service. For over two decades, Huda... Read More

Belinda Allen MCT/MVP

Belinda Allen is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for Power BI. Belinda is currently a Microsoft Power Platform (Certified) Trainer (MCT), speaker and co-author of two books on business intelligence and Microsoft Dynamics GP. Belinda is a principal at... Read More

Jasmine Allexi

Jasmine Allexi, D.C., L.Ac., is a chiropractor and acupuncturist serving our community for more than 20 years. Specializing in functional medicine married with the energetic body, Dr. Allexi assists patients as they return to their authentic brilliant selves.

Emma Almond

Emma Almond is responsible for leading communications and public relations across ManpowerGroup’s family of brands and 75 countries including developing thought leadership; leading executive coaching for global media, events and speaking roles; addressing issues and crisis communications protocol; monitoring and... Read More

Frank Almond

Frank Almond held the Charles and Marie Caestecker Concertmaster Chair at the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra for 25 five years. He held similar positions with the Rotterdam Philharmonic and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Frank regularly performs as a soloist with the... Read More

Deborah Alpert

Debbie has held various positions over the past 40 years that deal with health benefits design, pricing and communication and delivery for employees in corporations of all sizes. As a senior consultant with one of the largest benefits consulting companies... Read More

Ruba AlSaman

Born in Jordan, Ruba speaks four languages: Arabic, English, French, and German.  She holds a B.A. in Modern Languages (French and german) and a Master’s Degreee in Women Studies. Ruba did part of her language study in France at the L’Université... Read More

Wendy Althen

Wendy Althen’s mission in life is to provide premier financial advising services by utilizing her passion and unwavering commitment towards her clients’ success. Being a woman in this industry sets her apart and she is a trusted resource, advisor and... Read More

Eloiza Altoro

Eloiza has 20+ years of experience working for and with associations, nonprofit organizations and government agencies. She is currently the principal consultant of Mind Redesign Consulting, a business that she founded 16 years ago to provide board governance and organizational development... Read More

Dean Amhaus

Dean Amhaus has served as the first president & CEO of The Water Council (TWC) since March 2010. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, The Water Council was formed in 2009 to drive economic, technology and talent development to support the global water... Read More

Matthew Amman

Matthew Amman lives in a mid-century modern house designed by Milwaukee architect Donald Grieb in Fox Point, WI. Each year he organizes a gathering for Milwaukee’s North Shore Mid-Century Modern Homeowners. In his spare time, he is working on a... Read More

Ryan Amundson

Ryan Amundson has worked in public relations at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino since 2006, managing the department since September of 2016. In his role, Ryan oversees the property’s media relations, public affairs and social responsibility efforts. Prior to that, he... Read More

Fredric Ancel Ph. D.

Fredric Ancel received a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 1976 specializing in the area of topology. He held research positions at Princeton University and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute in Berkeley and faculty positions... Read More

Lauren Ancel Meyers

Lauren Ancel Meyers is the Cooley Centennial Professor of biology and statistics at the University of Texas at Austin. She was trained as a mathematical biologist at Harvard and Stanford Universities and has been a pioneer in the field of... Read More

Margaret Andera

Margaret Andera has a history of over 20 years with the Milwaukee Art Museum. She began her tenure in 1989 as a curatorial intern, assigned to work on the newly acquired Michael and Julie Hall Collection of American Folk Art.... Read More

Cookie Anderson

Cookie Anderson’s interest in origami began in 1972 when she visited Japan. Cookie learned how to fold the crane which is a symbol of long life in Japan. Since then Cookie has folded over 71,000 cranes. When Cookie completed her first... Read More

Jennifer Anderson

Jenny Anderson paints using natural minerals and pigments. She is passionate about using pure pigments, and her rich color palette extends into handmade pastels, oil paints, watercolor, egg tempera and black walnut ink. For 12 years she has been exploring the... Read More

Katya Anderson

Originally from Kiev, Ukraine, Katya Anderson has been residing in Milwaukee for the past 13 years. Her educational background includes a BA in philosophy and religious studies, MA in social work and learning two languages. This allows her to bring... Read More

Kevin Anderson

Kevin Anderson serves as Wisconsin region CEO of Old National Bank(ONB). Old National’s Wisconsin presence is centered among the most dynamic markets in Wisconsin of Milwaukee, Madison and the Fox Valley. Kevin’s extensive experience in corporate and commercial banking, coupled... Read More

Will Andresen

Some hair remains on Andresen’s head after 35 years of rural and small-town community development. Early, earnest and naive work as a community planning consultant, chamber director and community development director led Will to a strong understanding of how not... Read More

Bonnie Andrews

For the last two decades, Bonnie Andrews has worked in the Milwaukee nonprofit sector with a focus on increasing effective volunteer engagement. Currently as the manager of Volunteer Milwaukee, a service of the Nonprofit Center, she has specialized in training... Read More

Crystal Andrews Banks

Crystal Andrews Banks is the global manager for diversity and inclusion at Johnson Controls.  As a proven cultural transformation change agent with over eight years of experience, she furthers Johnson Control’s global D&I efforts by identifying and formulating viable solutions... Read More

John Angelos

John Angelos has lectured on literature at Whitefish Bay High School, UWM School of Continuing Education, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UWM and the Milwaukee Shakespeare Company.

Sally Anlin PMP, CSM

Sally has over 20 years of experience leading teams to deliver high quality technical solutions that meet business needs. Her areas of expertise include: Building, developing and coaching high performing technology teams to meet business goals and objectives. Creating performance... Read More

Michael Antonelli

In 2013, Michael launched “Bull and Baird,” a market blog that explores catalysts moving the day’s financial markets, shares links to relevant news stories and editorials, provides market perspective and offers comic relief on the day’s developments. Michael received an... Read More

Emily Antonneau

Emily Antonneau is a recent graduate of UW-Milwaukee. She earned her degree in the Letters and Science department of anthropology, with an interest to pursue museum studies. She grew up in Racine, WI, only four blocks from the wonderful Racine... Read More

Liz Arbuckle

Liz Arbuckle is a member of the Bad River Chippewa in northern Wisconsin, where she currently resides. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a PhD in political science from the University of Michigan. Her areas... Read More

Loriana Armstrong

Loriana was born on May 12, 1977, and grew up in a coffee farm in a small town in Puerto Rico. Her family moved to Milwaukee in 1989 looking for a better future. Loriana is the youngest of four. At... Read More

Bettina Arnold

Bettina Arnold obtained her BA degree in archaeology from Yale University and her MA and PhD degrees in anthropology from Harvard University. She is a professor of anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she served as the co-director of... Read More

Dena Aronson

Dena Aronson is a grassroots videographer and editor with a passion for her work. Her documentation work has taken her from the neighborhoods of Milwaukee to the hills of San Francisco, to Germany, Mexico and the Middle East. Engaged by... Read More

Brian Artka

Brian tells the stories about the people behind the businesses with films that connect on a human level. Armed with a keen sense of observation and any kind of video camera, Brian cinematically captures life with moving images and sound.... Read More

Ivan Ascher

Ivan Ascher is an associate professor of political science at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is the author of a book on financialization titled “Portfolio Society: On the Capitalist Mode of Prediction” (2016). His current project is a political theory... Read More

Carl Ashley

Prior to being elected as a Circuit Court Judge, Carl Ashley spent seven years practicing law in the Public Defender’s Office. He opened his law practice in 1989. Judge Ashley was elected to Milwaukee County Circuit Court in 1999. He... Read More

Elvira Asuncion

Elvira T. Asuncion is an Organization Development & Planning (OD & P) practitioner with more than 20 years of experience in program management, community relations building, and collaboration. Prior to working with the UWM Center for Urban Community Development, she has... Read More

Steve Augustine

A Milwaukee native, Steve earned an Honors B. S. in Meteorology and a B. A. in Applied Mathematics from Saint Louis University, and his M. S. in Atmospheric Science from the University of Michigan.  He also worked at the National... Read More

Claudia Aulum

Claudia Aulum is a first-generation American and graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. Her writing is informed by wide-ranging professional experiences, travel, and studies, as well as a love of language. Claudia’s work explores divisions and barriers that... Read More

Oscar Avila

Avila is a project specialist at Eppstein Uhen Architects and member of the architectural review board for the village of Brown Deer. He also currently teaches Principles of Building Information Modeling using Revit at the UWM School of Architecture and... Read More

Olinda Ayala

Olinda Ayala began her career in the financial services industry assisting low-income individuals pursuing financial stability in the nonprofit sector. She is an active member of the Empower Me foundation board, the Wisconsin Humane Society advisory board and the finance... Read More

Leslie Babcox

Leslie grew up in Grayslake, Illinois, but turned to Wisconsin for college. She graduated from Carroll College in 1976 with a double major in English and theatre education. For the next 13 years, she taught high school English in Grayslake.... Read More

Nancy Backes Ph.D.

Dr. Nancy Backes is a retired professor and former chair of the English department at Cardinal Stritch University, where she taught a variety of literature and writing courses. Her teaching and research specialties involve marginalized populations. Previously taught Osher courses... Read More

Carl Baehr

Carl Baehr, a Milwaukee native, is the author of “Milwaukee Streets: The Stories Behind their Names” and “From the Emerald Isle to the Cream City: A History of the Irish in Milwaukee.” He writes the City Streets column for Urban... Read More

Bevan Baker

Bevan K. Baker was sworn in as the 16th Commissioner of Health of the City of Milwaukee on August 6, 2004. He was nominated by Mayor Tom Barrett in 2004 and re-confirmed for a second term by the City’s Common... Read More

Robert Baker

Dr. Rob “Biko” Baker lives at the intersection of tech, storytelling and civic engagement. A historian by training, he’s most interested in helping regular people tell their story to transform their lives, work place settings and communities. When he’s not... Read More

Sue Baker

Sue Baker, as Program Director for the Les Paul Foundation, works with non-profit organizations across the country. Her extensive and varied non-profit experience coupled with her friendship with Les Paul offers a base for inspiring generations with the legacy of... Read More

Lawrence Baldassaro

Lawrence Baldassaro is professor emeritus of Italian and former director of the Honors College at UWM. In addition to articles on Italian film, politics, and culture, he has published numerous essays on Dante in American and Italian journals, contributed to... Read More

Paulette Bangura

Paulette Bangura sees her life work in terms of creating vehicles of voice and change for those people in disenfranchised environments who seek to transform their lives. She is passionate about community, especially the community of people of color. Ms.... Read More

Raymond Banks

Assistant Chief Banks joined the Milwaukee Police Department in 1991 after being a state trooper for the Wisconsin State Patrol from 1990-1991. Assistant Chief Ray Banks was the assistant chief of the department’s Administration Bureau. Prior to serving in this... Read More

Kathy Banzhaf

Kathy Banzhaf is an Osher member who enjoys theater. She is grateful for the local thriving arts community that offers many options to attend live theater and will share her enthusiasm for drama.

Ewa Barczyk

Ewa currently serves as the associate provost and director of libraries at UW-Milwaukee. Ewa has been at UWM libraries for 30 years in various leadership positions. Ewa is actively involved in American Libraries Association, Association of College and Research Libraries... Read More

Michael Barndt Ph.D.

Michael Barndt holds a BS from Case Institute and a PhD, School of Business, from Case Western Reserve University. He has 30 years of university and community teaching experience, primarily in urban policy. He currently is the classical music critic... Read More

Victor & Dawn Barnett

Victor Barnett founded Running Rebels Community Organization when he was 19 years old. Together, Victor and his wife Dawn Barnett have guided the organization’s growth to serve more than 3,000 youth yearly through its EPIC mission of: Engaging the community,... Read More

Cindy Barnicki PhD

Dr. Cindy Barnicki is a professor in mechanical engineering at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. She holds a PhD in metallurgical engineering from the Ohio State University. Cindy teaches courses in materials, manufacturing processes and engineering design. She is currently... Read More

Gregory Barrette

Greg has been playing chess for enjoyment for many years. Over time, he has taught chess to children as young as four years old and adults who have gone on to teach other children. Greg plays chess with friends and... Read More

Mollie Bartelt

Mollie Bartelt is an author, entrepreneur, photo estate planner and owner of Pixologie. She has organized millions of photos, both print and digital. She understands the challenges consumers face with managing their memories and has seen first hand the kind... Read More

David Bartlett

David Bartlett is a retired Fire Captain from the City of St. Francis. He progressed through the ranks as a Part/Full time firefighter, EMT, Driver-Operator, Lieutenant and finally Captain. After a thirty-one year career, he retired in December of 2009... Read More

Gina Barton

Gina Barton is the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s criminal justice investigative reporter. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and a master’s degree in liberal studies with concentrations in criminal justice and creative writing... Read More

Jim Bartos

Jim Bartos is a seasoned facilitator and nonprofit CEO and manager. Jim has a proven track record facilitating Community Building Workshops and mentoring facilitators-in-training in a wide range of human services, criminal justice and government programs with diverse participant groups.... Read More

Anne Basting

Anne is the founder and president of TimeSlips Creative Storytelling and professor of theatre at UWM’s Peck School of the Arts.

John Bates

John Bates is the author of nine books and a contributor to seven others, all of which focus on the natural history of the Northwoods. He has worked as a naturalist in Wisconsin’s Northwoods for 30 years, leading an array... Read More

Kurt R Bauer

Kurt R. Bauer became the fifth head of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC) in 2011. Founded in 1911, WMC is the combined Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce, Wisconsin Manufacturers’ Association and the Wisconsin Safety Council. WMC represents 3,800 employers of all... Read More

Gary Baughn

Gary Baughn taught high school English for 35 years, but is currently busy reading what he wants, listening to music, traveling and definitely not grading essays.

Rachel Baum

Rachel Baum is Deputy Director of the Stahl Center for Jewish Studies at UWM, where she teaches courses on the Holocaust and Jewish culture. She is also a certified life coach who loves helping her clients live with purpose and... Read More

Wendy K. Baumann

Wendy Katherine Baumann serves as president/CVO of The Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation (WWBIC), a statewide economic development corporation. Baumann accepted this challenging position in the community in 1994, providing the leadership required to insure the achievement of WWBIC’s mission... Read More

Holly Baumgart

Holly Baumgart is vice president of strategy at Sargento Foods, Inc. In this position, Holly is responsible for strategic planning, providing strategic direction to all business units and mergers and acquisitions. Previously, Holly served as the vice president of information... Read More

Tim Baumgartner

Tim founded and leads the analytics team at Laughlin Constable, which works to assign metrics to all advertising mediums and measures key performance indicators for marketing campaigns. Through Laughlin’s Full Circle Tracking approach, he analyses how multichannel advertising influences individuals... Read More

Janet Bavelas

Janet Beavin Bavelas, Ph.D., is an experimental psychologist whose research group developed microanalysis of face-to-face dialogue in order to study the close details of how dialogue works. She is an active emeritus professor of Psychology, University of Victoria (Canada) and,... Read More

Renee Bebeau

Renee is a full-time, self-taught artist who focuses on painting, henna and clothing design. She is the curator of The Pfister Holiday Marketplace and The Muse Gallery Guesthouse in Bay View, WI.

Adam Bechle

Adam Bechle is a coastal engineering specialist with Wisconsin Sea Grant. In this role, Adam helps Great Lakes communities build resilience to coastal hazards like erosion, flooding, and water level impacts. Adam communicates the latest hazard research, develops outreach products on best management practices, and provides local governments guidance... Read More

Gwen Bechtel

Ms. Bechtel is a Registered Environmental Manager (REM) and senior environmental manager with AECOM. She is a experienced professional with 21 years of experience and a range of skills relating to the appraisal of environmental, construction, and sustainability aspects of... Read More

Kim Beck

Kim Beck

Kim Beck has been responsible for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UW-Milwaukee in one way or another for the past 16 years; the last seven, serving as its executive director. Honored and humbled to be a part of the... Read More

Ann Becker

Ann Becker (she/her/hers) has been a business owner throughout her career. Today she is dedicated to supporting and strengthening travel small businesses, nonprofit organizations, and leaders by forging strategic connections; contributing fresh perspectives; including and elevating diverse voices; and strengthening... Read More

Jerry Becker

Jerry Becker, HTCP/I, CAE, is a Healing Touch Certified Instructor and the Energy Therapy Director at Kanyakumari Ayurveda and Yoga Wellness Center in Glendale, Wisconsin. Utilizing Ayurvedic principles, he empowers clients to learn about themselves and understand their unique place... Read More

Bruce Beehler

After completing his zoo veterinary internship at the National Zoo, Dr. Bruce Beehler began his 33-year career at the Milwaukee County Zoo first as the zoo veterinarian, and then as director of animal management and health. He has led wildlife... Read More

Richard A. Behrendt JD

Richard Behrendt is the director of estate planning at Annex Wealth Management. He taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School from 2008-2012. Before entering the financial services profession in 2006, Rich spent 12 years working... Read More

Chad Beier PST

Chad is an organizational agility advisor and external change agent with and Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) with He promotes organizational agility and positive pressure for change through speaking, advising, coaching and training.   His first experience with agile, Scrum... Read More

Chris Beimborn

Chris Beimborn, STEM-outreach specialist for the UWM College of Engineering & Applied Science, coordinates the UW-Milwaukee EnQuest program. EnQuest, or Engineering Quest, is an all-girl, project-based engineering summer camp for high school students. Participants gain skills, spend time in engineering... Read More

Dr. Edward Beimborn

Dr. Edward Beimborn recently retired as director of the Center for Urban Transportation Studies at UW-Milwaukee and had been a faculty member at UWM since 1968. He has been involved in a wide range of policy-related activities and planning studies... Read More

Abbey Beine

Abbey is a Wisconsin native who received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. After she completed her undergraduate degree in Biology, Society and Environment, Abbey pursued a licensure for science education at UW-Milwaukee... Read More

Karen Belgard

Karen Belgard, Au.D.  CCC-A, received her Master’s Degree in Audiology from Northwestern University in 1986 and her Doctorate in Audiology in 2012 from A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Health Sciences. She has been in practice since 1986 and is... Read More

Esteban Bell

Esteban Bell is a former Peace Corps volunteer in Panama. He has taught Spanish at Pius XI High School in Milwaukee besides teaching Spanish for the Osher program at Temple University, Philadelphia. He has traveled extensively in Mexico, Spain, Honduras,... Read More

Linda Bell

Linda Bell is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker who has worked with individuals and couples for the last 35 years. She received her undergraduate degree in Education from St. Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana in 1968 and her Masters... Read More

Richard Bell

Dr. Richard Bell is a professor of history at the University of Maryland. He holds a BA from the University of Cambridge and a PhD from Harvard University. He is the author of the new book “Stolen: Five Free Boys... Read More

Patrick Bellegarde-Smith

Professor Emeritus Patrick Bellegarde-Smith received his doctorate in international politics and Latin American history from The American University in 1977. He taught in the field of international development, political economy and culture, then later, at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, in... Read More

Theresa Bellone

Theresa has more than 25 years of experience presenting retirement, lifestyle and wellness seminars and workshops to employees from many organizations and companies. Her undergraduate degree is in recreation management, and she has an M.S. in administrative leadership and adult education. She is also a... Read More

Chris Beloin EdD

Serving previously as a UW assistant campus dean, among other teaching, advising and student affair roles at both the University of Wisconsin and several private colleges, Dr. Chris Beloin brings over 30 years of higher education experience into the classroom.... Read More

Kim Beloin

Dr. Kim Beloin earned a Ph.D. in Urban Education from UW-Milwaukee in 1995. She taught at the K-12 and university levels, including teaching at UW-Stevens Point and Cardinal Stritch University. In 2013, she developed an interest in family history research,... Read More

Tammy Belton-Davis

Tammy Belton‐Davis is a skilled communications professional with a diverse background in government, education and communications. Merging her love of politics and community with communications, Tammy launched Athena Communications, LLC, a communications and governmental affairs firm delivering creative and impactful... Read More

Gladis Benavides

Gladis has lived and worked in the U.S. for the past 34 years. She has over 25 years of experience as a recognized expert in Civil Rights laws and Affirmative Action. As a consultant, she has wide experience in providing... Read More

Sarah Benforado

Sarah Benforado is currently in her third year at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she plans to graduate with a Bachelors in Fine Arts in Jewelry and Metalsmithing. She spends most of her time in the studio producing undergraduate work as a student,... Read More

Robyn Benincasa

When the challenges are steep, and the competition fierce, Robyn Benincasa provides individuals and organizations the tools they need to inspire themselves and one another to their greatest heights and to cross their most challenging finish lines. For the last... Read More

Gwen Benner

Gwen is a retired entrepreneur, retailer, commercial property landlord and financial executive. Besides Osher, her volunteer efforts since retirement have focused on organizations that support micro lending to small businesses in Wisconsin and on the international stage: WWBIC and KIVA.... Read More

Heather Bennett

Heather has over 20 years of marketing and leadership experience. She led a cross-functional team as vice president of marketing for National Business Furniture (NBF) and served as president of NBF’s Women’s Leadership ERG. She previously served as president of... Read More

Pam Bennett M.S.

Pam Bennett, M.S. Child & Family Studies, has been dedicated to the early care and education field for over 25 years. Her early experiences included teaching in preschool, HeadStart, school age and infant/toddler classrooms and as an early childhood art... Read More

Judy Bentley

Bentley is a retired adjunct associate professor of English at Cardinal Stritch University and a former teacher of British Literature and journalism at Elk Grove (IL) High School.

Risa Berg

Risa Berg has worked as a school social worker with the Milwaukee Public Schools since 1997. She provides individual and group counseling, as well as crisis intervention and assessment at Riverside University High School. She is the school’s homeless contact... Read More

Lawrence Berger Ph.D.

Lawrence (Lonnie) Berger is director of the Institute for Research on Poverty and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor in the School of Social Work at UW-Madison. His research focuses on the ways in which economic resources, sociodemographic characteristics, and public policies... Read More

Michael Berkley

Michael Berkley is the founder of a social enterprise, working with at-risk populations to create sustainable businesses and communities. Working as a community activist for over 20 years, Michael has years of experience as a group facilitator, teacher, adviser and... Read More

Jen Bertrand-LaDuke

Jen Bertrand-LaDuke has worked as an elementary teacher since 2000. Currently, she is a third grade teacher at Hartford University School in the Milwaukee Public School district. Over the past ten years she has also taught at UW-Milwaukee’s Mini-Courses Saturday... Read More

Don Betlej

Don is a 20-year member and past president of the Wisconsin Vintners Association, the largest home winemaking club in the country. He is also a wine judge and was the Competition Chairman of the WI State Fair Amateur Winemakers Competition... Read More

Wendy Betley

Family Services Manager at Alzheimer’s Association of Southeastern Wisconsin.

Corry Joe Biddle

Corry Joe Biddle

Corry Joe serves as the vice president of Community Affairs for the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC), promoting the association’s mission to improve metro Milwaukee as a place to invest capital, grow business and create jobs. She is also... Read More

Marcy Bidney

Marcy Bidney is the curator of the American Geographical Society Library at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Marcy earned her MLIS from Drexel University; her MA in geography and urban studies from Temple University and her BA in geography from Rowan... Read More

Megan Bielinski

Megan Bielinski received her Masters of Science in Traditional Oriental Medicine (MSTOM) from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in Chicago. After graduation she decided to move back to her home state of Wisconsin and start a private practice in Milwaukee.... Read More

Steven M. Bierig

Steven M. Bierig is an arbitrator and mediator specializing in national labor and employment disputes. He is appointed to cases on an ad hoc basis and is a member of arbitration and mediation panels including the United States Postal Service... Read More

Viktorija Bilic

Dr. Viktorija Bilic is Associate Professor of Translation Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. in Translation Studies from the University of Heidelberg. Her working languages are German, English, Spanish, and Croatian. At UWM,... Read More

Roy Bishop MSW, LCSW

Roy Bishop, MSW, LCSW, Army Veteran, SP/5, Finance Corp, Vietnam Era, is the Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Social Work Coordinator SE Wisconsin. He has a bachelor’s degree in Alcoholism Sciences from Governor’s State University in Illinois and a MSW... Read More

Susan Bisswurm

Susan earned her B.A. in Accounting from UW-Milwaukee. As a Wealth Planner for U.S. Bank Private Wealth Management, Susan provides goals-based wealth planning. Susan will assess a client’s goals and objectives and create customized financial strategies in the areas of... Read More

Michelle Black

Michelle Black is a registered dietitian-nutritionist. Michelle graduated with a Bachelor of Science in dietetics from Mount Mary College in 2010. She also completed Master Gardener training through the University of Wisconsin Extension as well as the certificate of training... Read More

J.K Lee Black Belt Academy

Mary Palmisano is a second degree black belt who has been teaching martial arts full-time for many years. Students of all ages enjoy her grasp of curriculum and intelligent sensibility. She began studying martial arts with J.K. Lee Black Belt... Read More

MingYon Blackwell

MingYon LaTrelle Blackwell is the Art Department chair and art teacher at Pulaski High School in Milwaukee. She holds a B.F.A in painting and drawing (1992) from UW-Milwaukee, her teacher licensure from UW-Milwaukee and a MA in the Visual Arts... Read More

Nicole Blades

Nicole Blades is a novelist, speaker and journalist who has been putting her stories on paper since the third grade. Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, by Caribbean parents, Nicole moved to New York City and launched her journalism career... Read More

Jay R. Blankenship MSW, CFRE

In Jay’s current role as director of development, he is responsible for creating and implementing a comprehensive fund development plan to support the programs and services of the Cancer and Blood Disorder Center at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.  Jay has... Read More

Ellen Blathers

Ellen Blathers is the co-founder and executive director of the addiction recovery residential center Serenity Inns in Milwaukee. She oversees the addiction counselors, innkeepers and volunteers who provide a seven-month program for recovery for men who seek a life without... Read More

Anja Blecking

Anja Blecking received her M.S. and Ph.D. in organic chemistry in Germany and joined the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UW-Milwaukee (UWM) in 2007 after moving to the US. She combines her passion about science and science education in... Read More

Matt Blessing

Matt Blessing has served as the State Archivist and Director of the Collections Division at the Wisconsin Historical Society since 2012. In addition to John Muir, he has written about the journal of Charles Floyd (a member of the Lewis... Read More

Ed Block

A skilled author of dozens of articles, reviews and critical essays on various literary topics, Dr. Ed Block taught English for 35 years at Marquette University. Since his retirement as professor emeritus, he has addressed a wide range of gatherings... Read More

Kathy Blumenfeld

Secretary Kathy Blumenfeld is a leader with extensive experience in the financial services industry, business and government. In January 2022, she was appointed as secretary of the Department of Administration for the State of Wisconsin. Previously, Secretary Blumenfeld was appointed... Read More

Matthew L. Boaz

Matthew L. Boaz is the director of the Office of Equity and Inclusion at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Since 1995, Matthew has been working full-time toward fairness and justice, including working as a compliance officer within the U.S. Department of Labor Office

Shelley Boehm

As director of the Performance Infrastructure Sales Enablement team for Johnson Controls, Shelley manages a group of high-achieving professionals who specialize in proposal development, technical writing, graphic design, presentation support and coaching, and grant writing and administration. The team supports... Read More

Tim Bojko

Tim Bojko is a passionate leader who serves as a member of the governance team for the Northwestern Mutual (NM) Women’s Employee Resource group where he helps raise awareness of gender inequality in the workplace. He partners with leaders across the... Read More

Jennifer Bolger Breceda

A Milwaukee native, Jennifer is currently the executive director of the Milwaukee Riverkeeper and has been active in environmental, charitable and service organizations since before her undergraduate days. Prior to becoming the executive director, Jennifer served on the board of... Read More

Robert Bonadurer

Robert Bonadurer, planetarium director at the Daniel M. Soref Planetarium in the Milwaukee Public Museum, has taught over 800,000 people – young and young at heart – the wonders of the universe. He has produced and directed over 25 astronomy... Read More

Ted Bonar PsyD

Ted C. Bonar, PsyD is a clinical psychologist and the executive director of the Clinical Readiness Project. He is a nationally recognized trainer and speaker at conferences and universities and known as a subject matter expert in suicide prevention, lethal... Read More

Jeri Bonavia

Jeri Bonavia has worked on gun violence prevention since 1994. She was a founding director of WAVE Educational Fund and has served as its executive director for many years. Under her leadership, WAVE Educational Fund has grown from its humble... Read More

Paul Bonenberger

Paul Bonenberger worked at a major North American engineering and manufacturing company for 37 years. For 30 of those years, he was a subject matter expert in mechanical attachments. In 1990, he recognized that no comprehensive explanation of snap-fit technology... Read More

Faye Bonini

For more than 25 years, Faye has worked in adult education, teaching college-level business courses (credit & noncredit) in the Milwaukee area (WCTC, MPTC, Cardinial Stritch University) and delivering staff training courses for the Milwaukee YMCA. In 2016 she retired... Read More

Harvey Bootsma PhD

Associate Professor Harvey Bootsma is an expert from UWM’s School of Freshwater Sciences who specializes in algae and its impact on Lake Michigan. As you can see and smell, algae blooms have sprouted around Lake Michigan causing a health concern.

Harvey Bootsma

Harvey Bootsma is an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences. He has conducted research on large lakes around the world, including the North American Great Lakes, lakes in South America and the Great Lakes of... Read More

Scott Bordeau

In 2001, Scott Bordeau formed ERO-TEX with a focus on erosion/sediment control and related geotechnical stabilization products. The mission of ERO-TEX is to provide quality materials, technical support and professional services for ground stabilization and natural resource protection. Before ERO-TEX,... Read More

Alan Borsuk

Alan Borsuk was a reporter and editor at the Milwaukee Journal and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from 1972-2009. He has worked at Marquette Law School since 2009. He has written about the Milwaukee education (K-12) scene since the mid-1990s.

Alan Borsuk

Alan Borsuk was a reporter and editor at the Milwaukee Journal and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from 1972-2009. He has worked at Marquette Law School since 2009. He has written about the Milwaukee education (K-12) scene since the mid-1990s.

Mark Borucki

Mark Borucki is a non-traditional student returning to graduate school after many years in the geoscience careers including oil and gas, geotechnical work, and about 30 years in environmental consulting. He is presently completing my Ph.D. work with my goal of completing my studies in October 2022.... Read More

Allon Bostick

Allon Bostick graduated summa cum laude from UWM in 1974. He attended the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine, graduating in 1978. He initially practiced Family Medicine and then transitioned to Emergency Medicine. Retired since 2014, he currently enjoys all... Read More

Davis R. Bothe

Dave received his undergraduate degree in applied math and physics in 1973 and an MBA (summa cum laude) in 1976, both from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he also worked as an instructor for courses in mathematics and business statistics.... Read More

Roderic Botts

Rod Botts taught English language arts and literature in high schools and universities for over 40 years. Most recently, he taught English and world literature, and advised the student newspaper at Shorewood High School. He has taught Dante’s “Inferno” many... Read More

Pam Boulton EdD

Pam Boulton, EdD, is an Instructor for the Center for Early Childhood Professional Development and Leadership in the UW-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education and serves as the Coordinator for the Exchange Leadership Initiative for Exchange Magazine. In addition to her... Read More

Jan Bourke

Jan Bourke is a former board member of Celtic Women International. She is a psychotherapist who has been involved with the Irish community for most of her adult life

Bridgit Bowden

Shawn Johnson and Bridgit Bowden co-hosted Wisconsin Public Radio’s award-winning podcast “Derailed,” a story about the high-speed rail project that spanned three governors and was ultimately blocked by former Gov. Scott Walker. Shawn has covered state government and politics for... Read More

Dr. Caitlin Bowman

Dr. Bowman is a cognitive neuroscientist interested in how the brain forms memories and uses them to make decisions. Her research also focuses on how our ability to form and use memories changes with age. She uses fMRI to measure... Read More

Joseph E. Boxhorn Ph.D., SEWRPC Senior Planner

In his current position as a Senior Environmental Planner with the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, Dr. Boxhorn conducts and participates in planning activities within the Commission’s Environmental Planning Division related to surface water quality, water supply, and hazard mitigation.... Read More

Tracy Boyer PhD

Dr. Tracy Boyer is the newly appointed director of the Center for Water Policy and professor in the School of Freshwater Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She provides leadership to the center in research and promotion of science-based, sustainable water... Read More

Maureen Boyt

When she was in the 2nd grade, Maureen ran for class president. Why? Because the only other candidates were boys, and that just didn’t seem right to her. She ran under the slogan ‘Vote for Maureen and you’ve got your... Read More

Doug Bradley

Doug Bradley has worked for the UW for three decades, is a veteran of the Vietnam war and has written three books, DEROS Vietnam: Dispatches from the Air-Conditioned Jungle and co-authored, with Professor Craig Werner, We Gotta Get Out of... Read More

Sandra Bradley

Sandra is a serial entrepreneur and thought leader in strategies for harnessing disruptive technologies to grow companies. Sandra has over 20 years of experience working with startups and Fortune 500 companies in highly disruptive spaces. Her career spans pioneering technology... Read More

Patrick Brady PhD

Patrick Brady is an astrophysicist who works on the analysis and interpretation of data from the worldwide network of gravitational-wave detectors. He is a leading contributor to the LIGO Scientific Collaboration which made the first direct detection of gravitational waves... Read More

Dianne Brakarsh

Dianne Brakarsh, founder of Moving from WithinTM, is a choreographer, educator and community dance organizer who has been creating performance pieces and flash mobs for years. She loves coming up with wacky, unexpected and/or inspirational ways to get people’s attention... Read More

Joe Brancaccio

Joe Brancaccio is a Process Management Consultant. He has more than 20 years of experience in process management, strategic planning, organizational effectiveness and leadership. Mr. Brancaccio has worked with many Fortune 500 companies and assisted the States of Texas and... Read More

Amanda Braun

Amanda Braun enters her fifth full year as the Director of Athletics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is the first-ever female to hold that post at UWM. Braun was named to the post in early March 2013 and officially... Read More

Ellen Bravo

Ellen Bravo directs Family Values @ Work, a network of coalitions in 24 states working for policies such as paid sick days and family and medical leave insurance. Before helping start FV@W, Ellen was the director of 9to5. She has... Read More

Jodi Breese

Jodi Breese is the vice president of customer implementation for CUNA Mutual Group. Jodi has deep expertise in developing organizational capabilities, including a proven track record of helping teams through dramatic change initiatives and deepening staff competencies to deliver business... Read More

Kathy Brehmer

I have had a 40 plus year fascination with astronomy, space flight and the cosmos. I returned to college as an adult and spent six years part-time studying physics, astronomy and mathematics so I could work for NASA. That didn’t... Read More

Catherine Breitenbucher

Cathy Breitenbucher is a Milwaukee-based writer who can trace her interest in medicine to dinner-table conversations with her parents, a nurse and a laboratory technician. She is a native Iowan and graduate of the University of Iowa. She had a... Read More

Kate Breske

Kate Breske has a background in catering management, operations leadership, and Supply Chain, leading to her current role as a Production Buyer at Briggs and Stratton. In this role, she manages the procurement of stamped metal components with an ardent... Read More

Kate Breske

Kate Breske has a background in catering management, operations leadership, and supply chain, leading to her current role as a production buyer at Briggs & Stratton, where she manages the procurement of stamped metal components with a focus on growing... Read More

Mark Brewer

Mark is a senior expert in management and leadership development with over 25 years in practice across industries including financial services, engineering, manufacturing, telecommunications, and retail. He specializes in helping business leaders master talent development best practices to drive performance... Read More

Rabbi Jay Brickman

Jay R. Brickman holds an M. A. degree in Bible from UW-Madison, a Master of Hebrew Letters and Honorary Doctor of Divinity from the Hebrew Union College – Jewish Institute of Religion. He came to Milwaukee in 1955 to become... Read More

Tyler R. Briggs CFP®, AAMS®

Tyler Briggs has more than 14 years of experience in the financial services industry. He uses his expertise as a Certified Financial Planner™ practitioner to provide clients with comprehensive wealth management, helping them to reach their needs and goals. Tyler... Read More

Teagan Briscoe

Teagan Briscoe graduated from UW-Milwaukee with a Bachelor of Science degree in early childhood education. Prior to completing her studies at UW-Milwaukee, she began work in the early childhood field at the Montessori School of Wausau for four years.  After... Read More

Michael Briselli

Michael Briselli is a retired physician and photographer. Together with Jeannee Sacken, they travel to the ends of the earth from Mongolia and Antarctica to Zimbabwe and Mount Kilimanjaro. They are committed to the conservation of endangered species through the... Read More

Carrie Bristoll-Groll, PE, CFM

Using “global knowledge to create local solutions”, is her mission.  Since 1994, Carrie has been working in the field of storm water engineering, starting her career as a Civil/Stormwater Engineer at the Cities of Milwaukee and Brookfield prior to founding... Read More

Marie Britte-Sharpe

Marie chose to become a clown and not a fool at a time in life when either would influence her future. Today, she is happy and healthy in both mind and soul because of eight weeks she spent in Chicago... Read More

Linda Britz PhD, APSW

Dr. Linda Britz is a senior lecturer of social work in the UWM Helen Bader School of Social Welfare. She received her doctorate in social work from the University of Pretoria, South Africa. Dr. Britz has worked at a private clinic in South... Read More

Linda Britz

Dr Linda Britz holds a doctoral degree in Social Work from the University of Pretoria in South Africa. She specializes in the treatment of Sexually Abused Children and has more than ten years of combined practical and teaching experience. She... Read More

Pam Brockman

Pam Brockman is a senior faculty member of Project Welcome Home Troops – a program of the International Association for Human Values. She teaches IAHV programs throughout world in English and Spanish. She has been practicing stress management techniques and... Read More

Wendy Brockman

Minnesota artist Wendy Brockman’s delicately detailed work captures the complexity and fragility of the natural world. Well known for her botanicals, her imagery also includes nests, feathers and shoreline elements. Widely exhibited in group and solo exhibitions, Brockman’s work has... Read More

Sue Bronson MS

Sue Bronson is a private practice mediator, trainer and psychotherapist who has been mediating family and workplace disputes in Milwaukee, WI, since 1983. Bronson has nearly 40 years of mediation experience and helps people engage in quality conversations over a... Read More

Joanna Brooks

Joanna is the founder of Embody Yoga, a wellness center on a mission to share the practice of yoga with Black people and people of color. She recently founded Embody Yoga for All, a nonprofit working to bring equity to... Read More

Dominique Brossard

Dominique Brossard is professor and chair in the Department of Life Sciences Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an affiliate of the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies. Her teaching responsibilities include courses in strategic communication theory and research, with... Read More

Jonathan Brostoff

Representative Jonathan Brostoff has always been dedicated to public service. With nearly 20 years of work and volunteer experience, Rep. Brostoff is an outspoken advocate for progressive causes and marginalized populations both inside and outside of the State Capitol. Currently... Read More

Phyllis Brostoff

Phyllis Brostoff is a social worker who has been providing assistance to older people since 1970 when she graduated from the University of Maryland School of Social Work in Baltimore, Md. She co-founded Stowell Associates in 1983 with social worker,... Read More

Ellen R> Brostrom

Judge Ellen R. Brostrom was elected to the Milwaukee County Circuit Court in a contested election in April 2009.  She was appointed by the governor to begin serving May 1, 2009. Judge Brostrom has presided over dockets adjudicating homicide/sexual assault,... Read More

Lesley Brotkowski

Lesley Brotkowski is an ecologist at TRC Environmental, specializing in the performance of wetland and upland habitat assessments, natural resource management projects, and endangered species surveys. She handles restoration and natural area management planning, botanical and wildlife surveys, and habitat... Read More

Andre Brown

Andre Brown has been an energetic case manager for Project RETURN the last 10 years, with more than 12 years of experience in community work and organizing. He is known for his work with ex-offenders and re-entry. He provides services... Read More

Ari Brown

Ari Brown is a Senior Research Associate for the Wisconsin Policy Forum and a graduate of UW-Madison’s La Follette School of Public Affairs.

Georgia Brown

Georgia Brown is the public services librarian at the American Geographical Society Library. Her job includes working with students, researchers and community members assisting with their research in addition to helping UWM’s professors use AGSL materials in their teaching. She... Read More

James Brown Ph.D.

Dr. Brown received his master’s in administrative leadership at age 57, and his Ph.D. in adult and continuing education at age 62 from UW-Milwaukee. His Ph.D. has a special emphasis in older adult learning (gerontology) and technology for adults. He’s all... Read More

Jon Brown

Jon Brown teaches animation at a variety of institutions in and around Milwaukee including Milwaukee Area Technical College and Art Institute of Wisconsin. Jon is a freelance animator, storyboard artist, concept designer, and illustrator. His specialties are traditional frame-by-frame 2D... Read More

Kerry Brown

Kerry Brown is a Microbiologist, with particular interest in Yeast and E. coli. He received his B.S. in Molecular Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his Masters of Applied Molecular Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. He has taught... Read More

Traci Brown

Traci Brown is a body language and unconscious persuasion expert. Through dynamic presentations, she assists groups across all industries learn the tools to hear “Yes!” more easily and more often. Traci is a frequent guest on local and national TV shows decoding body language

Robert Bruch

Robert Bruch was a New York City high school chess champion in 1962 and is a retired VA mental health social worker.

Peter Brunzelle

Peter is the executive director of WisHope, IRIS Health Clinics and he serves on the Waukesha County heroin task force board. He is an impassioned community member working to build stronger communities, bringing recovery advocacy and recovery supports throughout Wisconsin.... Read More

Ally Bubb

Ally Bubb combines encouragement, fun and authenticity into her work as a career coach and speaker, teaching people to tell compelling career stories to create transformation. She integrates first-hand knowledge of hiring and human resources in the corporate realm with... Read More

Jeff Bubolz PST

Jeff is a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) with, organizational agility advisor and speaker. He has been a Product Owner, Scrum Master and Development Team member, working with companies ranging from enterprise to small start-ups.   While working with many teams across... Read More

Jennifer Buchholz MA

Jennifer Buchholz is the founder of Excel & Flourish, a Microsoft Partner and Microsoft Certified Trainer who specializes in M365 adoption and training. She’s based in Milwaukee and has served companies in a variety of industries across the U.S. She... Read More

Diane Buck

Diane Buck earned a master’s degree in museum education from George Washington University in 1980. Her publications include “Outdoor Sculpture in Milwaukee: A Cultural and Historic Guidebook,” co-authored with Virginia Palmer and published by the State Historical Society in Wisconsin.... Read More

Rachel Ida Buff

Rachel Ida Buff is a writer and immigration historian. Her most recent book, “Against the Deportation Terror: Organizing for Immigrant Rights in the Twentieth Century” came out in 2017. She is currently working on a project titled “A is for... Read More

Samantha Bulgerin

Samantha Bulgerin’s background is in historical and genealogical research. Bulgerin worked as a research specialist for a high-end vintage clothing company but is now focusing on several independent projects. Her freelance work has been featured in a variety of places... Read More

Steve Burg

Dr. Steve Burg was Shippensburg University’s first specialist in public history. He teaches courses in public history, historic preservation, research methods, American social and political history, the history of disease and public health, the history of the Great Depression and... Read More

Drew Burgoyne

Drew Burgoyne is the chief meteorologist at CBS 58 in Milwaukee. Drew has forecasted weather for over 17 years covering severe weather across the Mid-South and the Midwest. Drew lives in Wauwatosa with his family and is happy to be... Read More

Julia Burke

Julia is part of the Burke family that has owned and operated Burke Candy & Ingredient Store.

