Eric Vogel

Eric Vogel

Board President

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A native of Milwaukee, Eric Vogel is the founding partner of Vogel Design Group, Inc. The firm specializes in contemporary design and sustainable building techniques. He is also Chair of the 3D Design Department at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. In his free time, Eric serves on several non-profit boards supporting the arts, architecture and the environment.

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Chris Daood

Chris Daood

Board Vice President

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Chris grew up in the rural farmland of southeast Minnesota where some of his fondest memories were enjoying the tranquility and life of local ponds and streams. He went to college at St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN, moved west to complete his Master’s degree in Counseling at the University of Denver, and returned to the Midwest to complete his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology at Marquette. As a psychologist Chris has worked in higher education for the last two decades. He and his wife enjoy having the Milwaukee River in their backyard, often kayaking from their home in Glendale to downtown Milwaukee.

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Lilith Fowler

Board Treasurer

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Lilith grew up in California where fly-fishing with her dad gave her a life-long appreciation for rivers. Since moving to Milwaukee in 2000, Lilith has been actively involved in Milwaukee’s non-profit community in many capacities – staff, board, and volunteer. She is now the executive director of the non-profit Harbor District, Inc., spearheading an effort to restore and redevelop Milwaukee’s working waterfront. She enjoys gardening, exploring the world with her two children, and playing ultimate frisbee with her husband. Lilith received a BA with honors from Pomona College and an MBA with honors from Georgetown University.

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Brian Lambert

Board Secretary

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Joseph Cincotta

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Mustafa Emir

Mustafa Emir

Board Member

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Mustafa Emir earned a PhD in Civil Engineering in Canada, after relocating from his native Istanbul to North America. Mustafa has worked extensively with municipalities (and other clients) to mitigate stormwater run-off impacts to our waterways. Mustafa has significant experience in both stormwater management and design.

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Jessica Ginster

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Beth Handle

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Demaris Kenwood

Demaris Kenwood

Board Member

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Demaris Kenwood teaches French at Whitefish Bay Middle School where she co-advises the Green Team. She previously worked with Milwaukee Riverkeeper on stormwater education, SWAN and other projects after being inspired by a talk she heard by Bobby Kennedy at UWM in 2006. Demaris graduated from Oberlin College and Teacher’s College, Columbia and has taught Social Studies and languages in China, Japan, New York, Ohio and Wisconsin. She has two daughters in college.

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Patti McNair

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Brian Spahn

Board Member

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Brian Spahn is a lawyer in the Milwaukee office of Godfrey & Kahn specializing in commercial litigation and internal investigations. Before returning to Wisconsin in 2010, Brian practiced law in Washington, D.C. for four years. Brian also has a significant background working in Wisconsin government and politics, including work for the Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Senators Kohl and Feingold, Governor Doyle and Milwaukee Mayor Barrett. A native of Shorewood, Wisconsin, Brian enjoys watching and playing sports, bike rides with his wife and two young children and listening to old and new music.

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Anne Vogel

Board Member

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Anne H. Vogel is an art historian, curator, writer and editor, with deep roots in the Milwaukee community. She grew up in Fox Point and attended Milwaukee Downer Seminary from kindergarten through graduation. She earned a BA in History at Vassar College and a Masters degree in Art History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her main areas of community and professional work can be grouped into art, education, environment and religion. As a long-time volunteer for the Milwaukee Art Museum, she led the Docents Council for five years and served on the museum’s Long Range Planning committee. She curated several exhibitions and authored publications for the Museum. She has held founding and leadership positions with two museum support groups, the American Heritage Society and Collectors’ Corner, and started the Museum’s “Art en Fleur: A Show of Flowers, Horticulture and Fine Arts”. She has also served on the boards of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, the Milwaukee Ballet, the Vassar College Art Gallery and is currently serving with Alverno College, the Milwaukee Riverkeeper, River Hills Committee on the Environment as well as on art committees for Harvard University’s Fogg Art Museum, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

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David Wolfson

David Wolfson

Board Member

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David Wolfson, CFRE is a fundraising executive and serves as Chief Development Officer for the Foundation for Anesthesia Education and Research, a national organization dedicated to investing in early career physician-scientists. An avid hiker, walker and outdoor enthusiast, David appreciates working with dedicated staff and volunteers who are committed to improving our community’s quality of life. He is the co-founder of the Generosity Project, devoted to building collaborative giving models through the creation of giving circles.

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