The YMCA is led by a vibrant, committed volunteer Board of Directors. These community leaders bring new perspectives and connections to the work and mission of the YMCA.


Richard J. Canter
Vice Chair 
Richard L. Schmidt
C.G. Schmidt
Vice Chair/Treasurer
Jeffrery J. Lueken
Northwestern Mutual Mgmt Co.
Tina Chang
Syslogic, Inc.

Immediate Past Chair
Robert J. Venable
Charter Steel
President & CEO 
Julie Tolan
YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee



Bevan K. Baker, FACHE
City of Milwaukee

Gail A. Lione

Jessica S. Lochmann
Foley & Lardner, LLP

John W. Mellowes
Charter Manufacturing

Bruce A. Miller
National Insurance Services

Mary E. Panzer
Panzer Consulting

Ulice Payne, Jr.
Addison-Clifton, LLC

Jill G. Pelisek
UWM School of Bus. Admin.

Austin M. Ramirez
HUSCO International

Anthony D. Ross
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Mark J. Sabljak
Business Journal

John F. Steinmiller
Milwaukee Bucks, Inc.

Gregory M. Wesley
Gonzalez Saggio & Harlan LLP

MaryAnn Wright
Johnson Controls Inc.

Emeritus Members

Jack M. Blank

Jon Hammes
Hammes Company

Bruce E. Jacobs

Burleigh E. Jacobs

Ted D. Kellner, C.F.A.
Fiduciary Management, Inc.

Sister Joel Read

John Stollenwerk

William B. Winter

Edward J. Zore
Northwestern Mutual