Board of Directors
Our Governing Board
The board serves as vision keepers who support our organization by advising, fund raising and monitoring the financial health of the agency.
The Board meets on the fourth Monday of every other month at 5:30 p.m. at the Goodman Community Center. All meetings are open to the public. If you'd like to attend a meeting, please call the Center to confirm the meeting time and location, as we sometimes need to shift dates and times to avoid holidays or other conflicts. In 2016, meetings are scheduled on January 25, March 28, May 23, July 25, September 26 and November 28.
The Goodman Community Center Board of Directors
Souphaphone Maddox, President
Souphaphone Maddox is a Private Wealth Advisor at BMO Private Bank. She serves as a lead advisor and relationship manager to high-net-worth individuals, families and organizations, including closely-held and family-owned businesses. Ms. Maddox closely works with clients to gain a complete understanding of their lifestyle, career, philanthropic and wealth planning goals. She then identifies and engages a Client Strategy Team to create a unique and constantly evolving financial plan and strategy to help meet these goals. As a team, they provide trust and estate planning strategies, customized investment solutions, cash and liability management and wealth transfer strategies. Ms. Maddox began her financial services career in 2003, advising clients on business and mortgage financing prior to joining BMO Private Bank in 2010.
Ms. Maddox grew up in Madison and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Business. When not working or volunteering, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking, golfing and traveling.
Jonathan D. Beck, Vice President
Jonathan D. Beck is a Development Project Manager at The Alexander Company in Madison, WI, specializing in the adaptive reuse of historic structures and complex urban redevelopment projects in the United States. For over eight years, Jonathan Beck's role includes evaluating markets, negotiating loan and investment terms, managing entitlement processes,and negotiating the purchase and disposition of property.
Mr. Beck has previously held positions as a Senior Consultant at the Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP in Madison, WI, as a Financial Analyst for the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington D.C.
Mr. Beck supports the Milwaukee Soldiers Home Foundation, a foundation that protects the historic veteran care district.
Geoff McCloskey, Treasurer
Geoff McCloskey is a life-long resident of Wisconsin and a product of Madison's east side. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, majoring in both accounting and finance, after which he obtained his CPA certification and taught a Madison-area CPA review course for several years.
Geoff's professional background includes experience in public accounting, manufacturing, insurance, construction, financial planning and non-profit settings, where he has held leadership positions focused on accounting, finance and shared services. Geoff is now Chief Financial Officer for the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association.
His community involvement has included numerous volunteer leadership positions with local youth organizations and his local church, the Sun Prairie Public Library Foundation and the CUNA Mutual Foundation. In addition to his work at the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association and the Goodman Community Center, Geoff also actively serves as a board member for other local organizations including Madison Metro Young Life, Tellurian, Inc., and the University Bookstore where he serves as Assistant Board Chair.
Darcy arrived in Madison in 1992 for law school and although she didn’t plan on staying, she fell in love with Madison and never left. Since that time, Darcy has been active in the community as a consumer rights attorney, as a community activist, as a real estate professional, and as an involved mom of two wonderful children. She has served on several boards of local nonprofits such as Community Shares of Wisconsin, the Social Justice Center, and ABC for Health. She currently serves on the board of the Goodman Community Center and the Greater Williamson Area Business Association.
Meghan Blake Horst
Meghan Blake-Horst is a life-long Atwood resident and the Co-Founder and Market Manager for MadCity Bazaar (MCB). MCB is Madison's newest urban pop-up flea market kicking off the future Madison Public Market District in the summer of 2015. Ms. Blake-Horst is the owner of Absolutely Art on Atwood Ave. for the past 10 years, and now works as a consultant connecting local artists to community minded businesses. Through this she is working with Safe Communities and Dane Arts building the arts scene in Madison both publicly and privately.
Ms. Blake-Horst serves on the Dane Arts Visual Arts Grant Panel, the City of Madison's Economic Development Committee, organizer of AtwoodFest and the Lets Eat Out! Board of Directors. Previously she has served on the Advisory Board for the Little Free Libraries. She currently holds memberships with Dane Buy Local, Arts Wisconsin and 100State. Ms. Blake-Horst is proud to have started the Atwood Winnebago Area Business Association and the Atwood Winnebago Winter Festival.
Billy FeitlingerPrior to his retirement in October 2015, Billy Feitlinger had servedas the Executive Director for the Wisconsin Alliance for Retired Americans (WIARA) for the past 11 years. WIARA provides public education and advocacy with and for current and future WI retirees on state and federal issues and programs affecting them and their familes.
In the past Mr. Feitlinger has worked for elected officals, County Executive Falk and Phelps as well as for Russ Feingold at his state senate and US Senate offices.
In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his grandchildren and watching and playing sports.
John Givens' true passion is to work with offenders, ex-offenders and at-risk youth. Since 1983, he has been a community activist and change agent for low to moderate income families, especially African American youth caught in the juvenile justice system. Mr. Givens' justice work began at the Madison Urban League where he served as Job Development Specialist and directed reintegration programs for adults returning from Wisconsin prisons.
