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 2017, meetings are scheduled on January 23, March 27, May 22, July 24, September 25 and November 27.
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.
Mikki Smith, Secretary
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.
Adam Barnes is the Vice President of Finance & Operations for the Center for Advanced Studies in Business, Inc. (“CASB”), a 501(c)(3) organization affiliated with UW – Madison’s Wisconsin School of Business and the Center for Professional and Executive Development (“CPED”). Adam oversees the finance and operations of CPED and is ultimately responsible for the operations of the Fluno Center, a full-immersion conference center on the UW – Madison campus. Prior to joining CASB, Adam worked in public accounting for Grant Thornton LLP in the audit practice.
In addition to his work with the Goodman Community Center, Adam’s serves on the Audit Committee for Blackhawk Church and helps coach his kids’ baseball and basketball teams.
Adam received a Master of Professional Accountancy degree and a BBA degree in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater.
Kesha Bozeman has more than 13 years of experience at top Fortune 100 companies. She is affiliated with iconic brands that delivered on what they promised in a memorable way. Brands such as Frosted Flakes, Special K, The Disney Company, Kraft, and Lunchables, to just name a few. Kesha is excited to join American Family Insurance in April 2018 as the Enterprise Brand Director and will be responsible for the vision, mission, goals, and strategies for the American Family brand and subsidiary brands.
Kesha considers herself to be a continuous learner and comes from a family lineage of educators, community advocates, veterans, and politicians. By nature and nurture, she is committed to organizations that improve communities and address systemic issues. The opportunity to work with the Goodman Community Center hits a sweet spot of parlaying her marketing and community experience to help create a community where everyone can thrive.
Kesha is a native of Austin, Texas. She earned her B.A in from Texas State University and completed her M.B.A from Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Georgia. She is married to Steven Bozeman, Dealership Owner and Real Estate Professional. Together they have one fearless daughter, Ava Grace, residing in Middleton, Wisconsin.
Prior to his retirement in October 2015, Billy Feitlinger had served as 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.
Rebecca Gerothanas is the Chief Operations Officer at Summit Credit Union, in Madison, one of the largest credit unions in Wisconsin. Ms. Gerothanas has 22 years of experience in the financial industry, serving in a senior manager capacity for the last 14 years. In her current position, she oversees the branch network, contact center, operations, facilities, and risk management. Prior experience includes roles within marketing and public relations. Ms. Gerothanas served on the United Way Marketing Committee for seven years and has served on the STAR Credit Union Board of Directors, a youth-chartered credit union, since its inception in 2004.
Ms. Gerothanas is a native Madison resident and alum of East High School. She is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Political Science.
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.
Fabiola Hamdan is a bilingual, bi-cultural Senior Social Worker. In February 2018 she was named the first ever Dane County Immigration Affairs Specialist. In this role she helps coordinate county and nonprofit services to immigrant families, and direct immigrants to those services.
Fabiola came to the United States from Bolivia with her family when she was a teenager because her mother needed advanced medical care. She attended UW-Madison to study social work and earned her master's degree in May 1997.
A strong and active advocate for the Latino community, she is the founder of the annual El Dia de Los Niños, a celebration of Latino children, among many other programs and groups to promote education and social-justice in Madison communities. She received the 2012 UW McDowell Alumni Achievement award, the 2012 Muriel Pipkins Award, the 2011 YWCA Madison Women of Distinction Awards, and the 2003 Distinguished Service Award from the National Association of Social Workers in Madison.
Education and youth development have been a career focus for Derek Johnson, as he has worked in a range of roles that center on students and youth. He is currently the Director of Freshman Admissions at Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin. Derek was formerly a Director for the Center for Diversity and Inclusion at the College, as well as an Admissions Counselor.
Derek’s strong ties to non-profit organizations demonstrate his passion for helping youth reach higher standards. He has served as both a manager and lead mentor for Phredum Mentoring. Derek founded the organization Generation SPOKEN! which seeks to help young people positively express themselves through the art of spoken poetry. He also has worked with the Urban League of Greater Madison as a Volunteer Coordinator and Career Development Specialist, again with an emphasis on tutoring and education but also with a focus on assisting older students develop skills for future employment opportunities.
Derek earned a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and a Master of Arts in Education from Edgewood College. As an undergraduate at UW-Whitewater, Derek conducted research on African American males and the impact of positive role models as a Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Scholar. He currently serves as a board member of the Families and Schools Together (FAST) program. He is also a foster parent with the Dane County Department of Human Services and a mentor with the Boys and Girls Club AVID/TOPS program. Derek and his wife, Loriell have a five year old daughter and enjoy traveling, volunteering, and spending time with family and friends.
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.
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.
DeVon Wilson is the Director of the Center for Academic Excellence and Assistant Dean in the College of Letters & Science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In addition to his position in the College of Letters & Science, Wilson is currently a Research Associate in the Wisconsin Equity & Inclusion Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he is focusing on the academic integration of student-athletes at Division-I institutions and differential learning outcomes in undergraduate education. DeVon earned a B.A. in Psychology from Beloit College and M.S. Ed. in Adult and Continuing Education from Northern Illinois University with a specialization in Higher Education. Wilson is also the founder of RSG Media Group which launched realsportsguy.com in 2010. For the past 24 years, DeVon worked in the areas of enrollment management, undergraduate research, Federal TRiO Programs, Student Affairs and Student Academic Affairs to increase the access of first-generation, students from economically depressed communities, and multicultural students to higher education and develop a pipeline to highly competitive graduate, medical, and law schools as well as high-demand industries.
Maya S. Zahn Rhine is an attorney at Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren in Madison, WI, specializing in commercial real estate (acquisitions, dispositions, leases, financing) and institutional investor services (with a particular focus on real estate funds). Before joining Reinhart, Maya practiced law in Indiana, where her practice focused on energy and mineral law-related real estate. She currently serves on the State Bar of Wisconsin's Diversity and Inclusion Oversight Committee. Prior board service includes Housing Initiatives, Inc., an organization that works to provide housing for homeless veterans and other individuals in Madison.
Maya grew up in Green Bay, WI, and attended St. Norbert College and the University of Minnesota Law School. She and her husband and son reside in Madison. When not working or chasing after her toddler-aged son, Maya enjoys reading, playing the violin and cheering on her beloved Green Bay Packers.
Non-Board Committee Members
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.