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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. Studied psychology and earned her B.A. from Ottawa University. It was her passion for people that lead her to become one of the Co-Founders of 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. Together, they co-founded Street Angels and expanded their mission of feeding and assisting our neighbors without homes. 

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Dan Grellinger

OUTREACH COORDINATOR

Dan was born and raised in the Sherman Park neighborhood of Milwaukee. Previously an engineer, he recently (2022) graduated with a degree in Human Services and earned his Substance Abuse Counselor - In -Training state license. Serving as one of Street Angels first volunteers, Dan developed the homeless management information system used to support those the Street Angels serve.

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Janice Wilberg, PhD

BOARD PRESIDENT

Jan Wilberg is a retired community planning consultant with expertise in homelessness, mental health, and youth services as well as strategic planning, program evaluation, and research. She is currently Chair of the Milwaukee County Commission on Aging in addition to her work with Street Angels.

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Vicky Cordani

BOARD VICE PRESIDENT

Vicky Cordani is Executive Director of the Franklin Educational Foundation. Her expertise is in communication, marketing, and fund development. After spending 15 years in executive communications in the manufacturing industry, Vicky transitioned to the nonprofit sector where her experience and gift of engaging others has helped form Street Angels foundation as an organization.

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Bill Budzien, MBA, CPA

BOARD TREASURER

Bill Budzien is Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of MRA – The Management Association where he works with member organizations to develop sound management practices. Bill’s expertise has been fundamental to Street Angels’ strong financial management and reporting systems.

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Gina Palazarri

BOARD Secretary

Gina Palazarri is Operations Director of Rethinking Schools, a national policy center informing educators across the country. Gina’s influence in the community has been felt through the development and sustainability of numerous successful nonprofit organizations.

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Wenoka Smith

Board Member

An accomplished  Human Resources practitioner, Wenoka brings a wealth of skills and experience in HR and Leadership. She is not only well-respected in her profession, but also in the community as a devoted volunteer where serving  people and the communities where we live and work is her passion.

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Tina King

BOARD MEMBER

Tina King is a Crime Victim Advocate at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and an experienced crisis intervention specialist working with youth and families experiencing trauma. Tina is a committed community volunteer and business woman in addition to her service to Street Angels.

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Nick Sayner

BOARD Member

Nick Sayner is co-founder and Executive Director of JusticePoint, an organization advocating for, and directly providing, evidence-based practices in criminal justice. Nick’s experience as a nonprofit founder, growing an organization from two people to two hundred is a valuable asset for Street Angels.

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Stacie Rosenzweig, JD

BOARD MEMBER

Stacie Rosenzweig is a partner at the law firm Halling & Cayo S.C. with a focus on legal ethics, political and election law, and employment law. Stacie’s broad legal experience and community work are critical assets as Street Angels navigates its growth over the coming years.

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Kenny Howard

BOARD MEMBER

Kenny Howard is Assistant Director and Business Manager of Capuchin Community Services. He is site manager of St. Ben’s Meal and oversees the operation of its winter warming room. Kenny’s knowledge and compassion are great assets to Street Angels’ work.

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Megan O'halloran

BOARD MEMBER

Megan O’Halloran is Director of Development and Communications at Walker’s Point Youth and Family Center and also an elected official, serving as Director on the Milwaukee Board of School Directors. Megan’s knowledge of the community and commitment to social change are part of her professional life and volunteer work.

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Melissa Brockie, APSW

BOARD MEMBER

Melissa Brockie is Director of Family Services for Next Door and brings a wealth of experience in social work, including serving as director of family homeless shelter in Phoenix. Melissa’s project planning and management skills are key to Street Angels’ work moving forward.

In Memorium

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Jeanne Lowry

BOARD MEMBER

Jeanne Lowry was a psychiatric nurse who founded the Homeless Outreach Nursing Center at the American Red Cross in the 1980’s. She also co-founded the Respite Care Program at Salvation Army to provide shelter to people recovering from surgery or illness. Mentor to many young outreach workers, social workers, and nurses, Jeanne was a beloved member of the Street Angels Board until her passing in May 2020. The Street Angels Jeanne Lowry Service Award has been established in her honor.

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