Our TEAM

Our team is a diverse group of advocates who all have this in common: a desirE TO serve our friends in need with the dignity they deserve and to eliminate homelessness in Milwaukee.

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Eva Welch

Co-Founder and DirectoR

Fierce advocate, action activator, fun instigator. Her experience working with food pantries and her passion for people lead her to co-build Street Angels.

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Shelly Sarasin

Co-Founder and DirectoR

Relentless defender, tireless organizer, inventory guru. Met Eva serving at a warming shelter and decided to start Street Angels to expand the mission of feeding and assisting homeless friends. 

Joelle Bishop

OUTREACH PrepAration Manager

Scratch chef and meal planner who can organize a storage room like nobody's business. She is committed to creating healthy and delicious meals made with love.

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Jan WilberG

Board President

Dr. Wilberg is our very own Business Journal "Woman of Influence" who also CEOs the "Time of the Month Club" while voraciously championing social change for homelessness issues.

Vicky Cordani

Board Vice President

Savvy marketer and strategic planner with corporate and nonprofit communications experience who can quickly churn out 100 burritos in addition to serving on local nonprofit educational boards.

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Dan GrelLinger

Board SecreTary

Data and I.T. expert extraodinaire and business owner who is passionate about keeping track of all of our friends on the streets in the hope of finding them housing. 

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Karen Cheney

Board Treasurer

Our roller-skating, fun-loving, checkbook balancer who drives the bus almost as well as she drives the budget. 

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Bill Budzien

Board Member - Finance Committee Chair

The financial leader who ensures we make every single donated dollar count, who is impassioned about the work we do and currently serves as the CFO of the MRA.

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Mary RoDgers

Board Member

Dr. Rodgers is a psychotherapist who is passionate about the issues. Her focus on addiction and mental health issues is crucial to helping us effectively serve the needs of our friends.

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Patricia Najera

Board Member

Dr. Najera is a sought-after community leader who's expertise in strategic planning, outreach, grant writing and urban development is crucial to guiding our strategic direction and operations. 

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Rochelle FritSch

Board Member

Creator of positive ripples that start from the heart and out into family, friends and soon to be friends. Believer in the power of faith, art, naps, dogs, snort-laughing and good food. Volunteer Coordinator at PEARLS for Teen Girls. 

Monica Cail

Board Member

Milwaukee born and raised, Monica is an attorney with a passion for social justice, a love of humanity, and a whole lot of energy. She is committed to using her time on this planet to make life better for those around her. 

Kenny Howard

Board Member

Kenny Howard is the Assistant Director and Business Manager of Capuchin Community Services and Site Manager of the St. Ben’s Community Meal Site.  Kenny loves his community and tries to live by the Franciscan Model of being a lesser brother to others.

Megan O'halloran

Board Member

Megan was raised in a family that lived the words of Pope Paul VI "if you want peace, work for justice." Uses experience in business and nonprofits to fight for justice in education and community. Full time soccer mom and mother of geeks. 

In Memorium

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Jeanne Lowry

Board Member

Jeanne was our beloved psychiatric nurse who was a career-long homelessness advocate. She was one of Milwaukee's first champions for mental health assistance for homeless friends when she helped establish SOAR.