Our staff and volunteers live our mission to unite the community to achieve measurable results and change lives every day. Together, we are The Power of Many. Working for All.

2023 Board of Directors

The Board is comprised of key community stakeholders who volunteer their time and talent to provide leadership and strategic governance to increase economic stability and decrease racial disparity in all our work.

The Board works with staff and over 60 volunteer committees to establish our goals and monitor our results to achieve equitable outcomes in education, financial stability and health – and ensures we are deploying our resources in the most effective, efficient way.

The Board upholds the organization’s commitment to a diverse staff and volunteer structure that reflects the broader Dane County community.

Board Chair

Jay Sekelsky

Zermatt Investors, LLC

President & CEO

Renee Moe

United Way of Dane County

Paul Kundert, Vice Chair
UW Credit Union

Tim Ryan, Treasurer
Lake Ridge Bank

Jane F. “Ginger” Zimmerman, Secretary
Murphy Desmond SC

Chief Shon Barnes
City of Madison

Jacquelyn Boggess
Center for Family Policy and Practice

Nolan Brown

Bryan Chan
Supranet Communications, Inc.

Christine Dahlhauser
Baker Tilly US, LLP

Dulce Maria Danel
PBS Wisconsin

Robert Durian
Alliant Energy

Dave Florin

Noel Gallagher
Laborers Local 464

Fabiola Hamdan
Dane County Department of Human Services

Claiborne Hill
SEIU Wisconsin

Dr. Carlton Jenkins
Madison Metropolitan School District

Jeff Keebler
Madison Gas and Electric Company    

Mark Koehl
Community Leader

Sean LaBorde
M3 Insurance 

Ross McDuffie
National Trust for Local News

Barbara McKinney
Community Leader and City of Madison Alder

Everett Mitchell
Dane County Circuit Court

Christine Negovani
By Youth For Youth Representative

 Rachel Neill
Carex Consulting

Dr. Corinda Rainey-Moore
UnityPoint Health

Ananth Seshedri
University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Economics

Kim Sponem
Summit Credit Union

Dr. Martha Stacker
Dane County Department of Human Services

Adam Stevenson
University of Wisconsin Law School

Gisèle Sutherland
BMO Wealth Management

David Sweitzer

Karen Timberlake
Children’s Wisconsin

Pete Vogel
Vogel Bros Building Co.

Derek Wallace
County of Dane/AFSCME Local 720

Amber Walker

Jesi Wang
MetaStar, Inc.

Bill Westrate
American Family Insurance

Agency Representatives

Lisa M. Peyton
The Foundation for Black Women’s Wellness

Scott Strong
RISE Wisconsin

Leadership Team

Renee Moe
President & CEO

For inquiries, please contact:Cathryn-Eve Halmay,
Executive Assistant/Communications(608) 246-4361cathryn-eve.halmay@uwdc.org

Jody Bartnick
Vice President, Community Impact
(608) 246-4353

Karen Soraya Burch
Vice President, Community Engagement & Marketing
(608) 246-4366

Justin Hardy
Vice President, Resource Development

Deirdre “Dede” Morgan
Director, Human Resources
(608) 246-5490

Nick Wood
CFO/Vice President, Finance & Administration
(608) 246-4397