Tom Williams ~ President

Tom Williams has a 30-year history of involvement with non-profit organizations in Milwaukee, both as an executive and as a consultant. In 2007 he became a a Presbyterian Church-USA minister, and has served as an interim minister in a number of southeastern Wisconsin churches. He is an Army veteran with a Purple Heart for wounds suffered in Vietnam.

Michal Ann Dawson ~ Vice President

Michal Ann (“Mike”) Dawson retired from the City of Milwaukee after a varied career as an aldermanic aide, Dept. of City Development (DCD) liaison to Common Council, staff to Council’s Finance Committee, liaison officer for Mayor John Norquist, and deputy commissioner of  DCD.  Dawson has served on a number of non-profit boards, including The Women’s Fund, Select Milwaukee, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage Commission, YMCA & YWCA.

Eric Weiss ~ Treasurer

Eric Weiss is the founder and CEO of an importing company with offices in Brookfield, Fort Wayne, Ind. And Shanghai, serving businesses throughout the greater Midwest. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in industrial engineering from the University of Wisconsin, where he took extensive Chinese language courses, and an MBA from the University of Illinois. Eric, his wife and 4 children, ages of 7 to 15, live in Pewaukee.

Jennifer Born Rutten ~ Secretary

Jennifer Born Rutten is a world-wide versatile marketing consultant with advertising , non-profit and for profit experience with a specialty in humanitarian, pharmaceutical, veteran advocacy and culinary experience fundraising. Rutten has worked in fundraising and deployment disaster response for the American Red Cross, and with the National Kidney Foundation, Harvard University School of Public Health to develop a BioSecurity Conference to train first responders, and in pharmaceutical advertising. The granddaughter of an Army veteran, she now concentrates her efforts to enrich the lives of veterans.

Tim O’Malley

Tim O’Malley is a director of private wealth management for Robert W. Baird & Co. and has been with the firm since 1989. His civic involvement includes service as a Medical College of Wisconsin DDC board member, Think Cure Foundation president, and Lake Country Rotary past president. He is an alumnus of Drake University and Brookfield Academy, and is a member of the St John's Northwestern Military Academy President's Council. He and his wife have two adult children and live in Waukesha.

Tim Kenney

MSgt Timothy P. Kenney is the supervisor of the KC-135 Electrical Environmental Systems Shop at the 128th Air Refueling Wing, Milwaukee.  He has deployed overseas numerous times in support of post 9-11 operations.  A Milwaukee resident, he is on the board of directors for the Jackson Park Community Association and president of the Italian American Mutual Aid Society Giuseppe Garibaldi. Tim also belongs to Bay View's Amvets Post #14. 

Urszula Tempska

Urszula Tempska was born and raised in Poland. Since coming to the US in 1986, she earned a PH.D in English at the University of Texas, Austin, taught English at several colleges and universities; then earned a Juris Doctor degree at Marquette University Law School and is currently in private practice, specializing in post-conviction and appellate work.

Kirsten Sobieski, Executive director (ex officio)

Kirsten Sobieski, a Milwaukee native, is a veteran of the Military Intelligence Corps serving 10 years in the US Army/Army Reserve, including two years on active duty. She has been involved with MHVI since 2011 as a volunteer, board member and board president. She was a victim advocate in the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office for 20 years, until resigning in June 2014 to accept the MHVI position. She is an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Faith Community in Hales Corners, which is a partner with MHVI.

Mary Kuhnmuench

Mary Kuhnmuench is a judge on the Milwaukee County Circuit Court Bench. She was first elected in 1998 and is in her 4th consecutive term. She has won several judicial awards during her time on the court.

Adam Wickersham

Adam Wickersham spent 13 years on active duty as an Intelligence Analyst and Arabic Interrogator in the US Army. He is currently serving as Lead Legislative Fiscal Analyst at the City of Milwaukee while working as a part-time adjunct professor of economics and IT Management at MATC.

Matt Petersen

Matt Petersen recently moved to Milwaukee after serving 13 years on active duty as a C-17 pilot in the Air Force. He is currently working on his MBA at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern.

Each of them brings unique qualifications and expertise to our team. We are very excited to have them on board! Please join us in welcoming them.