Kelsey Burke

Kelsey graduated from UW-Milwaukee in 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in biological sciences. She is enrolled in UWM’s MACSTEP program in which people with undergraduate degrees complete the necessary classes and field work to earn a science or math teaching... Read More

Liz Burke

Liz Burke retired after 25 years as a director of strategic planning and leadership development. She has given many presentations on various topics throughout her career. Liz has been a Master Gardener since 2012 and a member of the Lifelong Gardening committee... Read More

Mary Burke

Mary Burke founded Building Brave to inspire and empower women. She grew up wanting to be a business person just like her dad, Dick Burke, founder of Trek Bicycles. After a successful career in the private sector, her life took... Read More

Shirley J. Burks MA

Shirley J. Burks holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s degree in organizational management. Her educational background includes numerous professional development programs such as: Project Management, Essentials of Management Development Certificate, Faculty College (UWM), Microsoft Office User... Read More

Patrice Burns, M.A.

Patrice Burns holds an MA in Spanish from Marquette University and a BA in Spanish and Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She teaches in the online Spanish Certificate Program and is an ACTFL Certified Oral Proficiency Interviewer. She lives... Read More

Peter Burress

Peter Burress is the Government Affairs Manager with Wisconsin Conservation Voters, where he works with the legislature, governor’s office, state agencies, partner organizations, and Wisconsin Conservation Voters members to advance conservation priorities in the state budget, legislature, and rule-making process.... Read More

Tony Busalacchi

Tony Busalacchi is an artist, world traveler and frequent presenter for Osher, North Shore School for Seniors, and many other organizations. He taught humanities at the high school and university levels and is interested in art, architecture and history.

Dale J. Buser PE, PH, CST, SEWRPC – Principal Specialist

With almost 38 years of diverse water resource engineering/science experience, Dale attempts to synthesize a wide cross section of relevant and sometimes disparate factors when analyzing issues and suggesting solutions. These factors include water and sediment quality, hydrology, hydrogeology, aquatic... Read More

Gabriela Bustos

Gabriela I. Bustos L., DArch, MIA, ARCH embraces her competencies (skills, knowledge and experience) as a bilingual Venezuelan architect and artist living in Milwaukee since 2011. Gabriela’s emphasis and passion centers on: Digital Technology through virtual reality. She accomplished her... Read More

Gabby Bustos Lopez

Gabriela I. Bustos is a bilingual Venezuelan architect and artist living in Milwaukee since 2011. Gabriela’s degrees with honors include a bachelor’s degree in architecture with a Summa Cum Laude award, an honorable and publishing mention in a master’s degree... Read More

Daniel W Buttery

Daniel W. Buttery is a Wisconsin native, growing up in Rio, a farming community just 30 miles north of Madison in Columbia County. He graduated from UW-Stevens Point in 1994 with honors. Commissioned as a U.S. Army Engineer Officer in... Read More

Chantel Byrd

Chantel Byrd is the Vice President of Shared Services at ManpowerGroup, responsible for the leadership, strategy and operations for internal and external North America shared services processes. Prior to joining the ManpowerGroup family in April 2015, Chantel enjoyed a progressive... Read More

Montreal Cain

Montreal is an ambitious young man who has a heart to enrich lives by being influential in a positive light for his family. Being a resource of knowledge, determination, experience courage, and expertise professionally, and unselfishly caring for the well-being... Read More

Susanna Calkins PhD

Susanna leads many of the faculty development initiatives at the Searle Center. She holds a doctorate and master’s degree in history from Purdue University and a master’s degree in education from Northwestern University. Before joining the Searle Center in 2003,... Read More

Liam Callanan

Liam Callanan is a novelist, teacher and journalist. He’s the 2017 winner of the Hunt Prize, and his first novel, “The Cloud Atlas,” was a finalist for an Edgar Award. His work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, Slate,... Read More

Juan David Camacho

Born in Bogota, Colombia, Juan David Camacho has spent most of his life in the city. Juan has a passion for travel, has visited several countries and has also lived in New York and London. He graduated from college with... Read More

Priscilla Camilli

Priscilla has a B.A. in history and an M.A. in art history from UWM. She is most interested in modern European art. She has visited many art museums in the U.S. and in Europe. She reads, does crossword puzzles and... Read More

Steven Campbell MS

Steve Campbell is a data and AI consultant focusing on the power platform technologies, especially Power BI. Coming from the business world, Steve holds a bachelor’s degree in marketing with a master’s in finance from UWM. He is a regular... Read More

Christopher Cantwell

Christopher D. Cantwell, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of public history and an affiliate of the religious studies program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. A former museum professional, his work explores how American religious history is remembered in public settings... Read More

Nancy Carey Ph.D.

Nancy Carey is a musician and educator who conducts research in the field of ethnomusicology. Her research focus is the relationship between Cajun song traditions and the sustainability of Louisiana’s francophone culture. She was selected as a presenter at the... Read More

Steve Carini

Steve Carini teaches the intermediate class for the Milwaukee Bonsai Society and has worked with internationally known artists, primarily in California. His trees have won numerous awards.

Michael Carlo MBA

Mike Carlo is an independent business owner at Carlo Consultants LLC working on Power BI and modern data warehouse implementations. He has been a  Microsoft MVP (certified Most Valuable Professional) since 2017, creator of, developer of multiple Power BI... Read More

Stuart Carlson

Stuart Carlson is an award-winning political cartoonist who spent 25 years with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Since leaving the paper in 2008, Carlson continues to work and live in the city. His cartoons are distributed worldwide by Andrews McMeel Syndication.

Jeanne Carpenter

Jeanne Carpenter is a cheese geek, but she didn’t start out that way. Raised on Velveeta on a family farm in Wisconsin, after college she worked as an award-winning journalist and spokesperson for the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture. In 2007... Read More

Keith Carpenter

Keith Carpenter is a classical composer and rock music scholar. As a composer, elements of American vernacular permeate his work and his interpretation of rock and popular music is informed by his technical understanding of composition. Dr. Carpenter is a... Read More

Kyrie Carpenter

Kyrie’s passion for story has led to a career in film, to studies of depth psychology, and ultimately to her work with aging. She has her master’s in counseling psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute. Her thesis explored the anti-aging myth in... Read More

Manuel Carrero

Manuel Carrero holds a master’s degree in fine arts, graphic design and education. He worked in the advertising field as a graphic designer for fifteen years, and also taught design and various genres of art. Mr. Carrero is a native... Read More

Christie Carter

Christie Carter, the Aging and Disability Coordinator at Milwaukee LGBT Community Center, began her career in the field of education, where she taught English language learning adults and middle school and high school students. Her opportunities expanded once she received... Read More

Crystal D. Carter MSW, LCSW

Crystal Carter is a clinical assistant professor and social work field liaison in the Social Work Department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is a licensed clinical social worker responsible for teaching field seminars and overseeing field placements for community-based... Read More

Nathan Carterette

Nathan Carterette is a classical pianist who trained at Yale University and in private study in Munich, Germany. He has performed around the world and is known for his performances of Bach, his work with composers of today and his... Read More

Joe Caruso

Joe Caruso has nearly four decades of transit experience and is a nationally recognized leader in public transit marketing. For more than 28 years he served as the marketing director for the Milwaukee County Transit System. Currently he is the... Read More

Sarah Caryl MA

Sarah Caryl is a business leader practicing in the human resources, talent management and organizational development areas with extensive experience in leading adult learning. Having served across industries including healthcare, manufacturing, service and academia, Sarah understands how the cultural differences... Read More

Marilynn Cech

Marilynn Cech retired as a surgical nurse after working 42 years in the operating room. She has been a southeast Wisconsin Master Gardener since 2005 and on the Lifelong Gardening committee since 2011. Marilynn’s presentations cover tips and techniques for gardening with ease, protecting your joints,... Read More

Jessica Ceille

Jessica Ceille is an advanced planning specialist at Krause Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Inc. and licensed intermediaries with National Guardian Life Insurance Company. Jessica has a combined 28 years of experience in the funeral service profession. She received her... Read More

Dan Cesarz

Daniel Cesarz is an adjunct professor and licensed architect working for HGA. In his eight years at HGA, Daniel has had various roles starting out as a design team member, a production team member and a project architect. In his... Read More

Terry L. Chapin

Terry Chapin is the President and Rubber Technologist at Elastomeister, based in Fort Pierce, FL. His work includes rubber consulting, training and teaching. He received his Mechanical Engineering from Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio in 1980. He previously... Read More

Dan Chaply

Dan Chaply has been lead substation design engineer for substation projects for more than 25 years. He has developed designs for a wide variety of voltages, capacities, and end-user categories, including dedicated single-use industrial substations, large transmission substations, bulk power/intertie... Read More

Jennifer Chapman

Jenny Chapman is a school psychologist for the Oak-Creek Franklin Joint School district. She attended UW-Madison for her undergrad where she earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology. She attended UWM for grad school, where she earned her Masters in... Read More

Christine Cheng PhD

Christine Cheng, PhD, is an associate professor of the Computer Science Department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee . Her teaching and research interests lie at the intersection of discrete mathematics and theoretical computer science. Prior to coming to UWM, Cheng was an industrial... Read More

Doulgas Cherkauer

Cherkauer was the senior hydrogeologist in UWM’s Geosciences program from 1972 to 2009. His research focused on groundwater supply and management, especially in SE Wisconsin, groundwater interaction with surface waters and the impact of human activities on our water supplies.

Amberlea Childs

Amberlea Childs is a plant-based cook and founder/owner of Plant Joy Milwaukee.

Daniel Chojnacki

Dan Chojnacki has been working with nonprofit community organizations since joining the sector in 2003, when he served as a camp counselor during a summer break from college. From 2008 to 2014, Dan served as the Director of Community Partnerships... Read More

Aleta Chossek

Through writing her book, “Krisitine, Finding Home,” Aleta has developed her storytelling as a calling. Daring to share family stories with others primarily through Red Oak Roundtables and Judy Bridges Writing Workshops has opened for Aleta a world of shared... Read More

Jon Christensen

Jon Christensen, MS, LPC, CSAC, SAP, CEAP, holds a Masters degree in Cultural Foundations of Education and a Masters degree in Educational Psychology, Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is Licensed in Wisconsin as a Professional Counselor and... Read More

Kathy Christensen

Kathy Christensen earned an undergraduate degree in biology from Carroll College; she went on to earn a Master of Science in microbiology and immunology from the Medical College of Wisconsin. She has been a clinical laboratory science, a Marquette University... Read More

Winson Chu Ph. D.

Winson Chu is associate professor of Modern Central European History at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Chu teaches the history of the world wars, genocide, and 20th-century dictatorships. He is working on a history of the Polish city of Łódź with a... Read More

Ruth Chvojicek

Ruth Chvojicek

Ruth Chvojicek has worked across a wide range of early childhood programs in her 36 plus years in the field. In the early years of her professional career she taught in child care, Head Start and in a school district.... Read More

Adrienne Cizek PE

Adrienne received her undergraduate degree in environmental engineering from UW-Madison. She continued her education in the School of Public Health at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where she researched the fate of pathogens in stormwater runoff for New York... Read More

Dave Clark PhD

Dave Clark serves as special assistant to the provost in the Division of Academic Affairs. He is also a senior associate dean in the College of Letters and Science and a faculty member in the English Department. He received his... Read More

Nancy Clark

Nancy Clark, MSOD is an organizational development consultant, trainer and coach who has a passion for developing people and organizations. For the past 32 years, she has held a variety of roles and served in different industries (public education and... Read More

Sumaiyah Clark MS

Sumaiyah Clark is the enterprise project administrator for the Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services. Her background spans the fields of public health, youth development, education and government administration. She is most passionate about advancing community-driven approaches to address... Read More

Patricia Clason RCC, CPS

Patricia Clason, RCC, CPS, has over 35 years of experience with trauma survivors, guiding their emotional healing through emotional intelligence (EQ) intensive programs. A professional speaker, trainer, consultant, and coach, Patricia has led weekend retreats for military veterans, Healing Warrior... Read More

Patricia Clason

Patricia Clason

Patricia Clason, RCC, has been guiding professionals to the practice of high ethical standards for over 20 years. Licensed and trained by Dr. Louie Larimer, author of “Ethical Virtuosity” and the “Ethical Type Indicator,” Patricia brings a perspective on ethics... Read More

Bridget Clementi

Passionate about the building and maintaining healthy communities, Bridget Clementi dedicates her professional and personal time and efforts to leading child safety, injury prevention, health education and community health initiatives. As Vice President of Community Health for Children’s Hospital of... Read More

Amy Climer

Amy Climer specializes in designing and delivering experiential curriculum and professional development programs on the human element of organizations, specifically in leadership, team development, creativity and facilitation skills. Her passion for teaching is transparent as she engages groups with activities,... Read More

John Climer DMA

John Climer is director of university bands and professor of music at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Peck School of the Arts. At UW-Milwaukee, John oversees all aspects of the band program, guides the graduate wind conducting area, and serves as... Read More

Charles Cohen

Charles L. Cohen, E. Gordon Fox Professor of American Institutions, Emeritus, has taught and written about colonial British North America, American religious history, and the braided histories of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. His scholarship has been recognized by, among other... Read More

Lynn Cohen

Lynn Cohen has been practicing as a Certified Advanced Rolfer for 14 years. She has degrees in Music Performance, Clinical Social Work, and Fine Arts-Creative Writing. When she isn’t Rolfing, she loves to walk her dog, swim, engage in rich... Read More

Contessa Cole

   Contessa Cole is the Principal/CEO of CC Consulting Group, LLC. She is also Executive Director/Founder of Tessa’s Black Entertainment & Youth Center, Inc. TBEY, Inc. is a tax-exempt nonprofit 501(c) 3 organization that provides after school and summer arts education as well... Read More

Brenda Coley

Brenda Coley is the co-executive director of Milwaukee Water Commons. Over the years she has served in various positions in the nonprofit and academic sectors and brings a long-standing commitment to social justice and community organizing. She has been a... Read More

Hector Colón

Héctor Colón is the president and CEO of Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin and Upper Michigan (LSS). Under his visionary and servant-leadership approach, Colón has positioned LSS for greatness – adapting new models and business strategies to increase impact and... Read More

Sam Colon

Samuel Colon, age 71, has a BS in Operations Management. For the past seven years, Sam has served on the steering committee of the Milwaukee Personal Ancestral File Users Group (MPAFUG), a genealogy club that focuses on computer aided genealogy... Read More

Carolyn Colwell

Carolyn Colwell is a graduate of Coe College with a master’s degree in history from UWM and a master’s degree in library and information science from Catholic University of America. She has spent 30 years in academic libraries, primarily at... Read More

Mark Concannon

Mark Concannon is a four-time Emmy-Award winning writer, producer and reporter. He worked for 23 years at Fox 6 in Milwaukee. While hosting the city’s top-rated morning show, “Wakeup News,” Mark became one of the city’s most popular on-air personalities.... Read More

Simone C.O. Conceição

Simone C. O. Conceição has over 25 years of professional experience in distance teaching and learning, and training. She holds a master’s degree in adult and continuing education leadership from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a PhD in adult learning... Read More

Vince Condella Ph.D.

Vince Condella was Chief Meteorologist at WITI-TV Channel 6 in Milwaukee for 34 years before retiring in 2016. Vince won seven Chicago/Midwest Emmy awards as well as numerous awards from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association and the Milwaukee Press Club. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Atmospheric Science from... Read More

Jenna Conner

Jenna Conner is Senior Account Executive at The Center for Diagnostic Imaging (CDI), which offers outpatient radiology services within its five Milwaukee clinics affiliated with Froedtert and The Medical College of Wisconsin and also has a clinic located in the... Read More

Bob Connolly

Bob Connolly is one of the “instigators” of Common Ground in Milwaukee. He has 40 years of experience in building organizations, running a fundraising consulting business and challenging power.

Susan Conwell

Susan Conwell, JD is the executive director of Kids Matter, Inc.

Richard Cook

Richard Cook is a physician, researcher, and educator. He received his BA degree from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI shortly after the invention of the telephone. After a misspent career in the computer industry, he went to medical school at... Read More

Allison Cooley

Allison Cooley, Founder and CEO of Effectability, LLC is an experienced facilitator, instructor, speaker, organization effectiveness consultant and professional development coach. Since 1990, Allison has made an impact on more than 20,000 individuals across the US in her workshops, retreats,... Read More

Sam Coomar PMP, DASSM, CSM, Six Sigma Black Belt

Sam Coomar is a business leader with varied experiences in business development, management, information technology and project management. Sam is currently a program manager in life sciences and information technology. He has worked for AON and CVS-Caremark in program management... Read More

Bryce Coppersmith

Bryce graduated from UW-Milwaukee with a BFA in art education. His past experiences include student teaching at Pulaski High School and Longfellow Elementary, and working as an intern at the Milwaukee Art Museum in the education department. Bryce loves art... Read More

Teresa Coppus

Teresa Coppus is the Early Childhood Coordinator for the UW-Oshkosh Head Start, working collaboratively with the Appleton Community 4K. Her passion is for all early learners to have the opportunity to participate in high quality early care and education programs.... Read More

Penny Corris

Penny Corris is a classically trained, composer with a degree in music history, theory and composition from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduate study at Brandeis University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. As an undergraduate, Penny studied French horn with... Read More

Dr. Fabiola Corvera-Stimeling

Dr. Corvera-Stimeling has more than 15 years of customer experience, customer retention, value co-creation and service innovation. She has a proven track record and passion in helping Fortune 100 companies improve customer experience when challenged by lack of collaboration and... Read More

Eric Coryell

With over 20 years of experience in manufacturing, Eric dedicates his time to helping organizations engage their employees through strategic alignment, leadership development and the creation of functional teams. Prior to starting his own firm in 2007, he also worked... Read More

Anthony Cotton

Anthony is a criminal defense lawyer with 16 years of experience. He has a statewide practice with a federal component. Anthony has handled some of the most high profile and difficult criminal cases in recent Wisconsin history and has considerable... Read More

Kevin Coughlin

Kevin Coughlin has spent the last 25 years in the private and public sector working in the assisted living arena as an operator, a regulator and a public funder. He currently is a policy initiatives advisor-executive in the Wisconsin Division... Read More

Peter Couto

Peter Couto is an instructor with extensive experience in the educational area. He started his teaching career in Brazil, where he got his certification to teach children and adults with special needs. He continued his educational and career goals in... Read More

Christopher Cox

Christopher Cox is the associate director of Seventh Generation Interfaith Coalition for Responsible Investment. Chris also led the Human Thread Campaign, a program of Seventh Generation Interfaith and Catholic effort to raise awareness, direct action and build solidarity with garment... Read More

Susan K. Coyle PE, CFM

Susan Coyle, PE, CFM, serves as the hydraulic modeler and analyst for the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD). This is Susan’s first full-time job since she had her first baby in 2004. The time between then and now has been... Read More

Jean Creighton Ph.D.

Dr. Jean Creighton is an astronomer and the director of the Planetarium at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee since 2007. She grew up in Athens, Greece. In 2014, she was selected by NASA to be an Airborne Astronomy Ambassador and spent... Read More

Jean Creighton

Jean Creighton is the director of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Manfred Olson Planetarium. She presents more than 300 presentations a year to inspire her audiences with the beauty of the night sky and the workings of the cosmos. She has traveled during... Read More

Grady Crosby

Grady Crosby is a dynamic senior executive leader and corporate officer of Johnson Controls. He is directly responsible for driving Johnson Controls’ global strategies regarding DE&I, sustainability and government relations, and its philanthropic endeavors to enhance enterprise business objectives and... Read More

Kevin Crowe

Kevin Crowe is a data journalist at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He crunches numbers for watchdog stories about crime, campaign finance, education and government.

David Crowley

As a lifelong resident, David Crowley grew up in Milwaukee’s 53206 neighborhood and credits the youth organization Urban Underground for saving his life. David worked as a community organizer and as a legislative aide before he was elected in 2016... Read More

Javier Cruz

Javier C. Cruz is a Senior Managing Engineer at The Madison Group where he is actively involved in failure analysis and design verification of thermoplastic, composite, and elastomeric parts. He also leads research investigations related to analysis and testing techniques... Read More

Bridget Cullen

Bridget Cullen is currently with the Department of Children and Families as a Program and Policy Analyst for YoungStar with the Division of Early Care and Education. Bridget has more than 40 years of experience in family, youth development and... Read More

Katie Cummings

Katie Cummings has dedicated over twenty years as a theater artist, educator and advocate for inclusion and diversity in theater. Recently, she founded Pink Umbrella Theater Co., the first one of its kind in the city of Milwaukee, focused on... Read More

Malik Cupid

Malik Cupid has taught elementary education since 2012. He began his teaching career in New York City as a New York Teaching Fellow, specializing in teaching students with disabilities. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University, a master’s... Read More

Larry Currie

Larry Currie serves the City of Milwaukee as a firefighter and an Emergency Medical Technician. He is a certified trainer for the City of Milwaukee’s Passenger Assistance Network and an instructor for the Center for Transportation Education. He is also... Read More

Daniel Cykana

Daniel Cykana is the Chief Consultant for Extrusion Solutions, LLC, an organization focusing in on Die Design and extrusion processing problems. ( Daniel has dedicated his career to the plastics industry for the past 53 years. 1964-1978 Northland Plastics Inc.... Read More

Dr. Dyanna Czeck

Dr. Dyanna Czeck is an associate professor of geosciences at UW-Milwaukee. She specializes in studying rocks that squished and smeared during plate tectonic collisions. Her research has taken her to look at gorgeous rocks in beautiful areas of the United... Read More

Len Czuba

Len Czuba is the president of his own product development firm, Czuba Enterprises, headquartered in Chicago. His product development experience and polymers expertise assist partner firms to take products, especially medical devices, from concept to market. He has a bachelor’s... Read More

Eric Czyzewski

Eric Czyzewski (Mr. C) is currently teaching at Golda Meir Middle School in Milwaukee and is also an online instructor at the Advanced Learning Academy of Wisconsin. Eric has taught middle and high school social studies, coached high school soccer,... Read More

Matthew D'Attilio

Matthew D’Attilio is currently the president and chief investment officer of Mequon-based Pegasus Partners Ltd. He is a 25-year veteran of the investment business with prior experience at FIRMCO (a division of Firstar Bank in the 1990s) and Reinhart Partners.... Read More

Omar Da san PhD

A native speaker of Arabic. BA, MA, and PH.D in Arabic Language and its Literature from the University of Jordan with an excellent GPA More than 20 years of teaching experience at both university and high school levels Worked as... Read More

Mohammad Dakwar

Dr. Mohammad Dakwar, Vice President of Learning at MATC, has over 30 years of higher education experience. His experience includes teaching and administration and reflects both local and international experience. Dr. Dakwar holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science,... Read More

Eddee Daniel

Eddee Daniel is a photographer, writer and art educator with a long record of environmental activism and public speaking. He is the author of “Urban Wilderness: Exploring a Metropolitan Watershed.” He has served as artist in residence in a number... Read More

Sara Daniel MSW, LCSW

Sara Daniel is the director of Clinical Services and staff development for SaintA. Since 1997, Sara has been collaborating with school districts to provide consultation and training in working with students affected by trauma, mental health issues or behavioral challenges.... Read More

Erickajoy Daniels

Erickajoy Daniels is a community resource, with nearly two decades of development and consulting experience. She leads the system-wide rollout of diversity and inclusion initiatives at Aurora Health Care, Wisconsin’s largest private employer and one of the country’s most comprehensive

Michael J. Daun MPA, CFP

Michael J. Daun, MPA, is currently a part-time instructor and financial consultant working with area local governments.  Recently retired, Mr. Daun was the Deputy Comptroller for the City of Milwaukee. He was responsible for the day-to-day operations and responsibilities of the Comptroller’s... Read More

Lindsey Davis

Lindsey Davis is a teacher for the College for Kids program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has a bachelor’s degree in early childhood and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction with an emphasis in reading in the early... Read More

Todd M. Davis Ph.D., P.E.

Dr. Todd Davis is an assistant professor at MSOE teaching courses in the Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management (CAECM) Department primarily in the areas of structural engineering and geotechnical engineering.  Dr. Davis is the faculty advisor for the... Read More

Martha Davis Kipcak

Martha Davis Kipcak maintains multiple professional identities as an entrepreneur, artisan food producer, community food system activist and strategist, change-maker, cook, mother, and rabble-rouser dabbling in all things Food. She is the owner of Mighty Fine Food, producing Martha’s Pimento... Read More

Paula Davis-Laack

Paula Davis-Laack, JD, MAPP, is a former practicing lawyer, an internationally-published writer, and a stress and resilience expert who has taught and coached resiliency skills to thousands of professionals across the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. Her articles on... Read More

Lean Day

Leah Day has worked as a Clinical Social Worker for nearly 25 years. In 2021, she underwent a major career shift and now works as the owner/operator of Lighthouse Bikes, Tours, Rentals and Repairs in South Portland Maine. She loves... Read More

Gevon M Daynuah

Gevon Daynuah has been a child and youth care worker for over 15 years. She has served children and families in a variety of facets, facilitating training throughout the state of Wisconsin and the regional Midwest. She has attended the... Read More

Karen de Hartog

Karen de Hartog has called Shorewood home since 1973. She was employed by both the Village of Shorewood and the Shorewood School District to coordinate volunteers, produce community newsletters and plan special events. Interest in Shorewood history led her to... Read More

Dorothy Dean

Dorothy Dean is the founder of Disability Justice – a civil rights nonprofit. She is also a local elected official, an instructor at Alverno College, a member of the legislative committee and the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin. Dorothy... Read More

William Deck

William Deck is an organizational coach, consultant and inspirational speaker who values integrity, transparency and accountability. With over 10 years of experience in workforce development, corporate training and sales leadership, William is committed to helping organizations (and the teams therein)... Read More

Timothy Decker

Timothy Decker is an animation instructor and department co-chair at Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC). Tim is also a senior lecturer at UW-Milwaukee in the Peck School of the Arts. He teaches animation drawing, basic animation, character development, poetry and... Read More

Dr. Jim Del Balso

As a practicing dentist in Milwaukee area for over 44 years, Jim regularly attends continuing educational programs to keep his knowledge and skills current. Adjunct faculty member teaching clinical dentistry at Marquette University School of Dentistry for 12 years. Member... Read More

Mary Lou Del Balso

Mary Lou Del Balso was an educator, pre-school through high school, in both special and regular education programs in California, Japan, Albuquerque, and Milwaukee. She also worked in development for Milwaukee’s Channel 10/36 Friends, managed two retail stores, was a... Read More

Andrew deLutio BA

A social studies teacher at Milwaukee High School of the Arts for nearly ten years, Drew deLutio now serves as the Restorative Practices Coordinator on the Violence Prevention Team. With other teachers and district social workers, Drew helped develop the... Read More

Mark Denning

My Anishinaabe name is Nodaway Benaise and I am Sturgeon Clan. I am enrolled in the Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin, and my ancestry includes Menominee, Mille Lacs Ojibwe, Stockbridge-Munsee, French and English. My experience as an educator, lecturer and curriculum specialist in... Read More

Terri deRoon Cassini PhD

Terri deRoon Cassini, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Departments of Surgery (Division of Trauma and Critical Care), Psychiatry and Institute for Health and Society at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She graduated with a BS in zoology and... Read More

Kristin Derwinski

Kristin is a talent and culture leader with a passion to drive change and business transformation. She leads the talent supply chain at Briggs and Stratton. In her role, Kristin is responsible for talent acquisition, diversity and inclusion, talent management,... Read More

Dave Desimone

Dave Desimone is the director of Black Point Estate and Gardens for the Wisconsin Historical Society. Dave holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Youngstown State University and a master’s degree in public history from Kent State University. Desimone has... Read More

Karen Dettmer

Karen Dettmer, P.E. is Superintendent of the Milwaukee Water Works. She oversees all operations of the utility and 350 professionals in the plants, distribution, business, technology, engineering and water quality sections. Milwaukee Water Works is the largest public utility in... Read More

Margery Deutsch

Professor Emeritus Margery Deutsch serves as the Music Director of UWM’s University Community Orchestra, an ensemble of over 100 musicians ranging in age from 12 to 98. The orchestra is comprised of college, high school, and middle school students and... Read More

Beverly DeWeese

Over 10 years ago, Beverly DeWeese was asked to teach an Osher class in mystery fiction. It has been a marvelous experience, and she hope the class feels likewise. The attendees are lively, perceptive readers, who also bring lifetimes of experience to... Read More

Dr. Marcia Dewey

Dr. Marcia Dewey obtained her BA in Audiology from Michigan State University, her MA in Audiology from Western Michigan University and her doctorate in audiology from Salus University. She worked at the Constance Brown Hearing Centers in Kalamazoo, Michigan for... Read More

Petra DeWitt

Dr. Petra DeWitt is an associate professor at Missouri S&T where she has taught a number of courses, including “Making of Modern Germany” and “World War I from a Global Perspective,” since 2003. Her book, “Degrees of Allegiance: Harassment and Loyalty in Missouri’s German-American Community During World War I,” won the... Read More

Ricardo Diaz

Ricardo Diaz is executive director of the United Community Center, a comprehensive social service agency serving Milwaukee’s Latino population. His previous roles as Milwaukee Commissioner of City Development, and executive director of the Milwaukee Housing Authority, have demonstrated his commitment... Read More

John S. Dick

John Dick has more than 39 years of experience in the rubber industry. He was with BF Goodrich and later Uniroyal Goodrich Tire Co. as a section manager and development scientist in R&D until 1991, when he joined Monsanto’s Rubber... Read More

Anneliese Dickman

Anneliese Dickman is the Milwaukee program manager for the crime gun initiative of the Brady Campaign and Center to Prevent Gun Violence. Anneliese works directly with local governments and impacted communities to stem the flow of firearms from the regulated... Read More

Kurt Dietrich

Kurt Dietrich retired in 2019 after teaching 39 years at Ripon College. Now professor emeritus of music, he has written numerous articles and three books on jazz, including “Wisconsin Riffs: Jazz Profiles from the Heartland.” He remains active as a... Read More

Nicholas Dillon

Nicholas Dillon is the founder and CEO of Believe University, a personal and professional development consulting firm offering professional coaching, leadership development, consulting and mediation services. Nicholas brings over 20 years of leadership and organizational development to the clients he... Read More

Adam Dince

Adam Dince is the director of digital experiences at Collegis Education. At Collegis, Adam leads the SEO, CRO, interactive design, social media/PR and marketing automation practices. Prior to Collegis, Adam was the director of digital marketing at Arrowhead Holdings.  At... Read More

Amy Dodge

Amy Dodge’s resume includes more than 40 years of organizational operations and business development including volunteer and staff management, marketing and budget oversight in the nonprofit sector and for-profit businesses. Her earlier career was spent with Shully’s Cuisine & Events,... Read More

Amy Domagalski

Amy Domagalski has worked in the Milwaukee Public Schools coaching, mentoring, and educating children of a variety of ages since 1992. She began her career with MPS at Zablocki Elementary as a general aide and then transitioned to a Paraprofessional... Read More

Denise Domian

Denise Domian is a human resources professional with more than 20 years of repeated success in designing and delivering human capital strategies and HR programs that drive organizational change and operational excellence. For the past three years, she has been... Read More

Angela Domnitz

Angela Domnitz is the owner and clinic director of Team Rehabilitation in Mequon, WI. She has been a practicing physical therapist for 19 years with a strong focus in manual therapy, orthopedic assessment, movement analysis & body mechanics. Angela is... Read More

Wilhelm Doos

Dr. Doos is of Russian-German ancestry and has been studying his family history and that of Russian Germans in general for more than 20 years. He was born in the former USSR and his family managed to escape to West... Read More

Gabriela Dorantes

A southside Milwaukee native, Gabriela (Gaby) joined the Roberto Hernández Center (RHC) at UW-Milwaukee (UWM) in March 2014. Her work as senior advisor and multicultural student success coordinator involves serving underrepresented student populations, mostly those who identify as Latinx, with... Read More

Gaby Dorantes

A Milwaukee native, Gabriela Dorantes joined the staff of the Roberto Hernández Center at UW-Milwaukee in March 2014. A first-generation student, she obtained a bachelor’s in Communications and Spanish from Marquette University in 2010 and is currently pursuing a master’s... Read More

Karen Dorece

Karen Dorece is a principal and vice president of TalentGenesis, Inc. and a master associate of Korn Ferry Hay Group. She has extensive experience in leadership assessment, executive coaching, talent management and organization effectiveness consulting. She has more than twenty-five... Read More

Brendon Dorn MS

Brendon is a data scientist for CBRE|ESI where he uses empirical tools and methods to provide options for clients in capital project planning, predictive maintenance and repair, and energy demand forecasting. His master’s degree is in economics. Brendon has been... Read More

Michelle Doughty MEd

Michelle has 25 years of experience in the field and has worn just about every hat one can wear. She has a master’s degree in early childhood and a bachelor’s degree in early childhood administration and has spent the last... Read More

Nar Doumbya

Nar Doumbya is approved by the Wisconsin Registry of Early Childhood Education as a master trainer and technical consultant with a Bachelor of Arts degree in language and literacy, a Master of Science in early childhood studies, and coaching and... Read More

Jack Douthitt

Jack Douthitt is known internationally for his work with bonsai. He is the driving force behind Lynden’s Permanent Collection, with many of the trees developed by Jack. He is an author of books on bonsai.

Brennan Dow

Brennan Dow has been working for the Wisconsin DNR in a variety of positions for almost eight years. He has an M.S. in freshwater and sciences technology from UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences with an emphasis in fisheries biology and... Read More

Mary J. Dowell

Mary Dowell, after over 20 years in Fortune 100 and 500 organizations as a community relations and human resources executive, is an active member of Milwaukee’s business and philanthropic communities. She serves on the board of many organizations, including those... Read More

Linda Draft

Linda Draft received a Mster of Science at Michigan State University and a Bachelor of Arts at Hope College. She taught, coached and served as an administrator for 37 years with the majority of her career at UW-Parkside. Most recently,... Read More

Raymond J. Drago PE

Raymond J. Drago is Chief Engineer for Drive Systems Technology, Inc., a mechanical power transmission consulting organization that he founded in 1976. Drago holds a master’s degree in structural engineering from Drexel University (1980), a master’s degree in engineering from... Read More

David HB Drake

David HB Drake has been called “a gentle troubadour” and “elemental folksinger.” He has performed professionally for more than 30 years at festival folk stages including Irish Fest and Summerfest, at coffeehouses and community events, libraries, schools and senior centers. David... Read More

Liz Drame

Dr. Drame is currently professor and chair of the Department of Exceptional Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She prepares secondary special educators and coordinates the Autism Spectrum Disorders Certificate Program. Dr. Drame earned her PhD in Learning Disabilities/Communication Sciences... Read More

Terese Dressel

Terese is an Associate Dean in the School of Technology and Applied Sciences at Milwaukee Area Technical College. Prior to her administrative role, she taught for 14 years in the Civil Engineering Technology program at MATC. She received her BSCE... Read More

Dr. Robert Dries

Dr. Robert Dries is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Wauwatosa, working with children, adolescents and families. He also has been a psychology consultant to Aurora Psychiatric Hospital, Rogers Memorial Hospital and a number of other hospitals and clinics... Read More

Joshua Driscoll

Joshua Driscoll is a doctoral student in the Department of Anthropology at UWM and adjunct instructor at UWM and Marquette University. His thesis explores the strategic use of alcohol as a feasting resource in early Iron Age Europe. His research... Read More

Darienne Driver Ph.D.

The Milwaukee Public School Board unanimously approved Dr. Darienne Driver to lead Milwaukee Public Schools on October 1, 2014. Dr. Driver is a high-energy visionary who has initiated a series of bold reform measures designed to improve student outcomes through... Read More

Molly Dubin

Ms. Dubin has been the curator at JMM for 12 years. She has a Bachelor’s degree with a concentration in Art History and minors in Sociology and Anthropology from Colorado State University and a Master’s in Art History and Museum... Read More

Karen Dubis

Karen Dubis has served as director of the Milwaukee Police Band since 1999. Dubis recently retired from the Milwaukee Police Department after her 37 years of service. The Milwaukee Police Band is her personal passion, she joined the band as... Read More

Heather DuBois Bourenane

Madison College English instructor Heather DuBois Bourenane has been named coordinator for the Wisconsin Public Education Network (WPEN), a statewide public education advocacy group.

John Dugan Ph.D.

John has been in the field of usability and user experience design for more than 20 years. He first was introduced to Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) in the early ’90s while working for a U.S. Air Force defense contractor. He holds a... Read More

Marye Beth Dugan

Marye Beth Dugan is supremely qualified to speak to Osher about juvenile justice. She has a B.S. in social work, an M.A. in criminal justice and is a certified trauma specialist. During her 30+ year career, she has been a... Read More

Ginger Duiven

Ginger Duiven is the Executive Director of Literacy Services of Wisconsin. Since joining the organization in January 2014, she has led her team to celebrate the 50th Anniversary year, through a strategic planning process, and a merger in 2017 with... Read More

Bob Duncan

Bob Duncan serves as executive vice president of Children’s Hospital and Health System, the state’s only health system dedicated 100% to kids and teens. He also serves as president of Children’s Community Health Plan and president of Children’s Service Society... Read More

Tamara DuPage M.A.

Tamara began teaching in 1999 and has taught a variety of Spanish courses for all levels of proficiency. She strives to create a fun, engaging learning environment that allows students to quickly acquire language skills through interactive communication, music, culture... Read More

Tamara DuPage M.A.

Tamara began teaching in 1999 and has taught a variety of Spanish courses for all levels of proficiency. She strives to create a fun, engaging learning environment that allows students to quickly acquire language skills through interactive communication, music, culture... Read More

Dr. Thomas Durkin

Dr. Thomas Durkin is the research and grant coordinator at Marquette’s Center for Peacemaking, lecturer in the college of arts & sciences, and education program director for the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation. With the Foley Foundation, Dr. Durkin developed... Read More

Zachary Durlam PhD

As the director of choral activities at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Dr. Zachary Durlam leads three choirs and teaches graduate and undergraduate conducting. Before arriving in Milwaukee, Durlam was the director of choral activities at Fresno Pacific University in Fresno,... Read More

Michael Dwyer

Michael J. Dwyer is a retired Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge. He spent 22 years on the bench, half of them in family court. He was instrumental in changing the rules governing lawyers to permit lawyer mediators to draft documents... Read More

Therese Dybul

Therese Dybul is the Diversity and Inclusion Consultant at Northwestern Mutual (NM) where she implements D&I initiatives and collaborates with key partners to further embed D&I best practices throughout the company. Therese supports 7 ERGs and 17 Function/Department D&I Councils.... Read More

Danielle Earley

Danielle joined The Registry team as a Data Verification Specialist in October 2017. She has assisted in processing and finalizing customer applications, along with providing customer service to our Registry Members. In August 2019, she took on the role of... Read More

Bashir Easter

Bashir Easter, is a native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin with over 20 years of solid public and private sector work experience and training in the areas of diversity, public and nonprofit management, business management, supervision, leadership, organizational behavior and public speaking.... Read More

Floyd Easterman

His world of imagination began with childhood visits to Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History. At age 11, he took a correspondence course in taxidermy. Working late into the night he never gave up and honed his skills with the following:... Read More

Jeremy Ebersole

Jeremy has championed the value of historic preservation to Milwaukeeans as executive director of the Milwaukee Preservation Alliance since 2020. He holds an MS in historic preservation from the University of Oregon where his thesis examined the preservation of neon signs. He has also... Read More

Michael Edmonds

Michael Edmonds recently retired after a long career at the Wisconsin Historical Society. He is a 1976 graduate of Harvard University and has taught part time at the University of Wisconsin-Madison since 1986. For more than a decade he wrote... Read More

Dave Edwards

Dave is the former Director/General Manager of WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio. He is a consultant to nonprofit managers and organizations around the country, providing executive coaching services as well as serving as a speaker and workshop leader. Dave also teaches... Read More

Edward Ehrlich

Edward Ehrlich is a transplanted  New Yorker who has lived in Milwaukee for over 45 years. In 2013 Ehrlich retired from the Milwaukee City Attorney’s Office, after having served as a staff attorney for over 15 years. Prior to that,... Read More

Sandy Eichel

Sandy Eichel is a Financial Advisor at Northwestern Mutual, and Leadership Trainer and Diversity and Inclusion Consultant. Sandy is passionate about changing the culture of financial services to be more inclusive for women, people of color and the LGBT community.... Read More

Donna Eigen

Donna Eigen retired in 2010 as a global communication manager at Rockwell Automation, ending a 35-year career to join the Peace Corps. She was assigned to a research center in central Mexico and served as a communication consultant and English... Read More

Tyler Einberger

Tyler Einberger is the co-founder, COO and head of SEO at Momentic, a boutique SEO agency in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, that focuses on growth for numerous local, regional, national and global companies. Tyler has worked in marketing for over a decade.... Read More

Linda Eisele MS

Linda Eisele is currently the professional development lead for the Wisconsin Afterschool Network. In this position she has coordinated the development and training for many of the school-age-specific professional development opportunities within the state including the Afterschool & Youth Development... Read More

Eva Eiseman

Eva Eiseman is a retired deaf educator, interpreter trainer and marriage and family therapist. She is a community advocate for the deaf, the hard of hearing and deaf-blind issues. Eva earned a BS degree from Washburn University and an MA... Read More

Libby Ellinas MD

Libby Ellinas, MD, is an Associate Professor at MCW (the Medical College of Wisconsin) in Milwaukee, WI. She is an Obstetric Anesthesiologist, and has been both Chief of Obstetric Anesthesia and Fellowship Director for MCW’s Obstetric Anesthesia Fellowship. Libby is... Read More

Jon Elliott

Jon Elliott is the owner of MKE Drones in Milwaukee, WI. He is an FAA-certified remote pilot with hundreds of hours of flight experience operating drones. Over the last few years, he has shot video and photos for large Milwaukee... Read More

Joyce Ellwanger

Joyce Ellwanger, a 55-year resident of Milwaukee, Wisconsin is the past chair and current secretary for the MICAH (Milwaukee Inner-City Congregations Allied for Hope) Transportation Task Force. Having given her car to Wisconsin Public Radio four years ago, she is... Read More

Zohreh Emami

Zohreh Emami is professor emerita of economics at Alverno College. She taught courses in international economics, development economics, women and the economy, women and leadership, the economic environment, macro/micro economics and history of economic thought. She has written and published... Read More

Rich and Lena Eng

Rich and Lena Eng currently serve as the leaders of Represent Us Wisconsin. In their day jobs, Rich is an executive for GE Healthcare while Lena is a stay at home mom of three and an active church/community volunteer. For... Read More

Penn Engebose

Penn Engebose has extensive experience in business administration, performing in a variety of roles. For the last 20 years she has been hospital manager for Lakeside Animal Hospital. Beyond her professional endeavors, Engebose is a reliable and dedicated volunteer in... Read More

Donna Engelmann Ph.D.

