Lake Valley Camp appoints Schiller executive director

Lake Valley Camp, a summer camp that works with Milwaukee youth from underserved communities, has named Dan Schiller executive director.

Schiller, currently program director of Playworks Wisconsin, will take the helm of Lake Valley Camp on June 15. He will succeed Jim Flint, the organization’s first executive director. Flint devoted 13 years to that leadership role.

“More than 13 years ago, we embarked on a journey to provide exemplary experiences to the urban students of Milwaukee,” Bill Kellogg, board president or the organization, said in an announcement. “Under the leadership of Jim Flint and with a passionate and dedicated staff, we have successfully enriched the lives of thousands of Milwaukee children and their families. We are excited to have Dan on board to continue the legacy Jim helped start.”

Schiller has worked for Playworks Wisconsin since 2012. He previously served as a clinical intern for Pathfinders, a program manager for Make-A-Difference Wisconsin, a foster and adoption specialist for Children’s Service Society of Wisconsin, partnership development coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee, and a research associate for the National Council on Crime and Delinquency/Children’s Research Center.

Schiller earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2012. He completed a bachelor’s degree in psychology at UW-Madison in 2004.

Lake Valley Camp works with more than 400 area students each year, helping them build life and social skills.

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