For 18 years Mr. Givens has worked for SPRITE, a program in the Wisconsin State Office of Juvenile Corrections, an outward bound adventure-based reintegration program for young juvenile offenders. In addition to this, he started Crossroads Youth Mentoring & Support Services, supporting youth 10-18 years old. Currently, Mr. Givens is the Coordinator for Circles of Support at Madison-area Urban Ministry managing community volunteers who meet regularly with a returning prisoner to support re-entry success.
Mr. Givens is the President of the Kennedy Heights Neighborhood Association -- a community where his children were brought up along side many neighborhood youth he helped raise. In his spare time, he enjoys his grandchildren, movies or other adventures with my wife, and fishing.
Michelle Green is a Senior Director of Development for the Chancellor's Team at UW-Madison. Michelle has more than 14 years of non-profit experience in designing and implementing advancement strategies and developing donor programs. Since joining the UW-Madison Foundation in 2010, she has worked in senior management roles, including leading the development program, plans and goals for the Wisconsin School of Business. Prior to joining UW, Michelle co-founded a non-profit to help children write books their schools could publish. She has worked as a director at the University of Connecticut Medical Center Foundation and at Connecticut Children's Medical Center, raising funds for children's cancers and the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.
Michelle also serves the community as an active Agrace Hospice volunteer and through her support of the Goodman Community Center and agencies including Dane County Habitat for Humanity, DAIS and the Foundation for Women's Cancers.
Steve King is the Executive Director of University of Wisconsin Business School’s Center for Professional and Executive Development. He is also responsible for the management of the Fluno Center on campus. In both capacities he oversees the delivery of non-credit learning programs to professional on behalf of the business school. He also teaches in the Executive MBA program.
Mr King is a native of Iowa and graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in economics. For ten years he worked with the Wisconsin Vocational and Technical Colleges in the northern part of the state before moving to Chicago where he work for many years with three organizations – BMO/Harris, Hewitt Associates, and Baxter Healthcare. Mr King held various senior human resource roles at the companies include a seven year stint as the head of HR at Hewitt.
While in Chicago Mr, King served on many board including twelve years on a suburban school board, time on the board of the Chicago Sinfonnia, and membership on several regional UU boards. He is a member of the advisory board for Morehouse College in Atlanta. He also serves on the advisory board for select small businesses.
Everett D. Mitchell
Judge Everett Mitchell is a Circuit Court Judge in Dane County. Before being elected to the bench, Everett served as Director of Community Relations for the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Before going to the University he was an assistant district attorney starting in May 2010. Previously, Everett served as associate director of the Madison Area Urban Ministry (MUM) from 2004-2010 where he worked extensively with restorative justice programs for ex-offenders.
He has been involved with a number of community service groups among them 100 Black Men of Madison, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated, Kromery Middle School, Chapter 980 Civil Commitment Groups, the United Way of Dane County Co-Chair of Community Impact Team, on the Board of Goodman Community Center as well as a board member of Agrace Hospice. He is the Social Action chair of the Woodson Foundation responsible for the Annual Turkey Drive in South Madison.
Everett is also Senior Pastor of Christ the Solid Rock Baptist Church. He holds a bachelor's degree in religion and mathematics from Morehouse College, masters' of divinity and theology from the Princeton Theological Seminary and a law degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Dave retired in 2013 as the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Capitol Transamerica Corp.in Madison. Prior to that he was the Chief Operating Officer of Acuity Insurance. He is a graduate of St. Norbert College and the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Advanced Insurance Education.
He is a national faculty member of the National Alliance and teaches insurance throughout the country. He is an adviser to the University of Oshkosh's Insurance and Risk Management Dept. and teaches insurance in conjunction with the Greater Madison Urban league.
He serves on the boards of Canal Insurance, Big Brothers and Sisters of Dane County, Willy Street Co-op, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign and Blue Jeans Nation.
John Pembroke is president and CEO at CUES (formerly known as the Credit Union Executive Society), Madison, Wis., a membership association whose mission is to educate and develop credit union executives, emerging leaders, and directors. Since joining CUES in May, 2013, Pembroke has played a leadership role in developing and launching a new direction in CUES' strategy, branding and culture.
Pembroke's experience includes more than 20 years in general management, marketing and e-commerce. He previously served as chief operating officer for CW Financial, Silver Spring, Md., an emerging financial services company.
He also has served as chief marketing officer at PSCU Financial Services, St. Petersburg, Fla., one of the largest Credit Union Service Organization in the U.S. There, he was responsible for marketing, product development and product management.
Prior to PSCU Financial Services, Pembroke held leadership roles at Cox Enterprises, Kellogg, Kraft Foods, and Procter & Gamble. He has also worked on some of the world's most popular brands.
Pembroke holds a B.S. in Finance from the Wharton School of Business of the University of Pennsylvania and a M.B.A. in Marketing and Policy Studies from the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago.