Donna Engelmann is recently retired from the philosophy department at Alverno College, where she taught ethics, political philosophy and introduction to philosophy for 28 years. She earned her PhD in political philosophy and a graduate certificate in alternative dispute resolution... Read More

Paul Engevold

Paul Engevold has been the Greenhouse Manager for the NWQ Biological Sciences Greenhouse at UW-Milwaukee since 2013. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences & Conservation and Environmental Sciences in 2003 from UWM and is currently working on his MS concerning... Read More

John Enright

John Enright is curator emeritus of the North Point Lighthouse Museum. He has memberships in the Wisconsin Marine Historical Society (curator until 2017), the Ozaukee County Historical Society and the Port Washington Historical Society. John is a graduate of UWM... Read More

Dawn Erb

Dawn is an associate professor of physics at UWM and a member of the Center for Gravitation, Cosmology and Astrophysics. She works on the study of galaxies using the largest telescopes in the world and the Hubble Space Telescope.

Dave Erickson

Dave Erickson is an independent photographer and licensed drone pilot. Besides his work as a photographer, Dave has been working in the Wisconsin Historical Society’s Archives group as their architectural specialist. Additionally, he has been researching the work of Wisconsin-born... Read More

Kate Erickson

Kate is a member of the Oneida Nation and History Faculty at the Milwaukee Area Technical College, where she teaches Native American, Wisconsin Indian, State of Wisconsin, and Early American History. Kate has been teaching at MATC for over a... Read More

Mark Ernst

Lifelong aerobic enthusiast, athlete, coach and mentor, Mark Ernst is skilled in aerobic sports of XC skiing, bicycling, triathlon and running. He is knowledgeable in continuing fitness for seniors and beyond.

Sara Eskrich

Sara Eskrich is the executive director of Democracy Found, a Wisconsin-based nonpartisan initiative committed to revitalizing democracy. Sara previously served on the Madison Common Council, and currently serves as a Madison Metropolitan Sewerage district commissioner. Her career includes roles in... Read More

Angela Eslinger

Angela Eslinger leads operational strategy and execution for complex projects at Direct Supply, the nation’s leading provider of technology, equipment and services to senior health. From humble beginnings as a front-line customer service agent, Angela quickly worked her way up... Read More

Joel Espinoza

As a native of Chile, Joel enjoys teaching in both English and Spanish. Joel’s passion for teaching brought him to UWM School of Continuing Education, where he’s previously taught customized courses in Spanish for healthcare professionals and customer service representatives.... Read More

Mary Jo Esser

Wellness coach and trainer Mary Jo Esser founded Gentle Waves, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to educate, instruct and inspire patients to raise their level of physical, mental and spiritual health during the treatment or recovery phase of a diagnosis.... Read More

Bob Evans

Bob Evans, Col (ret) Medical Service Corps., LCSW, has been a behavioral health consultant with the Wisconsin National Guard for seven years. He is retired military with four oversees tours including two in Iraq. During the last tour, 2007-08, he... Read More

Clark Evans

Clark Evans is a professor with and chair of UWM’s Atmospheric Science Program. He has been a member of UWM’s faculty since 2011. He specializes in hurricanes, particularly after they make landfall or when they move from the tropics to... Read More

Online Expert Instruction

This course has an “Ask the Expert” feature, which submits your questions directly to an expert in the field you are studying. Questions are answered as quickly as possible, usually within 24 hours.

Nhu Fabros

Nhu Fabros is a passionate and experienced corporate executive with over 25 years of global experience in talent, business transformation, leadership and organizational strategy, and communications. As the managing director of Deloitte’s global diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) team— ALL... Read More

Erik Fadlovich

Erik Fadlovich

Erik Fadlovich is a recognized manager, college instructor and consultant with more than 18 years of experience in the design and manufacturing of products ranging from casting, forging, heating/cooling systems, temperature sensing, electronics and publishing. Fadlovich is a Lean Six... Read More

Patricia Fagen Greco PhD

Pat Greco is a champion of improvement focused on building system and team capacity for evidence-based leadership. Pat retired as superintendent for the School District of Menomonee Falls committing 37 years to public education. Pat lives principled, organizational excellence. She... Read More

Sally L. Falci

Sally has over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. Before joining Baird as a financial advisor, she was a vice president and trust officer with a focus on personal trusts and estates. Sally’s focus is on developing... Read More

Edward Fallone

Ed Fallone is currently an Associate Professor of Law at Marquette University Law School, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1992. His primary areas of teaching and scholarship include constitutional law, corporate law, immigration law, and... Read More

Giacomo Fallucca

Giacomo Fallucca is chairman of the board and CEO of Palermo Villa, Inc. Palermo’s Pizza began 55 years ago when Fallucca’s father and mother opened Palermo Bakery on Milwaukee’s east side. Palermo’s family of brands includes Palermo’s Primo Thin, King... Read More

Inshirah Farhoud

Inshirah Farhoud is vice president of the board of directors of the Milwaukee Muslim Women’s Coalition. A pediatric nurse practitioner at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Ms. Farhoud holds a BSN from Alverno College, MSN from Marquette University, and post master’s... Read More

Barbara M. Farmerie MBA, PMP

Barb Farmerie was born in Pittsburgh, PA, but has been a resident of Milwaukee for more than 20 years. Much of that time was spent working for MillerCoors as an IT development manager where she delivered business application projects throughout... Read More

Marisue Fasick

Marisue Fasick is vice president of enterprise change management for Northwestern Mutual.Her responsibilities include building change management expertise and enabling transformation across the home office and field. Marisue joined Northwestern Mutual in 2019 as member of both the chief operating... Read More

Laura Fay

Laura Fay is the Agency Liaison for the Bureau of Consumer Protection within the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.  As the Agency Liaison, Laura travels around the state to educate the public, businesses and law enforcement on the... Read More

Dave Fehlauer

Dave Fehlauer is a retired educator and school administrator. His interest in history and historical buildings led him to become involved with the Pabst Mansion as a docent and lecturer. He enjoys sharing the story of this iconic Milwaukee landmark... Read More

Tom Fehring

Tom Fehring is an engineer by training and practice, having worked for thirty-five years at Keeping the Lights On at Wisconsin Energy Corporation and its various subsidiaries. Early in his career, he also worked for a time at Falk Corporation,... Read More

Drew Feldkirchner

Drew Feldkirchner has been the director of the Wisconsin DNR’s Natural Heritage Conservation Program since 2016 and has been with the program since 2001. He is honored to lead a skilled and dedicated staff and is thankful for the many... Read More

Jazmine Fennig

Jazmine graduated with her Bachelor of Science in early childhood education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in May 2013. Jazmine currently holds a teaching license through the Department of Public Instruction in Wisconsin. She is currently enrolled in an early... Read More

Mary Fenwerda

Mary Ferwerda, M.S., J.D. is the executive director of the Milwaukee Justice Center, the self-help center in the Milwaukee County Courthouse. She is a 2011 graduate of Marquette University Law School and was active in the Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinics... Read More

Kennan Ferguson

Kennan Ferguson teaches political philosophy in the Department of Political Science at UWM. He is the author of numerous books and articles on the politics of everyday life.

Brian Fette

Fette has presented on topics of local history in prior appearances. Since we now find ourselves in historic times that challenge our resiliency, he has chosen to share his experiences and resources on a new topic. Brian was exposed to... Read More

Debra Fields

Debra began her career at Sojourner Truth House as a volunteer in 1996. As the Community Education and Prevention Coordinator for Sojourner Family Peace Center, her mission is to raise awareness about domestic abuse and intimate partner violence through education... Read More

Dr. Carlos Figueroa-Castro

Dr. Carlos E. Figueroa Castro received his medical degree from Universidad El Bosque, Colombia (South America). He completed his residency in internal medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and his fellowship in infectious diseases at Creighton University in Omaha,... Read More

Jamie Fine

Ceramic artist Jamie Fine currently works in The Torpedo Factory, in Alexandria Virginia, an internationally renowned artists’ community just across the Potomic River from Washington DC. Her teaching career has spanned the past 45 years and has included students of... Read More

Jacob Fink MS, CFA

Jacob Fink is a data analyst at Geneva Capital Management. In this role, Jacob creates a variety of financial reports which give insights into the movements of style factors and provide transparency into the risk effects of proposed investment strategy... Read More

Jahmes Tony Finlayson

Jahmes Tony Finlayson is a performing artist, teacher, workshop facilitator and Reiki practitioner with more than 30 years of experience. He is a well-known performer and community activist who may be seen playing with several music ensembles, Kirtan bands and... Read More

Jenna Finley MEd

Jenna N. Finley has over 10 years of experience in early childhood education. Jenna has the knowledge and expertise in creating and developing training curriculum specific to Early Childhood Educators, specializing in online training conversion. She has collaborated with Childcare... Read More

Rick Finnie

Rick Finnie is the owner of M. R. Mold & Engineering, located in Brea, California, which will celebrate 35 years in business in 2020. Rick Finnie was recently presented with the prestigious Mold Builder of the Year award in 2019... Read More

John Firer

Colonel Firer has a BASS in international relations from UWM and an MA degree in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School. He retired from the U.S. Army after over 20 years of service in high-level simulation, intelligence and... Read More

Michael Fischer

Mike Fischer is a Milwaukee-based dramaturg and a member of the Advisory Company of artists for Forward Theater in Madison. For 15 years, he saw more than 200 plays and reviewed more than 40 books each year on behalf of... Read More

Mike Fischer

Mike Fischer is a Milwaukee-based dramaturge and a member of the Advisory Company of artists for Forward Theater in Madison. For 15 years, he saw more than 200 plays each year on behalf of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, for which he... Read More

Jordan Fishman

Jordan Fishman received his bachelor science degree from UWM in education and a master’s degree at Cardinal Stitch University in special education where he also received certification in school administration and director of instruction.   He is a lifelong educator... Read More

Janet Fitch

Janet Fitch’s 15 years of experience creating documentary films as a resource for authentic community engagement, civil dialog and leadership training is exceptional. Her films are designed to reclaim the public sphere for discussion of complex societal problems by engaging... Read More

Kim Flannery

Prior to joining the Wisconsin Athletic Club in 2002, Kim worked as a clinical dietitian and private exercise/nutrition consultant. Her current role at Wisconsin Athletic Club includes helping clients improve their health and fitness through better nutrition. Kim has a... Read More

Christine Flasch

Conductor Christine Flasch produced and directed 13 years of opera, operetta and musical theater productions at Music by the Lake, a summer festival she spearheaded at George Williams College of Aurora University in Williams Bay, Wis., that currently draws more than 10,000... Read More

Crystal Flenorl

Crystal Flenorl is the director of community diversity engagement for Advocate Aurora Health In this role, she leads Aurora’s diverse community engagement strategy, builds proper alignment with Aurora’s community partners and consumers and manages sponsorships to assist in accomplishing Aurora’s... Read More

Jane Flieller

Jane Flieller holds a BFA from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan, moving to Milwaukee shortly after graduation to pursue a career in theatre. As a stage manager, Jane worked for many local companies, including Theatre Tesseract, Next Generation Theatre... Read More

William Fliss

A native of Wisconsin, William Fliss has been an archivist at Marquette University’s Raynor Library since 2003. He holds a Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Ph.D. in History from Marquette... Read More

James Flores

James Flores comes from the Oneida Nation. His Oneida name is Yot^halahkwatasé and he is part of the Turtle Clan. He obtained a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in American Indian Studies with a certificate in Cultures and... Read More

Virginia Flores

Virginia completed her certification as a Northlight Childcare Advantage (NCAP) network instructor with her most recent teaching experiences working with children who have apraxia, cerebral palsy and other communicative delays. On a more personal note, she states, “It’s not only... Read More

Mark Flower

A veteran from the Cold War era, Mark Flower served in the Army from 1976 to 2006. He struggled with alcoholism and drugs and started his journey in recovery in September of 1993. Since that date, he has been substance... Read More

Edward A. Flynn

Edward A. Flynn was appointed chief of the Milwaukee Police Department in January of 2008. On Jan. 8, 2016, he was sworn in for a third term. He commands an agency of 2,000 sworn officers and 700 civilians, serving a... Read More

Jonathan Foley

Dr. Jonathan Foley is a world-renowned environmental scientist, sustainability expert, author and public speaker. His work is focused on understanding our changing planet and finding new solutions to sustain the climate, ecosystems and natural resources we all depend on. Foley’s... Read More

Erik Foltz

Erik Foltz is a certified professional Moldflow® consultant at The Madison Group. Foltz received his MS from the Polymer Engineering Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Foltz’s work concentrates on assisting industrial clients accelerate the product design process through the... Read More

Erik Foltz

Erik Foltz is a Certified Professional Moldflow® Consultant at The Madison Group. Foltz received his M.S. from the Polymer Engineering Center at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Foltz’s work concentrates on assisting industrial clients accelerate the product design process... Read More

Stacey Force

Stacey Force leads global marketing and the Centers of Excellence for Right Management at ManpowerGroup, focusing on careers and talent development. Force joined ManpowerGroup in 2014. Prior to her current role, she was vice president of marketing for Honeywell HomMed’s... Read More

Stacey Force

Stacey Force leads Global Campaign Marketing and the Brand Center of Excellence for ManpowerGroup. Force joined ManpowerGroup in 2014 working with Right Management, ManpowerGroup’s Career Expert brand. Prior to joining ManpowerGroup, she was vice president of marketing for Honeywell HomMed’s... Read More

Julian D. Ford PhD

Julian D. Ford, PhD, ABPP, is a board-certified clinical psychologist and tenured professor at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and School of Law where he is the principal investigator and director of two treatment and services adaptation centers... Read More

Mark Foreman

Mark Foreman, Vietnam veteran (1968) and retired art teacher, served as a Navy Corpsman with the 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines in 1968. He became severely wounded and spent five days on a mountain top waiting to be med-evac’d to a... Read More

Diane Forman

After a career in teaching and business, Diane Forman began her writing life in 2002, at the age of 63, with the publication of “Common Threads: Nine Women’s Journeys through Love, Loss, and Healing.” In 2003-2004, she taught memoir writing... Read More

Rachel Forman

Rachel Forman is a native of New York City who has lived in Milwaukee for the past 31 years. Her degrees from Brooklyn College, Boston University and the University of Chicago are in sociology, American studies, and social policy and... Read More

Will Foster

Will has a BA from Vanderbilt University, an MBA from the University of Chicago, and an MD from the University of Louisville. He is a board-certified anesthesiologist with a particular interest in cardiovascular surgery and medical teaching. He was a... Read More

Dr. Melodie Fox

Dr. Melodie Fox has held several leadership positions in education. She currently works as a knowledge manager at Milwaukee School of Engineering and teaches information organization at UWM’s School of Information Studies. She has taught and assessed academic and business... Read More

Enrica Fracchia

Enrica Fracchia-Miller has worked in the education field for 27 years. She was born and raised in Italy, where she began her career as an elementary school teacher and then as a foreign language middle school teacher in the Italian... Read More

Bess Frank

Elizabeth Frank worked at both the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. and the Milwaukee County Zoo. She worked in Milwaukee for 20 years as the Curator of Large Mammals. Since retiring, she is a volunteer in Zoo Pride.

Linda Frank

Linda Frank’s lifelong interest in 20th century and Jewish history gives her novels – After the Auction, The Lost Torah of Shanghai, and another in progress – the research foundation for fictional plots pursued by her “Jewish Miss Marple” character,... Read More

Dr. Charles Franklin

Nationally recognized government scholar and pollster Charles Franklin has been director of the Marquette Law School Poll since its inception in 2012 and became a full-time member of the faculty in 2013. Franklin led the Law School Poll during the... Read More

Stephen Franzoi

Dr. Stephen Franzoi is a professor emeritus in the Department of Psychology at Marquette University where he specializes in the study of the self. He is the author of numerous scientific articles and books, including his text “Social Psychology” (8th... Read More

Dawn Frasa

Dawn supports and leads the communication efforts at Bloom360 Learning Community. She brings more than 25 years of significant marketing, media and public relations experience to the Bloom360 team and is passionate about generating awareness and building relationships for the... Read More

Clayton Frazer

Clayton Frazer has over 20 years of experience in professional natural resource management, ecological restoration and ecological consulting. He has worked as an ecologist for federal and state agencies, nonprofit conservation organizations and private sector consulting firms. Frazer’s areas of... Read More

Clay Frazier

Clay received his Bachelor of Science in zoology/wildlife ecology from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1996. Following a two-year Peace Corps Volunteer post in West Africa working in the agro-forestry sector, he began his professional career as a wildlife... Read More

Don Frederiksen

Don Frederiksen is the founder and principal of the, the online club that helps older adults stay connected and engaged by learning, sharing and exploring technology. After 35 years working as an IT leader and manager, trainer, data analyst... Read More

Wendy Freitag PhD

Wendy Freitag, PhD is an experienced Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy clinician trained by Dr. Francine Shapiro in 1994. She is an EMDR Institute regional trainer, facilitator and logistician, as well as an EMDR International Association (EMDRIA)-approved consultant.... Read More

Karyn Frick Ph.D.

Dr. Karyn Frick is a professor in the neuroscience area of the Department of Psychology at UWM. She earned her BA at Franklin and Marshall College and her MA and PhD degrees at the Johns Hopkins University. After 10 years... Read More

Bob Friday

Bob Friday has been at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for 42 years. As the the night editor, he decides which stories make the front page of the MJS, what goes where on our website, as well as works with reporters,... Read More

Alan Friedman

Alan Friedman has a love of cooking, but since his father was a chef, making a career out of food had no romance for him. Instead, he became a scientist. For Friedman, the kitchen is a laboratory and a place... Read More

John Friedman

John Friedman, a distinguished professor emeritus at UWM, has worked on a variety of problems in gravitational physics, involving neutron stars, black holes and gravitational collapse, and the topology of spacetime. A Fellow of the American Physical Society, Friedman served... Read More

Paula Friedman

Paula Friedman taught a diverse range of literature classes at Cardinal Stritch University for more than three decades before retiring in May 2013. Some of her favorite classes included Irish Literature, Nonwestern Literature, Contemporary Literature and Images of Women in... Read More

Corey Fritsch MS

Corey Fritsch is an experienced data analyst with a passion for continued learning and research. Fritsch is currently pursuing his Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Statistics and Measurement at UW-Milwaukee, as well as graduate certificates in Applied Data Analysis and... Read More

Dennis Funk

Dennis graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1972 and then completed his M.B.A. in 1977, also from the University of Wisconsin, after spending two years in the U.S. Army. He spent the last 33 years of his professional career... Read More

Susan Gaeddert

Susan Gaeddert (she/her) is Special Projects Manager at 1000 Friends of Wisconsin, where she runs the Active Wisconsin program. Susan graduated from UW-Madison with a MS in Urban/Regional Planning in 2020, where she specialized in transportation, land use, and recreational... Read More

Lucia Galezewski

Lucia leads people to succeed. She was born and raised in Ecuador, coming to the U.S. at the age of 17. She has an accounting degree from UW-Milwaukee and an MBA from Marquette University. She works as a finance business... Read More

Jason Galien

After graduating from MPS, Jason Galien attended UW-Madison on a full Evans Scholarship. He obtained his teaching license in the post-baccalaureate program at UW-Milwaukee and earn a master’s degree in educational leadership from Marian University. Most recently, Jason completed coursework... Read More

Dinah Gant

Dinah Gail Gant became the first African American female to receive an undergraduate degree in civil engineering from the University of Arkansas. She was the first daughter born in to the home of Floyd Clifton Gant and Theressa Malone Gant,... Read More

Suzette Garay PhD

A variety of experiences affected Dr. Suzette Garay’s educational and career choices. The fields of Psychology and Education seemed like natural choices to her as she made her way through numerous degrees. She holds a BA, MA, PSY.S and a... Read More

Jessie Garcia

Jessie Garcia was the first female television sports anchor in the state of Wisconsin and worked for more than two decades covering our state’s sports teams. She hosted “The Mike Holmgren Show” and “The Mike McCarthy Show” and served as... Read More

Eugene Garrison

Eugene Garrison is a retired social studies teacher. He now spends his time attending workshops around the country and playing bass and guitar in a local band. He has published poetry and recorded songs in area studios.

Tami Garrison

Tami Scully Garrison oversees Community Affairs in Milwaukee for MillerCoors. Tami began working for Miller Brewing Company in 2005 in the Corporate Social Responsibility Department. In her current role with MillerCoors, she is responsible for community investments and partnerships in... Read More

Ann Garvin PhD

Ann Garvin, PhD is the USA Today Bestselling author of “I Like You Just Fine When You’re Not Around,” “The Dog Year,” and “On Maggie’s Watch.” Ann writes about women who have a good sense of humor about doing too... Read More

Tim Geels

Tim Geels was first certified in The Mandt System® in 1988 and was later certified as a Mandt System® instructor in 1995. Tim became a member of the National Training Faculty of The Mandt System® in October of 2001. He... Read More

Patricia Geenen

After a ten-year career in a variety of professional communication positions, Patricia Geenen joined the faculty of Alverno College in 1994 to teach full time in such areas as professional and technical writing, public relations, and communication ethics. She retired... Read More

Paul Geenen

Paul Geenen is an author, retired entrepreneur, community activist and grandfather. Besides Gimbels and Schusters: Milwaukee’s Beloved Department Stores, he is the author of Milwaukee’s Bronzeville: 1900-1950, Sherman Park: A Legacy of Diversity in Milwaukee, and will soon be publishing... Read More

Mark Geinopolos

Mark majored in real estate/urban land economics and finance, investment and banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. His career spanned thirty-five years as a healthcare IT executive. He is married with two adopted children, both of whom have disabilities. He... Read More

Laura Gellott

Laura Gellott is professor of history, emeritus, at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, where she taught European history for 30 years. Gellott is an award-winning teacher  and in retirement a frequent lecturer on European history and contemporary European affairs. She recently... Read More

Jim Gennrich

Jim and his wife Katie Gennrich directed and taught at the International Business Institute at Tianjin Foreign Studies Institute (near Beijing) and Suzhou University (near Shanghai) from 2001 to 2005. They keep in touch with many of these former students... Read More

Katie Gennrich

Katie and her husband Jim Gennrich directed and taught at the International Business Institute at Tianjin Foreign Studies Institute (near Beijing) and Suzhou University (near Shanghai) from 2001 to 2005. They keep in touch with many of these former students... Read More

Christine Georgenson

Christine Georgenson is a Ukulele teacher, certified by the James Hill Ukulele Initiative in Vancouver, Canada. She has been playing Ukulele for over 10 years and also studied piano and music theory in England. Christine has taught previous Ukulele courses... Read More

David Georgenson

David has over 25 years of experience holding key talent development positions in Fortune 500 organizations. He has served as a senior consultant for leadership development consulting firms. David has also formed his own consulting firm that helps organizations to... Read More

Jeanne Geraci

Jeanne Geraci has served as the Benedict Center’s Executive Director since August 2011. Founded in 1974, the Benedict Center is an interfaith, nonprofit criminal justice agency working with victims, offenders and the community to achieve a system of justice that is fair and treats... Read More

Lori Gervais CFP®

Lori is a Director at Baird. She manages financial plans for select families and foundations. Lori graduated summa cum laude from Husson University with a bachelor of science in Business Administration and a concentration Finance. She continued her studies through... Read More

Blaine Gibson CFP®, AWMA®

Blaine Gibson is a partner and Certified Financial Planner® practitioner with more than 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. Blaine develops and manages client relationships with a focus on like-minded community influencers. Blaine graduated with a BA... Read More

Jodi Gibson

Like many people who grew up in Milwaukee, Jodi Gibson has fond memories of attending the Milwaukee County Zoo as a child. Today, she serves as the president and CEO of the Zoological Society of Milwaukee. Jodi has a unique... Read More

Sarah J. Gibson

Sarah J. Gibson, certified speaking professional, speaks, trains and consults with organizations that want to be better at what they do. Sarah is the founder of Accent Learning and Consulting, a firm focused on enabling teams to crack the communication... Read More

Bob Giese

Bob Giese is a Milwaukee history buff who has written a number of articles on Milwaukee, including the “Beer Barons,” “Milwaukee River,” “Mac Arthur Family,” “City Hall” and “How Milwaukee Got Its Name.” He gives tours, has provided staffing for... Read More

Robert Giese

Robert Giese has written a number of articles on Milwaukee and also gives tours for Historic Milwaukee and Forest Home Cemetery. He is also part of a book by Arcadian Publishers called Milwaukee Forest Home Cemetery.

Juergen Giesow

Juergen Giesow, Ph.D, started in 1983 as an apprentice at a Packaging company to become a Certified Process Technician. After the 3 year program he stayed with the company and became a shift leader. In 1989 he went back to... Read More

Craig Gilbert

Craig Gilbert is the recently retired Washington Bureau Chief and national political reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He has covered every presidential campaign since 1988 and chronicled Wisconsin’s role as the nation’s most enduring political battleground. Gilbert has written... Read More

Jim Gill

Jim is a retired religious educator, and spiritual director with an interest in inter-faith spirituality, the bible, and making connections between the natural world and holistic living. He holds a MA in Religious Studies from the Institute in Creation Centered... Read More

Alice Gillam

Alice Gillam is an associate professor emerita and former chair of the English Department at UW-Milwaukee. For 12 of her 27 years at UWM, she directed the composition program and frequently taught graduate and undergraduate courses on the history and continuing relevance... Read More

Kenneth Ginlack LCSW, APSW, CSAC, ICS

Kenneth Ginlack is a mental health and substance abuse therapist. He earned his undergraduate degree from Upper Iowa University in human services with emphasis on social work in 2014. He completed his graduate degree from Loyola University in social work... Read More

Lori Glander

Lori Glander is an executive coach and corporate trainer focused on leadership excellence. She works with leaders to heighten their conversation skills, build strong relationships and handle difficult situations with clarity and choice. Her career has spanned the corporate and... Read More

Dr. Bob Gleeson

Bob Gleeson is an internal medicine physician with a curious and academic mind. He spent 27 years doing medico-actuarial work for a major life insurance company, then moved to academia for ten years as an associate professor of internal medicine... Read More

John Gleeson

John Gleeson holds an MA in applied history and MFA in film from UW-Milwaukee. He directs UWM’s program in Ireland and teaches courses in the Ethnic Studies Program. John also leads noncredit study tours to Ireland and Scotland through the... Read More

Kimberly Gleffe

Kimberly Gleffe is executive director of the River Revitalization Foundation, Milwaukee’s urban rivers land trust. She has over 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector and is certified in Nonprofit Management. She has a B.S. from Carroll College in... Read More

Kim Gloede

Kim Gloede is a retired teacher, from preschool through graduate school in regular, bilingual and special education. In retirement, technology is her new hobby. Currently she teaches basic technology to seniors on a volunteer basis. Kim and her husband have... Read More

Laura Gmeinder

Laura Gmeinder is a passion igniter; you can find her at the intersection of leadership development and business strategy. As a certified leadership coach – who has a background in HR, adult education and corporate communication – she challenges and... Read More

Melissa Goecks

Melissa is a project manager with Rockwell Automation and previously served as the validation lab manager at Hellermann-Tyton North America. Melissa believes that women in STEM are incredibly important in modern society. She believes that empowering women in these fields... Read More

Ann Goggins Gregory

Ann Goggins Gregory is the senior vice president of Resident Services at MidPen Housing, one of the largest affordable housing developers in the San Francisco Bay Area. In her role, Ann oversees a diverse portfolio of programs available to MidPen’s... Read More

Chad Alan Goldberg

Chad Alan Goldberg is Martindale-Bascom Professor of Sociology and an affiliate of the George Mosse/Laurence Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies and George Mosse Program in History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He writes about politics, history, and social theory. His... Read More

Chad Alan Goldberg

Chad Alan Goldberg is a sociology professor affiliated with the George L. Mosse/Laurence A. Weinstein Center for Jewish Studies and George L. Mosse Program in History at the University of Wisconsin Madison. He writes about politics, history, and social theory.... Read More

Daniel Goldin

Daniel Goldin is the proprietor of Boswell Book Company. Goldin grew up in Queens, New York, graduated from Dartmouth College and has been a bookseller for 30 years. In 2015, he received the Christopher Latham Sholes Award from the Council... Read More

Robin Goldsmith JD

Robin F. Goldsmith is the owner of a consulting firm, working with business and systems professionals in requirements analysis, quality and testing, software acquisition, project management and leadership, metrics, and process improvement. Previously he was a developer, systems programmer/DBA/QA, and... Read More

Mark Goldstein

Mark Goldstein is president of Goldstein Law Group, S.C., a boutique law firm serving as outside general counsel to business, with a focus on workplace issues. Mark is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the UW-Madison Law School.... Read More

Richard Gonzalez

Richard J. Gonzalez, M.A., is a member of the Iroquois Confederation, Oneida Nation of Wisconsin, and the Turtle clan. His tribal name “Loliwyntati” means “He Who Brings the Good Word.” He is a Native American scholar/historian/artist and retired school principal... Read More

Hannah Goodman

Hannah Goodman builds custom database applications. She earned her master’s degree in computer science from UWM in 1986. Hannah worked for the Medical College of Wisconsin as a systems analyst, designing databases, writing custom programs and performing statistical analysis. In... Read More

Sammy Goodrich

Sammy is founder of Stage Right Theatre, a program of TimeSlips, and holds a BFA in musical theatre.

Cecelia Gore

Cecelia Gore is a senior level executive with extensive experience leading community/external affairs, foundation and sports philanthropy.  She leads strategic change and transformation in her current philanthropic role with the Brewers Community Foundation, the charitable arm of Milwaukee Brewers Baseball... Read More

Dylan Gore

Although this is only his second year teaching, Dylan is a passionate and driven educator. He has his Bachelor’s degree in English Education with an emphasis in Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is a proud MPS employee,... Read More

Robert Gormley

Robert Gormley is chief essentialist and solutions architect of continuous quality for Expleo USA where he brings total quality management strategy to large and small companies through the implementation of efficient and effective testing. He has 18-plus years of quality... Read More

Debra Gorra Barash

Debra Gorra Barash is a nationally recognized professional sign language interpreter. Over the past 35-plus years, Debra has earned numerous specialty and advanced certificates that include the Specialty Certificate: Legal from the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (RID), Qualified... Read More

Cindy Gosh-Lee

Cindy helps lead Bloom360 Learning Community and guides the further development of its unique educational model. She cultivates interest-driven projects for Learners that engage their creativity while meeting applicable state standards. She is instrumental in guiding the overall curriculum and... Read More

Joe Goss

Joe Goss is a senior business analyst and project manager at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Information Technology (DoIT). He reduces project costs and improves outcomes for customers by eliciting, validating, and communicating requirements. Joe also serves as a... Read More

Michael Gousha

Mike Gousha serves as a Distinguished Fellow in Law and Public Policy at Marquette University Law School.  An award-winning journalist, Gousha explores important public policy issues, acting in the role of interviewer, moderator and facilitator. He is the host of the Law... Read More

Mukul Goyal

Prof Mukul Goyal is an Associate Professor in Computer Science  at UW-Milwaukee. He received a Ph.D. in Computer and Information Science from Ohio State University in 2003 and has been a faculty member at UWM since 2004. In addition to... Read More

Evan Goyke

Evan Goyke was born Neenah, Wisconsin, November 24, 1982; married. Graduate Edgewood High School (Madison), 2001; B.A. in Political Science, St. Johns University (Minnesota), 2005; J.D. Marquette University Law School, 2009. Attorney. Former state public defender. Member: St. Michaels/St. Rose... Read More

Angelica Grace

Angelica Grace is an author and social worker who works as a residential counselor for adults with addictions. She received her B.A. in social work from University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2015. She has written a book titled Abracadabra: How Your... Read More

Steve Gradus

Steve Gradus worked in public health for 30+ years as the City of Milwaukee Public Health Laboratory director. He holds a Ph.D. in medical microbiology/immunology from the University of Oklahoma Medical Sciences Center and served a fellowship at the Centers... Read More

Megan Grauer

Megan is a fifth grade teacher at Hartford Avenue Elementary School in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Having already achieved her Bachelor of Fine Arts in psychology and her Grades 1-8 education license with a Master of Science in curriculum and instruction from... Read More

Elizabeth Gravelle

Elizabeth received her teaching certification through the MACSTEP program at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). She is certified in Earth & Space, Environmental, Biological, and Broad-field sciences. Elizabeth has taught science courses at Ronald Reagan IB High School, Lake Country... Read More

Victor Gray

Victor is a skilled presenter, trainer, coach and author with 20 years of experience helping people turn uncertainty into advantage. Victor has planned, developed, and presented 1,000 speeches and workshops for 30,000 participants at 750 companies throughout the United States.... Read More

Denise Greathouse

Denise Greathouse was an Assistant District Attorney with Waukesha County State Attorney’s Office before joining Michael Best & Friedrich, LLP. As a member of the Labor and Employment Relations Practice Group, Ms. Greathouse represents management exclusively in a full range... Read More

Cathy Green

Cathy Green is the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Maritime Museum in Manitowoc. She uses her background as an underwater archaeologist and shipboard educator to inform her storytelling about Wisconsin’s maritime heritage.

Eliz Greene

Eliz Greene is a heart health journalist and motivational wellness speaker specializing in serving women in business. Her humor and personal stories of recovering from a massive heart attack while seven-months pregnant with twins illustrate simple strategies for health and... Read More

Kate Greenway MS, LPC

Kate Greenway, MS, LPC, is a licensed psychotherapist, certified clinical hypnotherapist, grief support specialist, stress resiliency coach, and sexuality/health educator. Kate specializes in the mind-body connection and midlife renewal. She believes that tremendous self-awareness and growth are born through understanding... Read More

Barbara Gross

Barbara Gross is an enrolled member of the Red Lake Nation Ojibwas.  She is a bead artist and story teller in the traditions native to her Nation.  She enjoys sharing the history and wisdom of her ancestors, and how it... Read More

Bobbie Groth

Rev. Dr. Bobbie Groth, retired Unitarian Universalist minister, has focused on victims of violence and oppression, trained professionals, helped write curriculum and policy, and served violence-related interfaith issues in metro-Milwaukee since 1991. Dr. Groth taught sociology at Alverno College, guest... Read More

Tim Grove MSW

Tim Grove is the chief clinical officer at SaintA and serves as the senior leader responsible for the trauma-informed care initiatives across all agency programs. Tim received his bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Wartburg College and his Master’s degree... Read More

Louise Gruenwald LCSW

Louise Gruenwald has been a contractor with the National Guard for the past 18 months. Prior to that she worked in the private sector as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and Substance Abuse Counselor. She has worked with individuals, families... Read More

Anita Gulotta-Connelly

Anita Gulotta-Connelly has more than 30 years of experience in the transit industry. She began her career in transit planning and also worked in transit operations and administration before becoming the managing director of the Milwaukee County Transit System. She... Read More

Dr. John Gurda

John Gurda is a Milwaukee-born writer and historian who has been studying his hometown since 1972. He is the author of 22 books, including histories of Milwaukee-area neighborhoods, industries and places of worship. Gurda’s most ambitious efforts are “The Making... Read More

Anne Gurnack

Dr. Gurnack is professor emerita from UW-Parkside where she taught a wide range of courses in American public policy and politics. In recent years, she has reconnected with her Polish heritage and conducted research about New York City and Milwaukee... Read More

Jackie Guthrie

Jackie Guthrie has nearly 30 years of public affairs experience, primary in the Wisconsin National Guard where she conducted public affairs operations in the United States and abroad, including responding to several natural disasters, and providing public and government affairs council... Read More

Matthew Gutierrez

Matthew has obtained a bachelor’s in science, and a master’s in educational psychology, with a concentration in school counseling, from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). While studying at UWM he has written and performed on campus and within the Milwaukee... Read More

Dale Gutzman

“Moliere’s Tartuff”  Dale Gutzman shares his new rhyming couplet translation of Moliere’s most famous comedy, Tartuffe. Hear about the history of the play, the style of French comedy, the challenges of doing a play in rhyming couplets, and explore the... Read More

Jim Guy

Jim Guy is in his 19th season as properties director at Milwaukee Repertory Theater. In the course of his 36-year career he has propped over 500 plays, musicals and operas. Guy will present the technical and artistic process of choosing... Read More

Al Guyant

Al Guyant is an award-winning trainer, international speaker, author, facilitator, meeting moderator, media coach, and consumer affairs professional. He is president of Guyant & Associates, Madison, Wisconsin, a training and consulting firm specializing in human communications and services. Al is... Read More

Naomi Guzman

Being a multifaceted, highly eclectic lifelong learner has lead Naomi Guzman to explore and experience many performance and professional avenues. As a graduate of Alverno College with a bachelor’s degree in voice performance and theatre arts, Naomi has worked behind... Read More

Connie Haas

Connie is a presenter with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UW-Milwaukee.

Dextra Hadnot

Dextra Hadnot is a professional with 27 years of management experience working with nonprofit and for-profit organizations. He is a trained registered lobbyist with nearly 18 years of lobbying and advocacy experience.

Jacqueline Haessly

Jacqueline Haessly, founder of Peacemaking Associates, offers thought-provoking peacemaking presentations to audiences on four continents and also consults with local, national and international peace, education, community and business organizations. Jackie’s published works include “Weaving a Culture of Peace and Peacemaking:... Read More

Dennis Hafemann Ph.D.

Dr. Hafemann received his BS in chemistry from MIT and his PhD in chemistry from U.C. San Diego. He has published papers in chemistry, physics and biology. He has taught at UCLA, Marquette and MSOE. In retirement, he has pursued... Read More

Eva Hagenhofer

While raising my children, I completed a B.S. in Adult Literacy, left factory work, and began teaching. After earning a Master’s degree focused on Multicultural Education, I wrote curricula and taught Writing, Literature, and Urban Education at Milwaukee Area Technical... Read More

Michael Hahn

Mr. Hahn has over 38 years experience as a Water Resource Engineer. In his current position as Deputy Director with the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, he oversees the activities and staff of the Commission’s Environmental and Natural Areas Planning... Read More

Brent Halfwassen

Brent Halfwassen

Brent is the Founder and President of Halfwassen & Associates, LLC. He has individually coached hundreds of emerging entrepreneurs from pre-revenue through scaling phases. Focusing on the key actions needed to get into business quickly, Brent draws on his own... Read More

Linda Hall

Linda Hall is the new director of the Office of Children’s Mental Health. Hall led the Wisconsin Association of Family and Children’s Agencies before joining the office in 2020. For the past 25 years, she worked for the Wisconsin Association... Read More

Paul Hall

Paul has been doing radio work for over 15 years and is currently heard on radio stations in many cities throughout the US including St. Louis, Milwaukee and Seattle. He has been featured with regular appearances on the television show... Read More

Richard Hallberg, M.A.

¡Hola, amigos! Welcome to the adventure of studying Spanish here at UWM-SCE! As a passionate Spanish educator, I look forward to guiding you toward proficiency in this beautiful, useful world language whether you are beginning your journey or have advanced... Read More

Kathleen Hallenbeck

Kathleen Hallenbeck is a teacher of science at Cudahy High School. Prior to teaching, she was a chemist for 5 years. During those 5 years, she worked on environmental projects, pharmaceuticals, and cleaning supplies. Kathleen enjoys teaching and hopes your... Read More

Tina Hallis PH.D

Tina Hallis is a professional speaker and consultant at The Positive Edge. Her focus is on helping people shift their thinking to create positive attitudes and positive work cultures.  Her specialties are in improved communication, teamwork, collaboration and sales. Her... Read More

Mary Halsted

Mary holds a cum laude B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in Medieval Studies, with a specialization in medieval literature, and an M.A. from University College Dublin in Old and Middle English literature.

Maria Hamming

Maria Hamming is a doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, in African and African Diaspora Studies. Maria graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor of Science in Global Studies & Social Impact, with a minor in African and... Read More

Renee’ Hampton

From the time she was in 3rd grade, Renee’ knew she wanted to be a teacher. She had nothing but admiration for the teachers who educated her. Her entire career has been working for the enhancement of children. Renee’ obtained... Read More

Tony Hampton MD

Dr. Hampton is especially passionate about removing barriers to health and equipping patients and his colleagues with the education and resources they need to take charge of their own health. As medical director of the Advocate Operating System, he collaborates... Read More

Dr. Jo Handelsman

Dr. Jo Handelsman is the director of the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She previously served as a science advisor to President Barack Obama as the associate director for science at the White House Office of... Read More

Cristopher Hanks

Christopher Hanks, a 1968 graduate of Bowdoin College, spent two years in the US Army (where he was first exposed to what “think tanks” do) before returning to graduate school in mathematics at Northwestern University in 1971-1975, where he met... Read More

David Hanneken

Growing up in Wisconsin, David Hanneken gorged himself on a steady diet of the masters: Vonnegut, Updike, Hemingway, Twain and more. A career in advertising followed. The common denominator in his life has been his ability to tell a story.... Read More

Kristine Hansen

A seasoned author of books and articles about Wisconsin’s agriculture scene – including two books “Wisconsin Farms and Farmers Markets: Tours, Trails and Attractions” and “Wisconsin Cheese Cookbook: Creamy, Cheesy, Sweet, and Savory Recipes from the State’s Best Creameries” –... Read More

Pam Hansen MSW

Pamela received her Master of Social Work (MSW) from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1995 with an emphasis on School Social Work and Clinical Social Work. Pamela has been a School Social Worker for Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) since 1995.... Read More

David Hansher

David Hansher has been a Circuit Court Judge since 1991, serving in the Children’s Court, Criminal Justice Court and Civil Courts. He was also a Deputy Chief Judge for nine years.

Kristofor L Hanson

Kristofor L. Hanson is a shareholder of Lindner & Marsack, S.C. He maintains a multifaceted management-side labor and employment practice focusing on representing employers in all areas of labor-management relations, including collective bargaining, labor arbitration, and litigation in state and... Read More

Alice Hanson-Drew

Retired as Director of Recruitment at Foley & Lardner after 20 years, Hansen-Drew came to Nehemiah in 2003 in a part-time capacity as fund developer and marketer.

