Nonprofit People and Awards

Penfield Children’s Center, Milwaukee, has elected three new members to its board of directors. They include: Gregory Thornton, superintendent of Milwaukee Public Schools, John Sibson, vice president of corporate strategy at Johnson Controls and Michelle Mason, managing director of the American Society for Quality (ASQ).

JFS Housing, Inc. has added Tobey Libber as executive director.  Libber has more than 25 years of experience working in the Milwaukee community. Prior to JFSHI, he served as the Helen Bader Foundation’s program officer for Jewish Life and Learning where he managed the annual grant budget and was responsible for grant evaluation, technical assistance, and coalition building. 

The YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee has named Jackie Kacala as the new public relations specialist in the Marketing and Communications Department. Kacala will be responsible for managing media relations for the Y and leading communications efforts in support of various Y events and programs. Prior to joining the Y, Kacala spent two years with Mueller Communications, most recently serving as an assistant account executive.

The Friends of Schlitz Audubon Nature Center Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Nathan Smallwood as executive director of the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center. Smallwood will be replacing Elizabeth (Buffy) Cheek, who is retiring after 19 years of dedicated service to the Center and its community of supporters. Smallwood comes to SANC from the Taft Museum of Art in Cincinnati, Ohio, where he has been the director of Institutional Advancement.

MRA–The Management Association, Waukesha, has hired Lisa Gilmore as manager of business partnerships. Most recently, Gilmore served as a director and senior consultant with BPI group. Gilmore brings over 20 years of leadership and talent management experience primarily concentrated in career transition consulting and business development to the position.  

Paul Greenspan was recently hired as the business and facilities manager at the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center in Whitefish Bay.. Greenspan has worked for the past two years at Meridian International, a manufacturer of faucets and OEM parts. Prior to that, he owned Milwaukee Kitchen & Bath for 12 years.

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