Previously, Pembroke served on the Corporate Executive Board and Marketing Committee of the Tampa Boys & Girls Clubs, and was a board member of Junior Achievement of West Central Florida.
Rick Searer received a BA in Religious Studies from the Pennsylvania State University, an MS in Educational Administration from Indiana University, and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He enjoyed a 28 year career with Kraft Foods from which he retired in 2009. He retired after serving as President of Kraft North America; prior to that, he served for 10 years as the President of Oscar Mayer Foods. Currently, he serves on the board of directors of five corporations: Bush Brothers & Co., Culver's, Johnsonville Sausage, the Sub-Zero Corporation, and West Bend Mutual Insurance Company. He also provides strategic planning consulting support to Love's Travel Stops.
His community involvement has included United Way of Dane County(director, chairman), the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce(director, chairman), and the Waisman Center (director). In addition, he served two terms on the UW School of Business Dean's Advisory Board and taught at the school as an adjunct professor for two years.
He and his wife Cathi have three children and reside in Madison; unsurprisingly for a 35 year veteran of the food industry, Rick is a "foodie" who loves great food and wine, the local Madison "farm to table" dining experience, and the spectacular Dane County Farmers' market.
Through Mikki’s professional life she has worked with the Goodman Community Center in a variety of capacities. She has had a 20 plus year career in education working at La Follette High School and Lowell Elementary School as a counselor. She has worked as a school administrator for 17 years. She was an assistant principal at Sun Prairie High School, West High School and LaFollette High School. For the last 5 years, she has served as assistant principal at East High School. She is currently the Freshman Academy Principal at East.
In addition to her work in school administration, Mikki has had a 19 year career serving her country in the United States Military. She served three years of active duty as a medical specialist in Frankfurt, Germany and she is currently a Major in the United States Army Reserves. She serves as the Brigade S4 with the 3rd Brigade, 95th Division. Previously Mikki served in the Wisconsin Army National Guard.
Mikki holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Maryland- College Park and a masters in counseling from Hampton University. She holds a K-12 administrative certification, a K-12 guidance counseling certification, and has completed all of her course work for a PhD in educational leadership and oolicy analysis In her spare time she enjoys traveling and reading.
Non-Board Committee Members
Kirsten Karlen Everspaugh
Kirsten serves as the Director of Annual Giving at the UW Foundation & Alumni Association. She and her family moved to Madison when her husband began his PhD program in Computer Sciences and promptly fell in love with the town, the Terrace, the university and the strong community. Prior to her current role, Kirsten led the Wisconsin School of Business development team, operated a fundraising consultancy and worked with children’s hospitals and numerous community nonprofits. She started her career in development at the University of Michigan, where she is also an alum, and she received her MBA from Pepperdine University.
Kirsten is also an active volunteer leader at the UW Preschool Lab and has served in a volunteer or board member capacity for several nonprofits, including Expanding Your Horizons Los Angeles and Special Olympics.
Jami holds the position of Franchise Business Consultant for Culver Franchising, Inc. She supports 19 restaurants in the areas of people development, business growth and business analysis in the greater Dane County market. She is the founder of Culver’s Women’s Connectwork, a women’s leadership group. Jami has a rich history in human/social services organization in the Madison area and received her B.A. in psychology from UW Madison.
In her spare time, she enjoys gardening, reading, riding motorcycles and spending time with her black lab puppy Val.
Dan Lawton is Vice President for Business Support and Facilities teams at QBE Insurance. He leads many of the back office support functions for digital intake, print, corporate services and facilities across the 40 or so US sites for QBE. Mr. Lawton’s prior experience includes more than 20 years in process improvement consulting, financial system implementations and more recently supplier contract procurement and facilities improvements. He began his career with two larger consulting firms and has worked with both CUNA Mutual Group and QBE in the Madison area.
Mr. Lawton grew up in Milwaukee, is a graduate of the UW-Madison Industrial Engineering program and further completed his MBA in Finance at Michigan. He enjoys spending time with his wife Teresa, attending sporting events with his five children and running in local road races.
Darrell Stroud has served as the Vice President and Senior Private Banker at BMO Private Bank from since 2014. He has more than 18 years of working with and lending to high net worth individuals, and more than 29 years of consumer and commercial lending experience.
Darrell’s prior experience was with U.S. Bank from 1987 to 2013. He received is BA from Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, Iowa and his MBA from Keller Graduate School of Management in Milwaukee.
He is a member of the Community Partnerships Committee, Foundation for Madison’s Public Schools, Community Advocates United for Sustainable Employment, Madison Minority Business Advisory Board and the Exchange Club of Madison for the Prevention of Child Abuse. He has has served on the boards of the Madison Children’s Museum and Family Service Inc. Dan was the former chairperson of the Wisconsin Capital Chapter March of Dimes.
Matt's professional background includes financial accounting for universities, non-profits, and public companies. Matt is a graduate of Texas A&M University and he holds active CPA, CFE and CISA credentials. He is currently employed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.