Board

Laura Cogan

Laura Cogan

Board Member Since: 2013

Current Employer: Clean Rite Supply, Inc.

Title: President and CFO

Education: Milwaukee County General Hospital Nursing Program
LPN Nursing Program, WCTC

Ms. Cogan supports the community through the following areas of involvement:

  • BOMA Milwaukee (Member)
  • MMAC (Member)
  • St. John Vianney Church (Member)
  • Milwaukee County Green Project (Board Member)
  • St. Charles (Program Development Volunteer)
Dr. Zabrina Decker

Dr. Zabrina Decker

Board Member Since: 2004

Current Employer: Archdiocese of Milwaukee

Title: Tribunal Chancellor/Defender of the Bond

Education: Loyola University, Chicago, Masters in Religious Education
Catholic University of America, Licentiate of Canon Law
Catholic University of America, Doctorate in Canon Law

Community Contributions:
Dr. Decker supports the community through her involvement in her parish as a Eucharistic Minister and Confirmation program volunteer as well as general volunteer for fish frys and parish dinners. She also gives general presentations on canon law and teaches in the permanent Diaconate program for the Archdiocese.

Additional community involvement includes:

  • Thomas Moore Society (Member)
  • Cannon Law Society of America (Member)
  • St. Charles Youth & Family Services (Event Volunteer)
Lindsey Draper

Lindsey Draper

Board Member Since: 2004

Current Employer: Self-Employed

Title: Attorney

Education: Seattle University, B.A., History
Marquette University Law School, Juris Doctor

Lindsey Draper has spent over 30 years in advancing the legal field in Wisconsin. After having earned a law degree from Marquette University, he served in a number of capacities, including as a Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney, an Assistant State Public Defender, and a Judicial Court Commissioner primarily with the Children’s Court. After retiring from Milwaukee County, Mr. Draper served as the Disproportionate Minority Contact Coordinator for the State of Wisconsin’s Office of Justice Assistance which was eventually taken over by the Department of Justice.

Mr. Draper supports the community through the following areas of involvement:

  • Attorney Coach, Wauwatosa West Mock Trial Team
  • Teacher, East Side Child and Youth Ministry (Middle School)
  • Standing Committee on Client Protection, American Bar Association (Chairmanship through August 2016)
  • National Client Protection Organization (Board Member)
  • Felmers Chaney Advocacy Board (Member)
  • Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist (Member)

Dr. Stephen Hargarten

Board Member Since: 1996

Current Employer: Medical College of Wisconsin

Title: Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine

Education: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, B.A. History
Medical College of Wisconsin, Doctor of Medicine
John Hopkins University, Masters of Public Health

Dr. Hargarten entered his medical career as an Emergency Physician in Milwaukee. Since 1997, he has also worked within the Medical College of Wisconsin in various capacities and is now Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Hargarten supports the community through the following areas of involvement:

  • Advocated for Highway & Auto Safety (Co-Chair and Board Member)
  • Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Public Health Task Force ( Member)
  • State Trauma Advisory Committee (Chair)
  • Fighting Back (Board Member)
Dr. Karen R. Jackson

Karen Renee Jackson, Ph.D.

Board Member Since: 1988

Current Employer: Retired Chief Human Capital Officer, MPS.
Currently adjunct professor, Concordia Wisconsin University

Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison, BA. Sociology
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, MS. Educational Psychology
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Ph. D. Urban Education
Certifications held: Wisconsin DPI – superintendent, principal, curriculum and instruction, director special education, guidance counselor
Dr. Karen R. Jackson has held senior executive positions in human resources management for a number of public schools, including the D.C. public school district and Milwaukee Public Schools. She has also served as a Cabinet-level appointee for former Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker with responsibility for overseeing the Division of Human Resources. Dr. Jackson has been involved with a variety of both national and local organizations. Even since retirement in 2015 with over forty years in education and related fields, she maintains a strong interest in working within education administration with intention of bettering education as a profession, encouraging people to pursue teaching as a career, as well as raising academic performance of students.

Dr. Jackson supports the community through the following areas of involvement:

  • Ascension Fellowship Church
  • Cream City Chapter, The Links, Incorporated
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Epsilon Kappa Omega Chapter
  • MMABSE (Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Black School Educators)
  • UW-Milwaukee Emeritus Board
  • Girlfriends, Inc.
  • Agape Community Center (board member)
  • OSHER (member – UWM)
  • Pi Lambda Theta, Phi Delta Kappa
Ann Johnson

Ms. Ann Johnson

Board Member Since: 2016

Current Employer: GMK Companies

Title: Director of Finance

Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison, Bachelors, Accounting &
Risk Management.
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Masters in Business
Administration
Certified Public Accountant, State of Wisconsin

Ms. Johnson supports the community through the following areas of involvement:

  • Germantown Community Scholarship Fund (Treasurer)
  • American Heart Association, Waukesha (Past President)
  • Envision/Tempo Waukesha
Mike Jones

Mike Jones

Board Member Since: 2003

Current Employer: Michael Best Law Firm

Title: “Of Counsel”

Education: University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A.
Marquette University Law School, Juris Doctor

Mike Jones began his career with Miller Brewing Company in 1982 as an intern. Twenty years later, Mr. Jones became Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary for the company. After 30 years with the company, Mike Jones retired from his position of Vice President of Corporate Affairs for MillerCoors LLC.

