In Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha County, too many people are left out of our public conversations. United Way of Greater Milwaukee & Waukesha County is changing this with Project LEAD—Leadership Effectiveness And Diversity.
This in-depth seven-week training program prepares community members for leadership roles on nonprofit boards and committees, with an emphasis on recruiting participants from underrepresented board populations (women, racially and ethnically diverse, young professionals).
- Learn the basic responsibilities of nonprofit boards
- Understand what is expected of individual board members
- Broaden your professional networks
- Influence decisions impacting our community
Participants will have an opportunity to be connected to agencies with a mission that corresponds to the participant’s personal interests. The program’s goal is to introduce each participant to a nonprofit board within six months of program completion.
Spring 2019 Project LEAD Class
Tonnetta Carter, Student
Dezirae Grant, Fearless Indeed Inc
Stanthia Grier, US Bank
Ashley Haas, Village of Greendale
Josiah Helbig, Rockwell Automation
Charles Howard, Retired
Rashonda Jones, The Parenting Network
Jas Kaur, Ellsworth Adhesives
Morgan Melka, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Kasra Mirmesdagh, Bostik
Joe Montemurro, MillerCoors
Laura Morales, Northwestern Mutual
Alysha Peters, Henkel US Operations
Joseph Poehlmann, Quarles & Brady LLP
Joanna Rivas, Girl Scouts of Wisconsin Southeast
Francisca Rodriguez, PNC Bank
Shariah Salahaladyn, Milwaukee Public Schools
Vanessa Sancha, PNC Bank
Jessica Sanchez, North Shore Bank
Marla Sayaovang, Northwestern Mutual
Lauren Sieben, Self-Employed
Kathleen Sims-Borner, Northwestern Mutual
Joshua Smith, A. O. Smith
Whitnee Smith, Quarles & Brady LLP
Frances Sutter, GMR Marketing
Cheri Taylor, Unitarian Universalist Association
Kalimah Tayyibba, MMAC
Rick Worzala, Baird
Spring 2019 Project LEAD Timeline
All sessions will be held from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted.
- Wednesday, April 17, 2019: Introductions & Photo Session
- Wednesday, April 24, 2019: Board Basics & Board Structure
- Wednesday, May 1, 2019: Advocacy & Learning from Experience
- Wednesday, May 8, 2019: Governance & Transparency
- Wednesday, May 15, 2019: Financial Management
- Wednesday, May 22, 2019: A Board's Role in Resource Development
- Wednesday, May 29, 2019: Making the Connection
- Wednesday, June 5, 2019: Learnings in Action
The application for the spring 2019 session is now closed.
Please check back in June to apply for the fall 2019 session.
For more information, contact Samantha Mitchell at 414.263.8202 or via email.