Dr. Stephen Hargarten

Dr. Hargarten worked as an emergency physician in Wisconsin for almost 40 years. He was a faculty member at Medical College of Wisconsin for more than 25 years, including professor and chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine for close... Read More

Ashley Harrell

Ashley Harrell is the center director for the Burke Early Education Center, a large program of the COA Youth and Family Centers. In this role she provides leadership to a team of educators who strive to make a difference in... Read More

Austin Harris

Austin Harris is a PhD student in atmospheric science. The project came about from years attending Oklahoma City Thunder and Milwaukee Bucks basketball games and wondering what makes it so difficult for opposing teams to win here and if crowds... Read More

Helen Harris

Helen Harris is a plaintiff in the gerrymandering case, Whitford v. Gill. She is a retired Milwaukee Public Schools principal and received her undergraduate and master’s degrees in education and educational administration from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Harris is active... Read More

Kirk E. Harris

Dr. Kirk E. Harris is a faculty member in the Department of Urban Planning in the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Harris’ academic interests are focused on racial and economic equity, the pedagogy... Read More

John Harry

John Harry is a public history graduate student at UWM. His research examines the intersection of race, capitalism and the brewing industry during the civil rights era. John was an intern with the curator of beer and brewing at the... Read More

Terri Hart-Ellis

Terri is a former technology and marketing professional who focuses now on photography, raising her daughters and on disability advocacy. Her DSLR and iPhone photography has been shown in multimedia exhibits and won competitions. Demonstrating and sharing with others the... Read More

Kathy Hartman

Kathy is the co-founder and chief strategy officer of HubKonnect, an artificial intelligence technology platform that provides an integrated local marketing work center for franchises and multi-unit organizations. Kathy has led Local Store Marketing (LSM) for McDonald’s Corporation on both... Read More

Meghan Hasse

Meghan Hasse is a field coordinator with the Alliance for American Manufacturing where she is known for joining forces with community groups, students, manufacturers and workers to support U.S. manufacturing. On a mission to revitalize manufacturing, she is focused on... Read More

Daniel Haumschild Ph.D.

Dr. Dan Haumschild is the director of education at the Nathan and Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center (HERC) in Milwaukee. His research and teaching focuses on education and public history in the aftermath of mass atrocity with particular attention... Read More

Jon Haveman

Jon Haveman is the Executive Director of the National Economic Education Delegation (NEED). He has a reputation for providing audiences with edible economic information that is readily useful in their work and private lives. Jon was previously a Senior Economist... Read More

John Haydon

John Haydon is a retired lawyer who learned about the challenges facing minorities from his service as a volunteer counselor at the Milwaukee Rescue Mission. This fostered a desire to learn more about racism and to try to contribute to... Read More

Elaine Hayes

Elaine Hayes is a historian, author and Rufus King High School graduate. She earned her doctorate in musicology from the University of Pennsylvania and currently lives in Seattle with her husband and son.

Nicholas Hayes

During the day, Nicholas (Nick) Hayes leads innovation at the water technology company Wellntel. On nights and weekends, Nick and his wife Angela care for a 103-year-old tiny house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright and write about and share their... Read More

Paul Hayes

Paul G. Hayes reported on transportation, public planning, environmental protection, natural science and energy during 33 years with the Milwaukee Journal. He retired on March 31, 1995. Two days later, The Journal and the Milwaukee Sentinel were merged to form... Read More

Sean Hayes

Sean Hayes is a professional engineer with Milwaukee County. He graduated from UW-Platteville with a BS in Environmental Engineering in 2004. Sean has designed and managed numerous civil and environmental public works projects ranging from green infrastructure to landfills to... Read More

Jay Heck

Jay became the executive director of Common Cause in Wisconsin (CC/WI) in 1996. CC/WI is Wisconsin’s largest non-partisan citizens reform advocacy organization with more than 2,500 members. It is considered by Wisconsin’s major newspaper editorial boards and by pro-reform legislators... Read More

Richard Hedderman

Richard Hedderman is a Pushcart-nominated poet and author of two collections of poetry including, most recently, “Choosing a Stone” (Finishing Line Press). He has been a guest poet at the Library of Congress, and his prose and poetry have been... Read More

Therese Heeg M.S., ACC

Therese is founder and president of LifeWorks Coaching & Training and is an ICF Certified Coach, trainer and speaker who brings over 20 years of experience to her clients. Therese has a passion for bringing a fresh, open and innovative... Read More

Bob Heffernan

Bob Heffernan saw a need for tutoring the Karen and Rohingya refugees from Myanmar, who were newcomers to this country. These children struggled with a different culture and language. Their parents couldn’t help them as they were non-native speakers with... Read More

Dan Heibler

Dan Heibler is a retired deputy sheriff and now docent and curator’s assistant at the Waukesha County Historical Society. He’s also a docent at the North Point Lighthouse. He enjoys explaining Wisconsin’s contributions to the Civil War to school children... Read More

Colleen Heinkel

Colleen Heinkel, Ph.D, proudly serves Veterans as a clinical psychologist at Milwaukee’s Zablocki VAMC. Other roles include Psychology Preceptor, VA/MCW Advanced Fellowship for Women’s Health, and Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Elyse Heinrich

Elyse Heinrich holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Special Education with an Emphasis in Low Vision/Blindness for Students 3-21. She taught as a Teacher of Visually Impaired (TVI) for 5 years in public education settings before returning to school at... Read More

James Heinz

Heinz was a UWM Milwaukee Police Officer for 30 years and has been interested in history since his parents took him down south during the Centennial of the Civil War. This talk covers two areas of interest to the presenter.

Kirsten Helgeson

Kirsten is a gifted strategist who challenges herself and those around her to find creative and heartfelt ways to unite action with passion. She does not shy away from difficult topics, choosing instead to find solutions that bring people together... Read More

Nancy Helland

Nancy is a Wisconsin State licensed massage therapist with 25 years of experience as a massage and energy work professional. In her private practice in Glendale, Wis., she specializes in helping people with chronic pain, stress and injury recovery. For... Read More

Ellen Henak

Ellen Henak, Henak Law Office, S.C., has focused her law practice almost exclusively on Wisconsin and federal criminal appeals and postconviction work since retiring after 22 years from the Milwaukee Appellate Office of the Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office. She... Read More

Kyle Henderson

Kyle Henderson brings a uniquely audience-focused experience and perspective to digital communications. He began his career making music and touring the world with major-label recording artists and early-MTV faves The Producers, as well as playing and singing on albums by... Read More

Amber Hendley

Amber S. Hendley, a passionate researcher, educator and activist, has spent the last two years overseeing a research project at Roosevelt University that examines housing discrimination patterns in Chicago’s rental market. She coauthored “The Plunder of Black Wealth in Chicago:... Read More

Rob Henken

Rob Henken is president of the Wisconsin Policy Forum, a position he has held since 2008. Rob previously worked in Milwaukee County government for 10 years as director of research for the County Board, director of Health and Human Services,... Read More

Chris Henry

Chris Henry is a staff member at the Experimental Aircraft Association in Oshkosh, WI. He was interested in aviation as a young boy and at the age of twelve began volunteering at the local air museum in his hometown of... Read More

Jennifer Hensley CLU, ChFC

In 2001 Jennifer joined Northwestern Mutual in the Kansas City field office. During her five years in the Network Office, Jennifer held various leadership positions including director of client relations and predominately, director of network office supervision. In 2005 Jennifer... Read More

Julie Henszey

Julie Henszey is a small business and personal performance coach and founder of Next Step Goals, a leading coaching practice in the Milwaukee area. She is widely recognized as an expert in personal empowerment. Her solo travel to Tanzania to... Read More

Ann-Elise Henzl

Ann-Elise Henzl has been a reporter at 89.7FM WUWM Milwaukee Public Radio for more than 20 years. She also serves as executive producer of Project Milwaukee, an award-winning, ongoing series of in-depth reports about significant issues that affect the community.... Read More

Reynaldo Hernandez

Reynaldo Hernandez’s work is so well-known, so prolific across Milwaukee and the country, that his name and “murals in Milwaukee” are almost synonymous. He’s responsible for some of Milwaukee’s most iconic murals such as the “Mural of Peace” on the... Read More

Mark Hertzberg

Mark Hertzberg is an award-winning photojournalist and author and photographer of four books about Frank Lloyd Wright’s work in southeastern Wisconsin. He has lectured widely on the subjects of his books about Wright’s work including being the expert lecturer for... Read More

Adam Hess

Adam Hess has more than seven years of experience in environmental engineering and holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in civil engineering. He has both managed and performed key technical roles on numerous projects in the area of wastewater treatment, permitting, and... Read More

John Hess

John Hess is a second-year architecture student at UW-Milwaukee. Prior to attending UWM, he was a U.S. Air Force Intelligence Analyst, with assignments in South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan, Ohio and Maryland. His professional interests are sustainable design for future... Read More

Aaron Heyne

Aaron is a certified Professional Trainer and has dedicated his career to employee training and development for the last 17 years.  Aaron’s training career stems from his previous sales and management experience, where he successfully managed multiple branch locations and... Read More

Laila Hick FLMI, CRCP

In March 2017 Laila was named Vice President-Transformation – Distribution Performance and Development for Northwestern Mutual. In this role she is accountable to assuring the business outcomes are realized of significant organization and business changes impacting sales organization and the... Read More

James Higgins

Jim Higgins is the arts and books editor for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. He is the author of “Wisconsin Literary Luminaries: From Laura Ingalls Wilder to Ayad Akhtar” (2017). He is also a graduate of Marquette University.

Wayne Higgins PE, PTOE

Mr. Higgins established the firm of Traffic Engineering Services, Inc. in 1985 where he was responsible for project management, direction and technical support for a wide variety of planning, highway, traffic, traffic-related, ITS, and PCS communications site development projects. Mr.... Read More

Princess High

Princess High has her Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She also has minors in English as a Second Language (ESL) and Spanish. Princess is currently a full time ESL teacher for Milwaukee Public... Read More

Mark Hilgendorf

Mark Hilgendorf has a doctorate in African American history and has taught for 40 years at Milton Academy and the University School. He teaches seminars with an emphasis on class participation.

LaShonda Hill GPHR

LaShonda Hill is a senior director of HR Data Quality and Analytics for ABM Industries. LaShonda has over 20 years of experience in global HR operations, employee engagement, systems analysis, internal communications, training and diversity, equity and inclusion. LaShonda was... Read More

Rodney (Buck) Hillestad BS

Rodney (Buck) Hillestad is the founder and president of Hillestad Learning Technologies, a training and development company that specializes in designing and delivering training on leadership, managerial and team skills. Hillestad regularly delivers classes for the University of Wisconsin extensions... Read More

Willie L, Hines Jr.

Willie L. Hines, Jr. is Associate Director of the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM). He oversees HACM’s public housing and housing choice voucher programs, which provide affordable housing options to over 10,000 low-income families, seniors and adults... Read More

Vicky Hinshaw

Victoria Hinshaw is an award-winning author of a dozen novels and novellas, a dedicated fan of Jane Austen, and frequent speaker on Austen, The Regency, and English country houses. A graduate of Northwestern University, Hinshaw holds an M.A. from the... Read More

George Hinton

George P. Hinton, CEO, holds an MS in Healthcare Administration and a BBA in Finance. He is a strategic executive with extensive experience leading staff, building teams, improving program outcomes and providing consultative services. His experience includes improving organization performance... Read More

Francine Hirsch

Francine Hirsch is Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she teaches courses on Russian and Soviet history, postwar Europe, and the history of human rights. Her first book, Empire of Nations: Ethnographic Knowledge and... Read More

Nance Hluchnik

Nance Hluchnik has her bachelor’s degree in education from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh. She has been teaching in the West Allis – West Milwaukee School District for the past 21 years. She earned a master’s degree in curriculum... Read More

Vincie Ho

Vincie Ho (she/her) is the Founder and Executive Director of RISE Travel Institute, a 501(c)3 nonprofit with a mission to inspire responsible, impactful, sustainable, and ethical travel through education. Her work focuses on engaging travelers in important conversations around human... Read More

Rae Anne M. Ho Fung PhD, Trauma Psychologist, OIF Veteran

Rae Anne’s experiences as an urban teacher and a combat veteran helped hone her interest in trauma psychology. She has spent the last decade delving deep into the world of trauma psychology and has treated PTSD and co-morbid conditions in... Read More

Emil Hoelter

Emil Hoelter is the Manuscripts Processing Archivist at the Wisconsin Historical Society. He received his MA from UW-Madison in 2010 and has worked for the Society on collections including the papers of civil rights leader Vel Phillips, art conservator Tony... Read More

Brian Hoff

Brian graduated from UWM in 2007 with a degree in finance. In the first seven years of Brian’s career, he worked in many areas of corporate finance for a major national retailer. For the last two years, he has worked for a major... Read More

Kerrie Hoffman

Kerrie Hoffman is a serial entrepreneur and freelancer specializing in business growth and digital business. She is co-founder and principal for Get Digital Velocity, working with large enterprises to accelerate the move to frictionless business. In addition, Kerrie is owner... Read More

Bill Holahan Ph.D.

Emeritus Professor Holahan served in the economics department at UWM for 40 years before retirement in 2012. His research and teaching are in the areas of economics and public policy. Since retirement he has published 130 guest editorials in state... Read More

Daniel Holland

Daniel Holland has held a litany of day jobs for writers from longshoreman to drivers education instructor, day care teacher to garbage collector, artist’s model to art school administrator, all while observing the intimacies of the human condition. “Death Wins... Read More

Mike Hollander

Mike Hollander is the deputy director of the Wisconsin Historical Museum in Madison. He has a BS in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an MA in public history from Loyola University Chicago. Prior to joining the staff... Read More

Mary Holleback

Mary is a senior naturalist and environmental educator at Riveredge Nature Center. In that capacity, she serves as the sturgeon project director and the director of the “Testing the Waters” high school water quality monitoring program. She also teaches classes... Read More

Betty Holloway

Betty Holloway MNS, RD, CD received her master’s degree in clinical nutrition from Cornell University.  She is a registered dietitian specializing in the area of preventive medicine and corporate wellness (The YMCA and NuGenesis Farm) and weight management (ProHealth Care... Read More

Leah Holloway

Leah’s love for all-things-water began at her family’s lakeside resort in Northern Minnesota. She earned a BA in environmental science and English from Cornell College and had a 14-year career in environmental education before returning to school to complete her... Read More

Vicki Holschuh

As a senior leader for Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Wisconsin Inc., Vicki Holschuh has direct oversight of Goodwill’s retail – donated goods business. She joined Goodwill 18 years ago, as the director of stores and currently holds the position of... Read More

Katinka Hooyer

Katinka Hooyer, PhD., is a medical anthropologist and research fellow in primary care at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Her work focuses on veterans’ health and reintegration in relation to alternative therapeutic interventions. As a community-engaged scholar, Katinka is dedicated... Read More

Liz Hopkins

Elizabeth (Liz) Hopkins is an educator who has been teaching in Milwaukee for 26 years. Liz earned her Bachelor of Science in education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has her master’s degree from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota. She... Read More

Kim Horejs Ed.D.

Kim is a retired instructor with the early childhood program at Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, Wis. She holds a Doctorate of Education degree with an emphasis on leadership and adult education through Nova Southeastern University. Her dissertation addressed how prepared... Read More

Dr. John Horgan

Dr. Horgan is currently an Assistant Professor of History at Concordia University-Wisconsin. His on-going reading and research interests include plagues & diseases and food in world history.

John C Horgan

John C. Horgan D.A., earned his B.A. in history and political science and his M.A. in history, both from Marquette University, and his Doctor of Arts in Modern World History degree at St. John’s University in New York, New York.... Read More

Grant Horn

Grant Horn

Grant Horn began his education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, graduating in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in architecture and a master’s degree in architecture in 2005 from UWM as well. Gaining professional architectural experience, he worked for a small... Read More

Shale Horowitz

Horowitz is a political science professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His current research focuses on Chinese politics and foreign policy and on international and international conflict.

Sandra Hoskins, ISP, ITCP, PMP, CSM

As a speaker, mentor, educator, consultant, author and project manager, Sandra Hoskins is committed to working with people who want to create excellence in their life, whether at work, home, play or in their community. Sandra’s passions are project management... Read More

Carol Howard MS

Carol Howard completed her second year as Director of Fostering Futures in April 2018. She brings 20 years of experience in child development, primarily serving young children and families through Head Start and Early Head Start to this work. Carol’s... Read More

Catherine E. Howe Thwaits Ph.D.

Cathy Howe Thwaits, Ph.D. has worked in the early childhood education field for more than 30 years. Since 1997, she has served as executive director/Head Start director for Marathon County Child Development Agency, Inc. in Wausau, Wisconsin. Prior to Head Start,... Read More

David Howell

David Howell is a professor in the Humanities Department at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. He teaches courses in creative thinking, creative non-fiction, ethics, composition and research methods. He received an MFA in poetry from the University of Alaska, Fairbanks... Read More

Rachel Howell MA

Rachel Howell earned her first BA at UW-Madison, triple majoring in African American Studies, English and Women’s Studies and obtaining a certificate in Global Cultures. She earned a second BA in Dance from UW-Milwaukee, where she began studying and eventually... Read More

Diana Howles

Diana Howles is an award-winning speaker who brings 25 years of experience in the learning and development field. As a world-class trainer, she has worked with Fortune 100 and 500 companies such as Booz Allen Hamilton, Merck, Nikon, RR Donnelley... Read More

Les Howles

Les Howles is an emeritus faculty associate with over 30 years of experience in distance education, eLearning, media production and instructional design. He has held several positions at the University of Wisconsin-Madison including director of Distance Education Professional Development, team... Read More

Elizabeth Hudson MS

Elizabeth has worked in the field of trauma prevention and treatment for over 25 years as a sexual assault and domestic violence advocate, mental health clinician, clinical supervisor, and non-profit administrator. In February 2014, Wisconsin’s Governor appointed Elizabeth to create... Read More

Ariana Huggett

Painter Ariana Huggett is a practicing visual artist who has exhibited her work locally and nationally. She holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from UWM in painting and drawing. Huggett is currently... Read More

Sarah E. Hughes CPA/PFS®, CFP®

Sarah Hughes is an executive director in Ernst & Young’s Private Client Services and Tax Consulting practice. Sarah received her bachelor’s in accounting in 1996 from North Central College in Naperville, IL, and her Master of Science in Taxation in... Read More

Rosemary Hurwitz

Rosemary Hurwitz is a married mother of four young adults, has an undergrad communications degree from Marquette University and Master of Arts in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University in Chicago. She has more than 20 years of experience in career consulting,... Read More

Laura Hutchison

Laura Hutchison is a practice management consultant for Russell Investments’ private client services business. Laura delivers strategic business planning and ongoing research to financial advisors in the U.S. In addition, she and her team create business development content to help... Read More

Mieko Ikeno

Mieko Ikeno is a recipient of the Professional Service Award of WAFLT (the Wisconsin Association of Foreign Language Teachers) and a former Japanese teacher at Menomonee Falls School District for 23 years. In her retirement, Mieko has been an instructor... Read More

Dominic Inouye

Dominic is the founder and director of ZIP MKE, a city-wide photo gallery and grassroots community engagement project that works to represent and resist the limitations of individuals and communities within Milwaukee. He has a BA in English from Seattle... Read More

Jeff Ircink

Jeffrey James Ircink has worked in theater and film in Milwaukee, Cedar Rapids, Iowa City and Los Angeles, and his original plays and short films have taken him around the world, including New York, Seattle, Miami, Los Angeles, Sydney, London,... Read More

Angela Irwin

Hailing from the Windy City, Angela Irwin is a recent transplant to Milwaukee. She was born and raised in Chicago, and educated on the east coast. Upon graduating from the University of Pennsylvania she returned to Chicago to begin her... Read More

Stephen Isaacson

Steve Isaacson is a former Missile Launch Officer (Deputy Missile Combat Crew Commander) in the United States Air Force (1966-1970). He is a former ICBM crew instructor and Protocol “launch briefer” at Vandenberg AFB (CA) on the Pacific Missile Range... Read More

Sheila Isakson

Shiela Isakson is a retired associate professor and past president of Celtic Women International. She was adopted and raised by an Irish family.

Marcia Isherwood

Marcia Isherwood, BSN, FCN, RN is a registered nurse with a specialty in faith community nursing and grief counseling. For the past 20 years she has dedicated her professional career to health promotion and wellness within faith-based settings as well... Read More

Kim Islas

Kim Islas teaches at Honey Creek Elementary School in Milwaukee. She has been teaching for over 20 years. She has a special interest in teaching mathematics and serves as a chairperson on the mathematics school committee. She has also served... Read More

Bill Jackson MBA, SHRM-CP

Bill has worked in the field of human resources for 16 years, with experience spanning talent acquisition, employee relations, total rewards, and learning and development. Bill specializes in organizational design/development, talent management, strategy planning/alignment and continuous improvement. Bill has been... Read More

Jonathan Jackson

Jonathan Jackson is the artistic and executive director for Milwaukee Film and has been since the first Milwaukee Film Festival in 2009. He oversees the 15-day film festival, now ranking as a Top 10 film festival in the country, attracting... Read More

Reggie Jackson

Reggie Jackson is an award-winning journalist, a speaker, researcher and writer with a deep, comprehensive knowledge of how our country’s racial hierarchy developed historically and its impact on our lives today. Reggie is a graduate of Concordia University, co-founder of... Read More

John Jacobs

John Jacobs, spent his career in Chicago as a real estate developer and owner/operator of a large chain of franchise oil change stores. He retired to the Milwaukee’s east side eight years ago where he is active in the Catholic... Read More

Christine Jacobson

Chris Jacobson is an alumna of UW-Milwaukee (B.B.A. 1983) and also retired in 2015 from UW-Milwaukee after 41 years, most recently serving as a policy and planning analyst. She was born and raised in Milwaukee and is a dedicated genealogist... Read More

Cathy Jakicic

Cathy Jakicic wrote movie and book reviews on and off for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel since the 1980s. She is currently on the children’s films advisory committee for the Milwaukee Film Festival. When she’s not watching movies, she edits the... Read More

Brad James

Brad James is the CEO of Beepods. He covers the business of beekeeping and implementation of beekeeping systems from every angle — as well as occasional other topics. Before joining Beepods, Brad helped many startups get off the ground through... Read More

Troy Janisch

Troy is a self-described “digital-savvy marketing professional and social media beatnik” with nearly two decades of marketing experience. His specialties include enterprise-level social media, branding and marketing solutions for large organizations, and the ability to design and implement enterprise-level solutions... Read More

Jeffrey Jansen

Jeffrey A. Jansen is Senior Managing Engineer and a Partner. Jeff specializes in failure analysis, material identification and selection, and aging studies for thermoplastic materials, and has been solving polymer-related problems for 23 years. In that time, he has performed... Read More

Molly Jante

Molly Jante, the Lead Technology Research Analyst in Technology, Planning, and Innovation at Northwestern Mutual, provides industry and internal research on current and future technologies to NM’s business leaders in an effort to enable strategic and cost effective decisions. Her... Read More

Doug Jarecki

Doug is a local actor, playwright and producer who has performed on local stages and screens for 20 years. He is the author of “‘Twas the Month Before Christmas.” He is currently the education and outreach administrator at the Waukesha... Read More

Jennifer Javornik

Jennifer Javornik

Jennifer Javornik is a technology growth executive who specializes in new business development, partnership management, revenue growth, and entrepreneurship. She is a Founding Member of the Wisconsin Games Alliance, an affiliation of video game studios and stakeholders focused on gaining... Read More

Gregory Jay

Gregory Jay is professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where he taught American cultural studies and literature for four four decades. He has published books and essays on a wide variety of authors and artists, including classic figures like... Read More

Barbara Jenkins

Barb Jenkins has a B.S. in Textiles from the University of Wisconsin-Stout (1982) and earned her Associates Degree in Meeting and Event Management from the Fox Valley Technical College in 2012. She has worked in both Wisconsin paper and cheese... Read More

Deb Jenks PhD

Dr. Jenks is a professor in the School of Nursing at Milwaukee School of Engineering. She is in her fifth year of beekeeping with 15 hives in her backyard and others scattered around the area with friends. After a year... Read More

Greg Jenks

Greg is a retired school psychologist, homebrewer, amateur actor and singer, former member of the Osher Core Programming Committee and the current president-elect for Osher. Growing up, the radio was always on in Greg’s house, and in the family car,... Read More

Greg Jenks

Greg was employed as a psychologist for the Franklin Public Schools for 32 years before retiring in June of 2017. That has afforded him more time to spend on one of his favorite hobbies – homebrewing. Greg has been brewing... Read More

Judge William Jennaro

Bill Jennaro is a highly regarded mediator and arbitrator working in the Milwaukee office of the firm’s litigation team. He has mediated well over 1,000 matters over the last 10 years. His practice primarily focuses on mediation and arbitration of... Read More

Denise Jess

Denise Jess, CEO/Executive Director of the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired, is a tireless advocate for people who are blind and visually impaired in Wisconsin to improve access to voting, transportation and more.

Erica John

Erica was born in Rome, Italy of Austrian parents. She studied in Rome at the Classical Lyceum of  Il Tasso and finished at the Lyceum lGiulio Cesare. Enrolled at the Sapienza University of Rome to the “Faculty of Lettere e... Read More

Darsell Johns

Darsell Johns is the Children’s Program Manager at the Milwaukee County Disability Services Division of DHS. Her education background includes a BA in Social Science, a MSW in Social Work/Child Welfare and a Certificate in Infant/Toddler Development from the Erickson... Read More

Lee S. Johnsen CPLP, CPT, SPHR

Lee Johnsen has a 30-year record of successfully guiding organizations toward improved productivity and work relationships resulting in significant growth. Lee is a results-oriented human resources professional focused on helping organizations achieve excellence. He is a leader in human performance... Read More

Delechia Johnson MS

Delechia Johnson has been in the field of Early Childhood for 25 years. She worked in birth to three as a volunteer, assistant teacher, lead teacher, director and educational coordinator. Before taking a position with the Next Door Foundation as an... Read More

Dessa Johnson

Dessa Johnson is the North America diversity and inclusion leader for ManpowerGroup, the world leader in innovative workforce solutions, delivering high-impact solutions that enable clients and people to win in the world of work. Johnson provides direction, guidance and support... Read More

Joanne Johnson

Joanne Johnson is a retired English professor from SUNY Jefferson in Upstate New York and has taught part-time at MATC. She has facilitated short courses on “The Iliad and Odyssey”. 

Kathy Johnson

Kathy Johnson is a retired RN who is interested in the people and places that have made an impact on our world and history. She has given presentations for Osher on a variety of topics including mystic Hildegard von Bingen,... Read More

Kristin Johnson

Kristin Johnson

Kristin Johnson is a Development Associate with HEAR Wisconsin, a non-profit organization that recently celebrated its 90th  anniversary. She is passionate for its mission in eliminating communication and language barriers for people with hearing loss. She was born profoundly deaf... Read More

Marilyn Johnson

Marilyn Johnson returned to graduate school to study literature after 25 years in financial services. She has taught classes in 19th and early 20th Century literature at Osher and at The Clearing Folk School in Door County.             

Mutope J Johnson

Mutope J. Johnson received his MFA degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Peck School of the Arts Department of Art & Design. Johnson also earned a BFA degree from UW-Whitewater’s Arts and Communications Department. Mutope’s recent accomplishments include being selected... Read More

Nadiyah Johnson

Nadiyah Johnson is CEO and Founder of Jet Constellations.  She graduated from Marquette University with a master’s in computational science and is currently pursuing a PhD with a focus on computational science and mental health. Her research is predominantly geared... Read More

Randy Johnson

Randy Johnson is the large carnivore specialist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. Based in northern part of the state, he is focused on the statewide management aspects relating to wolves, black bear and cougar in Wisconsin. His work... Read More

Shawn Johnson

Shawn Johnson and Bridgit Bowden co-hosted Wisconsin Public Radio’s award-winning podcast “Derailed,” a story about the high-speed rail project that spanned three governors and was ultimately blocked by former Gov. Scott Walker. Shawn has covered state government and politics for... Read More

Tamara Johnson M.Ed.

Tamara’s primary and full-time job is serving as the Executive Director of Malaika Early Learning Center. As the executive director she has the pleasure of leading a state-of-the-art facility that focuses on children birth through age eight in its early... Read More

Dr. Tanya Johnson

Dr. Tanya Johnson has been in the field of early childhood for 30 years in a variety of early childhood programs teaching, leading and advocating for young children. She began her career as a Head Start teacher where she learned... Read More

Timothy L. Johnson PMP, MBA

Timothy L. Johnson has almost two decades of highly successful experience in project and program management, business solutions, creativity, executive and management coaching, and strategic facilitation. His clients include Teva Neuroscience, Harley-Davidson, ING, Principal Financial Group, Wells Fargo, and numerous... Read More

Wendy Johnson

Wendy is a marketing enthusiast with 20 years of diverse experience in the health care and consumer electronics industries. As global marketing manager at GE Healthcare, she drives the marketing strategy for the handheld ultrasound portfolio, informed by conversations with... Read More

Jessica Johnston

Jessica has taught courses in the First-Year Writing Program and Film Studies Department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee since 2013. Previously she taught writing and film production courses at New Mexico State University Carlsbad. After completing her Bachelor of Arts... Read More

Andrew Jones

Andrew R. Jones, USMC Combat Veteran OIF I & II, is the author of Healing the Warrior Heart and is the Veteran Outreach Coordinator for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention in Arizona. His passion is to bring other Veterans... Read More

Jennifer Jones

Jennifer Jones currently serves as the director of the Change in Mind (CiM) Institute at the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities. The Change in Mind Institute, with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is being created to serve... Read More

Dr. Lance Jones

Lance Jones is a graduate of the University of Michigan Law School, where he taught in its Child Advocacy Law Clinic. He has trained and supervised court appointed special advocates at Kids Matter Inc. for 15 years. Lance also has... Read More

Meg Jones

Meg Jones is a journalist and war correspondent who has worked for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for more than two decades. She grew up in Milwaukee and earned a journalism degree at UW-Madison. She taught journalism at Marquette University for... Read More

Dr. Sandra Jones

Dr. Sandra E. Jones has lived her entire life in Milwaukee. Earning her doctorate from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2004, she served as an assistant professor in the Department of African and African Diaspora Studies and as assistant director... Read More

Jon Jordan

Jon and Ruth Jordan met at a mystery conference here in Milwaukee. Within a few years they took their love of the genre to another level and started publishing Crimespree Magazine. They have also hosted Bouchercon,The World Mystery Convention, and... Read More

Julie P. Jordan

Julie Jordan, Change Engineer and Engagement Manager As a Change Management professional, it is a great feeling to help businesses manage change as they move through the various and constant shifts in today’s marketplace. Whether it be helping leaders understand... Read More

Nyra Jordan

Nyra Jordan has been with American Family Insurance for over 20 years serving in various leadership roles throughout the organization. Nyra is a social impact investment director at the American Family Institute for Corporate and Social Impact where she is... Read More

Ruth Jordan

Jon and Ruth Jordan met at a mystery conference here in Milwaukee. Within a few years they took their love of the genre to another level and started publishing Crimespree Magazine. They have also hosted Bouchercon,The world Mystery Convention, and... Read More

Renee Joseph

Renee Joseph, vice president of Global Customer Sales and Enablement, is responsible for driving channel growth across the Johnson Controls Buildings and Technology ~$12 B product portfolio. This includes responsibility for developing and executing the global investments road map required... Read More

Robin Joseph Ph.D.

Dr. Robin Joseph earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, and shortly thereafter rose to the position of Psychology Department Director of the Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital in Michigan. She cut short her tenure at the hospital to pursue post-doctoral experiences in... Read More

Caroline Joyce

Caroline Joyce, emeritus instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Continuing Education, has been a program designer focused on fresh and ocean water multimedia education for over 20 years. Her work has been published both locally and nationally for the... Read More

Patrick J. Jung PhD

Dr. Patrick J. Jung is a professor of history and anthropology at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. Dr. Jung received his doctoral degree in United States history in 1997 from Marquette University, and he has written and researched extensively on Indian-White relations in the North American Great Lakes region.

Darlene Junker

After a long, successful career as a public school teacher, Darlene continues her work in and advocacy for education. Her background includes graduate studies in writing, math, the arts, and teacher leadership. Along with these areas, she also concentrated on... Read More

Cheryl Kader

Cheryl Kader recently retired from the Department of Women’s and Gender Studies at UWM, where she taught a variety of courses in feminist theory, LGBT and queer studies. For several years, she has been working on a book-length analysis of... Read More

Loni Kagen

Loni Kagen lives in Whitefish Bay with her husband Bob. She had a 30-year career at the Blood Center of Wisconsin. She also volunteered for more than 30 years guiding blind and visually impaired adventurers down expert Wisconsin and Oregon... Read More

Chie Kakigi MS

Chie Kakigi, a native of Japan, has over 13 years of teaching experience at both the college and high school levels (UW-Oshkosh and Menasha High School). Chie earned her Bachelor of Arts in Japanese language and literature, with a minor... Read More

Pardeep Kaleka

Pardeep Kaleka is executive director of Interfaith Conference of Greater Milwaukee, founder of Serve2Unite, a published author of “The Gifts of Our Wounds” and a clinician specializing in utilizing a trauma-informed approach to treat survivors and perpetrators of assault, abuse... Read More

Amy Kalkbrenner

Dr. Amy Kalkbrenner uses epidemiologic methods to study how exposures to environmental pollutants during pregnancy cause poor birth outcomes (such as preterm birth) or neurodevelopmental disorders (like autism). She especially focuses on airborne exposures, such as traffic-related pollutants like fine... Read More

Marissa Kalkman

Marissa Kalkman is the executive director of the Wellness Council of Wisconsin (WCWI), a statewide nonprofit organization that serves to be a community of connected employers that are transforming Wisconsin’s workforce. As executive director, she leads the organization to support... Read More

Jean Kalscheur

Jean Kalscheur has been with the organization, Visually Impaired, for 12 years. As a vision rehabilitation teacher, she works with adults with vision impairments in their homes and assists them in finding strategies, techniques and equipment that support an independent... Read More

Nermina Kamencic

Nermina Kamencic is a global HR executive with deep expertise in the manufacturing industry. She utilizes interpersonal skills and passion for managing human capital to introduce new ideas and continuous process improvements in rapidly changing environments. She earned an Executive... Read More

Andrea Kaminski

Andrea Kaminski is executive director of the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, a nonpartisan, grassroots organization advocating for active and informed participation in government. She came to the League in 2004 with a background in nonprofit management. Previously, she... Read More

John Kaminski

John Kaminski has been editing the Documentary History of the Ratification of the Constitution for over 50 years. 34 volumes have been published. He has also published another 25 books including two on Abigail Adams. In 1980, he founded and... Read More

Kimberly Kane

Kimberly Kane is the president and CEO of Kane Communication Group. She is an award winning journalist and public relations practitioner. Her team works across multiple communication spectrums to develop strategies that define organizations and inspire business results. Kimberly grew... Read More

Dr. Richard Kane

Dr. Richard Kane was born in Milwaukee in 1948 and graduated from Shorewood High School. He received a BS in biochemistry and a medical degree, both at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After practicing internal medicine and geriatrics for nearly four... Read More

Becky Kanitz LCSW

With approximately 10 years of experience in the field of social work, Becky has found her passion working with individuals experiencing homelessness. After a number of years practicing clinical case management, providing therapeutic services and advocating for mental health reform... Read More

Chris Kann

As principal of Chris Kann Coaching, Chris brings her knowledge of corporate environments, career transitions and work-life challenges to her work with clients. She believes the best way to be an exceptional and successful leader is to know yourself deeply.... Read More

David Kaplan

David Kaplan is an associate professor of physics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee within the Center for Gravitation, Cosmology and Astrophysics. He studies white dwarfs, neutron stars and black holes with telescopes around the world and in space.

Fran Kaplan

Fran Kaplan, EdD, MSW is Co-Founder of Nurturing Diversity Partners, a consulting firm fostering diversity, inclusion, and equity within institutions and communities. Kaplan has spent 55 years working for social justice. She has served as an educator, social worker, community... Read More

Joseph Kapler

Joe Kapler received a BA from Loras College (Iowa), an MA in American history from Marquette University, and an MA in museum studies from Eastern Illinois University. Joe interned in several states, spent three years at the Public Museum of... Read More

Willie Karidis

Willie works with Rails-to-Trails Conservancy as the project manager for the Route of the Badger program. Before his time in Wisconsin, Willie worked as the chief operations officer of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race and as the executive director... Read More

Jenna Kashou

Jenna is a writer and author specializing in lifestyle features and her hometown of Milwaukee. View her books.

Dannette Kaslow

Dannette (Dani) Kaslow has been with the Center for Deaf-Blind Persons since 2006, where she is a specialist deaf-blind services and assistive technology professional. Currently, Dani’s focus is on technology, including specialized technology targeting vision and/or hearing loss and technology... Read More

Jonathan Kasparek

Jonathan Kasparek is professor of history at the UWM Waukesha campus. He teaches courses in Wisconsin and Midwestern history and is the author of several books and articles on Wisconsin history, including Fighting Son: A Biography of Philip F. La... Read More

Ethan Kastner

Ethan Kastner is a recent graduate of the Peck School of the Arts at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee, where he earned a major in Art & Design and a minor in Art History. Ethan has taught locally at the... Read More

Pat Katisch

Pat Katisch is a social justice activist and antiracism education facilitator, who has more than 20 years of experience in education and communications roles– including English/journalism teacher, journalist/editor, publisher of women’s resource directories, producer of women’s empowerment conferences and expos,... Read More

Jeff Katz

Jeff Katz was born and raised in Milwaukee and graduated from Washington High School in 1964. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1969 and served in the U.S. Army (1969-1971) and Viet Nam in 1971. He was in the scrap business from 1972 to 2020 and retired in February 2020.

John Katzka

John Katzka is a retired senior Foreign Service officer with the rank of counselor. He is a Wisconsin native, a UWM graduate, and completed graduate work at George Washington and American Universities in Sino-Soviet politics. John joined the Foreign Service in... Read More

Cynthia Kaufman

Cynthia Kaufman is the director of the Vasconcellos Institute for Democracy in Action at DeAnza College in California, where she runs and teaches in a community organizer training program. She is the author of three books on social change, including... Read More

Josh Kaul

Josh Kaul was sworn in as Wisconsin’s 45th Attorney General in 2019. Josh’s top priority is public safety. Under his leadership, the Wisconsin Department of Justice has worked to combat the opioid epidemic and the increasing use of meth in... Read More

Yoko Kawamura M.A.

Yoko Kawamura, M.A.

Michael Kazmierski

Michael Kazmierski has worked for MPS since 2000. He currently teaches second grade at Hartford University School. He has been named MMABSE teacher of the year at his school twice. He believes in setting high expectations, working hard at all... Read More

Sara Kazmierski

Sara Kazmierksi desperately wanted to be a teacher since she was in the second grade and has now been an educator in the same district, across multiple grade levels, since 2003. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, with... Read More

David C Keating

David Keating has a broad range of experience in labor and employment law. He has served as chief spokesperson for employers in hundreds of negotiations for both initial and successor collective bargaining agreements. He advises employers as to discipline and... Read More

Dr. Jenny Kehl

Jenny Kehl specializes in connecting science and social science to develop transformational business practices for environmental stewardship. Dr. Kehl has worked across Wisconsin, the Great Lakes, the American West, Africa and Asia on water security and environmental equity. Dr. Kehl... Read More

Sandi Keiser

Sandi Keiser taught in Mount Mary University’s Fashion Department for 40 years, chairing the Department for 25 years. She is the co-author of “Beyond Design: The Synergy of Apparel Product Development” currently going into its fifth edition. In retirement she’s... Read More

Sandi Keiser

Sandi Keiser taught in the Mount Mary University Fashion Department for 40 years and chaired that department for 25 years. She led their New York study tours for over 30 years and initiated the Fashion Department’s study abroad program to... Read More

Elizabeth Keitel

A Midwesterner transplanted to New England, Elizabeth spent most of her career teaching classics at UMass Amherst from which she retired in 2019. There she developed a course on disasters and disaster narratives in classical antiquity. She began the course with... Read More

Heddy Keith

Heddy Keith M. Ed is a hypnotherapist certified by the National Guild of Hypnotists and the owner of HK Hypnosis LLC. She earned a bachelor’s in education from UW-Milwaukee, and a master’s in education from Cambridge College in Cambridge, MA.... Read More

Angela Kelber MS

Angela Kelber is the director of the Department of Continuing Education and Professional Development at UWM’s School of Continuing Education, overseeing the Business, Engineering, Human Services/Trauma, Languages, Nonprofit, College for Kids and Customized Training programs. Angela previously worked as director... Read More

Robert Kelleman

Robert Kelleman is the founder/director of the non-profit community organization Washington, DC History & Culture. He has lead numerous online and in-person tours, including of the United States Holocaust Memorial in Washington, DC.

Gary F. Keller Ph.D.

Dr. Gary Keller is an award-winning educator. He offers his learners more than 25 years of teaching experience around the world, and has more than 25 published articles including 3 Best Research Paper awards from international conferences. Keller joined the... Read More

Michael Kelley

Mike Kelley started camping in the outdoors with the Boy Scouts in 1968. Since then, being in the outdoors has included a challenging 110 mile backpacking trip in New Mexico, backcountry canoeing in the Boundary Waters with my three sons,... Read More

Chanin Kelly-Rae

With 20 years of diversity management leadership experience, Chanin Kelly-Rae has led an array of national and global organizations in achieving their equity goals. Working to improve structural systems in order to deliver successful outcomes for all people, she has... Read More

Patrick Kennelly

Patrick Kennelly is the director of the Marquette University Center for Peacemaking, an academic research center focused on exploring the power of nonviolence. His research and teaching focuses on nonviolence, leadership and social movements. He serves on the executive council of... Read More

Henry Kepner

Henry is professor emeritus at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is Past President of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics, and the Association of Mathematics Teachers Educators. He taught middle and high school... Read More

Jackie Kerkman DPT, MS, LAT, RYT

Jackie has been a physical therapist and athletic trainer for over 15 years. She has spent much of her career working in the outpatient orthopedic setting with patients of all ages to help them maximize their functional potential.

