How long have you been a volunteer for United Way and what inspired you to want to be an advocate for our organization?
I've been volunteering for about 8 years. I truly love this organization and what it represents, and most importantly, the output of it's focus. United Way inspires me in many ways, however it's been my experience in the last several years with Women's Leadership and the amazing people I've had the honor to meet and work alongside that have encouraged me to take the next step!
What do you hope to accomplish as a co-chair of Women’s Leadership?
Through positive and visible leadership, I hope to inspire others to give, to engage and to share their gifts with United Way and the Greater Milwaukee community; and though active collaboration with council members to make a deliberate, and positive impact on young women and girls, who deserve our best.
You just spent the last 3 months in the UK. Did you notice any similarities, or differences, in the way communities respond to critical issues and supports those in need compared to the Greater Milwaukee area?
I can say that we should be extremely proud of the way our community works together to improve and advance health, education, and financial stability concerns. I think culturally, there are similarities to engage and support others, however the methods in which they get there are different. It made me even more proud to be a part of United Way!
What advice would you give to those who may be interested in getting involved with United Way or helping their community?
Contact United Way and get started! It's very cliché, but that's how everything moves forward, you just have to start!
Tell us about your family.
Two really great children whom I adore; Harry who is 14 yrs old and is a freshman at Marquette University High School, and Emme is 11 yrs old and a 6th grader at St. Robert Catholic School in Shorewood. We also have 2 cats; Moxie, a real rascal and Maddie, a quiet princess (smile.) Really critical to our family dynamic, though, is my husband Stuart, who serves on the executive board of a large non-profit. He keeps me inspired, sane and most importantly makes us all laugh!