Mr. Jones supports the community through the following areas of involvement:

  • Black Arts Think Tank (Board Member)
  • Milwaukee Academy of Science (Board Member)
  • Wisconsin Policy Research Institute (Board Member)
  • Zoological Society of Milwaukee County (Past Board Member)
  • AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin (Past Board Member)
  • United Performing Arts Fund (Past Board Member)
  • Milwaukee Brewers Baseball Club (Past Board Member)
  • Milwaukee Public Museum (Past Board Chair)
Bruce Kamradt

Bruce Kamradt

Board Member Since: 2016

Current Employer: -Retired Director of Wraparound Milwaukee
-Currently works as a consultant on children’s mental health for the National Technical Assistance Network (University of Maryland) and for the Alliance for children and Families, Inc.

Title: Consultant

Education: University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh, Bachelor Degree
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Master of Social Work

Mr. Kamradt is the creator, and the past Director of Wraparound Milwaukee, a unique system of care in the U.S. which was Harvard University’s-Kennedy School of Government 2009-10 winner of the Best Innovation in American Government. Mr. Kamradt has authored numerous articles on Wraparound Milwaukee and consults nationally on this model.

Mr. Kamradt supports the community through the following areas of involvement:

  • Families United of Milwaukee, Board of Directors Member
  • Initiative for Mental Health Leadership(IIMHL), Member
Milton Kuyers

Milt Kuyers

Board Member Since: 1971

Current Employer: GMK Companies

Title: CEO

Education: Calvin College, Pre-Business
University of Michigan, Bachelors of Business Administration
University of Michigan, Masters in Business Administration
Certified Public Accountant

Milton Kuyers is Chairman and CEO OF GMK Companies, Inc. and Digicorp, Inc. He has volunteered his business acumen to religious and civic institutions alike, from Milwaukee and the Midwest to New Mexico, Haiti, Russia, and Kenya. Mr. Kuyers has served on the St. Charles Youth & Family Services, Inc. Board of Directors since 1971, and was elected to serve as Board Chair for five years.

Mr. Kuyers supports the community through the following areas of involvement:

  • Partners Worldwide (Founder) -Developing and strengthening sustainable jobs in developing countries utilizing the expertise of established professionals.
  • Brookfield Christian Reformed Church (Elder, Christian Education Fund Treasurer)
  • Christian Reformed Church in North America (Board of World Ministries Member, National Board of Trustees Member)
  • Calvin College (Board of Trustees, Chairman)
  • Trinity College (Board of Trustees, Member)
  • Milwaukee Christian School (Board of Trustees, Member)
  • Knoernschild Trust (President and Board Member)
James Madlom

James Madlom

Board Member Since: 2013

Current Employer: Mueller Communications

Title: Chief Operating Officer

Education: Marquette University, B.A. English and Philosophy
Marquette University Law School, Juris Doctor

Mr. Madlom supports the community through the following areas of involvement:

  • Alzheimer’s Association of Southeastern Wisconsin (Board Member)
  • Milwaukee Public Theatre (Board Member)
  • Rotary Club of Milwaukee (Volunteer)
  • Wisconsin Bar Association (Volunteer)
  • Shorewood Foundation (Past President)
  • Volunteer Center of Milwaukee (Past Board Member)
  • Everyday Philanthropists (Past Board Member)
  • Non-Profit Center of Milwaukee (Past Board Member)
  • St. Herman’s Orthodox Church of West Bend (Member)
John Novotny

John Novotny

Board Member Since: 2015

Current Employer: Marquette University

Title: Senior Director of Development, Law School

Education: Marquette University, BA, Arts and Sciences
Marquette University, MA, History

Mr. Novotny supports the community through the following areas of involvement:

  • Jesuit Retreat House-Oshkosh (Participated in the task force to create an advisory board; served as an active member 2006 – 2012)
  • Alpha Sigma Nu Danihy Club Alumni Board -Southeast Wisconsin’s regional Jesuit Honor Society (Served as treasurer during part of two plus terms 2002 – 2009)
  • Peter Favre Forum-Milwaukee (Served on the executive committee of this spiritual formation group for area professionals co-sponsored by Marquette University’s College of Business Administration and the Milwaukee Archdiocese 2002 – 07).
  • Marquette University’s Committee on Administrators -Milwaukee (Past Chair)
  • Marquette University Mission Council-Milwaukee (Sounding board participant)
  • St. Mary’s Visitation Parish -Elm Grove (Advancement Committee Member, Boys and Girls Basketball Coach, Chair of the School Committee, and served on the school’s Public Relations Committee)
  • Marquette University High School Alumni Board-Milwaukee (Participated in the task force that created the Alumni Board. Spirit of Ignatius Committee, Past President)
  • United Way of Greater Milwaukee (Served as Education Sector Co-Chair in 1999).
  • Wisconsin Right to Life (Volunteered on the Communications Committee 1988 – 1995).