Jeff Kersten

Jeff Kersten is the Agency Liaison for the Bureau of Consumer Protection within the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. As the Agency Liaison, Jeff travels around the state to educate the public, businesses and law enforcement on... Read More

Dr. Bhupendra Khatri

Bhupendra Khatri is the founding medical director of the Center for Neurological Disorders, The Regional MS Center, one of the largest multiple sclerosis centers in the U.S., caring for over 4,500 patients. Dr. Khatri earned his medical degree from Grant... Read More

Paula Kiely

Paula Kiely was appointed Milwaukee Public Library director by Mayor Tom Barrett in September 2006. She is the 11th director in the library’s 137-year history. Kiely joined the Milwaukee Public Library in 1995 and has served as children’s and young... Read More

Dr. Betty Kilby

Dr. Betty Kilby Fisher Baldwin grew up in rural Culpeper and Warren counties, Virginia. She was a pioneer in school desegregation. Thanks to her father’s determination, she entered and graduated from Warren County High School after suing the school board,... Read More

Phoebe Kilby

Phoebe Kilby grew up in Baltimore, MD. After obtaining a BS in Botany and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management from Duke University, she had a long career as an urban and environmental planner. With concerns about the morality and... Read More

Beth Kilimann

Beth has a Bachelor of Science with a focus on early childhood education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She carries a regular education teaching license and a special education teaching license through the Department of Public Instruction in Wisconsin. Beth... Read More

Alexandra Kilmer

Allie Kilmer is a graphic designer with the Integrated Marketing team at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She works directly with a diverse group of clients to craft smart, attention-grabbing communications across a variety of print and digital media. Before joining... Read More

Larry Kilmer

Larry Kilmer is an adjunct professor of urban planning. Larry is currently focused on the redevelopment and rehabilitation of housing throughout Milwaukee’s residential neighborhoods. His professional experience includes working for a local architecture firm and the Wisconsin Department of Natural... Read More

Jason C. Kim JD

Jason C. Kim represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. He defends employers in arbitration and litigation matters brought under a variety of employment-related statutes, including the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII, the Age Discrimination in... Read More

Young Kim

Young Kim is the Executive Director of Groundwork Milwaukee, a nonprofit organization that facilitates the transformation of vacant lots and brownfields into green spaces. By partnering with residents to turn unused properties into public assets like community gardens, pocket parks,... Read More

Cassie King

Cassie King is an advanced planning specialist at Krause Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Inc. and licensed intermediaries with National Guardian Life Insurance Company. Cassie has 10 years of combined experience in both funeral and cemetery services. She is a... Read More

Halsey King

With more than thirty-six years of experience in the repair, inspection and management of vehicle fleets, Halsey is a regular speaker and writer on maintenance and technology issues. His articles appear in many transportation and engineering magazines and he is... Read More

Phyllis M. King

Honorary Chair

Joyce King-McIver Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Dr. Joyce King-McIver is from Milwaukee and graduated from Riverside High School. Dr. Joyce King-McIver’s expertise focuses on school-age language development and the assessment and intervention of oral and written language disorders in this population. She is particularly interested in... Read More

Rich Kirchen

Rich Kirchen is the senior reporter at the Milwaukee Business Journal and started his career as a part-timer at The Milwaukee Journal. He attained a bachelor’s in journalism from UWM. He covered the media industry (and several others) since the... Read More

Maudwella Kirkendoll

Maudwella Kirkendoll, chief operating officer at Community Advocates, has devoted his career to ensuring that underserved families and individuals can address their basic needs and break the cycle of poverty and hopelessness by becoming their own best advocates. Kirkendoll began... Read More

Amy Kirschke

Amy Kirschke joined the Milwaukee Art Museum in 2003 and currently serves as Director of Adult, Docent and School Programs, leading a team of educators and 150 volunteer docents to serve 50,000 visitors annually through tours and programs. Amy holds... Read More

Dr. Rebecca D. Klaper

Dr. Rebecca D. Klaper is a Professor and Director of the Great Lakes Genomics Center at the School of Freshwater Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Dr. Klaper and her lab conduct basic and applied research to inform policy decisions involving freshwater... Read More

Sarah Klapmeier

Sarah Klapmeier is the senior field development coordinator for the Autism Speaks Upper Midwest Chapter, which encompasses Wisconsin, Minnesota and Illinois. She has been with the organization for four years, supporting the mission of Autism Speaks through increasing awareness, creating... Read More

Marty Kleiber

Marty Klieber has been a licensed architect for more than 35 years. He has worked at a variety of firms, including Kahler Slater in Milwaukee, for 16 years. He administered the construction contract for the UWM School of Business and... Read More

Cathy Klein

Catherine Klein has been a school social worker with Milwaukee Public Schools for 20 years. For the past 10 years, she has served as a Homeless Coordinator for the MPS Homeless Education Program. As a Homeless Coordinator, she has seen... Read More

Laura L. Kletti Herrick

Laura Herrick has 23 years of experience as a water resource engineer. Over the last two years in her current position as chief environmental engineer with the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, she has been leading hydrologic and hydraulic modeling... Read More

Martin Klieber

Marty Klieber has been a licensed architect for more than 35 years. He has worked at a variety of firms, including Kahler Slater in Milwaukee, for 16 years. He administered the construction contract for the UWM School of Business and... Read More

Jill Kline

Jill Kline joined the Wisconsin Humane Society in 2006 and has a master’s degree in public service with a focus on nonprofit management from Marquette University. Jill leads the organization’s outreach, youth programming, and legislative work. Jill received a United... Read More

Ann-Christin Kloth

Ann-Christin Kloth was born and raised in Germany. She holds a degree in business management and engineering from Hochschule für Medien University. After working with diverse companies in marketing and sales as an executive, she decided to become a full-time... Read More

Kevin Kluesner

Kevin Kluesner signed a three-book deal with Level Best Books. His debut thriller novel, The Killer Sermon, is set in Milwaukee and Wisconsin. It released in early 2022 to strong reviews. Kevin has worked as the outdoor writer for a... Read More

Kelly A Kluge

Kelly Kluge is a highly regarded Agile consultant, coach and change expert specializing in enterprise Agile transformation – consulting, training and coaching. She works with business owners, corporate leaders and executives to adopt Agile methodologies and Scaled Agile Frameworks (SAFe)... Read More

Val Klump PhD

Dr. J. Val Klump is currently a professor and dean of the School of Freshwater Sciences at UWM. His research has taken him from the Great Lakes to the largest and oldest lake in the world – Lake Baikal in eastern... Read More

Ann Knabe

Ann Knabe, Ph.D., is a public relations and crisis communication expert with 25 years of experience in the government, nonprofit and private sectors. Ann believes stakeholders’ trust is your most important business asset, and will help you protect or rebuild... Read More

Debbie Knepke

For the last two decades, Debbie Knepke has worked in the Milwaukee nonprofit sector with a focus on increasing effective volunteer engagement. From 2006 to 2017 Debbie held a leadership position at the Nonprofit Center of Milwaukee linking volunteers with... Read More

Willette Knopp

Willette Knopp has a Bachelors of Education degree from the University of Hawaii and a Masters Degree and a Professional Diploma from Columbia University. She taught in Shorewood and retired from the Fox Point Bayside School District. Willette continues to... Read More

Tommy Knuth

Thomas Knuth, Vietnam veteran, works as the Zablocki chapter coordinator with Guitars for Vets. He has been given the wonderful opportunity to help fellow veterans overcome an assortment of problems through the magic of music.

Kristen Kochan

Kristen Kochan is the vice president of marketing services at Direct Supply – a products and services business that helps build, equip and run better senior living communities. In this role, she leads the e-marketing, direct marketing, creative, market research, go-to-market and customer experience teams.

John Koeppen

John is an Army Veteran of Vietnam, who was stationed in Cambodia during his term of service. He has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University and is currently retired from his career in customer service at... Read More

Teagan Kohlbeck

Teagan Kohlbeck graduated from UW-Milwaukee with a bachelor of science degree in early childhood education. Prior to completing her studies at UW-Milwaukee, she began work in the early childhood field at the Montessori School of Wausau for four years. After... Read More

Cristopher Kolakowski

Christopher L. Kolakowski is Director of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum, a position he has held since January 6, 2020. He was born and raised in Fredericksburg, Va, but his mother’s family has very deep roots in the Badger State. Chris... Read More

Becky Kolar-Imig

Becky Kolar is the Social Media Manager at Aurora Health Care, an integrated health system with 15 hospitals, 150 clinics, 70 pharmacies and more than 33,000 employees that serve the health care needs of Eastern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois.  Becky... Read More

Gary K. Korb

Gary Korb works as Regional Planning Educator for the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission (SEWRPC). Previously, he served in that capacity in a joint assignment with the University of Wisconsin Extension from 1981 into 2013. He has spent most of... Read More

Neal Korfhage

Neal Korfage is a second generation scientific glassblower with more than 25 years of experience in the field. He first started learning scientific glassblowing under his father’s guidance at the young age of 15. He received formal training from Salem Community... Read More

Harry Korman

Harry Korman is a child psychiatrist and family therapist in private practice at SIKT in Malmö, Sweden. He works mainly as a trainer and supervisor with people wanting to learn Solution-Focused Brief Therapy. His research interest is making co-construction visible... Read More

Stepanka Korytova-Magstadt PhD

A migration historian educated in the U.K., the United States and the Czech Republic, Stepanka currently teaches online courses dealing with global history and researches global human trafficking. Stepanka published a book on Czech migration to the Midwest titled “To... Read More

Cal Kothrade

Cal Kothrade is an award-winning maritime artist and underwater photographer specializing in the deep, dark, cold shipwrecks of the Great Lakes. His haunting shipwreck images are regularly published in magazines, books and television. Through his art, photos and public presentations, he... Read More

Nik Kovac

Nik Kovac was born and raised on Milwaukee’s East Side. He proudly attended Milwaukee Public Schools – from McDowell Montessori School to Golda Meir Elementary School, and Jackie Robinson Middle School through Riverside High School. While at Riverside, he earned... Read More

Marika Kovacs-Houlihan

Marika Kovacs-Houlihan, M.Ed., is a Director for the ASL Connect at the Gallaudet University, Washington DC. Her valuable attributes are her theatrical experiences and her passion in ASL Literature. Her master’s research topic was ASL Cinematic and how to use... Read More

Rebekah Kowalski

Rebekah Kowalski leads Client Workforce Solutions for ManpowerGroup North America. Rebekah’s work focuses on developing solutions that help organizations and leaders deal with the implications of both the shortage of rightly skilled workers and the rapid evolution of roles and... Read More

Karen Koyama

Karen Koyama graduated from the University of Missouri – Kansas City with a bachelor’s of liberal arts in 1999. She started teaching in 1995 at the Glendora, CA Recreation Department. Her students range from age 5 to adults. A believer... Read More

Deb Kozak

Deb Kozak is a social and emotional development specialist and early childhood coordinator at UW-Oshkosh Head Start, where she has been employed for 16 years. Deb is passionate about her work in supporting educators, children and parents on topics related... Read More

Robert Kraig

Robert has been the executive director of Citizen Action of Wisconsin since 2009, leading a team that has built it into one of the most influential grassroots organizations in Wisconsin. Robert also has an academic training, earning a Ph.D. in... Read More

Joan Kramer

Joan Kramer is a past president of Celtic Women International. She is a nurse and professor with Celtic roots.

Shannon Kraus

Shannon Kraus is the senior director of operations at Direct Supply. She joined Direct Supply in 2003 after graduating from UW-Milwaukee. Throughout her career, Shannon has held various leadership positions in operations across three different Direct Supply businesses. With a... Read More

Mark Krause

Mark J. Krause is President of Krause Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Krause operates four funeral homes that serve over 1300 families annually. He is a fourth-generation funeral director and has been in funeral service since 1976.... Read More

Mary Krenceski

Mary A. Krenceski holds a PhD from the Institute of Materials Science at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT. Her 31 years of experience include industrial positions focusing on polymer/material science and characterization at Momentive Performance Materials, GE Silicones,... Read More

Frederick Kreutz

Fred Kreutz has been writing his own poetry since college days and has been a teacher and school administrator for five decades. He currently teaches composition at MATC, is a board member of the Wisconsin Fellowship of Poets, manages the... Read More

Joel Kriofske

Joel Kriofske, a graduate of Marquette University’s College of Journalism, spent many years working in print and broadcast media, several as a self-employed, award-winning free-lance writer and marketing communications professional. Joel has four books in print. His book about caregiving... Read More

David Kroese

David Kroese, of Loves Park, Illinois, is one of about 50 people known to have visited all 419 National Park Service sites and author of the first published narrative introducing all the NPS units and national trails, “The Centennial: A... Read More

Roy Krueger

A Milwaukee native, Roy Krueger grew up in the Washington Heights area of Milwaukee, attended MPS, and spent the summers at Nee-ska-ra playground, Hawthorne Glen and Hoyt Park pool. Meanwhile, he became fascinated with movies seen at the nearby Times Theater. After... Read More

Annalee Kruger

Annalee is the president of Kruger Business Solutions. She has worked in the long-term care industry for more than 20 years, initially as a social worker, and then transitioning into leadership roles in for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Annalee values continuous... Read More

Tea Krulos

Tea Krulos is a Milwaukee freelance journalist who writes for the Shepherd Express, Milwaukee magazine, and Milwaukee Record. He is also the author of five non-fiction books, including “Heroes in the Night,” Monster Hunters,” “Apocalypse Any Day Now,” “American Madness”... Read More

Tom Kubala

Tom Kubala is Principal and Co-Founder of The Kubala Washatko Architects, Inc. (TKWA) of Cedarburg, Wisconsin. TKWA embraces a design philosophy of wholeness, where the built environment supports and enhances both human activity and natural living systems. The idea of... Read More

Priscilla Kucik

Priscilla (Pete) Kucik is also known as Mistress Priscilla the Sensible in medieval recreation society called The Society for Creative Anachronism. She has a great interest in Tudor history (as well as being an avid “royalty watcher” in all centuries.)... Read More

Lawrence Kuiper

Lawrence Kuiper is Associate Professor in UW-Milwaukee’s Department of French, Italian and Comparative Literature and Director of the English Language Academy’s intensive English program. He specializes in French sociolinguistics.

Silvana Kukuljan

Silvana has been the instructor for the Italian SIG Class for over 18 years. Every Tuesday at noon the group meets, and spends the next hour and a half learning about the Italian culture, history, customs and grammar. We read books,... Read More

Mary J. Kurer

Mary Kurer has more than 20 years of experience in organizational development, business management, nonprofit leadership and adult education. Mary is passionate about personal and professional development and has proven success in designing, implementing and facilitating workforce solutions that impact... Read More

Meg Kurlinski

Meg Kurlinski is a shareholder in Godfrey & Kahn’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. Meg assists clients with a variety of labor and employment matters, including the management of day-to-day employment matters, drafting and enforcing restrictive covenant agreements, administering family... Read More

Okja Kwon MS

Okja Kwon is a Korean-born, transracial adoptee artist who communicates through intimate illustrative image-making. She explores the erasure of self in relation to the constructs of nationalism and belongingness. Kwon’s work whispers ideations of (re)imagined recollections of the fragmented memories... Read More

Linda Kyzar

Linda Kyzar has experience leading SEO teams and helping clients shift from yesterday’s tactics to a fresh, data-driven approach to digital marketing. Her 20-plus years in marketing have brought measurable ROI for clients in the manufacturing, technology and professional services... Read More

Nancy Landies

Nancy has a master’s degree in French Literature and has taught at both the high school and university levels for 40 years. She has traveled extensively in France – with students and on her own. She continues to keep her... Read More

Artis Landon

Artis Landon has been the division administrator of the Community and Reintegration services since 2015 and has worked at WCS since 2011. Artis started his career at the agency providing direct employment services in the Windows to Work program, which... Read More

Artis M Landon MEd

Artis is an administrator with Wisconsin Community Services (WCS), serving on the agency’s senior management team and overseeing federal- and state-funded residential reentry centers. With over 20 years of law enforcement and corrections experience, Artis has worked as a juvenile... Read More

Darice Landon

Before becoming an educator, Darice Landon served the community, working as a law enforcement officer. In January 2007, she resigned from the Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office, after working for ten years as a deputy sheriff. Darice currently works for Milwaukee... Read More

Thomas Lane

Thomas Lane is a highly creative and versatile professional with well-developed art skills as a visual arts teacher, production artist and graphic designer. Thomas has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and has taken several courses... Read More

Thomas Lane

Thomas Lane is a highly creative and versatile professional with well-developed art skills as a visual arts teacher, production artist and graphic designer. Thomas has a bachelor of fine arts from UW-Milwaukee and has taken several courses at Concordia University... Read More

Dr. George Lange

George M. Lange, MD, FACP is a board-certified internist and geriatrician with over 40 years of experience. He is past president of the Wisconsin Medical Society and currently serves as Chair of Honoring Choices Wisconsin. He is married with 2... Read More

Ruth Lanius Ph.D.

Ruth Lanius, M.D., Ph.D., professor of Psychiatry, is the director of the post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) research unit at the University of Western Ontario. She established the Traumatic Stress Service and the Traumatic Stress Service Workplace Program, services that specialize... Read More

Sean Lansing

Dr. Sean Lansing has been with Cardinal Stritch University since August 2010 and currently serves as the chief mission integration officer and an adjunct professor in the doctoral program for leadership studies. His primary responsibilities include helping infuse the Catholic... Read More

Jeff Larche

Jeff Larche has worked with major corporate and non-profit clients as a marketing consultant for three decades, starting with his own direct mail consultancy, Second Monday Direct Marketing. He has since led an interactive marketing division at a mid-sized ad... Read More

Andrew Lardner

Andrew Lardner teaches private lessons and finger-style ensemble in the guitar department at UW-Milwaukee. At UWM he has developed new courses utilizing his special skills in transcription, publishing, and digital marketing, such as the Finger-Style Guitar Ensemble and Contemporary Technological... Read More

Christine Larson PhD

Christine Larson, Ph.D., is an associate professor of psychology at UW-Milwaukee. Her research is dedicated to understanding individual differences in emotional and cognitive processing that confer risk for post-traumatic stress, anxiety, and depression. She uses neuroimaging, psychophysiological, genetic and behavioral... Read More

Dick Larson

Dick Larson was born and raised in Milwaukee. He attended Washington H.S. and UW-Madison. He is a Korean Vet , married with four children.  After college, Larson worked for Curtis Inc. in Milwaukee as an engineer and eventually as VP... Read More

Eric R. Larson

Eric R.Larson is a mechanical engineer with over 30 years of experience in plastics engineering. A graduate of the University of Michigan, he spent his early career as an application engineer for DuPont Engineering Plastics providing support on plastic part... Read More

James Larson PhD

Dr. Jim Larson is professor emeritus in the Psychology Department of UW-Whitewater with more than 30 years of experience in the school, community, and youth residential treatment settings, including 14 years as a school psychologist in the Milwaukee Public Schools. He... Read More

Dr. Jim Larson

Dr. Jim Larson is professor emeritus in the Psychology Department of UW-Whitewater with more than 30 years of experience in the school, community, and youth residential treatment settings, including 14 years as a school psychologist in the Milwaukee Public Schools.... Read More

Marcia Laskey

Marcia is a presenter for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UW-Milwaukee.

Alex Lasry

Alex Lasry is senior vice president for the Milwaukee Bucks, where he directs the team’s digital marketing efforts and leads the company’s development initiatives. Alex was instrumental in the Bucks re-brand and the historic public-private partnership for a new arena... Read More

Debbie Lassiter DDiv

Debbie Lassiter is the executive director and co-founder of The Convergence Resource Center and has been working with people rebuilding their lives after trauma for over 40 years. She has developed trademark programs to provide support for human trafficking survivors... Read More

Emily Latch

Emily Latch is an Associate Professor of Biology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She conducts research using molecular methods to improve the conservation and management of species in the wild and in zoos. Emily also serves as a genetics adviser... Read More

Tawney Latona

Tawney Latona is the creator and Coordinator of Fostering Success at UWM. She has been at UWM for over 20 years as both an alumnus and staff member in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. In addition to Fostering Success at... Read More

Torrey Lauer

Torrey Lauer has traveled throughout Western Europe, the Caribbean, Mexico and Costa Rica, but it was Madrid, Spain, that captivated him.  His short time studying abroad in Madrid further fueled his desire to learn more, which lead and culminated in an... Read More

Deanne Lautenbach

Deanne Lautenbach has been a deaf-blind specialist, teacher and support service provider (SSP) at the Center for Deaf-Blind Persons (CDBP) for 12 years. Deanne has a Bachelor of Science in exceptional education with an emphasis in ASL from UW-Milwaukee. She... Read More

Terry N Layton Ph.D.

Dr. Terry Layton has 40 years of experience in the medical device industry. He is a technical executive with strong background in building medical device manufacturing companies. His diverse experience includes industry and consulting work in product development, regulatory/QA, operations, IP,... Read More

Maryann Lazarski

Maryann Lazarski is an award-winning journalist, documentarian, and television producer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is a recipient of the prestigious Silver Circle Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for devoting 25-plus years to the industry and... Read More

Mordecai Lee Ph.D.

Mordecai Lee is professor emeritus at UWM and continues to be actively involved in public affairs and good government reform. He is a 3rd generation Milwaukeean. Mordecai graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UW-Madison and received a PhD in public administration... Read More

Robin Leenhouts

Robin Leenhouts is a Milwaukee book artist with more than 25 years experience teaching art to children and adults. Robin makes books in many formats, and works with fibers in spinning and basket making.

Noah Leigh

Noah has had an interest in the paranormal since he was a young child. Although he has never had a personal experience, he believes that there are too many reports to ignore. He is a trained scientist with a bachelor’s in biology and master’s... Read More

Ann Leinfelder Grove

Ann Leinfelder Grove has 28 years of experience in human services leadership including program development and program oversight, strategic planning, organizational development of SaintA’s trauma-informed care model, quality improvement, advocacy, human resources, staff development, community relations, fund development and communications.

Ellyn Lem

Dr. Lem teaches a variety of literature and gender studies courses for UWM’s College of General Studies, where she is a full professor. In addition, Lem has published two books, the most recent being “Gray Matters: Finding Meaning in the... Read More

Earl Lemon

Earl Lemon is a retired teacher of 35 years, a confirmed Dickensian and a proud adherent to the literary tradition of The Common Reader.  He received a B.A. from Bethel College in 1963 and an M.A. from Northwestern University in... Read More

Christine Lenske

Chris has been in the “helping” professions her entire career, which has included working in group home and youth treatment settings and then as a school counselor in the greater Milwaukee area. Most recently Chris worked for the Department of... Read More

Richard A. Leson

Richard A. Leson is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in UW-Milwaukee’s Department of Art History where he specializes in the art of the Middle Ages with a particular concentration on late-thirteenth and early-fourteenth century France.

Kim Leutenegger

A native of Michigan, Kim Leutenegger made the move across the lake to Milwaukee to attend Marquette University where she completed her education with degrees in marketing and international business. As the manager of procurement at Direct Supply, she leads... Read More

Anne Levendusky

Anne Levendusky studied at the University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin after graduating from Whitefish Bay High School. After spending some of her college career studying abroad in Cuernavaca, Mexico, she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Spanish.... Read More

Lloyd Levin

Mr. Levin is the Wisconsin manager of American Fidelity Mortgage Services and a licensed real estate broker. He is the founder of Secure Futures, a not-for-profit that delivers financial literacy programs to high school aged students in Wisconsin and a... Read More

Elana Levine

Elana Levine is professor of media, cinema, and digital studies in the Department of English at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is the author of “Her Stories: Daytime Soap Opera and US Television History”, co-author of “Legitimating Television: Media Convergence... Read More

Marc Levine PhD

Marc V. Levine is Professor Emeritus of history, economic development, and urban studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and was the co-founder and long-time director of the UWM Center for Economic Development. He has researched and written extensively on poverty... Read More

Erin Levzow

As the vice president of marketing at Marcus Hotels and Resorts, Erin Levzow provides executive leadership and management of divisional strategies to include marketing, e-commerce, customer insight, loyalty and public relations. Prior to joining the Marcus Hotels and Resorts team,... Read More

Susan Lex

Susan Lex, MSW. I have been a school social worker with the Milwaukee Public School District since the 1995-96 school year. I have mainly served at an elementary school, Brown Street Academy for this time. Over this time, I have... Read More

Brad Lichtenstein

Brad Lichtenstein is an award-winning filmmaker who has been making documentaries since 1998 and founded 371 Productions in 2003. He has been nominated for two Emmys: one Sports Emmy for the virtual reality film “Ashe ’68,” which premiered at Sundance... Read More

Jerry Lieberthal

Professor Jerry Lieberthal is a faculty member at the Milwaukee Area Technical College and was previously at the Milwaukee School of Engineering and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (Engineering Department). Jerry is a senior consultant/Security Engineer for a worldwide software and... Read More

Josh Lieberthal

Josh is a UW-Madison graduate working in communications marketing in Chicago. He’s passionate about all things digital communication, primates and puppies, and is very excited for the opportunity to speak at Osher!

Taylor Liesenberg

Taylor Liesenberg joined SC Johnson in 2021 and currently serves as a senior associate on their Consumer Insights and Business Analytics team. She is responsible for measuring and evaluating global media tactics and working with marketing and agency partners to... Read More

Michael Light PhD

Light is an associate professor of sociology and Chicano/Latino studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He completed his PhD in sociology from the Pennsylvania State University in 2013. His work focuses on the legal and criminological consequences of international migration,... Read More

Becca Lind

Becca is an early childhood education teacher. She started her career working with toddlers at the University of WI-Milwaukee (UWM) Children’s Learning Center and currently is a K3 Head Start Teacher with Milwaukee Public Schools. Becca received a Bachelor of... Read More

Jordan Lind

Jordan Lind currently teaches K5 at Alcott Elementary and has had many experiences working with children in the past, including five years working at the UWM Children’s Center for Learning. He is looking forward to working with the College for Kids young learners this summer.

John Lindstedt

John Lindstedt is a former nuclear-trained naval officer who served on the nuclear missile submarine, USS Kamehameha, SSBN 642. He made three strategic deterrent patrols in the Mediterranean Sea. He is an avid historian of the U.S. Naval Submarine Force.... Read More

Gretchen Lindstrom

Gretchen Lindstrom is an avid MOOC learner and has taken more than 20 classes from major universities in five countries over the last three years. Course subjects have included history, literature, philosophy, music, and the sciences. She is an independent financial... Read More

Jack Linehan

Jack Linehan retired from the Shorewood School District after 18 years of service – seven as high school principal, the last 11 as superintendent. Earlier, he served as teacher, counselor, coach, activities director and assistant principal with the Whitefish Bay... Read More

David Liners

David Liners is the State Director for WISDOM. WISDOM is a network of mostly faith-based organizations throughout Wisconsin that work for social change and the common good. WISDOM promotes criminal justice reform, immigration reform and greater availability of transit. Mr.... Read More

Kurt Lingel

Kurt is the executive vice president and a partner at Celtic Inc. Celtic is a full-service advertising and PR firm headquartered in Milwaukee’s Third Ward. For more than 25 years, Celtic has been successfully building and marketing brands for organizations,... Read More

John Link

John Link moved to Milwaukee in 1985 to work for Milwaukee County, first at the Milwaukee County Medical Complex as a planning analyst, and later operations manager for the Department of Health and Human Services. He previously worked for the... Read More

Dave Linsmeier BBA

Dave Linsmeier, BBA, has been the executive director of Mary Linsmeier Schools, Inc. (MLS) since 1988. MLS is a nonprofit organization established in 1964, which operates preschools and childcare programs, in southeast Wisconsin. Dave is also the president and owner of... Read More

Stefano Liotta M.S.

Stefano Liotta is a native of Rome, Italy. He moved to Milwaukee in 1989, where he enrolled in the English as a Second Language program at UW-Milwaukee. In 1997 he received a bachelor’s in architecture, followed by a master’s degree in architecture... Read More

Joanne M. Lipo Zovic

Joanne currently works as an attorney, a clinical professor, a mediator and a private training consultant. As an attorney, Joanne serves as a court-appointed trustee administering Chapter 128 cases and counsels clients in estate planning, real estate and small business... Read More

Lisa Litzsey

Lisa Litzsey, MS is currently serving as the program manager for the UW-Milwaukee Institute for Urban Education (IUE), a UW-System sponsored program. She received her bachelor’s degree from UW-Milwaukee in elementary education with a minor in natural science. After teaching... Read More

Jingbo Liu

Jingbo Liu received B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, China, and the Ph.D. degree from The Ohio State University, Columbus, all in electrical engineering. Jingbo is a principal engineer with Advanced Technology at Rockwell... Read More

Kristine Lize

Kristine Lize, PhD, serves as the Director for the Education Resource Center. She oversees operation of the Education Resource Center and focuses on helping students prepare for coursework and assessment related to teaching. She also collaborates with students interested in... Read More

Eric Lohman

Dr. Lohman is an associate lecturer in the department of Journalism, Advertising, and Media Studies at UWM. He teaches a variety of courses on the intersections of gender, class, race, and the mass media.

Carey Lohrenz

Carey Lohrenz knows what it takes to win in one of the highest pressure, extreme environments imaginable: in the cockpit at Mach 2. As a female F-14 Tomcat Fighter Pilot in the U.S. Navy, she was a pioneer in military... Read More

Tracy Loken Weber, M.Ed.

Tracy has over 22 years of progressive administrative experience, leadership and supervision with a diverse educationally focused workforce.  She has excellent organizational abilities, strategic leadership skills, creative problem solving abilities, demonstrated ability to lead teams, and strong communication skills.  Tracy... Read More

Ronald Londré

Ronald A. Londré, PWS, is a Senior Ecologist at an environmental consulting company (TRC Environmental Corporation) with over nine years of professional experience in wetland ecology. He is certified by the Society of Wetland Scientists Professional Certification Program as a... Read More

Ann Loper

Ann Loper retired from working in an elementary school for 24 years and retired from cooking. She plans to travel to her cottage more. Ann became a Master Gardener in 2011; lifelong gardening was one of her first ventures as... Read More

Davin Lopez

Davin Lopez of the Wisconsin DNR and Anne Lacy of the International Crane Foundation have been working on the reintroduction of Whooping Cranes into the eastern US for nearly a decade. Along with other partners, the have been at the... Read More

Bryce Lord

Bryce Lord is the business manager and associate director of the UWM Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management.

Mark Louden

Mark Louden, PhD, is a professor of Germanic linguistics and religious studies at UW Madison. A Mennonite and a fluent speaker of Pennsylvania Dutch, most of his research and public outreach center on the faith and culture of the speakers... Read More

Scott Lovy

Scott Lovy is a life-long resident of the Milwaukee area. He received his B.S. in electrical engineering from UW-Platteville in 1988. He is currently employed at a benefit management solutions company, where he is able to utilize all of his... Read More

Irving Lubliner

Irving Lubliner, a professor emeritus at Southern Oregon University, pulls together his mother’s compelling accounts of her many trials, in “Only Hope: A Survivor’s Stories of the Holocaust.” Irving Lubliner notes in the foreword that he got to say goodbye... Read More

Julie Lucey

Julie Lucey works with Sovereign Select and is a licensed independent and unbiased health insurance agent representing Medicare Supplements, Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans. With a degree from UW-Madison and more than 25 years of experience in the medical... Read More

Sherri Luckett MS

Sherri Luckett is currently a business transformation manager with nearly 20 years of experience spanning the retail, banking and real estate sectors, all with an emphasis on data management, analytics and strategy management.  Sherri is passionate about deep analytics and... Read More

Lynn Luebben

Lynn Luebben, DD, LPC, CSAC, HTP, brings intuitive compassion and a gentle spirit to connect with each individual she encounters. Her Energy Medicine training includes certifications as a Reiki Master of the USUI lineage, the Ama Deus method of Natural... Read More

David Luhrssen

David Luhrssen lectured at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. He is author of “World War II on Film,” “The Vietnam War on Film,” “Secret Societies and Clubs in American History,” “Mamoulian: Life on... Read More

Thomas Luljak

Tom Luljak directs the university’s marketing, public relations and neighborhood relations initiatives. He also serves as UWM’s chief lobbyist, representing the university’s interests in the state capitol and Washington, D.C. Tom began his career as a broadcast journalist, serving as... Read More

Rolf Lulloff

Dr. Rolf S. Lulloff is a retired orthopedic surgeon. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison School of Medicine in 1967, completed his internship at the Utah Medical Center and then in 1972 completed his residency at the Wisconsin... Read More

Richard Lundell PhD

Richard Lundell is the senior manager of database engineering at Footlocker, a global retailer of shoes and apparel. Rick has more than 25 years of experience in education, data management, relationship building and leadership. Rick’s career trajectory is unique, but... Read More

Darcy Luoma

Darcy Luoma, creator of Thoughtfully Fit®, is a master certified coach, dynamic facilitator and inspiring motivational speaker. She worked as the director for a U.S. senator and deputy transition director for a governor, and served on the national advance team... Read More

Craig Lustek

Craig Lustek has more than 20 years of experience in process engineering, research and development, product management and manufacturing with suppliers of elastomers and processing equipment. Before joining R.D. Abbott (RDAbbott), Craig was an application engineer for one of the... Read More

Paul Lyman PhD

Paul Lyman completed undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame and earned his PhD in physics from the University of Pennsylvania. He did postdoctoral work for Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Northwestern University before becoming a professor at UWM... Read More

Stacy Lynch

Stacy Racine Lynch is the President of Support our Schools (SOS) Wauwatosa, a non-partisan, grassroots, non-profit that advocates for investment in public schools throughout Wisconsin. Stacy grew up in Michigan and graduated from Brown University and the University of North... Read More

Terry Lynch

Terry Lynch is a retired financial advisor with 35 years at Smith Barney & RBC Wealth Management. He is the founder of the nonprofit Plant-Based Nutrition Organization of Wisconsin.

Jennifer Lynne MACT

Jennifer K. Lynne, MACT, is the founder and director of thecontactproject, a global conflict transformation organization utilizing the science of complex systems, identity theory, and neuroscience to collaborate with individuals, communities, and organizations in seeking sustainable relationships and solutions. Jennifer... Read More

Mahmoud Maamouri PhD, PE, SE

Dr. Maamouri joined Computerized Structural Design, S.C. (CSD Structural Engineers) in April 1998 as a structural engineer. He became an associate in 2001, a senior associate in 2004 and a principal of the firm in 2007. His responsibilities include the... Read More

Erich Maas

Erich Maas is a content strategist and UX writer on the product design team at Northwestern Mutual. He seeks creative ways to get users what they need with concise, meaningful copy in just the right place. Erich has worn many... Read More

Matt Mabee

Matthew Mabee (M.Arch) is the manager of the Rapid Prototyping Lab at the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at UWM. In addition to educating students in the use of 3D printers, CNC and laser cutters, Matt has led several... Read More

Tony Macaulay

Dr. Tony Macaulay is a best-selling author, leadership consultant, peacebuilder, broadcaster and suicide prevention advocate from Northern Ireland. He was raised at the top of the Shankill Road in West Belfast at the start of 35 years of “The Troubles”... Read More

Thembeka Machaba

I am a child of the South African liberation movement. My parents were forced to move to the U.S. in the early 1970s to broaden their college education. I was born in New Jersey in 1977 and we moved back... Read More

Thomas W. Mackenzie JD

Thomas W. Mackenzie is a member of the board of directors and a senior shareholder of Lindner & Marsack, S.C., Milwaukee. He has extensive experience in both labor and employment law. For unionized clients, he has served as chief spokesman in contract negotiations, assisted in

Daniel Macquire

Taught at Villanova University, The University of Notre Dame, Marquette University. Author of a dozen books and over two hundred articles in scholarly journals and in publications like The New York Times, The Atlantic, Ms. Magazine. Named by Ms Magazine... Read More

Torsheika Maddox

Dr. Torsheika Maddox is the senior operations officer and chief of staff to the interim deputy vice chancellor for Diversity & Climate and chief diversity officer in the Division of Diversity, Equity & Educational Achievement (DDEEA) at the University of... Read More

Rajani Madeti

Rajani Madeti has worked with SQL for more than 20 years and has experience in Oracle, Db2, SQL Server and MongoDB databases. She currently works at SDI, Inc., a digital supply chain company in Pennsylvania.  Rajani has experience in enterprise... Read More

Alan Magayne-Roshak

A self-taught photographer, Alan attended UWM and worked on the UWM POST as cartoonist, photographer and photo editor. After graduating with a degree in art history, he got a job at UWM Photo Services in 1973 and supplied pictures for... Read More

Sabina Magyar

Proprietor Sabina Magyar brings her deep knowledge of food, wine and cheese to the Village Cheese Shop after spending time in Budapest and Tuscany learning the language and culture of these European cities. Sabina has also worked in New York... Read More

Kelly Mahoney

Kelly has a bachelor’s degree in childhood special education from Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, with a concentration in English and a minor in psychology. She has a master’s degree from Niagara University in Niagara Falls, New York, in... Read More

Mari Maldonado

Mari has a passion for travel and has had the pleasure of traveling to Europe and Italy several times, including two study abroad trips to Rome. Mari earned her MBA from Mount Mary University and holds a B.A. in Business... Read More

Nicholas Mallos

Nick oversees Ocean Conservancy’s global portfolio of work on marine debris, including its annual International Coastal Cleanup, the Trash Free Seas Alliance, the Global Ghost Gear Initiative and its science research portfolio on ocean plastics. Nick has extensive field experience... Read More

Robert Malloy

Robert Malloy is an Emeritus Professor at the University of Massachusetts-Lowell in the Plastics Engineering Department and has been a faculty member at UMass-Lowell since 1987. Prior to joining the faculty at Lowell, he was a faculty member at the... Read More

Ann Manning

As the principal of AMM Consulting, Ann Manning coaches and consults with clients to develop strong leaders and build high-performing teams and organizations. With over 25 years of experience in corporate, nonprofit and consulting roles, Ann has a proven track... Read More

Shentel Manresa

Shentel has been an English teacher on the south side of Milwaukee since 2011. At her school, Shentel specializes in knowledge of pedagogy as well as knowledge of student ability and interest. Her responsibilities include curriculum development for seven classes,... Read More

Gaetano Marangelli

Gaetano Marangelli is a playwright and director. He wrote “Iron County” and “The Woman in a Pillbox Hat with Veil or: How to Appreciate New Theater Technology,” which were produced by Reign or Shine Productions at the Drama League of... Read More

Jenifer Marchesi PhD

Jenifer Marchesi has spent the last six years performing failure analysis and aging/degradation studies for the power industry. The “soft parts” of electrical systems are frequently the weakest link, since they are inherently less stable and less durable than metals.... Read More

Annie Marcks MS

Annie Marcks works within the UWM School of Education. Currently, she teaches CURRINS 536 (Literacy and Assessment 1) and CURRINS 537 (Literacy and Assessment 2). She also works with students interested in obtaining a K-5, special education or reading teacher... Read More

Rocky Marcoux

Rocky Marcoux is Milwaukee’s Commissioner of the Department of City Development.  Mayor Tom Barrett appointed Marcoux as Commissioner in 2004, and in that position he oversees the city’s economic development, real estate, neighborhood improvement, and planning efforts. Under his direction,... Read More

Vivian Marinelli PsyD

Vivian Marinelli is the senior director of Crisis Management Services for FEI Behavioral Health. Vivian holds a doctorate in clinical psychology and is a licensed psychologist in Wisconsin. She has over 20 years of experience in direct clinical services specializing... Read More

Richard Marklin

Richard Marklin is a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Marquette University. Since 1991 he has sustained a physical ergonomics research program at Marquette University. In 2007 he developed a methodology to teach people how to visually communicate... Read More

Kim Marotta

Kim Marotta is the global senior director of sustainability and alcohol policy for Molson Coors, a position she has held since December 2016. In her role, she is responsible for developing and implementing strategic initiatives that promote sustainability, protect the... Read More

Lizbeth Marquardt

Liz started her lifelong career as an advocate in 1987 as an intern at the Restraining Order Clinic of Task Force on Battered Women, nka Sojourner Family Peace Center. She has worked in nearly every area of the agency and... Read More

Gary A. Marsack JD

Gary A. Marsack is a member of the board of directors, senior attorney and a senior shareholder of the law firm of Lindner & Marsack. A substantial part of his legal work with the firm involves the representation of national clients... Read More

Ken Marsh

Ken Marsh founded Individual Health Solutions for the primary purpose of guiding and recommending health insurance options for individuals who are buying their own insurance. Areas of focus include Medicare and individual health insurance products. IHS provides clients with the... Read More

Laura Marsh

Laura Marsh comes from a long line of mentally ill family members who used drugs and alcohol to self-medicate. She will share her story of being homeless for many years due to her own mental illness and drug use. Together... Read More

Susan Marshall

Susan Marshall is an author, speaker, and president of Executive Advisor, LLC, an independent consulting firm founded in 1997 that specializes in leadership development and executive effectiveness.  She has been assisting leaders in public and private sector industry, nonprofit agencies,... Read More

Everett Marshburn

Everett L. Marshburn is a strong believer in the power of public television to tell stories that might otherwise not be told. In 2006 he became senior producer for “Black Nouveau” at Milwaukee PBS. He was named “Journalist of Distinction”... Read More

Everett Marshburn

Everett Marshburn is a strong believer in the power of public television to tell stories that might otherwise not be told. He has worked for public broadcasting stations since 1968. In 2006 he became the senior producer for “Black Nouveau”... Read More

Ann Martel

Ann Martel is the instructor of Finance Skills for Non-Financial Professionals for The School of Continuing Education at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  Ann is a highly regarded business leader with a passion for delivering high-energy presentations and classes on the... Read More

Craig Martell

Craig Martell is an Osher member and volunteer, now serving on the Volunteer Engagement and Recognition (VER) Committee. He was motivated to do this series after attending several Faulkner sessions by Jay Miller and after visiting the Core Program Committee... Read More

Yance Marti

Yance Marti grew up in West Allis and began working in Milwaukee in the mid 1980s. His interest in old buildings and the history of Milwaukee grew until he began to develop the Oldmilwaukee website in 2007 to uncover some... Read More

Nancy Martin

Nancy Martin has a BS in computer science from the University of Kentucky, and serves as a computer pal for those wanting in-home tutoring. She co-authored the memoir “Patton’s Lucky Scout” with her father-in-law. She is the facilitator for the... Read More

Nancy Martin

Nancy Martin has a B.S. in computer science from the University of Kentucky, and serves as a Computer Pal for those wanting in-home tutoring. She co-authored a memoir, “Patton’s Lucky Scout,” with her father-in-law, and is the facilitator of the... Read More

Frank Martinelli

Frank Martinelli is a contributing author of the new book, YOU and Your Nonprofit Board: Advice and Practical Tips from the Field’s Top Practitioners, Researchers and Provocateurs, just published by CharityChannel Press. Frank has more than 35 years of work,... Read More

Arturo Martinez

Dr. Arturo Martinez, director of Adult Basic Education and Walker’s Square Education Center at Milwaukee Area Technical College, has more than 20 years of experience as an administrator. He oversees and provides leadership to the college’s Basic Skills Education program... Read More

Paul Martino

Paul earned a Masters in exercise physiology from Ball State University in 1996, and a PhD in Physiology from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2006. His primary field of research since 1996 has been in the neural control of... Read More

Craig Mastantuono

Attorney Craig Mastantuono of Mastantuono & Coffee S.C., specializes in defending people accused of crime in State and Federal courts in Wisconsin; he started his career at the Waukesha County Trial Office of the Wisconsin State Public Defender before entering... Read More

Michelle Maternowski

Michelle Maternowski is WUWM 89.7 FM–Milwaukee NPR’s managing editor. She also leads a number of special projects at the station including WUWM’s popular Bubbler Talk series.

