The Milwaukee Times Celebrates Women in Community Service

March 11, 2021

The Late Jeanetta Simpson-Robinson, Founder, Career Youth Development
Bernell Hooker, Founder, IOU Sports and Former Owner, Milwaukee Aces Women’s Basketball Team
Shahanna McKinney-Baldon, Educator and Activist intersecting the Black and Jewish Communities
The Late Marlene Cummings – First Black Woman appointed by Governor Lee Sherman Dreyfus as a special advisor for Women’s Initiatives
The Late Lauri Wynn – First Black Woman to be the President of the WEAC and worked for Governor Tony Earl
Eloise Anderson – First Black Woman Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families
Dana World-Patterson, Director of Human Trafficking Task Force of Greater Milwaukee, Founder In My Sisters Shoes
Martha Love, Martha Love & Associates
Deaduri Gales, Community Inspirator, “Un-Official” Ambassador for Milwaukee
Kai Luanda Gardner-Mishlove, Founder, Tables Across Borders, Volunteers to Assist Refugees
Mary M. Harrell, Deputy for the Desert, Wisconsin Jurisdiction- Daughters of the Imperial Court, A.E.A.O.N.M.S. Grand Chaplain, Order of the Eastern Star State of Wisconsin, Prince Hall Affiliation
Dalvery Blackwell, Executive Director & Co-Founder, African American Breastfeeding Network
Dr. Bobbie J. Lathan, Former President – Interdenominational Alliance Of Ministers’ Wives and Widows of Wisconsin
Joan L. Johnson, founder & Owner C. Ross Education Center
Gerry Howze, Executive Director – Pearls for Teen Girls, Inc.
Nicole Brookshire, Milwaukee County Office of African American Affairs
Felice Green, Marketing Manager for Vivent Health
Una Van Duvall, Project Manager – Cross Management
Thomasina Jenkins, Social Worker and Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor
Norma J. Balentine, Community & Economic Development
Beverly Jenkins, Civil Rights Specialist – State of Wisconsin
Dee McCollum, Director of the Dr.Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center
Nobie Reed, Top Ladies of Distinction, Top Teens, Black Excellence Awards Committee
Ramona Dicks-Williams, Milwaukee County Department on Aging (retired)
Rayna Andrews, Feeding America
Monique Graham, Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin
Sherri Daniels, Program Coordinator – Pathfinders
Ann Wilison, Hillside Housing Family Resource Center