LG is the Executive Director/Senior Outreach Specialist. She manages the day-to-day operations, while raising community and university awareness and support of Public Allies Milwaukee. She creates a shared vision of Public Allies Milwaukee with program staff, allies, partner organizations and advisory board that supports and maintains the highest level of program quality. She also creates and supports innovative partnerships within the community and the University that improve program quality, expand program impact and encourage program growth and sustainability.
LG hold an Ed.D in Leadership for the Advancement of Learning & Service from Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI and an MS in Management and HR Development from the National Louis University, Evanston, IL.
LG has extensive background working in a variety of sectors through her consulting business, InReach. She has worked in the Midwest, nationally, and with an international clientele, facilitating organizational change and diversity and inclusion initiatives as well as lectured and facilitated trainings on a variety of topics including HR, staff development and diversity and inclusion/anti-oppression.
Most recently, she was the Program Manager at the Women's Fund of Greater Milwaukee where she developed and managed their social change grant making process, expanded the fundraising efforts and profiles of diverse constituency groups and founded the Women of Color Fundraising Network.
LG is a highly opinionated woman with a purpose. She is a mother, sister, partner, friend, social change activist, feminist, traveler, and late-bloomer. She has dedicated most of her professional and volunteer life in the pursuit of creating caring, supportive and inclusive relationships and communities.
She is a past recipient of the YWCA of Greater Milwaukee's Racial Justice Award and the 2011 YWCA Empowering Woman Award. In 2001, she was a NGO delegate to the World Conference against Racism, Xenophobia and Other Intolerances in Durban, South Africa.