David Mathews

Indiana born and bred, David Mathews was taught to obey his parents, respect his elders, be polite to women, and be kind to animals. He delivered newspapers while in grade school, and baled hay, shoveled manure, and chased cheerleaders when... Read More

Sumner Matteson

Graduate of UW-Madison (MS in Environmental Studies program, 1982); 40 years of service as a Nongame Biologist, Conservation Biologist, and Avian Ecologist with the WDNR Endangered Resources/Natural Heritage Conservation program specializing in endangered colonial waterbird conservation. Directed the WDNR Trumpeter... Read More

Michele Matthai

Michele Matthai is director of culture of inclusion at Rockwell Automation. In this role, Michele has led significant efforts to transform the organizational culture and embed inclusion into business processes to create meaningful results and lasting change. The success and... Read More

Francesca Mayca Wegner

Francesca Mayca Wegner (she/her/ella) is HPGM’s newest executive eirector. She joined HPGM in April 2021 after serving as senior director of development and communications for Sojourner Family Peace Center. Prior to Sojourner, Francesca served in various roles in Marquette University’s... Read More

Dennis McBride

Dennis McBride has served as Coordinator of the Irish Fest Hedge School since 2006. He has given presentations on Irish and Irish-American history at Irish Fest, at the Irish American Heritage Center of Chicago, at the Osher Institute for Lifelong... Read More

Genevieve McBride

Dr. McBride, UWM Professor Emerita of history and a lifelong Wisconsinite, has authored numerous books and articles on Wisconsin history, especially on its women’s and African Americans’ reform movements and media.

Michael McBride

Michael McBride, MS, MD, Local Recovery Coordinator Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center Milwaukee, Commander US Navy Reserves, is a staff psychiatrist with a focus on helping new Veterans transition from the military to the civilian world. As Local Recovery... Read More

Dr. Patrick McBride

Pat McBride at grew up in Wauwatosa and attended UWM graduating in 1976. While in high school and at UWM he worked for the Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks and Green Bay Packers on the benches and in the locker rooms.... Read More

Mike McCabe

Mike McCabe is the founder and president of the grassroots citizen group Blue Jean Nation and author of “Blue Jeans in High Places: The Coming Makeover of American Politics.” For 15 years Mike led the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, a nonpartisan... Read More

Maureen McCade

Maureen was adopted and grew up in New York then came to Wisconsin to attend UWM and is a graduate of the Professional Theatre Program but needed to make a living so went on the become a Certified Financial Planner... Read More

India McCanse

India McCanse comes from a political, social justice-minded family and began participating in demonstrations and marches when she was six years old. She started her nonprofit career as Director of Public Affairs for Planned Parenthood in Missouri, and she was... Read More

Maggie McCarthy

Maggie McCarthy is a fifteen year member of Veritas Society (similar to Osher) in Louisville, KY. Organized and facilitated classes and interest groups, served on the Board, and produced a newsletter. She has traveled in all states except the Dakotas... Read More

Michael McCarthy

McCarthy is an assistant professor of sociology at Marquette University with research interests that lie at the intersection of political sociology, work, finance and social policy. His book, “Dismantling Solidarity: Capitalist Politics and American Pensions since the New Deal,” published... Read More

Ann McClain Terrell

Ann McClain Terrell has 45 years of professional experience in the field of education, primarily in early childhood education and the nonprofit community. Ms. Terrell is the former executive director of the Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation, Inc., serving in that... Read More

Keri McConnell

Keri McConnell is the executive director of the Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute (NMDSI) at Northwestern Mutual. In this role, Keri is leading the creation of the NMDSI, a unique and innovative partnership between Northwestern Mutual, Marquette University and UW-Milwaukee.... Read More

Ron McCrea

Ron McCrea, journalist, editor, historian, and lecturer, is the author of “Building Taliesin: Frank Lloyd Wright’s Home of Love and Loss (2012)”, now in its second printing and held by nearly 800 college and community libraries worldwide. He has appeared... Read More

Fr. Perry McDonald O.F.M. Capuchin

Fr. Perry McDonald, O.F.M. Capuchin, is Pastoral Director of the Capuchin Community Services. His role is to be “Pastor” to both the staff and the guests visiting the House of Peace, and St. Ben’s Community Meal.

Rita McDonald

Rita McDonald has taught English to people with other native languages for 40 years or more. Some years it was abroad and the last 25 here in Milwaukee. Rita has also worked in Milwaukee with Welfare recipients with low level... Read More

Gabriel McGaughey

Gabriel McGaughey serves as the Director of Well-Being for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, leading efforts to push the agency and child welfare field towards a more holistic approach to working with children and families, with the goal of meeting their... Read More

Laneice McGee

Laneice McGee from Milwaukee, WI, has over 20 years of experience working in customer service. Currently she serves as the district director for the Department of Workforce Development in the Bureau of Job Service. She is the founder of Future... Read More

Megan McGee

Megan McGee is a co-founder and the Executive Director of Ex Fabula, a Milwaukee nonprofit that strengthens community bonds through the art of storytelling. Megan is bilingual and has an MA in literature in Spanish; spending a year living in... Read More

Patrick McGilligan

Patrick McGilligan has written twenty well-respected biographies and film histories, including “George Cukor: A Double Life,” which was acclaimed by reviewers when it was first published in 1991. It was named a New York Times Notable Book of the year,... Read More

Laurice McGinnis Lincoln MS

Laurice is dedicated to advancing early childhood education, early intervention programs, and child and family services, operating in the field for more than 30 years. Her experience as an early education teacher and director of multiple NAEYC-accredited sites sets a... Read More

Ellen McGirt

Ellen McGirt is a senior editor at Fortune magazine, where she established the race and culture beat in 2016. In addition to long-form magazine features, she writes “RaceAhead,” a regular column on race and inclusion in corporate life and beyond.... Read More

John McGivern

Wisconsin’s favorite storyteller, John McGivern is best known for his Emmy-award winning work on PBS. His stories are personal and funny, touching and familiar. His themes are based on family and remind us all that as specific as we might... Read More

Aims McGuinness

Aims McGuinness is Associate Professor of History at UW-Milwaukee.

Linda McGuire

Linda McGuire is a certified retirement coach and graduate of Coach U. She supports and guides individuals who are transitioning through life changes (retirees, empty nesters, widows). Over the past several years, Linda has experienced many life transitions and can... Read More

Terry McGuire

Terry (Bertha) McGuire was a Milwaukee TV news reporter and anchor in the 80s. In the decades since, she built a successful freelance career as an on-camera spokesperson and voice-over talent. Four years ago, all her energy, hopes and dreams... Read More

Meg McKenna

Meg McKenna has been the director of development and the partnership department at VISIT Milwaukee for the last eight years. She is a proud Marquette undergrad and law school alum. Meg practiced civil litigation for many years following her graduation... Read More

Mark McKergow PhD

Dr. Mark McKergow is co-director of sfwork – the Centre for Solutions Focus at Work. He is an international consultant, speaker and author. McKergow’s groundbreaking work in taking Solutions Focus (SF) to a worldwide business audience is creating new paradigms... Read More

Kenicia McKinney

Kenicia McKinney has her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Art Education with a focus in ceramics and painting from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has been teaching in the Milwaukee Public School District since 2013 and has experience teaching art... Read More

Marilyn McKnight

Marilyn McKnight was born and raised in Milwaukee and has lived, worked and traveled in Colombia, the Philippines, Finland and Ireland. While working on her master’s degree in Educational Leadership at Harvard, she worked as a research assistant with Dr.... Read More

Maureen McKnight

Maureen McKnight is an Associate Professor at Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Her research focuses on the cultural work of memory and the emotions in American Literature. She has published articles on Zora Neale Hurston in “The Southern Quarterly,”... Read More

Mary McLaughlin

Mary McLaughlin is currently the director of Talent Development at Komatsu, responsible for learning programs, performance management, succession planning and leadership development. Mary joined the Komatsu organization in March 2019, having worked in the talent management/organizational development field since 2002... Read More

Christine McMahon

Christine McMahon helps executives advance their business results by facilitating strategic planning, developing leadership talent, resolving conflict and increasing sales growth. Prior to starting her business, she worked with Procter & Gamble, Slim-Fast Foods, and Nabisco to build top-ranking sales... Read More

Sharon McMurray

Sharon McMurray was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Walter and Lessie Carter. Sharon received her education through Milwaukee Public Schools from kindergarten through 12th grade. Sharon studied at Mount Mary College and received a BS in social studies.... Read More

Deborah McNelis

Deborah McNelis M.Ed.

Deborah is overjoyed with the response to her passion to create awareness of the critical importance of optimal early brain development. She has an ability to easily communicate this valuable understanding in a way that inspires. She is an author,... Read More

Jo McReynolds-Blochowiak

Jo McReynolds-Blochowiak is a lecturer, speaker, writer and community educator who makes history come alive.

Nicole Meadowcroft

Nicole Meadowcroft is the founder and president of Custom Canines Service Dog Academy. She herself is a visually impaired and uses a guide service dog, Snickers, to enhance her daily life and give her more independence. She knows firsthand how... Read More

James D. Meadows

James D. Meadows has been a full-time consultant for over 20 years. He is one of the top lecturers and authors on the subject of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing in the world. He has an unparalleled knowledge of how the... Read More

Rose Meagher

Rose Meagher is an accomplished learning professional. She currently leads the Meagher Consulting Group LLC, which provides services like organizational development, customized learning strategies, leadership development, behavioral and 360 assessments, team building and executive coaching. Her clients include Kerry, Northwestern Mutual, Rexnord,

Carole Meekins

Carole Meekins is an Emmy award-winning anchor and reporter. She’s been in television journalism for more than 3 decades. Meekins been in the Milwaukee market for 29 years. She anchors the 3:30 and 5:00 news and the “Positively Milwaukee Show,... Read More

Richard Meeusen

Richard A. (Rich) Meeusen is chairman, president and chief executive officer of Badger Meter, Inc., a Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based company that is listed on the New York Stock Exchange. Badger Meter is the largest producer of water meters in North America... Read More

Erica A Meier

Erica Meier is a Wisconsin-based artist living near Milwaukee. She received her BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater in 2009 and her MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2013. Meier is currently the interim studio technician for the Jewelry... Read More

Curt Meine

Curt Meine is a conservation biologist, environmental historian and writer based in Sauk County, Wisconsin. He serves as a senior fellow with the Aldo Leopold Foundation and the Center for Humans and Nature; as a research associate with the International... Read More

Jennifer Meinholdt

Jennifer Meinholdt has 15 years of experience working with children who have been victims of child maltreatment who are living in kinship or foster care. She currently manages the Fostering Healing program at Kids Matter. She holds an MS in... Read More

Ronald Mejia

Educator for 40 years – 20 years private school / 20 years urban public schools. Proactive for student achievement and quality teacher preparation. Research focused on advancement of young men of color to complete high school. Strong believer in ongoing... Read More

Robin Mello

Dr. Robin Mello is a Professor of Theatre at UWM where she employs her ‘company model’ to teach the crafting of oral history and storytelling performance. Her most recent work in story-theatre is about the Orphan Train Movement, 1853-1929. An... Read More

Ben Merens

Ben is a communications consultant, leadership training specialist and speaker. He is president of Ben Merens Consulting (BMC). In conjunction with his speaking work, Ben has authored two audiobooks, People Are Dying To Be Heard, and Uni-Tasking: 25 Tips For... Read More

Dave Merges

Dave Merges believes that adults learn best when they are actively engaged in a learning experience that applies directly to their needs. As a classroom instructor, he strives to create a hands-on training class where participants can easily connect theory... Read More

Emily Merritt

As director of intergenerational initiatives, Emily Merritt is leading the initiative to not only bring encore talent (experienced adults 50+) into the Alliance’s 450+ agency network, but to also help change the way our communities think about and utilize older... Read More

Joshua Mersky PhD

Joshua Mersky, PhD is a professor in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at UW-Milwaukee and co-director of the Institute for Child and Family Well-being. Dr. Mersky’s interests include the design and evaluation of prevention and intervention programs that... Read More

Matthew Messner

Matthew Messner A.I.A. Assoc. is a designer and critic. He holds a Master of Architecture (M.Arch) and a Master of Arts in Design Criticism (MAD-Crit) from the University of Illinois Chicago (’14) and a Bachelor of Science in architectural studies... Read More

Harold Mester

Harold Mester has been with Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport for ten years and is a private pilot based at Milwaukee’s Timmerman Airport. Prior to his tenure at the Airport, Harold served as the Public Information Manager for the Milwaukee County... Read More

Scottie Meyers

Scottie Lee Meyers is a millennial with a newspaper subscription and a native Milwaukeean who believes Bob Uecker calls a better game when the score is lopsided. Meyers is an Emmy Award-winning multimedia producer and journalist for Milwaukee PBS. Before... Read More

Vincent Micha

An architect and TKWA Partner, Vince Micha has played a central role in many of the firm’s most significant design projects, including serving as project manager for the national AIA COTE Top Ten Green Project Award winner – the First... Read More

Samantha Michels

Samantha Michels graduated from UW-Milwaukee with a bachelor’s in American Sign Language. She has completed her post-bac for deaf and hard of hearing and special education teaching. Currently she is a deaf and hard of hearing middle school teacher at... Read More

Michael J. Mikos

Michael J. Mikos is professor and chair of the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is the author of 15 books and more than 70 articles on Polish literature, language and culture. He has received... Read More

Susan Gibson Mikoś

Susan Gibson Mikoś, a historic preservation consultant, is the author of Poles in Wisconsin, recently published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. She holds a master’s degree in anthropology from Brown University. Her other books include Kresy, a volume of... Read More

Amber Miller

Amber Miller is the current associate state director of community outreach with AARP-Wisconsin. She has more than 10 years of experience in the non-profit industry and has expertise in asset building, financial capability and entrepreneurship. She was named one of... Read More

Dennis Miller

Dennis Miller has a BS and MS in electrical engineering with additional graduate work in computer science. He worked for 35 years for Johnson Controls, Inc. as an engineer and manager in building controls research, product development and software testing.... Read More

Dennis Miller

Dennis Miller has presented many Osher courses which have explored a variety of technology topics. He is a retired engineer now working on robotics, virtual reality and related topics. His career included 35 years as researcher, engineer and manager at... Read More

Gretchen Miller JD

Gretchen Miller serves as director of gift planning and agreements for the UW-Milwaukee Office for Development & Alumni Relations. She works with donors and their advisers, the UWM Foundation and all UWM academic units to develop and document donors and... Read More

Jay Miller

Jay Miller is a semi-retired tax lawyer who lives with his wife in Whitefish Bay. He has taught five courses on Faulkner novels at Osher. He also has taught classes focusing on the works of author Peter Taylor at Osher... Read More

Punita Miller

Punita Miller is a Global Product Manager at Rockwell Automation with a background in Power Control technology. She has 12 years of experience in the manufacturing industry. She has led diverse teams across ethnicities, gender and generations. Punita was born... Read More

Susan Miller

Susan Angel Miller is a career volunteer who has held leadership positions with NCJW-Milwaukee Section, the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center, and the Milwaukee Jewish Federation. She works with HIPPY (Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters),... Read More

Emerald Mills

Emerald Mills is an author, a business strategist and the founder of Diverse Dining, an events/education organization that focuses on building equity through food and dialogue. Emerald founded Diverse Dining in response to a societal need to address racism and... Read More

Shirley Minga

Receiving her various degrees in education and literature from UWM, Shirley continues as a lifelong learner by way of Osher involvement. She has taught short courses in literature, given book talks, shared insights with other presenters, been a facilitator, and... Read More

Laura Misco

Laura Misco teaches writing at Cardinal Stritch University. Her fiction most recently appeared in “Midwestern Gothic” and the “Southwest Review.” This summer she will complete coursework toward a certificate in Digital Storytelling Facilitation from StoryCenter in Berkeley, CA.

Clarene Mitchell

Clarene Mitchell is the owner of TCM Communications LLC, a social media branding firm based in Mequon, Wisconsin, that focuses on helping success-driven entrepreneurs and corporate leaders effectively leverage LinkedIn to generate results. She holds a BA in interpersonal communications... Read More

Paul Mitchell

Paul Mitchell has a B.A. in history from Iowa State, an M.A. in classics from UW-Madison, and a Ph.D. in economics from Iowa State. Paul’s work in agricultural risk management has focused on federal programs to manage farm income risk... Read More

Margaret Mittelstadt

Margaret Mittelstadt is director of community relations for Outpost Natural Foods Cooperative. Her work centers around connecting the co-op and its owners and public shoppers with local businesses, government and non-profit organizations in order to further the co-op’s mission for... Read More

Ric Mixter

With dozens of appearances in two countries and three states last year, Ric Mixter is certainly one of the busiest maritime speakers, rumored to be the most requested historian on the Great Lakes. Visiting museums, libraries, NASA and his live... Read More

Ryan Mleziva

Ryan Mleziva ran his first 10K race at the age of 8 and has been an avid runner ever since. He holds a bachelor’s in Kinesiology and Certificate in Strength and Conditioning from UW-Milwaukee where he was also a Scholar... Read More

Mikaela Mohaupt

Mikaela is an electrical engineer at GRAEF in the Facilities Group. As part of the electrical group, she designs power distribution systems and lighting for industrial, commercial and residential buildings. Mikaela has a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and Physics... Read More

Angie Mohns-Henegan

Angie has her Bachelor of Arts in education and Spanish from Concordia University Wisconsin. She also achieved a master’s degree in foreign language and literature (Spanish), as well as a master’s in curriculum and instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.... Read More

Jamie Monroe

Ms. Monroe started volunteering with Heartland Farm Sanctuary in 2011 as an animal caretaker and is now the organization’s Communications Director. She is originally from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and graduated from Northern Michigan University, earning a degree in... Read More

Robin Monson-Dupuis

Robin Monson-Dupuis

Robin Monson-Dupuis has been a psychotherapist and substance abuse counselor for 27 years and a registered yoga teacher for one year. She treats individuals, couples and families across a wide spectrum of life challenges and disorders. She has specialized in... Read More

Wanda Montgomery MS

Wanda Montgomery has dedicated her life to the pursuit of excellence in the fields of child education, child welfare and community engagement. She received a Master of Science in educational policy and leadership from Marquette University and a Bachelor of... Read More

Whitney Moon

Whitney Moon is Assistant Professor of Architecture at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, where she teaches history, theory and design. Her research interests reside in 20th and 21st century art and architecture, with an emphasis on theatricality, performance, and ephemeral works. Recently,... Read More

Brenda L. Mooney

Brenda Mooney is the executive business coordinator at ABB Inc. and is responsible for managing the daily administrative activities for the local business head for Robotics and Discrete Automation, United States. She joined ABB in February 2008 supporting the region... Read More

Elmer Moore Jr.

Elmer Moore Jr. is the executive director of Scale Up Milwaukee, an initiative of the Greater Milwaukee Committee. Scale Up Milwaukee works to radically transform the culture of growth in the region using an expanding portfolio of programs including two... Read More

Jason Moore

Jason Moore is the Mobile Legal Clinic coordinator who helps provide legal services to low-income individuals around Milwaukee County and legal resources to those around the Milwaukee community. Moore recently graduated from Marquette Law School with a JD/MBA. He also... Read More

Louise Moore

Louise Endres Moore graduated from St. Norbert College in psychology with minors in mathematics and education. She taught in the Waukesha and Wauwatosa school districts until the births of her two daughters, later completing a MS in computer science education... Read More

Rachel Morello

Rachel joined WUWM January 2016 as the station’s first education reporter. A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Morello previously covered the education beat for StateImpact Indiana, a collaborative radio and television reporting project operated by public media stations throughout... Read More

Dr. Cynthiane Morgenweck

Dr. Morgenweck is associate professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She serves on the ethics committees of the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division, Froedtert Hospital and Curative Care Network. She is a team leader... Read More

Cathy Morris-Nelson

Chair of Osher Book Group I have always been interested in reading books; where else can you travel to other times and places without leaving your chair? My BA degree was in English; my MA was in Library Science. I... Read More

Megan Morrisey

Megan Morrisey has dedicated her legal career to serving those caught in our legal system and assisting marginalized individuals by effectively problem-solving their way to a just resolution. She was an assistant state public defender in the Milwaukee Trial Division... Read More

Krista R. Morrissey

For nearly two decades, Krista R. Morrissey has guided groups and individuals to achieve personal and professional success and satisfaction. Krista’s domestic and international experience with a global printing and media industry giant Quad/Graphics guided her in crafting her own... Read More

Tom Mortensen

Tom Mortensen has more than 30 years of experience in landscape architecture and related design, planning and construction professions. Tom’s experience includes expertise in the areas of site planning, urban redevelopment, park and public open space design, memorials and public... Read More

Ruth Moscovitch

Ruth Moscovitch originally studied printmaking in Chicago under Bruno and Hedi Bak. She was a founding member of the Chicago Printmakers Workshop and a member of the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative. Apart from art, Ruth had a long career in the... Read More

Judge Derek Mosley

Judge Derek C. Mosley was appointed by the Milwaukee Common Council to fill the vacancy in Branch 2 starting on August 1, 2002. From 1995 until his appointment to the bench, he served as an assistant district attorney for Milwaukee... Read More

Synovia Moss

Synovia Moss is the program director for the Child Advancement Network (CAN) and Vroom Wisconsin Initiative at the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) focused on narrowing the achievement gap in southeastern Wisconsin.... Read More

Kelly L. Mould JD, CTFA, CWS, CDFA

Kelly is senior vice president and wealth fiduciary advisor for Johnson Financial Group. She is an attorney and a Certified Trust Financial Advisor, Certified Wealth Strategist and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst. For two consecutive years, 2020 and 2021, Kelly was... Read More

Todd Mrozinski

Todd is a full-time artist and was the 2015-16 Pfister Artist-in-Residence where he produced a series of work based on silhouettes. He is an instructor in the continuing education department at MIAD and is an art writer for Urban Milwaukee.... Read More

Jason E. Mueller

Jason E. Mueller

Jason E. Mueller is responsible for the Small Business Development Center’s (SBDC) education programs for entrepreneurs and established business owners. He also works with local professional organizations to develop small business education curriculum, ensuring that the Milwaukee business community has... Read More

Jill Mueller

Jill Mueller is a coach and trainer at Darcy Luoma Coaching & Consulting. Previously, Jill worked as a special assistant to the president of UW System and as a trainer and assistant manager at Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation.... Read More

William Mueller

Bill will soon retire from his position as Director of the Western Great Lakes Bird and Bat Observatory, Inc. Bill has worked for years in ornithology and bird conservation in the Midwest. He was Conservation Chair of the WI Society... Read More

Katie Mullen

Katie Mullen is a creative director, writer and ethnographer. Before co-founding BlackPaint Studios – a branding, art and design company – she spent more than a decade in the advertising industry on both the agency and client sides in Milwaukee... Read More

Peter Murphy

Peter works with communities and industry professionals to develop the solar market throughout the Midwest. This includes education, training, outreach and program development. He helped launch the Milwaukee Solar Group Buys in 2013 as a community organizer in his former... Read More

Jen Murray

Jen Murray (they/them) is a lifelong learner committed to creating a just and equitable world for future generations. Through speaking, consulting and coaching, Jen invites examination of how we show up in living our fullest expression of ourselves while being... Read More

Margaret Naczek

Margaret Naczek completed her undergraduate degree in Polish language and journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2017, but her passion for Polish language and culture started much earlier. She began Polish folk dancing with Syrenka Children’s Polish Folk Dance... Read More

Leana Nakielski

Leana Nakielski is a strategic partnerships director with American Family Insurance. She and her team lead on the development and management of external diversity and inclusion partnerships with community, academic and business organizations that support deep, diverse talent pipelines for... Read More

Dr. Priya Nambisan

Dr. Priya Nambisan is the director of SMAHRT Lab and associate professor of the Department of Health Informatics and Administration at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her research interests are in the broad areas of marketing and organizational communication, social media... Read More

Anthony Nash

Anthony Nash is a current student at UW-Milwaukee pursuing a design studies degree. He is also pursuing art education and plans on both teaching and doing design after graduation. Anthony has experience working at Discovery World as a design intern... Read More

Luis Navarrete MSEE, MBA, PMC

Mr. Navarrete has more than 19 years of experience in power generations working for industry-leading companies such as Cummins, Caterpillar, Eaton and Generac. He started his career servicing and troubleshooting generator sets and power control systems where he learned key... Read More

Dr. Alex Navarro

Dr. Alex Navarro, the Assistant Director of the Center for History in Medicine, received his Bachelor of Arts in history with honors from Rutgers University, and his Doctor of Philosophy in history from the University of Michigan. A diplomatic, political... Read More

Don Nedobeck

In Don Nedobeck’s words: “I was born with two interests and abilities – art and music. I am not at all tech-savvy or ‘handy’ around the house. In the 3rd grade at Blessed Sacrament School in Milwaukee, the good sister... Read More

Amy Nelson

Amy Nelson is a product design engineer at John Deere on the Riding Lawn Equipment team. Amy is part of the team responsible for using the Total Design process to design components and develop solutions for the Residential ZTrak Zero... Read More

Kate M Nelson

In 2008 the Office of Sustainability at UW-Milwaukee was established as one of the first in the UW System, and has been under Kate’s direction since. She is responsible for planning & managing a variety of sustainability initiatives, including, but... Read More

Lisa Nelson

After losing her job in the IT Industry, Lisa Nelson opted to blaze her own trail as an entrepreneur by starting a chocolate business. She is the fourth-generation owner of her family farm. Rather than grow GMO crops, she opts to... Read More

Mary Kae Nelson

Mary Kae Nelson has been a League of Women Voters member and community volunteer for nearly 40 years, as a Past President Mary Kae represents the LWV on several coalitions that focus on social justice and voting rights. Mary Kae... Read More

Melissa Nelson PhD

Melissa Nelson, PhD, LPC, NCC is a counselor educator and licensed professional counselor in the state of Wisconsin. She currently works at Rogers Behavioral Health where she oversees clinical education throughout the system to include training on dialectical behavior therapy... Read More

Lana Nenide

Lana Nenide, MS – Executive Director at the Wisconsin Alliance for Infant Mental Health (WI-AIMH); a state-wide nonprofit agency charged with supporting social and emotional wellness of infants and young children in the context of their family, community, and culture.... Read More

Cheryl Nenn

Cheryl Nenn has been the riverkeeper for Milwaukee Riverkeeper for 15 years. She serves as project director, biologist and spokesperson for the organization. Nenn has a bachelor’s degree in biology from University of Illinois and a master’s degree in natural resource... Read More

Kari Nervig

Kari has spent over 20 years serving Milwaukee’s youth and families through out-of-school-time (OST) services. During her career, she has served in a variety of direct service and leadership roles in several Milwaukee nonprofits and citywide collaboratives. She has spent... Read More

Rebecca Neumann PhD

Rebecca Neumann is a Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is a Macroeconomist with an emphasis on International Finance. Having completed her undergraduate work in International Relations and Business Studies at Bond University in... Read More

Mollie Newcomb

Mollie Newcomb is a registered patent attorney with 20 years of experience in intellectual property law. She received her B.A. and M.S. from UW-Milwaukee in 1993 and 1997, and her law degree from Marquette University in 2001. Mollie enjoys sharing... Read More

Carol Newell

Carol is an experienced change management and human resources professional with nearly 20 years in talent development, talent management, talent acquisition, change management, and diversity and inclusion spaces. Carol is passionate about people and feels rewarded when she can help... Read More

Rebecca Nguyen

Rebecca Anne Nguyen is an author, travel writer, award-winning screenwriter, and digital content strategist. As editor in chief of, Rebecca has been featured in USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, Travel Pulse, Banker in the Sun, The Wise... Read More

Anne Marie Nickel PhD

Dr. Anne-Marie Nickel is a professor of chemistry at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). The courses she regularly teaches include general chemistry courses for nurses and for engineers. She also teaches an elective on nanotechnology and an elective on... Read More

Lori Nickel

Lori Nickel is a two-time NASM Wisconsin Sports Writer of the Year (2015, 2021) and three-time APSE Top 10 finalist in features, projects and live event coverage. A general assignment sports columnist, she has also covered the Packers, Marquette Golden... Read More

Victor Nino

Victor Niño

Victor G. Niño is the founder of EcoBalance Technologies LLC, an engineering firm that applies innovative technologies to reduce environmental impact and guarantee a sustainable and healthy built environment for future generations. He holds both a PhD in mechanical engineering... Read More

Marge Nixon

Ms. Nixon co-founded the first private, freestanding outpatient clinic to treat addictive diseases in Wisconsin in the late 70s. She trained and consulted in the field of addictive disorders with our military in Japan between 2003 and 2005 and provided... Read More

Paul Nolette

Paul Nolette is Associate Professor and Chair in the Department of Political Science. He completed his PhD in political science at Boston College and earlier received a law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center. After law school, Nolette worked... Read More

Margaret Noodin

Margaret Noodin is professor of English and American Indian studies at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. She is the author of “Bawaajimo: A Dialect of Dreams in Anishinaabe Language and Literature,” “Weweni” and “What the Chickadee Knows” (Wayne State University Press)... Read More

Rhonda Noordyk

As an accomplished speaker and international author, Rhonda Noordyk brings over 15 years of strategic planning, business development and leadership experience to help educate and empower women. As a visionary leader, she has designed and implemented numerous women’s programs. Rhonda... Read More

Rhonda S. Noordyk

Rhonda Noordyk understands what it is like to be a female in a male-dominated industry. With over a decade in the financial industry, she speaks passionately about how to communicate assertively and establish clear boundaries. She shares her experience to... Read More

Jeffrey Norman

Appointed to the MPD in 1996. Promoted in 2002 to Detective, 2010 to Lieutenant, 2017 to Captain. Chief Norman was sworn in as Chief of Police on 11/15/21. Chief holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice from the... Read More

Bonnie North

Bonnie joined WUWM in March 2006 as the Arts Producer of the locally produced weekday magazine program Lake Effect. Bonnie spent over twenty years working as a director, technician and stage manager in professional, educational, and community theaters. She comes... Read More

Dr. Paul Norton

Dr. Paul Norton has been a mindfulness practitioner for 31 years, and has taught over 2,000 people in various courses since 1996. A retried pediatrician, he has a good understanding of the various day to day difficulties we all experience,... Read More

Michael Notaro

Dr. Michael Notaro is the Associate Director and a Senior Scientist for the Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has a PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from the University at Albany, NY.

Audrey Nowakowski

Audrey is a producer for WUWM’s “Lake Effect.” She is involved with every aspect of the show – from conducting interviews to editing audio to posting web stories and mixing the show together. Audrey’s regular segments include “Fit For You”... Read More

Buzz Noyes

Buzz Noyes, USMC Vietnam (1968-69), 3rd Marine Division, came back to the “world,” the east side of Milwaukee, in 1969. He was 19 years old. The only feelings he remembers were anger, emotional detachment and resentment for “all but my... Read More

Isioma Nwabuzor

A dynamic powerhouse, Attorney Isioma Nwabuzor (pronounced “E-see-o-muh Wah-boo-zur”) is a corporate attorney by trade, negotiating deals for Baird, an international financial services company. A double-alumna of Marquette University, Attorney Nwabuzor earned her bachelor’s degree in political science and psychology.... Read More

Ellen O'Brien

Ellen O’Brien has been an English teacher for 47 years, first at MPS and then at MATC. During that time, she worked in alternative education and started New School for Community Service with five other MPS teachers. She received a... Read More

Marc O'Brien

Born and raised in Arequipa, Peru, Marc O’Brien completed a master’s from the University of Wisconsin System and a doctorate from Marquette University. His first professional jobs were working as a school psychologist in rural Wisconsin and later for the... Read More

Erin O'Connell

Erin has a BFA in art education from UW-Milwaukee. She has been teaching in West Allis and Milwaukee since 2010. Presently she teaches kindergarten through 8th grade. She has been working and teaching for College for Kids since 2007. She... Read More

Sarah O'Connell

Sarah O’Connell has a B.A. in English from UW-Milwaukee (UWM). She also has an M.A. in cultural theory from the University of Oklahoma and is currently working on a Ph.D. in literature and cultural theory at UWM. Her teaching interests... Read More

Michelene O'Connor

Mickey O’Connor is an avian zookeeper at the Milwaukee County Zoo and has been working with wild and captive birds for over 25 years. She has been banding songbirds since 1997 and enjoys involving people in citizen science activities.

Brigid O'Donoghue

Brigid O’Donoghue is the COB, CEO, and Founder of United Special Sportsman Alliance, Inc. (USSA), an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) Non-profit Charitable Organization. USSA is a wish-granting charity specializing in sending critically ill and disabled youth and veterans on a free outdoor... Read More

Kitty O'Meara

Kitty O’Meara shared a short poem on Facebook and became an instant inspiration for many across the world. Kitty’s words went viral as a response to the coronavirus. Kitty is a retired English teacher and hospital chaplain.

Patty O'Neil

Patty O’Neil has worked in Milwaukee area schools for almost 20 years. She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Development and Elementary Education from Marquette University and is currently working toward a Master’s Degree in Language and Literacy... Read More

Neal O'Reilly Ph.D., PH

Dr. Neal O’Reilly is an environmental engineer with more than 35 years of experience in the field of water resource management. Dr. O’Reilly is a professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Marquette University and in the Conservation... Read More

Leslie J. O’Connell

Leslie J. O’Connell is a seasoned executive, leadership and transitions coach, communications counselor and catalyst who helps co-create positive change. Leslie partners with leaders and professionals to discover their superpowers – whether to grow as servant leaders, achieve business goals... Read More

Anne O'Meara

Anne O’Meara

Anne O’Meara is the director of Business and Technology Programs and program director for Project Management, Business Analysis and Technical Writing at UWM’s School of Continuing Education. Anne holds a master’s in administrative leadership/adult education from UWM and a bachelor’s... Read More

Veronica Ocampo

Veronica Ocampo has been a bilingual teacher at Milwaukee Public Schools since 2003. She graduated from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and earned her master’s degree in international education at Framingham State University in Massachusetts. Her interest in raising... Read More

Richard Odders

Richard Odders has been growing multiple orchid genera for for 39 years. Odders is the current President of the Wisconsin Orchid Society

Cara Ogburn

Cara Ogburn (’15, Ph.D. English) is associate artistic director at Milwaukee Film, which, in addition to a festival and year-round education programs, operates the historic Oriental Theatre year-round. Cara began working for the Milwaukee Film Festival seasonally in 2011, and... Read More

SeonJoo Oh

Mrs. Seon Joo (pronounced as sunju) has been the principal of Korean Language and Culture School of Milwaukee since 2010 and origami instructor of So Cool Crafts since 2012. She has a master’s degree of curriculum and instruction from the University... Read More

Alex Olcott

Alex Olcott

Alexander Olcott is an experienced marketing professional currently working as a Digital Experience Analyst at Aurora Health Care in downtown Milwaukee. Alex is well versed in various analytics tools such as Google and Adobe analytics as well as other related... Read More

Amy Olen PhD

Amy Olen is assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her Ph.D. is in Spanish and Portuguese from The University of Texas at Austin. She holds Master’s Degrees in translation studies and Spanish and Portuguese, both from UW-Milwaukee. Her research... Read More

Dale Olen

Dale Olen is an ecological psychologist studying the Earth-human relationship and how the human species can live in harmony with planet Earth. Since retiring in 2003 as a clinical psychologist, he has been active in environmental issues working mostly on... Read More

Joelyn Olen

Joelyn Olen is a former junior high school teacher and a clinical social worker. She has been interested in studying languages since she was in high school. Joelyn finds it fun and challenging to read an author in his/her native... Read More

Rose Oliva

Rose Oliva graduated from Alverno College with a BS in Medical Technology which included a yearlong internship at St. Lukes’ Hospital. Oliva worked mostly in the Milwaukee area in her field, but most recently in Racine at the Aurora Cancer... Read More

Sammie Omranian

Sammie Omranian is a graduate student in computer science at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She received her bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Shiraz University in her native Iran and has worked as a high school math teacher for 10 years. She... Read More

Michael Orban

Drafted into the United States Army in 1969, Michael Orban served as an infantry soldier and lost his soul in Vietnam. No longer knowing who he was, he spent years living in remote Africa. Among those cultures, Mike reconnected with... Read More

Judith Ormond

Judith Ormond, now retired, played piccolo and flute for the Milwaukee Symphony for 30 years, as well as several orchestras prior to her arrival in Milwaukee. She was also principal flutist with the Milwaukee Chamber Orchestra where she performed in... Read More

Kathy Ortiz

After Kathy Ortiz retired in July of 2014, she immediately joined Osher Lifelong Learning. She has said that it has been a wonderful learning experience. Whether she attends an Osher Talk, a Short Course, or a Go Explore trip, she... Read More

Dick Osantowski PE

Mr. Osantowski has more than 30 years of environmental engineering experience that includes a strong background in leadership, education, engineering, organizational development, problem-solving, team building and communication skills. His responsibilities have included the successful management of several multi-million dollar water... Read More

Charlene Osheim

Charlene Osheim has been in the education field since 1983. She was a paraprofessional for 28 years and is presently a Special Education Teacher for the last four years in Milwaukee Public Schools. She enjoys being with children of all... Read More

Cain Oulahan

Cain Oulahan is partner at Murrar, Oulahan, Rivas & Hochstatter, LLC in Milwaukee. His practice focuses on family-based immigration, deportation defense, naturalization, asylum, humanitarian benefits and the immigration consequences of criminal convictions. He is fluent in Spanish and has a... Read More

George Paasewe

George Paasewe teaches sociology & career development at Bryant & Stratton College in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Besides his professional experiences, George is an entrepreneur, published author, and researcher. George is the founder/CEO of The Code-Switcher, LLC, an education-centered book publishing company.... Read More

Susan Pack

Susan Pack attended Kanyakumari Ayurveda and Yoga in Milwaukee. She also happens to be a student from the very first graduating class. During her graduation trip to India, she was fortunate enough to get advanced training in Pune followed by... Read More

Laura V. Page

Laura V. Page is an independent management consultant who works with for-profit and nonprofit organizations. Her focus is on communications, team building, leadership development, customer service and strategic planning. She is a frequent public speaker, instructor, executive coach and meeting... Read More

Lauren Pagenkopf

Great leaders never stop learning and growing. Driven by a desire to help leaders and organizations realize their potential, Lauren brings 25 years of broad business experience to her executive coaching and consulting practice, along with firsthand knowledge of today’s... Read More

Nicole Palasz

Nicole Palasz is a program manager at UW-Milwaukee’s Institute of World Affairs, where she organizes global-to-local programs for the campus and community. Prior to coming to UWM, she worked with the New Tactics in Human Rights Project at the Victims... Read More

Tony Palese

Tony is a retired public school educator with 29 years in elementary and middle school classrooms. He has played the great Highland bagpipe for 46 years, starting with the Chicago Highlanders. After moving to Milwaukee, he received individual instruction from... Read More

Julia Pandl

Julia Pandl was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where she still lives and works. For Julia Pandl, the rite of passage into young-adulthood included mandatory service at her family’s restaurant, where she watched as her father, who was also the chef,... Read More

Mary Pangman Schmitt

Mary Schmitt is an entrepreneur, investor, and teacher. She has been involved in the real estate industry as a broker, trainer, builder, developer, and property owner for over 25 years….enjoying and enduring the ups and downs of the roller coaster.... Read More

Purushottam Papatla PhD

Professor Purush Papatla is an expert in consumer marketing, specializing in big data and social media. He teaches marketing and digital marketing strategy. He is co-director of the Northwestern Mutual Data Science Institute.

Charles Paradis

Charles (“Charlie”) Joseph Paradis was born in San Francisco, California and raised in the East Bay. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Geology from the University of California Berkeley, a Master of Science degree in Hydrology from the University of California Davis, and Doctor of Philosophy degree in Geology from the University of Tennessee Knoxville. He held the position of Associate Geologist for Parsons Corporation before his doctoral studies and held... Read More

Geoffrey B. Parish

Geoffrey B. Parish, P.G., P.H., is a hydrologist and geologist for a Milwaukee-based consulting company (GRAEF), with M.S. and B.S. degrees in geosciences from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He has studied wetland hydrology and soils in Wisconsin and Illinois for... Read More

Joanna Parker M.A. Ed.

Joanna Parker holds a master’s degree in education, focusing on early childhood education from Antioch University. Her work consists of instructing online for the Wisconsin Model Early Learning Standards and adhoc instructor support. Previous to her role as instructor, Joanna was... Read More

Maggie Pascaly

Maggie Pascaly is the community investment manager of the American Family Insurance Dreams Foundation. Maggie worked in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors before settling in with American Family to balance corporate objectives with community interest. With the Dreams Foundation,... Read More

Mike Paskov

Mike has personal experience with the course topic after helping his mother stay at home for an additional six years before she moved to assisted living. He recognized a need to help others live safely at home as long as possible,... Read More

Glenn Pastella

Glenn Pastella was exposed to the Native American culture and flute music while spending several years in Flagstaff and the Southwest, Glenn began his Native American flute journey. With no music background, Glenn learned to read music for the flute... Read More

Carlos R. Pastrana

Carlos Pastrana is an attorney in the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice Group in the Milwaukee office. He focuses his practice in the areas of labor and employment law, including discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, unemployment insurance, workers compensation, and labor... Read More

David J. Pate Jr., PhD

David Pate is an expert on low income African-American men, fatherhood and child support. His research focuses on racial discrepancies and has several funded research projects for the Milwaukee Reentry Alliance: Improving the health outcomes of communities impacted by incarceration.

Alan M. Patterson Ed. D.

Alan Patterson is one of America’s best thinkers, teachers and coaches. Having guided more than a dozen Fortune 500 companies in re-thinking how best to elevate their talent, he is an expert at driving effective organizational change. Alan Patterson has... Read More

Greg Patterson

Greg Patterson is president and CEO of Great Lakes Training and Consulting. As president, Greg has conducted training for many companies, including several Fortune 500 companies. Mr. Patterson has trained small and large companies within the United States and internationally.... Read More

Tanya Paul

Dr. Tanya Paul came to the Milwaukee Art Museum in 2013 from the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she was curator of European art. Paul has been working in museums for nearly 20 years, including stints at... Read More

Sonja Pavlik

Sonja Lambach Pavlik is an art quilter and speaker on creativity, a gardener of a huge mix of flowers and vegetables, and a teacher of children with dyslexia. Her fascination with the spinning wheel and the history of spinning began... Read More

Deborah Pearce

Deborah Pearce MA

Deborah Pearce, Pearce Communications Group, LLC. Deborah Pearce received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech Education from DePauw University and earned a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching from Northwestern University. Her teaching spans over thirty years, including twenty-three... Read More

Neal Pease

Neal Pease is Professor (Emeritus) of History at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee; he has taught, published and spoken in the fields of the history of Poland and east/central Europe, east European Jews, Catholicism and the papacy, and history of sport. He... Read More

Karen Peck Katz

Karen Peck Katz has been organizing for more than 15 years. Karen developed her organizational acumen working in a large corporate accounting office (before computers), as an accreditor for the American Camp Association and through leadership roles on numerous non-profit... Read More

Bob Pelletier

Mr. Pelletier received a BBA from Western Michigan University and an AS in Science from Schoolcraft College. He has worked in the LSR & RTV industry for over 19 years. Although his main focus is sales and marketing, he also... Read More

Judy Pelt

Judy Pelt is currently an instructor for the Learning in Retirement Program of Waukesha County, where she teaches a variety of courses on numerous topics with particular emphasis on women in history. Prior to retirement she was a communication skills... Read More

Daina Penkiunas

Daina Penkiunas is the state historic preservation officer at the Wisconsin Historical Society. Prior to assuming her position as Wisconsin’s National Register coordinator 19 years ago, Daina worked as a private preservation consultant, a college lecturer and in the Hawaii... Read More

George Penn

George Penn grew up in NY, was in the Navy for 6 years and moved to Madison in 1977 to get a degree in Nuclear Engineering. He spent most of his career as an Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Engineer. And in 2012 he shut down his business to... Read More

Rochelle Pennington

Rochelle Pennington has delivered over 2,000 presentations to civic and historical organizations, libraries, corporations, schools and churches over the past 20 years. Her work has been included in several bestselling series, including “Chicken Soup for the Soul,” “Life’s Little Instruction... Read More

Rochelle Pennington

Rochelle Pennington is an award-winning newspaper columnist, author and speaker. She has delivered over 2,000 presentations to civic and historical organizations, libraries, corporations, schools, and churches over the past twenty years. Her work has been included in several bestselling series,... Read More

Caitlin PenzeyMoog

Caitlin PenzeyMoog is a writer and editor living in Chicago. She attended UW-Milwaukee’s journalism school and the master’s program in media studies.

