Carl returned to Milwaukee to lead CFSS in 2015 after serving in increasingly responsible roles at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He was previously the assistant director of P.E.O.P.L.E. (Pre-college Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, one of the most comprehensive precollege-through-college programs in the United States. Carl was instrumental in providing intensive college preparatory and retention services on a year-round basis, that included rigorous academic workshops, college major/career exploration, campus exposure, and student leadership development to over 1,300 students 2nd thru college graduation. Prior to his role with P.E.O.P.L.E., Carl worked with youth from 6th grade to college graduation, providing precollege workshops and services for youth in his various roles at the University of Platteville. Carl has utilized his experience in working with youth to develop a unique organic mentoring model for both youth and young adults. This model’s implementation began during his career at UW Madison and has been improved and implemented recently at CFSS. Carl has a B.S. in Criminal Justice and two master’s degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He is currently completing his dissertation for a doctorate degree in Education.
Dafi provides executive-level management support to the CFSS President and CEO. Ms. Dyer’s previous experience includes years of nonprofit and local government project management, planning and customer service. Dafi holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Management from Cardinal Stritch University.
Jennifer is responsible for all aspects of Human Resources including recruitment, selection, retention, employee benefits, compensation and employee relations. She joined CFSS in January 2013 and she has over 20 years of human resources experience. Prior to CFSS, she held leadership positions in Human Resources at Mid-America Apartment Communities, a publicly held real estate investment trust (REIT) and Cooperative Marketing Concepts (CMC), a high performance telemarketing and training services firm. Jennifer graduated from Baylor University with a B.A. in English. She received her Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification from the HR Certification Institute in 1997. Jennifer has served in various Board, Chair and volunteer capacities for a number of nonprofit organizations including the Junior League of Milwaukee, Women in Crisis Hotline, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Ronald McDonald House and Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA).
Becky Redmond-Walker In her previous role within CFSS Becky promoted programs to community members, middle and high schools, community and faith-based organizations and private businesses to increase program participation. Additionally, she is closely involved in My Brother’s Keeper in Milwaukee. Ms. Redmond-Walker has over 20 years of experience in welfare reform and community outreach through her continuous involvement with various organizations, including the Social Development Commission. Her diverse professional background includes the development, implementation and administration of programs to ensure economic self-sufficiency for Milwaukee area families. She has also been an advocate for family health through her community outreach coordination in collaboration with the Milwaukee Health Department and other community-based programs that have enhanced community involvement with available resources.