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PUBLIC ALLIES MILWAUKEE LEADERSHIP

Ashley Lee, Executive Director

Ashley Lee’s passion for cultivating community-representative leadership stems from a deep love of the Milwaukee community. Ashley is a native of the Sherman Park community in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and has over nine years of experience working to achieve racial and educational equity for young people in Milwaukee and across the country. Ashley currently serves as the Executive Director of Public Allies Milwaukee, an organization dedicated to creating a just and equitable society and the diverse leadership to sustain it. In her role, she provides visionary leadership and strategic direction to a team of two program managers, two program directors and forty-five corps members annually.

Prior to her role with Public Allies Milwaukee, Ashley served as the Special Assistant to the Superintendent for Milwaukee Public Schools where she lead the creation of the district’s Department of Black and Latino Male Achievement. Ashley also worked on Teach For America’s national admissions team where she managed corps member onboarding and matriculation across each of Teach For America’s regions.

Ashley earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Community & Environmental Sociology and Environmental Sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. During her time at the University of Wisconsin, Ashley was awarded a Meyerhoff Undergraduate Excellence Fellowship for outstanding leadership and academic excellence. She also holds a master’s degree in Educational Leadership & Policy Analysis from Marquette University. In the spring of 2019, Ashley was awarded the Governors Service Award for AmeriCorps Alumni of the Year as well as the University of Wisconsin Nelson Institute’s Rising Alumni Award.

OUR STAFF

Anthony Espinoza

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Program Manager - Director of Partnerships

Work Email

anthonye@publicallies.org

Work Phone

(414) 8310974
Ashley Lee

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Executive Director, Public Allies Milwaukee

Work Email

ashleyl@publicallies.org

Work Phone

(414) 831-0975
Jamila Mitchell

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Program Manager/Director of Training and Learning

Work Email

jamilam@publicallies.org

Work Phone

(414) 831-0977
Shavonda Sisson

Title

Program Manager

Work Email

shavondas@publicallies.org

Work Phone

(414) 831-0976
Todd Wellman

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Program Director - Systems

Work Email

toddw@publicallies.org

Work Phone

(414) 831-0965

PUBLIC ALLIES MILWUAKEE ADVISORY BOARD

Doug Levy

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Community Volunteer
Kevin Flaherty

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PNC Bank

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Vice President Relationship Manager
Lavelle Young

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Young Development Corporation

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CEO
Margaret Dauss

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Greater Milwaukee Foundation

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Community Manager & Co-Founder, The Commons
Milika Miller

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Greater Milwaukee Foundation

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Program & Data Manager
Priya Bhatia

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Chair

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Community Volunteer
Tonya Mantilla

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Public Allies, Inc.

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Vice President of Growth Strategy & Development