LG is the executive director/senior outreach specialist for Public Allies Milwaukee. She manages the day-to-day operations, while raising community and University awareness and support of Public Allies. She creates a shared vision for the organization with program staff, allies, partner organizations and advisory board members 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 in Milwaukee, and an M.S. in management and HR development from the National Louis University in Evanston, IL.
LG has an 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 an NGO delegate to the World Conference against Racism, Xenophobia and Other Intolerances in Durban, South Africa.