James Peoples Ph.D.

James Peoples is Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of California at Berkeley. He has served as President of the Transportation and Public Utilities Group (TPUG) of the Allied... Read More

Karen Perlewitz

Karen Perlewitz is the human resource manager for the School of Continuing Education. In addition to her full time duties as a certified human resource professional, Karen has been an active UW-Extension Southeast Wisconsin Master Gardener Volunteer since 2011. Her... Read More

Deidre Peroff PhD

Dr. Peroff is Wisconsin Sea Grant’s social scientist and runs a field office at UW-Milwaukee’s School of Freshwater Sciences. There, she uses social science methods and theory to improve access to water resources among underserved communities, to facilitate environmental and... Read More

Angela Perrow

Angela M. Perrow has been teaching for College for Kids and Teens since 2000. Angela is a high school art teacher for Milwaukee Public schools. She received her bachelor’s degree in fine arts with teaching certification from UW-Milwaukee in 2011.... Read More

Richard Perry

Richard Perry taught labor law for the UW-School for Workers early in his career and as an attorney represented labor unions for over fifty years. He is now actively retired. He and his wife spend increasingly longer family trips each... Read More

Stephen Person

Steve Person is a retired funeral director.

Alan Pesky

Alan Pesky is the founder of Lee Pesky Learning Center, a non-profit organization that works together with students, families, and schools to understand and overcome obstacles to learning. Alan was a founding partner of Scali, McCabe, Sloves, which was named... Read More

Christie Peters MS

Christie Peters serves as the director for the Office of Clinical Experiences. She oversees operation of the Office of Clinical Experiences and strives to provide high-quality clinical experiences in diverse urban communities that support UWM teacher candidates’ learning. She taught... Read More

Laurie A. Petersen JD

Attorney Laurie A. Petersen is a labor and employment law specialist at Lindner & Marsack, S.C. Her experience covers a broad spectrum of matters for diverse business organizations in a range of industries. Her partnership with a variety of organizations... Read More

Laurie Petersen

Laurie A. Petersen is a shareholder and board member with the law firm of Lindner & Marsack, S.C. Ms. Petersen’s practice covers a broad spectrum of labor and employment matters for clients in a range of industries: Employment policies and... Read More

Bob Peterson

Bob Peterson taught fifth grade for more than 25 years in the Milwaukee Public Schools. He is founding editor of Rethinking Schools magazine. He was a founder of La Escuela Fratney, Wisconsin’s first two-way bilingual school. He co-edited “Rethinking Columbus:... Read More

Mark Peterson

Mark C.E. Peterson is professor of philosophy with UWM College of General Studies. Dr. Peterson has published and lectured on philosophical topics for the past 30 years in places as diverse as Riga, Latvia, Shanghai and Newberg, Wisconsin. His major... Read More

Laura J. J. Petrie

Laura concentrates her legal practice in the area of estates and trusts. She focuses her personal estate planning practice on the drafting of wills, trusts, powers of attorney and marital agreements – all tailored to her clients’ specific needs. She... Read More

Susie Petrov

Susie Petrov has been a Scottish dancer since the early 1970s, a professional educator since 1978 and a professional musician playing Scottish music since 1980. She has taught music to people age 3-adult and is currently teaching K-5 in Lynn,... Read More

Chris Pfaller

Chris earned his Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh in 2007. He began his teaching career in 2007, teaching 8th grade math at Milwaukee School of Languages (MPS). His stops along his teaching journey include Milwaukee... Read More

Janelle Pfaller

Janelle Pfaller has been teaching German Immersion at Milwaukee School of Languages since 2008. In 2006, she graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Education and German degree from UW-Oshkosh. While in college, she studied in Magdeburg, Germany for one... Read More

Dr. Sandra Pfister

Sandra Pfister, PhD is a professor of pharmacology & toxicology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She received her undergraduate degree in biology from St. Mary’s University and PhD in pharmacology from the University of Texas Health Science Center. She... Read More

Kanisha Phelps

Raised in  Milwaukee, Kanisha Phelps has more than 18 years of DEI work and 20 years in the talent management industry. Phelps got her start working for Manpower’s corporate office creating and implementing training for staff while offering process improvement... Read More

Karen Philips M.S.

Karen Philips has worked in the early care and education field for more than 30 years. She began her career at the UWM Children’s Center while attending UWM in the ’80s. She has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in African American Studies,... Read More

Kenneth Phillips CPLP

Ken is founder and CEO of Phillips Associates, a consulting and publishing company with expertise in performance management, measurement and evaluation of learning and sales performance. He has more than 25 years experience designing learning instruments and assessments and has... Read More

Teri Pichot LCSW, MAC, LAC

Teri Pichot began her career as a psychotherapist over 20 years ago. She has worked extensively with individuals, couples and families distressed by many issues including chronic mental illness, substance misuse and domestic violence. Pichot received her master’s degree in... Read More

Sally Piefer

Sally Piefer is a shareholder in the Milwaukee law firm of Lindner & Marsack, S.C. Sally received her undergraduate degree in business with a law emphasis from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She received her law degree from Marquette University Law... Read More

Angela Pienkos

Angela T. Pienkos earned B.A. and M.A. degrees at Marquette University and her Ph.D. in European history at the University of Wisconsin. Angela first visited Poland in 1961 and since then has traveled there as a student, professor and tourist... Read More

Donald Pienkos

Donald Pienkos is professor emeritus (political science) at UWM and chairs its Polish Studies Committee. He also directed UWM’s international studies major and Russian and East European studies program. As an instructor, Don taught courses on the politics and foreign... Read More

Anita Pietrykowski

Anita Pietrykowski, a volunteer historical educator and guide at Forest Home Cemetery, has researched the stories and lives of many women who are buried at the cemetery. She offers three unique tours there that focus on the accomplishments of Milwaukee’s... Read More

Orlando Pimentel

Born in Caracas, Venezuela, Orlando Pimentel began his musical training in Venezuela’s System of Youth Orchestras, also known as “El Sistema”. From 1989 to 2009, he was a member of the “Simon Bolivar” Symphony Orchestra and performed with such renowned... Read More

Randall Pine

Randall Pine began his career as a deputy sheriff while working on his undergraduate degrees in anthropology and sociology. Later, he attained an MBA with a focus on organization and administration, and then began working with transit systems and publishing... Read More

Sonia M. Pinero Lucci

Sonia Marta Piñero Lucci is a second year counseling psychology student who works under Dr. Thomas Baskin in the Department of Educational Psychology at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She received her master’s in community counseling at UWM and bachelor’s in psychology... Read More

Judith Pinger

Assistant Director Judy Pinger began her career with MPL in 1991. Having worked in both the central and branch libraries, she has been both a children’s and adult services librarian. She was promoted to the Coordinator of the Business, Technology... Read More

Travis Pinter MS, EdS

Travis Pinter is the manager of Psychological and Allied Health Services for Milwaukee Public Schools and has worked for MPS since 2004. During that time, he has served as a school psychologist across K-12 settings, as a developer and facilitator of... Read More

Anthony Piparo

Dr. Piparo earned a BS and MS in education, an MS in kinesiology, a PhD in performance psychology and the APA’s Dissertation honors for his work on the effects of stress on concentration and performance. Dr. Piparo spent much of... Read More

Tony Piparo Ph.D.

Dr. Tony Piparo has been a Performance Psychologist for the past 30+ years. He works with athletes, business professionals, students, and everyday people deal with the ravages of stress and anxiety. His degrees include a BS in Science Education (UWM),... Read More

Carmen Pitre BA

Carmen Pitre is president and CEO of Sojourner, Wisconsin’s largest service provider for families dealing with domestic violence. Under Pitre’s leadership, Sojourner provides crisis housing, system advocacy and individual support to thousands of women, children and families. Pitre draws on... Read More

Hannah Pivo

Hannah Pivo is the curatorial assistant for 20th- and 21st-century design at the Milwaukee Art Museum. She holds an MA degree in modern and contemporary art history with a concentration in design history from the School of the Art Institute... Read More

Inge Plautz

Inge Plautz serves as Senior Vice President and Executive Business Development Officer for Old National Bank (ONB) Wisconsin. In her role, she represents all major business lines and advises clients on strategic business matters. As a banker, business adviser and... Read More

Ginny Plumeau

Ms. Plumeau, REM, is the environmental services team leader for Ruekert-Mielke, Inc. She is a registered environmental manager and senior ecologist with extensive experience with development and construction projects in the Midwest. She has over 30 years of technical and... Read More

Paul Poblocki

In his current role as the director of strategy and marketing, Paul leads a team to develop and support strategy and integrated marketing efforts for the Performance Infrastructure business at Johnson Controls. His team gathers, monitors and evaluates market intel... Read More

Aubrey Poglajen

Aubrey Poglagen is a licensed acupuncturist, cranial sacral therapist, Human Design guide, and Reiki master. She is the founder and director of Ananda Healing Collective. Aubrey is a gifted, and empathic healer who facilitates her clients through a journey of... Read More

Dan Pojar

Dan is currently the clinical education and QA manager for the Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management: EMS Division. Dan has 11 years of EMS experience in multiple EMS systems across the U.S. Dan is certified as a flight paramedic... Read More

Jerome Poling

Jerome “Jerry” Poling is a longtime journalist, author and currently a content marketing manager for UW-Stout. His books include “A Summer Up North: Henry Aaron and the Legend of Eau Claire Baseball,” “An Idea Comes of Age: UW-Stout, 1891-2016,” “Downfield:... Read More

Rocky Pollack

Rocky Pollack is a Senior Provincial Court Judge in Winnipeg, Manitoba, having spent over thirty years as a criminal lawyer. A past Manitoba Bar Association president and Life Bencher of The Law Society of Manitoba, he was an elected Fellow... Read More

Kristopher Pollard

Kristopher Pollard is the membership manager at Milwaukee Film. He has been with organization for more than eight years, running their rapidly expanding membership program. He is a fan of film and is excited to see how the community can... Read More

Michael Poma

Michael Poma is associate director of the Milwaukee Enrollment Services of the State of Wisconsin, Division of Medicaid Services. He has served as executive director of a large not-for-profit agency in Milwaukee and over a three-county Child Development Board in Upper... Read More

Dotty Posto

Dotty Posto is a culture and leadership development consultant who helps CEOs and senior leaders ignite a stagnant culture and inspire their employees to outstanding performance. She specializes in transforming cultures plagued with unproductive conflict, personal attacks or power imbalances... Read More

Chudamani Poudyal

Chudamani Poudyal has been working towards his PhD in Mathematics at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) since fall 2013. His areas of research interest are Mathematical Statistics, Actuarial, and Data Science. He has been teaching diverse... Read More

Shontra Powell

Shontra Powell joined American Society for Quality (ASQ) in 2015 as chief operating officer. Shontra has fiduciary and managerial responsibility over resources and business operations, products, sales, marketing, communications, communities and business development. Shontra’s experience includes risk management, finance, mergers... Read More

Francis Gary Powers Jr.

Born in Burbank, CA in 1965, Francis Gary Powers Jr. is the son of Francis Gary and Claudia “Sue” Powers. Gary holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy from California State University, Los Angeles, and a master’s degree in... Read More

Mark Powless

Mark W. Powless graduated from Marquette University with a degree in economics in 1997. He later returned to Marquette and graduated with a master’s degree in business administration in 2007. He has spent the past 27 years working with and... Read More

Franklin Prather

Franklin has worked for Milwaukee Public Schools since 2001 as an educator. Since 2007, he has been an instructor for the UWM Mini-Courses Saturday Academy Program. He started his teaching career with College for Kids & Teens in 2015. Franklin enjoys... Read More

Nicole Pretre

Nicole Pretre is an award-winning, articulate, experienced, and performance-driven senior living executive with an in-depth understanding of long-term care services and supports; strategic leadership, visioning and planning; business development, budgeting, pricing, and growth strategies; and strategic marketing and public relations.... Read More

David Preusse

David Preusse has served as president of Wittmann Battenfeld Inc. since 2002.  He has an MBA from Pepperdine University in CA and a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Lowell, MA. Wittmann Battenfeld is a privately held manufacturer... Read More

David Price

David Price is a registered Professional Engineer in Pennsylvania and a graduate of Penn State University. During a 43-year career at PPL Electric Utilities, he determined relay protective settings for equipment on the Bulk Power 500-230Kv, Subtransmission 138-69Kv, and Distribution... Read More

Michelle Primus

Michelle is a leadership and organization development practices expert with extensive knowledge in aligning culture and strategies for ultimate effectiveness. Her passion for developing people to drive strong business results combined with her facilitation skills and strong intuition serve to... Read More

Joan M. Prince PhD

On September 12, 2012, Dr. Joan M. Prince was nominated by President Barack Obama to the key administrative post of alternate representative to the 67th General Assembly of the United Nations with the honorary rank of ambassador. This diplomatic position... Read More

Ronald J. Printz

Mr. Printz has over 35 years experience as a Water Resource Engineer, with extensive background in hydrologic and hydraulic modeling. In his current position as Principal Engineer with the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission, his duties include the development of... Read More

Doug Proctor

Mr. Proctor, president of D. Proctor Engineering, Inc. has over 40 years of engineering, project management, and construction management experience on transmission, substation, and distribution projects throughout the United States and overseas. Doug has been responsible for initial project planning... Read More

Steve Przedpelski

Deacon Steve Przedpelski was ordained a deacon for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee in 1994 after completing his studies at St. Francis de Sales Seminary in Milwaukee.  Since 1995, Deacon Steve has served in various capacities at Franciscan Peacemakers. In 2001,... Read More

James Pula

James is a presenter at the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UW-Milwaukee.

Anne Pycha Ph.D.

Dr. Anne Pycha serves as assistant professor in UW-Milwaukee’s Department of Linguistics. She received her bachelor’s in religious studies from Brown University and her Ph.D. in linguistics from University of California, Berkeley. She has published several peer-reviewed journal articles and... Read More

Helena Pycior

Helena Pycior is a professor emerita in the Department of History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her research interests have ranged from the history of algebra to the history of human-animal relations. Her publications include four major essays on the... Read More

Joe Quick

Joe Quick teaches cultural anthropology in the College of General Studies at UWM. His community-based research in highland Ecuador explores how indigenous Kichwa people build and manage civil society institutions in order to revitalize rural communities, create new livelihood opportunities,... Read More

Aragorn Quinn

Aragorn Quinn is associate professor of Japanese at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His work focuses on modern and premodern performance, and he is currently working on a book on post-human performance in Japanese theater.

Dawn Rablin

Dawn Rablin is originally from Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Rablin graduated from UWSP in 1985, and then worked as a Social Worker for three years. Rablin graduated from the Wayne State Law School in 1992. Rablin began her career as an assistant state public... Read More

Kalyani Rai PhD

Kalyani Rai, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Education Policy and Community Studies in the School of Education. She is an educator, researcher, and practitioner in the field of community education with a focus on education (in)-equity,... Read More

Dale Rait

Dale has 20 years of experience in Accounting and Finance and holds certifications as a CPA (Certified Public Accountant) and CMA (Certified Management Accountant). He received his BBA in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. Dale has been... Read More

Nirmal Raja

Nirmal Raja is an interdisciplinary artist living and working in Milwaukee. She approaches her practice as a process of sifting and communicating sensations and ideas with varied materials and processes. Conceptually driven and thematic, her work straddles the personal and... Read More

Jackie Ramin PMP

Jackie Ramin is a program manager at CDW in Madison, Wisconsin. In her 19 years at CDW, she has managed information technology projects including Cisco IP telephony, network engineering, servers and storage, data center co-location, e-commerce web site development and... Read More

Anna Ramirez

Anna Ramirez has worked in the early childhood field for over 30 years. She began her career as a family child care provider. Once her four children were in school full time she chose to stay in the field and... Read More

Raphael Ramos

Raphael Ramos is an attorney with Legal Action of Wisconsin where he serves as the Coordinator for Legal Action’s Eviction Defense Project. Prior to joining Legal Action, Raphael did legal work for GE Healthcare in Wauwatosa and practiced environmental law... Read More

Cheryl Randall

Cheryl Randall, a consultant/strategist, has more than 20 years of management experience and team leadership. She has worked with multi-generational groups throughout her career and coached employees in establishing and meeting goals. She provided oversight of a department of 23... Read More

Lisa Rasmussen

Lisa started as the development director of Renaissance Theaterworks with excitement in the summer of 2008. In December 2017, she was promoted to the position of managing director. Recent experience includes stage management for ComedySportz Milwaukee and more than five... Read More

Katie Rasoul

Katie is a leadership coach and culture consultant helping high-potential leaders level up through her company, Team Awesome. She specializes in coaching high-achieving introverts, high-potential Millennial leaders and women of influence, and advises organizations on how to dig deep and... Read More

Laura Raumann

An entrepreneur at heart, Laura is passionate about the two organizations she founded and manages: Vista360, LLC and Bloom360 Learning Community. The first is a management consulting firm; the second is a nonprofit school for children with neuro-diverse needs. Vista360... Read More

Jim Rauth

Jim started doing standup comedy in 1996, then formed the Comedy College in 1999 to present.

Mark Raymond

Mark Raymond has a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in exceptional education. He has been working in the education field for 10 years, both as a reading interventionist and special education teacher. Mark currently works as a 5th-grade... Read More

Amanda Reavey

Amanda Reavey is a Wisconsin-raised writer who has taught creative writing workshops since 2006. She is the author of “MARILYN” (The Operating System, 2015), which won the Best Book Award in “Creative Writing: Poetry from the Association for Asian American... Read More

Kent Redding

Kent Redding is an associate professor of sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His main interests lie in the study of politics and social movements. He is the author of numerous journal articles and the book “Making Race, Making Power:... Read More

Sharon Reed

Sharon has been with Ernst & Young for over 20 years and has served as a director in the Milwaukee office for the past 10 years. In this role, she has worked with many Midwest area Fortune 250 clients, assisting with... Read More

Nora Reedy

Nora Reedy is a speech pathologist who has worked in the field of special education for the past 13 years. What began as a former client’s interest in piano lessons has become a rewarding side hustle for the past five... Read More

Michael Rehberg

Michael Rehberg is lead interpreter at Black Point Estate, the Wisconsin Historical Society’s historic house museum near Lake Geneva. He gives presentations about beer, temperance, prohibition, land tenure, Lake Geneva history and the golden era of steam yachting on Geneva... Read More

Guy Rehorst

In 2004 Rehorst opened Great Lakes Distillery, LLC Wisconsin’s first distillery since prohibition. He has been active in the distilling industry serving on the board of the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, and a founding member of the... Read More

Dr. Kathryn Rehse

Kathryn Rehse has worked as a certified and state-licensed audiologist since 1988. She received her Master’s of Science (M.S.) degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her Doctorate in Audiology (AuD) from the A.T. Still University, Arizona School of Health... Read More

Elysabeth Reichman

Elysabeth Reichman is a Program Counselor with EF High School Exchange Year, a foreign exchange organization based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has spent nearly a decade working with high school foreign exchange students, specifically during times of extreme stress and... Read More

Linda Reid

Linda Reid is the owner of Water365, LLC, a boutique consulting firm specializing in climate resilience and freshwater sustainability planning. She formed the firm in 2019 to lend her expertise and experience to organizations interested in implementing climate resilience and... Read More

Michelle Reinen

Laura Fay is the agency liaison for the Bureau of Consumer Protection within the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.  As the agency liaison, Laura travels around the state to educate the public, businesses and law enforcement on the... Read More

Margo Renner

Margo Renner, born and raised in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, moved to Iceland at a young age and lived there for 35 years. Married to an Icelander, they set up their home on Heimaey, a tiny island off the southwest coast. She... Read More

Keith Reopelle

Keith is the Director of Dane County’s Office of Energy and Climate Change. Prior to coming to Dane County, Keith was the Senior Policy Director at Clean Wisconsin where he worked for 32 years leading clean energy campaigns at the... Read More

John Reuter

John Reuter is an associate professor of political science at UW-Milwaukee and a Senior Researcher at the Center for the Study of Institutions and Development at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. His research is on politics under autocracy,... Read More

Frank Rewolinski

Francis Rewolinski is an Army veteran and Wisconsin native. He has earned an associate degree in police science from the Milwaukee Area Technical College, a bachelors degree in anthropology and history, and a master’s degree in administrative leadership, from University... Read More

Kyle Reynolds

Kyle Reynolds is an associate professor and a co-founder of is-office, a design firm located in Chicago, IL. Reynolds was previously the Willard A. Oberdick Fellow at the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, and an... Read More

Gus Ricca

Gus “Gustavo” Ricca grew up in Iron Belt, Wisconsin in the 1950s where the Piemontese dialect of Italian was common. After traveling in Italy and participating in Osher’s Italian Special Interest Group, Gus guides learners in the Italian Language Introduction... Read More

Erin Richards

Erin Richards is a national education reporter for USA Today based out of Milwaukee. She writes about issues related to America’s K-12 schools as well as how trends in teaching and learning affect teachers, students, parents and stakeholders. Erin was... Read More

Bradley Richlen

Bradley Richlen is an artist, illustrator and educator working as a kindergarten through high school art teacher. After graduating from UW‒Milwaukee in 2014 with a Bachelor of Fine Art in Design and Visual Communication, as well as minors in English... Read More

Beth Ridley

Fortune 100 corporate executive turned entrepreneur, Beth Ridley works as an organizational transformation expert, speaker, author and CEO of Ridley Consulting Group. Beth combines 25 years of leadership and management consulting experience with expertise in diversity and inclusion and positive... Read More

Dan Riedel

Dan has over 25 years’ experience in working with youth programs and schools and over 17 years in the insurance industry specializing in child care insurance programs. He has presented seminars for the Wisconsin Child Care Administrators Association (WCCAA), the... Read More

David Riemer

David Riemer graduated from Milwaukee’s Riverside High School. After attending Harvard College and Law School, he returned to Wisconsin in 1975 serve as legal advisor to Governor Patrick Lucey. He later held positions with U.S. Senator Edward Kennedy, Mayor John Norquist,... Read More

Terry Rindt

Terry is a semi-retired certified public accountant in the Milwaukee area. He is a lifelong music fan, but his love of music took off when he started playing drum set, and then discovered the Beatles and the Rolling Stones. He... Read More

Jan Riordan

J.F. Riordan grew up in Wisconsin. In her early life she pursued a career in opera, which took her far afield, and gave her a new appreciation for the Midwest. Since returning to Wisconsin, she has taught English and worked... Read More

Antoine Rios

Antoine Rios, Sr. Managing Engineer, Principal, has been with The Madison Group since 1999. Dr. Rios received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering specializing in Plastics Engineering at the University of Wisconsin. His work concentrates in the analysis of plastics failure,... Read More

Elmo Roach

Elmo Roach is a U.S.M.C. Veteran. He received a BA from the University of Dayton in 1963. He was awarded a PhD in history in 1968 from Ohio State University. His academic career spanned 35 years at Bradley University in... Read More

Joe Roach

Elmo Roach is a U.S.M.C. Veteran. He received a BA from the University of Dayton in 1963. He was awarded a PhD in history in 1968 from Ohio State University. His academic career spanned 35 years at Bradley University in... Read More

Lucas Robak

Lucas J. Robak graduated in 2008 with a degree in flight operations (to be an airline pilot). Soon after graduation, he started his 501(c)3 nonprofit charity, Melody of Life Foundation. After discovering his life purpose in 2012, Robak started his life... Read More

Jeffrey Roberg

Dr. Jeffrey Roberg’s research and teaching previously focused primarily on the former Soviet Union and its successor states, exploring issues of human rights and nuclear proliferation. Over the course of the last two decades, he has expanded his human rights... Read More

Jane Robinson MS, IMH-E (I)

Jane’s early childhood journey began in Texas. She was hired as a center director at a program licensed for 200 children. Jane left the program to become a family child care provider. During that time, Jane became actively involved as... Read More

Niki Robinson

Niki Robinson is a wild word wrangler, urban explorer, and overall nerd living and working in downtown Milwaukee, WI. As president of Posts By Ghost, she serves as content strategist and point person, managing a talented and growing team of... Read More

Steve Robinson

Steve Robinson has 19 years of experience in marketing and technology. As founder of Brilliant Metrics, Steve both leads the team and is hands-on with a variety of digital-first marketing programs all designed with efficiency and continuous improvement in mind.... Read More

Joan Rocamora

Joan Rocamora and her husband spent ten years living in Shanghai. During that time she studied Chinese culture, religion and art. She was privileged to study Chinese painting and calligraphy with some of the best instructors in the city, including... Read More

Rick Rocamora

Rick Rocamora was a power systems engineer for Cooper Power Systems for 41 years, and retired in 2015. Rick visited China frequently between 1995 and 2005. From 2005 to 2015, Rick worked and lived for 10 years in China setting... Read More

Philip Rocco

Dr. Rocco is an assistant professor of political science at Marquette University. He is the co-author of “Obamacare Wars: Federalism, State Politics, and the Affordable Care Act” (University Press of Kansas, 2016) and co-editor of a forthcoming book titled “American... Read More

Rita Rochte

Rita Rochte holds a B.A. in psychology/English and MAMFC from Santa Clara University. Years of teaching junior college and adult education, followed by a licensed private practice, led to executive coaching in Silicon Valley. Her film fascination began with 25-cent... Read More

Joette Rockow

Joette Rockow has taught at UWM since 2001. She has an AA in photography from MATC, a BA in communications from Alverno College, and an MA in journalism and mass communication from UW-Milwaukee. She writes, does photography and communications consulting... Read More

Gaurie Rodman

Gaurie Rodman

Gaurie Rodman is the Director of Development Services at Direct Supply Aptura – an innovative firm that supports Senior Living renovation, construction and new development projects from start to finish. In this role, Gaurie has developed a comprehensive development services... Read More

Rafael L Rodriguez PhD

Rafael Lucas Rodriguez was born in Costa Rica and obtained his BS and MS at the university there. He then obtained a PhD from the University of Kansas and did postdoctoral work at the University of Missouri before coming to... Read More

Paul Roebber PhD

Distinguished Professor Paul Roebber has several decades of experience in public and private weather forecasting, synoptic and mesoscale modeling, and climate and data science. He has edited and published extensively in the scientific literature, including co-authoring a book published by... Read More

Rob Roemer

Br. Rob Roemer, O.F.M. Capuchin, is the executive director of the Capuchin Community Services, which consists of St. Ben’s Community Meal, and the House of Peace. He started as an advocate to the volunteers and guests at St. Ben’s Community... Read More

Scott Roepke

Scott is a wildlife biologist for the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. He has a master’s degree in wildlife management from UW-Stevens Point and has worked with elk throughout the U.S. since 2004.

Kalpana Rohatgi

Kalpana Rohatgi is a registered dietitian and has worked in the area of clinical dietetics for more than 20 years at a psychiatric hospital. She had the opportunity to observe how nutrition, food habits and lifestyle can affect and be... Read More

Ken Rolling

Ken Rolling is the national executive director of the Community Learning Partnership.

Donna Rongholt-Migan

Rongholt-Migan holds a master’s degree in social welfare, is licensed as an independent clinical social worker and has earned a graduate certificate in nonprofit management. With over 25 years of nonprofit leadership and private practice experience, Rongholt-Migan has led the... Read More

Donna Rongholt-Migan

Donna Rongholt-Migan has led the Cathedral Center Inc. since June 2003 as their first permanent executive director. She holds a master’s degree in social welfare, is licensed as an independent clinical social worker and has earned a graduate certificate in... Read More

Cornel Rosario

Cornel Rosario has self-published two books on The Basilica of Holy Hill, including Inside Holy Hill. In 2011, he co-authored The Facility Manager’s Field Guide, produced Inside Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish, a coffee-table book, and edited The Undertaker’s Son,... Read More

Dr. Dennis Roscoe

Dr. Dennis Roscoe holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in electrical engineering and a PhD in neurophysiology from the University of Arizona, School of Medicine. He has been a professor of biomedical engineering at Case Western Reserve University and a... Read More

Eric Roscoe

Eric Rosco, is a member of the Madison Area Herpetological Society. Eric graduated in December, 2010, with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Biology with an emphasis on herpetology. He has always been interested in all animals, but particularly reptiles... Read More

Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen is a retired Milwaukee Area Technical College economics professor and former President of MATC’s faculty union, AFT Local 212. He received his BA from the University of Wisconsin in Madison and his Ph.D. from UWM. Dr. Rosen has... Read More

Jim Rosenbaum

Jim is a geologist who migrated into the used book business. He has lectured and organized field trips on local geological features for Marquette University and Schlitz Audubon Nature Center. B.A., Lawrence University; M.S., Stanford University.

Gerald Rosenberg

Gerald Rosenberg taught political science and law at the University of Chicago for 35 years. A Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude graduate of Dartmouth College, he earned an MA in politics and philosophy at Oxford University, a JD at... Read More

Shelly Rosenquist

Shelly Rosenquist is the creative manager for Children’s Wisconsin where she is in charge of the visual design needs of the organization. Her team creates everything from digital/web graphics to the full gamut of print designs as well as billboard... Read More

Lori Rosenthal

Lori is a vice president at GRAEF. She is a registered structural engineer in five states and manages GRAEF’s Milwaukee Facilities Group which includes industrial architecture, structural, mechanical, electrical and plumbing engineering design groups. She serves on GRAEF’s Board of... Read More

Jill Rothenbueler-Maher

Jill Rothenbueler-Maher grew up jogging, biking and cross-country skiing with her family in southeast Wisconsin. She often went with her parents and sister to nearby Calhoun Park in New Berlin or the Kettle Moraine State Forest Southern Unit. After moving... Read More

Karen Royster

Karen Royster studied Community Education at UWM and is the executive director of Hunger Task Force, ESHAC, Institute for Wisconsin’s Future. She is involved in outreach and training for SEIU, Wisconsin Jobs Now, Tikkun Ha-Ir, Souls to the Polls and... Read More

Margaret Rozga

Current Wisconsin Poet Laureate, Margaret (Peggy) Rozga published four books of poetry, including “Pestiferous Questions: A Life in Poems” (2017), written with the help of a creative writing fellowship at the American Antiquarian Society. Peggy edited the poetry chapbook anthology... Read More

Will Ruch

Will Ruch is an award-winning business owner, strategist, thought leader, author, speaker and entrepreneur.  As CEO of Versant, he leads a client-centric firm providing strategic marketing, branding, advertising and communication services in two practice areas focused on customers and talent. ... Read More

Carol Rudie

Carol Veldman Rudie is the coordinator of outreach education at the Museum of Russian Art where she uses her college teaching skills to research and present Russian art and culture. She has been the lead docent at TMORA since 2005... Read More

Veronica Rueckert

Veronica Rueckert is the author of “Outspoken: Why Women’s Voices Get Silenced and How to Set Them Free.” She is a Peabody Award-winning communications expert and executive coach. At Veronica Rueckert Coaching, she delivers keynotes, conducts workshops and works with... Read More

Wendy S. Rusch

Wendy’s practice focuses on estate planning, family business planning, retirement planning, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, and probate and trust administration. She also represents fiduciaries and beneficiaries in estate and trust disputes, and advises clients on a wide variety of estate,... Read More

Brian Russart

Brian Russart has been the Natural Areas Coordinator for the Milwaukee County Department of Parks, Recreation and Culture for the past seven years. He oversees the Parks Department’s 10,000-acre Natural Areas Program with a focus on ecological restoration, wildlife research... Read More

Jeff Russell

Jeff Russell, co-director of Russell Consulting, Inc., specializes in helping organizations internationally achieve great performance while successfully responding to the challenges of change. With a focus on leadership, strategic thinking, leading change, and performance coaching, Jeff has worked with organizations... Read More

Mary Russo

Mary Russo is an accomplished, senior human resources professional with extensive HR generalist and employee relations experience. She is a strategic business partner and a trusted advisor with a results-oriented and proven record of success. She is accustomed to working... Read More

Gail Rust

Gail Rust is an author, playwright and actor. Having written and performed in her own one-woman show, Gail went on to author a book on her journey of self discovery, particularly on why she is here! Gail brings enthusiasm for... Read More

Hunter Ruth

Hunter Ruth is a UWM graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Design and Visual Communication. He was one of the founding four students at the UWM App Brewery. As lead designer, his primary responsibility is to lead... Read More

Tom Rutlin

Tom Rutlin is a globally recognized fitness expert and “total body walking” innovator with a mission to help people of all ages, abilities and health and longevity goals rediscover both the joy and great benefits of what he calls good... Read More

Mark Ruttum

Dr. Mark Ruttum a retired professor of ophthalmology at the Medical College of Wisconsin and has lived in the Milwaukee area since 1978. His interest in how vision and art interact stems from attending lectures on this subject at the... Read More

Alvaro Saar Rios

With an MFA in playwriting from Northwestern University, Alvaro is assistant professor of theatre at UWM’s Peck School of the Arts. Alvaro writes and directs original plays in traditional theatre formats and in collaboration with community groups.

Jeannée Sacken

Jeannée Sacken is a former English professor who now freelances as a documentary photographer and writer, telling stories through images and words. She recently published her first novel, “Behind the Lens,” featuring a photojournalist who travels to Afghanistan. Michael Briselli... Read More

Lia Sader

Lia Sader offers more than 30 years of experience working with horses. She is a professional farrier, Certified Equine Specialist, and executive director of Stepping Stone Farms where she oversees the organizations educational programs, therapeutic and general riding instruction, Veteran... Read More

Michael Sadowski

Michael Sadowski is a retired salesperson from a local manufacturer. He has presented several Osher classes and has always had an interest in history and other cultural endeavors.

Tyler Sailsbery

Tyler Sailsbery is the head chef and owner of The Black Sheep restaurant in downtown Whitewater, Wisconsin. He has been featured on Wisconsin Foodie and named one of Food Service Magazines 40 under 40 up and coming chefs. Tyler’s restaurant... Read More

Santo Salilture

Santo Salilture is a native of Kenosha, Wisconsin. Salilture graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 1956 with a BS in Journalism. He was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1956 and served as reporter for “Stars and Stripes” newspaper... Read More

Paul Salsini

Paul Salsini is a longtime Milwaukee journalist and author of novels set in Tuscany. He has a special interest in musical theater. He was the founder and editor of The Sondheim Review and taught musical theater history at Marquette for... Read More

Courtney Salzer

Courtney Salzer is the Executive Director at Wisconsin Family Assistance Center for Education, Training & Support, Inc., (WI FACETS), where she has worked since 2003. WI FACETS is a 501(c)(3) organization which provides training, information and support to Wisconsin families... Read More

Ashley Salzwedel

Ashley joined the Registry in 2013 after moving to Madison. She has worked in the childhood care and education field as a Sunday school teacher, a nanny, and a lead teacher in a group child care program. Ashley has a... Read More

Megan Sampson

Megan Sampson has been a teacher consultant for the National Writing Project since 2010, and currently teaches English and journalism at Wauwatosa East High School. Megan writes poetry, memoir, short fiction, and scholarly works, and has had a poem and academic paper... Read More

Dr. Joyce Sanchez

Dr. Joyce Sanchez is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where she stayed to complete her internal medicine residency. She received her infectious disease fellowship training at Stanford Hospital and the University of Minnesota. She began... Read More

Rosario Sánchez-Ledesma ACC/UWCPC

Rosario is an organizational development leader with cross-sector experience in business, education, government, nonprofit administration and the financial industry. Her passion is helping individuals and organizations achieve success. She is an ICF certified coach, thought partner and strategist. Rosario excels... Read More

Karen Sands

Karen Sands is the director of Planning Research and Sustainability for the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD), an agency that provides water reclamation and flood management services for over one million customers in 28 municipalities across greater Milwaukee. Her work... Read More

James Santelle

James Santelle recently completed a 30-year term of service as a criminal prosecutor and civil litigator with the United States Department of Justice, including over six years as the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Wisconsin. During his... Read More

Tom D. Santelle

Mr. Santelle is an independent consultant specializing in the additive manufacturing industry. Tom has most recently served as the VP and director of AM Training for the Lanterman Group, an America Makes platinum member. He collaborated on the development of... Read More

Shelly Sarasin

Co-founders of Street Angels, Shelly Sarasin & Eva Welch, met while volunteering at a warming room in the winter of 2015-2016. A friendship was created, not only between Shelly & Eva, but also between them and the guests that were... Read More

Shruti Sarode

Shruti Sarode is the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change (WICCI) Coordinator. She earned her Master of Technology in Biotechnology and Biochemical engineering at IIT Kharagpur and her Master of Science in Environmental Conservation at University of Wisconsin Madison. Before joining Wisconsin... Read More

Mark Savage

Mark Savage has been a journalist for 40+ years and an auto writer for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and now WUWM’s website for 30+ years. He writes his weekly new car review column, Savage On Wheels, for WUWM and his... Read More

John Savagian

John C. Savagian, Ph.D. is Professor of history at Alverno College. His scholarship focuses on indigenous peoples, antebellum America, and teaching and learning. He teaches a variety of courses in history and the humanities, including Global Indigenous Peoples, Life of... Read More

Annemarie Sawkins

Annemarie Sawkins is an independent curator, art historian, and author born in Durham, England. A frequent juror and portfolio reviewer, Annemarie Sawkins has her MA and PhD in art history from McGill University in Montreal, Canada.

Melissa K Scanlan

Melissa K. Scanlan is the Lynde B. Uihlein Endowed Chair and Professor in Water Policy and Director of the Center for Water Policy at the School of Freshwater Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Steve Schaffer

Steve Schaffer has been with the Milwaukee County Historical Society as the assistant archivist since 2014. His primary duties include assisting researchers, processing collections, managing interns and volunteers, buildings/property management, and has primary responsibility for the Society’s social media. In... Read More

Stefan Scheibner

Stefan Scheibner started in 1990 in Germany as an apprentice at an automotive supplier for injection-molded parts to become a certified process technician. After completing the three-year program, he worked as a process technician with various injection molding companies in... Read More

Marge Schell

Marge holds a BS in medical technology, an MS in administrative leadership with a focus in adult education and two certificates in grief support. She started her career in medical technology and retired in 2015 from volunteer management. She has a passion in lifelong learning and helping people learn about... Read More

Kristen Scheuing

Kristin Scheuing is the Education Program Manager for the War Memorial in Milwaukee, WI. Kristin is an expert editor specializing in big-picture content and programming development.

Larry & Emily Scheunemann

Larry and Emily Scheunemann are retired educators. They have landscaped their farm for wildlife, including birds and butterflies. They also monitor wolf populations in Wisconsin.

John Schmid

John Schmid has covered globalization and economic disruption for the Journal Sentinel since 2003. He has reported extensively on the parallels between manufacturing in China and Wisconsin, the global forces that devastated Milwaukee’s urban workforce, and the pressure from Asia... Read More

Judy Schmidt

A high school science teacher for 34 years, upon retirement, Judy Schmidt became a Master Gardener. She saw a presentation on bonsai and fell in love with these small trees in pots. As a past president of the Milwaukee Bonsai... Read More

Gavin Schmitt

A lifelong resident of Wisconsin, Gavin Schmitt graduated from UW-Green Bay with a degree in philosophy. Since that time, he has authored seven books on organized crime and Wisconsin history and has been interviewed on radio, online and in print.... Read More

Robert Schmitt

Dr. Schmitt is the Principal of Rolling Thunder Resources, Pittsburgh. Schmitt has more than 20 years of experience in many facets of driver training. His dedication as a trainer has earned him the reputation as being among the best Passenger... Read More

Susan J. Schmitt

Susan Schmitt is the senior vice president of human resources for Rockwell Automation, a Fortune 500 company with 22,500 employees serving customers in 80+ countries dedicated to industrial automation and information to make its customers more productive and the world... Read More

Gerry Schmitz

Gerry Schmitz has been an avid lifelong hiker and traveler and has recently returned from walking the Camino Santiago from the French Pyrenees to Santiago in northwest Spain.

Matt Schmus

Matthew Schmus has his bachelors in Geography and GIS Certification from University Wisconsin Whitewater and has worked in the GIS industry for 5 years. Matthew received his Masters of Science Teaching from Wright State University. Currently Matthew works as an... Read More

Joan Schneider

Joan moved to Milwaukee due to employment as a sign language interpreter. She later worked as a vocational rehabilitation counselor and since 2009 is the Executive Director at the Center for Deaf-Blind Persons. She has had the honors of working... Read More

Jody Schneider

Jody Schneider is a French teacher at Woodlands School, Bluemound Campus.

Dr. Robert Schneider

Dr. Robert Schneider is a Professor in the UW-Milwaukee Department of Urban Planning. He has 20 years of experience in the sustainable transportation field. Dr. Schneider has led more than 25 peer-reviewed journal papers, contributing to international research on pedestrian... Read More

Shelly Schnupp, M.P.A.

