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PUBLIC ALLIES MILWAUKEE LEADERSHIP

Nanis Rodriguez, Executive Director

As Executive Director of Public Allies Wisconsin, Nanis leads a growing, multi-region program encompassing Public Allies Milwaukee and Public Allies Racine/Kenosha, as well as related alumni programming. Through her leadership, Public Allies remains the premier developer of and pipeline for diverse, talented civic change agents in Wisconsin.

Born and raised in Milwaukee, Nanis is a proud Public Allies alumna. She then continued to stay connected to the organization as a Program Manager and volunteer facilitator. Currently, she is working on her doctoral dissertation exploring youth organizing in the city. She has dedicated over 15 years to building learning spaces that are anti-oppressive and reduce the perpetuation of harm through learning and community building. She and her fiancé, Amanda, are the proud mothers of their 3 month old daughter, Alis Gloria, and their four dogs, Nala, Nox, Blue and Buddy.

OUR STAFF

Blaque Robinson

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Grant Manager

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blaquer@publicallies.org

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Elio Garcia

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Director of Ally Pathways

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eliog@publicallies.org

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Marycruz Sanchez

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Director of Community Engagement and Collaboration

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marycruzs@publicallies.org

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Matthew Lewis

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Director of Pathways

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matthewl@publicallies.org

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Michaela Lacy

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Director of Ally Training and Learning

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michaelal@publicallies.org

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Rachael Schaser

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Director of Strategic Partnerships

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rachaels@publicallies.org

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PUBLIC ALLIES MILWUAKEE ADVISORY BOARD

Branden DuPont

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Medical College of Wisconsin

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Business Analyst
Doug Levy

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Community Volunteer
M. Paula Phillips

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YWCA of Southeast Wisconsin

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Senior Director of Race & Gender Equity
Margaret Dauss

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Greater Milwaukee Committee

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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
Xela Garcia

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Walker's Point Center for the Arts

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Executive Director