Board of Directors

2024 Board of Directors

Deadra Richelle Purifoy, Board Chair
Maudwella Kirkendoll, Vice Chair
Rob Cherry, Treasurer
Dafi Dyer - BSBM, CFC, CM, President & CEO
(414) 270-4679

Dafi has spent nearly 7 years in a variety of increasingly responsible roles within CFSS. She has assisted the former President & CEO in revamping both the structure and workplace environment of the Center to a more progressive work environment bringing staff together around common purposes and values. Ms. Dyer has provided the CFSS team with holistic support and needed resources to ensure quality service to members of the community. In addition, she has been an integral part of grant planning, submission, and implementation of successful programs.

Prior to her time at CFSS, Dafi worked as Project Manager for the I Will Not Die Young Campaign yearlong pilot project facilitated by locals, Kwabena “Antoine” Nixon & Muhibb Dyer. This campaign provided additional support to 200 males in the 10 Milwaukee Public Middle and High Schools in the much-needed area of Social Emotional Learning and life development skills that successfully contributed to improvement in attendance, behavioral, and academic metrics. She successfully guided the project from planning and implementation through completion.

Earlier in her career, Dafi worked for the City Manager and City Clerk’s office in the City of St. Helena, CA in the heart of Napa Valley. In her role, she assisted in implementing resolutions and ordinances adopted by the City Council. She worked closely with the mayor to facilitate annual fundraising projects that included donations from local wineries and silent auctions.

Ms. Dyer, a self-proclaimed jack-of-all-trades, holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Cardinal Stritch University. She also has an Associate’s degree in Real Estate, is a Certified Mediator and a member of the National Association of Certified Mediators, and is a Certified Financial Health Coach.

Dafi is a Milwaukee Northside native and is no stranger to poverty and the struggles that accompany it. She has dedicated her life to navigating racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic barriers with an individualized approach to accessing opportunities for all members of the community.

Dave Bent, Board Member
Rachel E. Fox Armstrong, Board Member