Shelly Schnupp currently serves as the associate director of the Helen Bader Institute for Nonprofit Management at UWM – managing projects designed to further the Institute’s mission of improving the leadership and effectiveness of nonprofit organizations through education, research and... Read More

Sue Schoenfeld

Sue Schoenfeld has an MA in Communication. She has provided coaching and designed and presented seminars and training programs for businesses and organizations throughout Wisconsin for over twenty years. She has had experience teaching in the Communication and Theatre departments... Read More

John Schoenknecht

John Schoenknecht is a retired middle school art teacher. He has served on the Waukesha Landmarks Commission and the Executive Board of the Waukesha County Historical Society. After retiring, he wrote a history column for the Waukesha Freeman. He has... Read More

Nick Schott

Professor Nick R. Schott completed his BS in Chemical Engineering at UC Berkeley and then went on for an MS and PhD in Chemical Engineering at the University of Arizona. Professor Schott has been at the University Of Massachusetts Lowell... Read More

Jane Schroeder

Jane is an experienced consultant and coach, positively impacting both individuals and organizations for over 25 years – from small privately held to Fortune 500 Companies – in diverse industries such as healthcare, financial services, retail, education, manufacturing and non-profit.... Read More

John Schroeder

John Schroeder is a Professor of History Emeritus and Chancellor Emeritus of UWM. He has written five books and numerous essays on 19th century American history. For many years he taught courses on various aspects of American history, including a... Read More

Gretchen Schuldt

Gretchen Schuldt, executive director of the Wisconsin Justice Initiative, worked for 20 years as a reporter and editor for the Milwaukee Sentinel and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, where she covered a wide variety of beats, including federal courts and Milwaukee County... Read More

Lisa Schuldt

Retired from Bank Mutual, Lisa has been an enthusiast of Queen Elizabeth I, the Elizabethan Era and the Tudors for decades.

Dr. Julie Schuller

Julie B. Schuller, MD, MPH, MBA, FACP is President and CEO at Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers.  A Milwaukee native, Dr. Schuller obtained a bachelor’s degree at Notre Dame, a Medical Degree and Master’s Degree in Public Health at Northwestern... Read More

Carla Schultz

Carla has worked in the Social Service field for more than 28 years, 13 of those years have been working at Urban Threads/LSS. Carla has been married 37 years and has three children. She enjoys making cards and scrapbooks and... Read More

Jean Schultz

Jean Schultz is an environmental and disease control specialist for the City of Milwaukee Health Department (MHD). In this role, Jean is the point of contact for all aspects of lead in drinking water at MHD. This role also focuses... Read More

Keith Schultz

Keith Schultz is an architect and member of Friends of Calvary Cemetery, an organization that helps to preserve and restore the cemetery’s grounds and chapel.

Lauren Schultz

Lauren Schultz

Lauren Schultz is the founder and co-owner of Purple Door Ice Cream, which makes super-premium, hand-crafted ice cream using local, fresh and natural ingredients as much as possible. Purple Door began as a wholesale business in 2011, selling pints of... Read More

Bev Schumacher

Bev has worked in the education field for 40-plus years. Key roles have included serving as a parent involvement coordinator, classroom educator, consultant, author and starting a business. Her company, Learning Props, provides early learning materials to support school-readiness, parent... Read More

Donna Schumell JD, PLCC

Donna’s passion is accelerating the growth of high-capacity, high-potential women leaders. She helps firms to design and deliver specialized female-focused leadership development initiatives that compliment and enhance traditional leadership approaches.

Matthew Schums

Matthew Schmus has his bachelor’s in geography and GIS certification from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and has worked in the GIS industry for five years. Matthew received his Master of Science in teaching from Wright State University. Currently Matthew works... Read More

Ana Schwager

Ana Schwager serves as Regional Leader of Community Affairs and Grassroots for Southwest Airlines, a company known for its legendary Culture and the nation’s largest carrier in terms of Customer’s boarded. Schwager launched her career at Southwest in 1994. During... Read More

Mark D Schwartz Ph.D.

Mark D. Schwartz is a synoptic climatologist and phenoclimatologist. His main research interests are plant-climate interactions during the onset of spring and autumn. He has received seven National Science Foundation grants, authored over eighty peer-reviewed publications, and recently edited the... Read More

Robert Schwartz

Bob Schwartz took early retirement as a tax partner to return to his avocation of the musical theater that had its grounding at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School where he started up a five-piece band to play musical theater... Read More

Linda Sue Schwarz

Linda Sue Schwarz is serving a four-month detail (March-June 2019) as the deputy medical center director for the Milwaukee VA Medical Center and has served as the chief engineer/facility management division manager since January 2014. She has worked at the... Read More

Donald Scott

Donald Scott is a retired 83-year-old American of African descent with a BA (1960) and an MA (1982). He served in the U.S. Army as a 2nd Lieutenant (1960) and as Brigadier General (1991). He was the chief operating officer... Read More

Jerry Scott BS, MS, MA

Scott has been in working in Human Resources and Employment law for the past eighteen years. He has worked for some of the most prestigious companies and institutions in Wisconsin. Currently he is Human Resources Affirmative Action Officer for the... Read More

Ryan Scoville

Professor Scoville teaches and writes on U.S. foreign relations law and international law. His research focuses on the various ways in which domestic law regulates U.S. diplomatic activities and, separately, on comparative international law. He is a Fulbright grant recipient,... Read More

Bonneka Seals

Bonneka Seals, MS, LPC, CSAC, ICS, NCC is a licensed psychotherapist, substance abuse counselor, supervisor, advocate, mediator, professional speaker, trainer, consultant and adjunct professor. Bonneka earned her master’s degree from Mount Mary University in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and obtained... Read More

Harry J. Secaras

Mr. Secaras counsels and represents employers throughout the country in traditional labor matters arising under the National Labor Relations Act, collective bargaining and grievance/arbitration matters. He also counsels and represents employers in employment law issues (including issues arising under Title... Read More

Joseph C. Sectzer

José Sectzer resides with his family in Mequon, Wisconsin. Born in Argentina, he is fluent in Spanish and greatly enjoys Latin culture as well as keeping current on world affairs and business issues. Professionally, he has represented Northwestern Mutual since 1978. In his... Read More

Heather Seidel

Heather Seidel has been with the Wisconsin Humane Society since November 1998. Heather started as an adoption counselor and moved into the animal behavior department in 2000. She performs assessments on dogs and cats as well working with cats and dogs that have... Read More

John Seita Ph.D.

A former youth in out-of-home care, Seita is the author of five books on child welfare and foster care transitions. He works as an associate professor at the Michigan State University of Social Work, and as a consultant and international... Read More

Mark Sekula

After Mark Sekula graduated from UWM with a degree in architecture, he spent his entire 42-year career in facility management, as a practitioner and as a consultant. He is a certified instructor of the International Facility Management Association (IFMA) and... Read More

Mark R. Sekula FMP, CFM, LEED-AP, IFMA Fellow

Mark Sekula is president of Facility Futures, Inc., a global facility management consulting firm. Facility Futures provides strategic facility planning, real estate planning, workplace planning and programming, facility management organizational planning, owner’s representation, occupancy management, project management, facility management outsourcing... Read More

Amanda Seligman Ph. D.

Professor Amanda Seligman’s historical scholarship focuses on the urban Midwest. Seligman, a UW-Milwaukee professor since 1999, holds a bachelor’s degree in classics from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in history from Northwestern University. An award-winning historian, Seligman writes about Milwaukee... Read More

Kevin Shafer

Kevin Shafer has served as the executive director of the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) since 2002. Shafer is responsible for the overall management, administration, leadership and direction for MMSD in meeting short- and long-term goals and objectives; coordinates the... Read More

Erick Shambarger

Erick Shambarger is the director of environmental sustainability at the City of Milwaukee, where he leads the Environmental Collaboration Office (ECO). ECO was created by Mayor Tom Barrett to develop practical solutions that benefit Milwaukee’s environment and economy. Mr. Shambarger... Read More

Sarah Shanebrook M.A.

Ms. Sarah Shanebrook received her MA in foreign languages and literature with an emphasis in Spanish Linguistics and Pedagogy from UW-Milwaukee in the spring of 2007. Sarah continues to teach a variety of courses at SCE and enjoys teaching at... Read More

Gary Shellman Ph.D.

Gary Shellman, Ph.D. is past president of the United Nations Association (UNA-USA) of Greater Milwaukee, past commissioner on the former Wisconsin Governor’s Commission on the United Nations, former deputy director of the Institute of World Affairs at UWM and the... Read More

Gary Shelton

Gary Shelton has been an independent comic book/ cartoonist for more 20 years.

Pattie Sherman

Ms. Sherman-Cisler has worked for 25 years in the museum management field, at natural history and contemporary art museums and she has been the Executive Director at Jewish Museum Milwaukee (JMM) for 7 years. She has a Bachelor’s degree in... Read More

Jamey Shiels

Jamey Shiels is the director of Social Media and Digital Communication for Aurora Health Care, an integrated health system with 15 hospitals, 90 clinics and more than 29,000 employees that serves the health care needs of eastern Wisconsin and northern... Read More

Veronica Shmauz

Veronica Shmauz has been creating art most of her adult life. She paints vintage windows, gourds and other non-traditional surfaces with multi-surface paints. Ronni enjoys teaching “paint nights” at Inspiration Studios in West Allis. Her collaboration with Inspiration Studios provides an outlet... Read More

Mitzi Short MBA, ACC

Mitzi Short is the CEO and co-founder of New Season Coaching & Consulting Group, a boutique coaching and consulting firm, and an adjunct executive coach with the Center for Creative Leadership and for the University of Oregon’s Executive MBA Program.... Read More

Peter Shrake

Peter Shrake is a member of the Wisconsin Historical Society staff, the archivist at the Robert L. Parkinson Library at Circus World and the author of the book “The Silver Man: The Life and Times of Indian Agent John Kinzie,”... Read More

Rebecca Shumway

Rebecca Shumway is a historian of West Africa and the trans-Atlantic slave trade with a particular focus on Ghana in the 18th and 19th centuries. Her first book, “The Fante and the Transatlantic Slave Trade” (Rochester 2011), was a finalist... Read More

Christy Siebers

Christy Siebers is a Milwaukee-based costume designer as well as the acting wardrobe supervisor for the Milwaukee Ballet. Local costume design credits include “Comedy of Errors,” “King Lear,” “Much Ado About Nothing” (Optimist Theatre’s Shakespeare in the Park), “25th Annual... Read More

Christine Sigrist EdM

Christine Sigrist is the program manager for several areas within the UWM School of Continuing Education including data analysis, digital marketing, business analysis and technology. Prior to joining UWM, Christine worked in software development, healthcare, financial services, public health and... Read More

Michael Silver

Michael Silver, PhD, is a former faculty member at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He spent 20 years developing new diagnostic technologies and 18 years as an international healthcare strategy consultant for health systems, government agencies, diagnostic,... Read More

Alison Sinclair

Alison will graduate from UW-Milwaukee’s School of Education in May of 2016. Her minors are social studies and natural sciences with an emphasis on history. She has worked with students from 1st through 8th grade and is excited to work... Read More

Deanna Singh

Deanna Singh is recognized as a leading authority in building innovative opportunities within underserved communities. As chief change agent and founder of Flying Elephant, Deanna is a highly respected thought leader who has spent almost 20 years researching, designing and... Read More

Ritika Singh

Ritika Singh is senior vice president and director of Diversity, Inclusion and Engagement at Associated Bank in Milwaukee, WI. She recently joined Associated Bank with over 15 years of experience in human resources management and leading diversity and inclusion for... Read More

Shauna Singh

Shauna Singh Baldwin was born in Montreal. She is the author of three novels: What the Body Remembers, The Tiger Claw and The Selector of Souls. Her short fiction collections are: English Lessons and Other Stories, and We Are Not... Read More

Vittoria Sipone

Vittoria was born in Rome, Italy, where she earned her bachelor’s degree in humanities and an MFA in theater directing from the Italian National Drama Academy. Vittoria is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in educational psychology. Her research focuses on... Read More

Sara Skiba

Sara Skiba earned her Bachelor of Education from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She currently works as a Middle School Balanced Literacy Teacher in West Allis and has just finished her seventh year teaching. In 2013, she participated in The Writing... Read More

Thomas M. Slawski PhD, SEWRPC – Chief Biologist

Dr. Slawski has over 23 years of experience in aquatic ecology specializing in stream habitat and fisheries assessments, design and restoration techniques. His research has focused on understanding the impacts of physical and hydrological alterations associated with land-use development and... Read More

Anthony F. Sleva PE

Mr. Sleva is director of engineering at Prescient Transmission Systems. His focus is to direct the development of new products and services that can be used to prevent wide area blackouts in the United States and across the globe. During... Read More

Virginia Small

Virginia Small writes and speaks about topics relating to parks and public spaces, environmental issues, and historic landscapes. A greater Milwaukee native, she returned here after working on the East Coast for several decades as a journalist and communications professional.... Read More

Jamaal Smith MPA

Jamaal Smith is a violence prevention manager in the Office of Violence Prevention. As a proud native of Milwaukee and graduate of Milwaukee Public Schools, Jamaal has committed the last 10 years of his life to serving the Milwaukee community.... Read More

Jennifer Smith MEd

Jennifer Smith earned a Master of Education with a focus in special education from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. She has been working with youth and adolescents for over 20 years. During her career, Jennifer has worked in public school... Read More

Kathy Smith

Kathy has been using Apple devices since the early 1980s. She enjoys figuring out how all the cool things that computers can do for you.

Ken Smith

Ken Smith was born in Virginia, completed his B.A. at the University of Georgia and received his doctorate from the College of William and Mary. Ken was a History instructor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee from 1981-2007 and taught courses... Read More

Kweku Ramel Smith

Dr. Kweku Ramel Smith was born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He is a proud product of Milwaukee Public Schools. He continued his education at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in psychology. He later... Read More

Larry Smith

A 1967 Western Michigan graduate, Larry Smith was a single, eighth grade English teacher when he was drafted into the United States Army. After nine months of flight training, he flew helicopters for 12 months in Vietnam.Afterwards, he was sent... Read More

Liz Smith

Elizabeth (Liz) Smith has focused on early childhood education for the past 16 years. Currently she is the director of the Early Childhood Program in the Department of Teaching and Learning at UW-Milwaukee’s School of Education. Liz supports the development... Read More

Lydia Smith

In a recent McKinsey study, research showed that companies that are ethnically diverse are 33% more likely to outperform others – Lydia Smith helps companies and professionals prepare themselves to be ahead of the curve, not only by bridging, but... Read More

Phil Smith

Phil Smith is a retired environmental engineer currently volunteering for the international environmental organization, Citizens Climate Lobby (CCL), working to advance solutions to climate change. Phil graduated from Marquette University in 1976 with a BS/CE and spent 40 years... Read More

Ralph Smith

Ralph Smith is Executive Vice President of Strategic Services for Orion Development Group. In this capacity, he is responsible for facilitating the implementation of strategic plans and strategic measurement systems for clients in all sectors. Smith has personally supervised the... Read More

Robert Smith

Dr. Robert S. Smith is the Harry G. John Professor of History and Director of the Center for Urban Research, Teaching & Outreach at Marquette University. His research and teaching interests include African American history, civil rights history, and exploring... Read More

Teig Smith

Teig’s passion is making Milwaukee the best place on planet earth, particularly for families that have been left out of the larger social, political, and economic systems. Teig is a life-long Sherman Park resident and is a proud Milwaukee Public... Read More

Will Smith M.S.Ed

Will Smith served in the United States Marine Corps from 1988-91, and retired from Milwaukee County as a Corrections Officer in 2014. He has since worked in Child Welfare. He is also an editor and writer for the blog Daily... Read More

William Smith

Retired professional engineer. BS, mechanical engineering, MIT 1958. Master of Engineering, Brown University, 1965. Worked in manufacturing until retirement. No formal musical education. Officer of the Wisconsin Senior Olympics Board. A fan of opera since listening, as a child, with... Read More

Sara Smock Jordan

Sara Smock Jordan, PhD, LMFT is an associate professor in Texas Tech University’s Marriage and Family Therapy Program. Dr. Smock Jordan is the developer of the Solution Building Inventory, has completed outcome and process research on SFBT and is actively... Read More

Nancy Smuckler Ph. D.

Nancy Smuckler, PhD, has her undergraduate degree with honors in psychology and her masters in educational psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her doctorate is from UWM. Since graduating, her major focus has been on university teaching with some stints... Read More

Dave Smulyan

David is a business owner, advisor, and mentor.  After graduating with an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, he spent 14 years in leadership positions at several public companies including Omnicare, Inc. and the General Electric Company.  David... Read More

Tony Snell

Tony Snell is an accomplished human rights advocate and serves as the chair of the City of Milwaukee Equal Rights Commission. He also served as senior director for the Milwaukee 2020 Host Committee, the host organization of the 2020 Democratic... Read More

Naomi Snortum

Naomi Snortum is a recent graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM) who received dual Bachelors in Fine Arts degrees in Art Education and Jewelry and Metalsmithing in the Spring of 2017. She has worked numerous teaching positions through ArtsEco... Read More

Howard Snyder

Mr. Snyder is a long time Milwaukee resident and married father of four. For 37 years Snyder ran Northwest Side CDC, a nationally known economic development corporation that he founded in 1983. The highpoints of his career have been building... Read More

Dan Soiney

Dan Soiney has been a science educator in Milwaukee Public Schools since 1995. His area of teaching has been physical science and physics. He received his bachelor’s degree in teaching from UW-Milwaukee in 1994 and has been working intermittently for... Read More

Nelson Soler

Nelson Soler is an innovative entrepreneur who has founded two for-profit and three nonprofit organizations. Soler has utilized his educational and advocacy capacities to facilitate the formation of more than 200 enterprises in the greater Milwaukee area. More than 1,000... Read More

Dr. Ken Solis

Dr. Solis is a retired physician with a long interest in the history of the universe. He is a presenter, author, and regular newsletter contributor to the International Big History Association. In addition, he also researches how systems have become... Read More

Rena Somersan

Rena Somersan is a director with Verisight. She has more than 17 years of experience in consulting and industry experience assisting clients in executing their strategic human resources and compensation initiatives. Her focus has been in the areas of workforce... Read More

Mark Sommerhauser

Mark Sommerhauser is Communications Director and Policy Researcher for the Wisconsin Policy Forum. Prior to joining the Forum in 2019, he spent 15 years as a reporter at newspapers throughout the Midwest, with a focus on political and governmental coverage.

Jeffrey Sommers

Professor Jeffrey Sommers is professor at UWM, where he also is senior fellow at their Institute of World Affairs. He maintains a visiting professorship at the Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. He has held several U.S. State Department Fulbright... Read More

Jill Sommers MA, CPC

Jill Sommers is the founder of Move2Live and Jill M Sommers Performance Coaching. Jill is a highly regarded educator, coach and presenter with a passion for delivering high-energy presentations and classes on the topics of mindful living, conscious awareness, high-performance... Read More

Brian Sonderman

Brian Sonderman is the Executive Director of Milwaukee Habitat for Humanity. Under his leadership, Milwaukee Habitat has earned the Habitat for Humanity Affiliate of Distinction designation, the Biz Times Large Non-Profit of the Year and been recognized nationally for its... Read More

Jill Sopha

Jill Hamill Sopha is the owner and managing director of Sopha Mediation LLC. As a full-time employment attorney mediator, Jill combines her unique and unparalleled experience with her passion to help employers and employees find resolutions to workplace disputes and... Read More

Richard Sorbello

Richard Sorbello is a Professor Emeritus at UW-Milwaukee, where he has taught and performed research in physics for 35 years. Born of Sicilian immigrants in New York City, he obtained B.S. and M.S. degrees from MIT and a PhD from... Read More

Chad Sorce

Born and raised in West Allis, Wis., Chad graduated from Wisconsin Lutheran College with a bachelor’s of business administration with an emphasis in marketing and management. Chad is currently teaching at UW-Milwaukee in the Outreach Department, and is also the... Read More

Kantara Souffrant

Dr. Kantara Souffrant is the inaugural Curator of Community Dialogue at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Souffrant is an artist-scholar, museum educator, trained facilitator, and curator who brings her passion for community engagement, dialogue and facilitation to her work as a... Read More

Daniel Speckhard

Daniel Speckhard serves as the president and CEO of Corus International, a family of nonprofits and for-profits including Lutheran World Relief and IMA World Health, dedicated to ending poverty and building healthy communities in the world’s most challenging places. A... Read More

Dianne Spector

Throughout Dianne Spector’s adult life, she has studied and learned from wonderful Jewish educators. With a small Jewish population of 2.22% in the U.S. and .57% in Wisconsin, many have little connection to someone who is Jewish. When the opportunity presents... Read More

Leslie Spencer-Herrera

Leslie Spencer-Herrera provides business services to various organizations. She has lived and worked in various states, Australia, China and Mexico. Born and schooled in Mexico and the U.S., she has firsthand experience of two conflicting views of the same historic... Read More

Mary Lee Spitz

Mary Lee Spitz is a licensed occupational therapist in the state of Wisconsin. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in OT at Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, WI in 1978 and a Masters in Education from Carroll College, Waukesha, WI in 1995.... Read More

Cary Spivak

Cary Spivak is an investigative reporter at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.  He has covered and investigated a wide range of subjects including white collar crime, slumlords, corrupt lawyers and gambling. 

Jason Spottek

Jason Spottek has been teaching since 2003. He started teaching private lessons in music stores, then worked in MPS as a traveling music teacher, teaching bass, cello and violin. Later he taught orchestra at Marshall High School. There he developed... Read More

James Squires

James Squires is a seasoned manufacturing and quality professional with over 30 years of experience in the automotive, aerospace, medical device and military industries. He holds a BS in Applied Engineering from Michigan State University, an MBA from Eastern Michigan... Read More

UWM CEAS Staff and Faculty

Participants in Engineering Wonders will get to know and work with a number of exciting students and professors from UWM’s College of Engineering & Applied Science (CEAS). The course is coordinated by Chris Beimborn, STEM Outreach Specialist for CEAS. Beimborn... Read More

Sam Stair

Sam Stair is the owner of S2 Real Estate and S2 Technologies. S2 Real Estate has 406 rental units contained in 50 buildings in Milwaukee County. S2 Technologies is a small business computer support firm in business for more than... Read More

George Stanley

George Stanley has worked to foster a culture that encourages the Journal Sentinel newsroom to innovate and aspire while focusing on strengths that distinguish it from other regional news sources, including in-depth investigative journalism, expert beat coverage and breaking news... Read More

Sally Stanton Ph.D,

Dr. Sally Stanton is certified to teach Zentangle Art and Yoga, among many other things. (She also teaches writing at UWM.) She believes in the power of creativity to heal and inspire, and loves proving wrong those who say, “I’m... Read More

Janice Staral

Janice Staral served as a professor and director of the Social Work Department at Concordia University and Marquette University. She earned a Ph.D. in urban studies from UWM. Her research for her dissertation was conducted at a central city Lutheran... Read More

Bruce Stark

Bruce Stark, associate professor emeritus, taught undergraduates for more than 40 years in France, Israel, India and at UWM. He enjoys working with adults as he did at Columbia, Cornell, Madison, in the Army, and now at Osher.

Andrew Starsky

Andrew Starsky earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University in 1992. After practicing in the engineering field for 3 years, he returned to Marquette and received a Master of Physical Therapy in 1998. While working full... Read More

Susie G Stein

Susie G. Stein has studied French for more than 50 years. She holds an AbD in French literature and romance philology from Columbia University in New York City and has taught French from kindergarten to the university level. Currently, she... Read More

Rona Steingart

Rona earned a BFA from Washington University, St. Louis and a Master of Arts from the University of Wisconsin. She has been an art history lecturer at Hodges University in Naples, Florida for the past four years. As an art... Read More

Dan Steininger

Dan Steininger is the president and co-founder of BizStarts Milwaukee – an organization that facilitates the creation of new companies in Southeast Wisconsin. He writes a column for BizTimes entitled “Innovate or Die,” and is also the president of Steininger... Read More

Judy Steininger

Judith Steininger has worked as a research chemist, an academic and a writer. She has taught at Boston College, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee School of Engineering and as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Kenya, East Africa. Writing and editing for engineering... Read More

Juliëtte Sterkens

Dutch-born audiologist Dr. Juliëtte Sterkens has 40+ years of experience in the field of audiology and hearing rehabilitation. She is on her encore career as a consumer and hearing loop advocate for the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA). She... Read More

Amy Stevenson

Amy is a structural engineer with GRAEF working in the Industrial group. She has a BSCE from Lawrence Technological University in Southfield, MI. Amy is involved in various volunteer projects with GRAEF, including co-chairing the Canstruction event.

Kathleen Stilin

Kathleen Stilin holds a in communication and a master’s degree in library and information science from UW-Milwaukee. She is a life-long Milwaukeean and an adult services librarian at St. Francis Public Library. Her interests include travel, photography and genealogy.

Angel Stoddard MS

Angel Stoddard’s passion to support administrators and early childhood professionals in their pursuit of excellence throughout their program and the field is evidenced by her career path. With a Master’s degree in Administrative Leadership, Angel teaches full-time for UW Milwaukee... Read More

Nancy Stohs

Much of Nancy Stohs’ 41-year career at The Milwaukee Journal and Journal Sentinel was focused on its food coverage. For 25 years, until January 2020, she was its food editor, planning, editing and writing for two weekly sections and the... Read More

Dr. Stan Stojkovic

Dr. Stan Stojkovic is former Dean of the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare and current member of the criminal justice and criminology department at UWM. He has spent over 40 years working with police departments and correctional agencies addressing... Read More

Bill Stokes

Bill is a retired newspaper columnist with Wisconsin State Journal, Milwaukee Journal and Chicago Tribune. He is the author of eight books, some of which are compilations of newspaper work. His published collection “Hi-ho Silver Anyway” was named “best nonfiction... Read More

Jane Stoltz

Jane is energized in various ways both in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and beyond. Besides her usual outdoor activities, in 2020, staying close to home, she discovered some new activities. She joined a local activist group, getting out and registering people to... Read More

George Stone

George Stone is professor emeritus of natural science at  Milwaukee Area Technical College and the current organizer of the annual Sustainability Summit in Milwaukee.

Doug Stowell

Doug Stowell has been an OLLI Instructor at Furman University in Greenville, SC since 2015 and a national instructor since 2018. His career includes Director of Market Research for the Xerox Corp, US Director for the UK firm National Opinion... Read More

Kim Stratton

Kim has been an early childhood teacher for the past 12 years.  She earned her bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education at UW-Milwaukee and has since taught at the UWM Children’s Center. Kim is currently in her fourth year teaching... Read More

George Strick

Professionally, George Strick was a trial attorney and investigator for the National Labor Relations Board. He is an amateur historian with special areas of interest in military, diplomatic, Mid-East, European, Civil War and both World Wars. He is also a... Read More

Johann Rudolf Strickler PhD

J. Rudi Strickler’s work in imaging microscopic aquatic zooplankters as they navigate and manipulate their watery habitats has reversed previous scholarship that asserted the tiny creatures survived by chance encounters. His research proved the tiny transparent relatives of shrimp, which... Read More

Terri Strodthoff PhD

Terri Strodthoff is the founder and executive director of the Alma Center, Inc., a community-based agency in Milwaukee working to break the cycle of violence in families. The Alma Center is a research-based, gender-specific agency providing pioneering trauma-informed healing, education,... Read More

Richard Strong

Richard Strong is a member of the ACS Rubber Division and is currently serving on the Subdivision Advisory Committee. He is a past Chairman and life member of the Ohio Rubber Group. He is President and CEO of Elastomeric Consulting... Read More

Martin Strouse

Martin Strouse has been a pharmacist for over 40 years. Thirty of those years, he have worked for Omnicare CVS subsidiary. Since High School, Strouse have been a student of Winston Churchill. He has read the majority of the books... Read More

Kristin Strunk SHRM

Kristin is a passionate culture advocate and versatile human resource executive with progressive experience in multiple functional areas and global site management, including talent management, change leadership, leadership coaching, employee engagement and employee and labor relations. She focuses on partnering... Read More

John Stumpff

John A. Stumpff’s recent credits include, stage manager in “Prince of Players” (midwest premiere and recording), the stage director in “Sister Carrie” (world premiere and recording), Parpignol in “La bohème,” Ferrando in “Così fan tutte,” Don Jose in “Carmen,” and... Read More

Christopher Sturdevant

Christopher Sturdevant is a children’s librarian who resides in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. His interest in the Cold War began while growing up during the 1980s. Chris studied history and physics at Carroll University. He is a U.S. Air Force veteran and... Read More

Nancy Sturino

Nancy Sturino has a bachelor’s degree from Marquette University and a master’s degree from UWM. She has taught middle and high school French, English and Reading for 35 years. Since her retirement, she is pursuing her interests including family time,... Read More

Paige Styler

Paige Styler has been at attorney in the Milwaukee trial office of the state public defender for 25 years, where she is the deputy regional attorney manager. She helped institute the Milwaukee County pretrial diversion program and is working on... Read More

Kevin Sucher

Grammy nominated and Oscar winning entertainment executive Kevin Sucher has returned to Milwaukee. Bringing his unique experiences to lead 88Nine Radio Milwaukee as their new executive director.

Marie Suesse

Marie C. Suesse is an experienced human capital professional and a member of the Human Capital leadership team at Artisan Partners. Marie serves as a senior business partner to various departments across the organization, focusing on talent development and performance... Read More

Greg Sukowaty

Greg is a first-year teacher of physics and chemistry. He received his Bachelor of Science from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in physical science education and is currently pursuing his first job, focusing on working in the Milwaukee Public School system.... Read More

Carrie Sullivan

Carrie Sullivan has been working in the education field for 15 years. She has taught her entire career in Milwaukee Public Schools. Fourteen of those years were at Hartford University School located on the UWM campus, where she taught K5 and... Read More

Meribeth Sullivan

Meribeth Sullivan has been a Recycling Specialist for Waukesha County for more than 15 years, doing education and outreach, school- and business-recycling assistance and compost education. In 2010, she completed training and passed the written examination at the Midwest Extension... Read More

Carolyn Suneja

Cary is a bookbinder and marble artist, and owner of the Tea Cup Bindery in Menomonee Falls, where she specializes in the restoration of antiquarian books, and the creation of designed bindings ( Cary has a master’s degree in literature... Read More

Peter C. Surette Sr.

Pete Surette joined the rubber industry in 1969 after he graduated from the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, with a B.S. Degree in Plastics Engineering. Pete has held various positions throughout his career involving laboratory management, compound design, process evaluation, process... Read More

Gabrielle Sustache

Gabrielle Sustache is a a freshman at UW-Milwaukee, double-majoring in dance and kinesiology. She began dancing at age three and continues training in contemporary, tap and hip-hop dance. Gabi is a member of Danceworks on Tap (DOT), Danceworks’ resident tap... Read More

Liz Sutton

Liz has spent her career working to engage and inspire young people through STEM and environmental science education.  In 2008 she transitioned into higher education, working as the assistant director and STEM Specialist for UWM College for Kids before developing... Read More

Jonathan T. Swain JD

Jonathan is a member of the board of directors and senior attorney of the law firm of Lindner & Marsack, S.C. in Milwaukee. He focuses his practice on the representation of management in labor and employment law matters, representing clients... Read More

Barbara Sweeney

I am a retired financial advisor. My sixth decade was spent living in Door County, Wisconsin participating in the arts community there with my own watercolor studio and gallery. As a member of the Miller Art Museum Board and the Women’s Fund of Door County Board, I was able to promote and influence... Read More

Carolyn Sweers

Carolyn Sweers taught philosophy and history courses for 25 years at New Trier High School in Winnetka, Illinois. After retiring in 1994, Sweers continued to teach in older adult education programs in the Chicago area.

Mark Sweet

Mark Sweet practices law primarily in the areas of labor and employment law on behalf of unions and employees. He received his bachelor’s degree, with honors from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1990 and his JD, cum laude, from the... Read More

William Swinson

Since 1981 William Swinson has been educating pre- and post-Medicare age prospects of their rights, options and entitlements to Medicare. He has implemented supplement plans to meet their needs through fact finding, assisting with additional needs based on their individual... Read More

Michael S. Switzenbaum

Dr. Michael S. Switzenbaum is an environmental engineer with 40 years of teaching and research experience. He joined the faculty at Clarkson University in 1978, and moved to the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 1981. He came to Marquette University... Read More

Laurie Szpot

Laurie Szpot is a dream teacher who was trained by Robert Moss, creator of Active Dreaming and author of over 10 books specializing in dreams. Szpot has been interested in dreams from a young age and has come to understand... Read More

Lawrence Tabak

Tabak has written for numerous national and regional publications, as well as working in a number of corporate communication positions. His articles and essays have appeared in The New York Times, the in-flight magazines for American and United, Fast Company,... Read More

Dan Talarczyk

Daniel R. Talarczyk is a Professional Engineer and Professional Land Surveyor at the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District. He is also a PhD Candidate in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. His research to date... Read More

Kyle Talbott

Kyle Talbott is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and a Design Partner at The Exhibits Team, an architecture, interior architecture, and educational exhibit design firm located in Milwaukee WI and Denver CO. Talbott uses parametric... Read More

Mary Beth Tallon

With a Ph.D in theatre history from the University of Paris-Sorbonne, Mary Beth Tallon taught at Marquette University for 32 years in both the theater and English departments. Her particular interest is in the history of modern American theater. She... Read More

Jenny Tasse

Jenny is the director of the Milwaukee Jewish Community Relations Council. The JCRC speaks as the representative of the Jewish community on issues of public affairs and public policy by convening and mobilizing the Jewish community through education, advocacy, social... Read More

Nancy Tawney

Nancy Tawney is an Osher member who enjoys theater. Nancy is grateful for the local thriving arts community that offers many options to attend live theater and will share her enthusiasm for drama.

Jorna Taylor

Taylor cut her teeth in politics while attending UW Milwaukee in the mid-90’s where she was a multi-year student senator with the Student Association, Vice President of the Free Burma Coalition and President of the College Democrats at UWM, running... Read More

Julia Taylor

Julia has been president of the Greater Milwaukee Committee since 2002. Prior to the GMC, she was the president of the YWCA of Greater Milwaukee for 16 years.

Richard Taylor

Richard was a CPA for Arthur Andersen & Co., has an EMBA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM), and is an adjunct professor at UWM in finance. He has been a financial officer for both large and small businesses, has owned... Read More

William Taylor

William R. Taylor is successful travel, self-improvement, humor, and technical article writer published in over twenty national and regional magazines. He also presented technical papers at national and international conferences. He completed writing courses from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, the... Read More

Melissa Temke MEd

Melissa Temke has been a teacher in Milwaukee Public Schools since 2002. She currently serves on the Violence Prevention Program where she provides professional development and support for educators in the areas of classroom management, social and emotional learning, trauma-sensitive... Read More

Stanley Temple

Stanley (Stan) Temple is the Beers-Bascom Professor Emeritus in Conservation in the Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology at UW-Madison. For 32 years he held the academic position once occupied by Aldo Leopold. He is currently a Senior Fellow with... Read More

Dr. Matt TenEyck

Dr. Matt TenEyck is an experienced professional who brings 20 years of successful experience in planning, administrating, managing, and executing grants/contracts in the area of environmental sciences. Matt has served as principal and co-principal investigator on several research projects in... Read More

Barb Tengesdal PhD

Dr. Tengesdal has had many roles throughout her career in Early Childhood Education. Honoring 40 years in the field, she currently is the project coordinator for the Wisconsin Infant Toddler Policy Project, a lead reviewer on NAEYC/CAEP accreditation review teams,... Read More

Amy Terry

Amy Terry serves as assistant director of the Field Experience Center of Excellence at Northwestern Mutual, where she has spent the last 15 years. She has held a variety of leadership roles for multiple teams as well as individual contributors.... Read More

Elizabeth Thelen M.S.

Elizabeth is a founding team member of The Water Council. Currently she is known as the “BREW Master” as Director of the water technology accelerator called the BREW (Business. Research. Entrepreneurship. In Wisconsin.) She is also leading the Pilot Deployment... Read More

James W Theres

James William Theres is an award-winning public affairs officer and speechwriter at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, D.C. He has received 10 national awards for speechwriting, feature writing, event planning and media affairs. He is also an award-winning... Read More

Steve Thibeault

Steve Thibeault is the president of Poly-Ject Inc., a custom injection molder and mold maker located in Amherst, NH. He has a bachelor’s degree in plastics Engineering from the University of Massachusetts-Lowell. He has designed and built hundreds of injection... Read More

Antoinette Thomas

Antoinette Thomas is the assistant director of organizational change management at Northwestern Mutual. Her professional interests and skills include change management, business consulting, strategy development, project management and community advocacy. She has worked at NM for six years in a... Read More

Denise Thomas

Denise Thomas is the president and owner of The Effective Communication Coach, LLC, a consultancy focused on transforming emerging and existing professionals into extraordinary leaders by mastering the art of effective communication. With 19 years of experience in working for... Read More

Devin Thomas

Devin Thomas is a clinical assistant professor and field liaison in the Social Work Department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She earned her MSW from the Jane Addams College of Social Work at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Devin... Read More

Dwanyell Thomas

Dwanyell Thomas is an accomplished senior HR professional in the financial services industry. She leads with strong business acumen and demonstrated ability to convert a company’s strategic priorities that maximize human capital initiatives to improve performance, profitability, growth and employee... Read More

Sarah Thomas

On April 8, 2015, Sarah Thomas was one of nine new game officials added to the National Football League (NFL) officiating roster for the 2015 season, becoming the first full-time female official in NFL history. Her history-making game happened on... Read More

Heather Thomas Flores

Heather Thomas Flores is the operations and project manager for Life After Hate, Inc. She holds a Master of Science in cultural anthropology as well as a Professional Certificate in Nonprofit Management from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  Heather received her... Read More

Larry Thompson

Larry D. Thompson is Counsel to Atlanta law firm of Finch McCranie, LLP. In 2017, Mr. Thompson was appointed by the DOJ as Independent Corporate Compliance Monitor and Auditor for Volkswagen AG. Mr. Thompson previously served as PepsiCo’s Executive Vice... Read More

Tamara Thomsen

Tamara Thomsen is a maritime archaeologist with Wisconsin Historical Society’s Maritime Preservation and Archaeology program. Her research has resulted in the nomination of 55 submerged sites to the National Register of Historic Places. She has received awards from the Association... Read More

Jan Thornberg

Jan Thornberg has been a proud member of UWM’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute for about 11 years. Jan retired 12 years ago from S. C. Johnson & Son, Inc. after 25 years in information technology. She lives in Waterford, Wisconsin... Read More

Patricia Thorpe

Patricia held a number of jobs before her retirement at age 65. She is most proud of being the mother of four boys, with her son David reentering her life in 2007.

Pat Tibbetts

Pat Tibbetts was born in Washington, D.C. She graduated from Hood College, Frederick, MD, with a BA degree in political science and history. Tibbetts retired after 30 years as a senior project manager working in the information technology field. She... Read More

Alison Tierney

Alison Tierney is a registered dietitian, board-certified in oncology nutrition. Her passion is focused on preventing, managing and reversing chronic diseases with nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. Alison focuses on recommendations strongly rooted in scientific evidence to help others take... Read More

Deanna L. Tillisch

Deanna L. Tillisch is president & CEO of the United Performing Arts Fund (UPAF), the largest nonprofit of its type in the country. UPAF raises much-needed dollars for 15 “Member Groups” that deliver world-class performances and nationally recognized arts education throughout... Read More

John Timmerman

John Timmerman has had the pleasure of participating for over 25 years in one of the fastest-growing elastomer industries in the processing of silicone rubber in both high consistency and liquid forms. He started his career in tool design but... Read More

Nathan Tokarek

Nathan is a current doctoral student in the kinesiology program at UWM with a serious passion for play! He is a strong believer that physical activity can come in many forms, and does not always require structure or planning. Some... Read More

Howard Tolkan

Howard Tolkan has been a passionate opera buff since his college days and has presented many talks about opera and classical music to various community groups. He retired after practicing law in Milwaukee for almost forty years. He now devotes... Read More

Dimitri Topitzes PhD

James “Dimitri” Topitzes, PhD, LCSW, is an associate professor in the Helen Bader School of Social Welfare at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (UWM). Dr. Topitzes designs, implements, and tests programs aimed at addressing psychological trauma. In 2013, he created the... Read More

Nancy Torphy

While raising my sons, I made the decision to go to graduate school at UWM and, shall I say, a bit late in life became a librarian. My 25 years at Milwaukee Public Library brought everything I love together….sharing information,... Read More

Lucas Torres PhD

Lucas Torres, PhD, is an associate professor in the Psychology Department at Marquette University. Torres received his doctoral degree in clinical psychology from Purdue University and completed a Multicultural Post-doctoral Research Fellowship at the University of Notre Dame. Prior to... Read More

Mel Toub

Mel was born in New York City and attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he obtained a bachelor’s and master’s degree in materials engineering, as well as an MBA. From 1973 to 1975, he worked for the Coated Abrasives Division of... Read More

Paul Tough

Paul Tough is the author, most recently, of “Helping Children Succeed: What Works and Why.” His previous book, “How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character,” was translated into 27 languages and spent more than a year... Read More

Ted Tousman

Ted is a retired pharmacist and formerly an officer of large national drug distributor. He has been an Osher member for 5 years, and serves as the chairman of membership committee, is a member of the public relations committee and... Read More

Debra Trakel

Debra Trakel, ACSW, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker (LCSW) in Wisconsin and Illinois and an Episcopal priest. Most recently she has been the Director of Client Services for the Milwaukee LGBT Community Center and now works as a... Read More

Shary Tran

Shary Tran is the global diversity equity and inclusion leader for Amazon Worldwide Operations. Prior to her role at Amazon, Shary spent eight years as director of diversity and inclusion at Froedtert Health and 15 years in manufacturing with companies... Read More

Leon Travanti

Professor Emeritus Leon Travanti of the Art & Design Program at UWM’s Peck School of the Arts has worked worldwide for corporations as a location drawing/painting artist and brings his experience into the experimental nature of classes.

Julie Travia

Julie Travia is an experienced product content strategy lead with Northwestern Mutual. Julie cultivated her unique perspective over 20 years in the marketing, advertising, community service and health care industries. Her content strategy direction, creative development and consulting roles for... Read More

Tracey Treacy MS, LPC

Tracy Treacy is the director and a clinician at the D & S Healing Center. Her work specializes in serving a diverse population including individual work, couples, group and small business onsite counseling services with an emphasis and specialty in... Read More

Dr. Tererai Trent

Dr. Tererai Trent

One of today’s most internationally recognized voices for quality education and women’s empowerment, Dr. Tererai Trent is a symbol of hope for children around the world. Her picture book, “The Girl Who Buried Her Dreams in a Can (October 2015),”... Read More

Mary Triggiano

Chief Judge Mary E. Triggiano was appointed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court in February 2020 to serve as chief judge of the state’s First Judicial District, which is comprised of Milwaukee County. As the chief judge, Judge Triggiano is the... Read More

Charles Trimberger

Creative writing is at the core of my retirement identity. I always knew that it, especially poetry, was “in there” somewhere. In fact, my clients would often remark that I relied on stories and metaphors to communicate with them. I... Read More

Tony Tsai MEd

蔡 东 毅 Tony Tsai born and raised in Shanghai, China, has been living in Milwaukee since 1986. He received a BA from Shanghai Teachers University in Shanghai, China, and an MEd from Marquette University in Milwaukee. Tony is bicultural... Read More

Misa Tsuyoshi

Misa Tsuyoshi is a Japanese native, who gr