A Milwaukee native, Mr. Royal was honorably discharged from the United States Air Force. He received his Associate of Applied Science degree in Paralegal Studies and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. In addition to his role as CFSS Manager of Youth Services and Educator, where he facilitated group and 1:1 youth services, Mr. Royal has served on a range of civic boards for the Milwaukee Area Technical College, the Social Development Commission, American Civil Liberties Union, MATC Foundation Board of Directors and currently is the President of the NAACP Milwaukee Branch.
Arthur lends his natural abilities to work with people to the CFSS team as an Educator and Members Services Coordinator. In his role, Art provides Sexual Risk Avoidance and Healthy Relationship Education to youth in Milwaukee Public Schools, Faith-based schools and community organizations.
Arthur was born and raised in the City of Milwaukee and graduated from Milwaukee Lutheran High School. Art continued his education an obtained a degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville.
Art enjoys travelling, trying new foods, volunteering for various groups and organizations, and stepping outside of his comfort zone. He is a people person at heart and goes the extra mile for people.
Dr. Braden is a native of Chicago, IL. Prior to serving as an Educator SRAE Program, Dr. Braden was the Director of Sunshine Family Services where he focused on meeting the needs of the elderly, youth in transition, and other vulnerable populations. He also served as Associate Professor and Assistant Dean at Springfield College-Milwaukee, as a faculty member at University of Phoenix and Walden University, and Associate Director of the Wisconsin Area Health Education Center System at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Braden received his Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry from St. Olaf College. In addition, he received his Master’s and Doctorate in Adult and Continuing Education from Northern Illinois University. His research focused on African American Males and mentoring in the Chicago area.
Simmone has joined CFSS as the Sexual Risk Avoidance Education (SRAE) Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC). She is responsible for assessment and referrals for case management and other duties to ensure that CFSS is moving forward to meet and/or exceed the goals of the SRAE program.
Simmone has been dedicated to serving Milwaukee by providing therapeutic techniques to reduce anxiety, violence and community trauma. She has served in positions at Sojourner Family Peace Center, The Healing Center and most recently as a Crisis/Healing Counselor at Aurora Healing and Advocacy Services. Simmone received a Bachelor of Arts from Concordia University and a Master’s degree in Community Psychology from Alverno College. In addition, she is a Licensed Professional Counselor with extensive experience in trauma, crisis, and healing counseling.
Yvette lends her expertise to the team as an LPCIT with the Sexual Risk Avoidance Education program where she provides assessment and referrals of youth to positive youth development opportunities and various other resources as identified in her assessments. Her previous experience includes 12 years with Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS), as well as, the Program Coordinator for Pearls for Teen Girls, a teen pregnancy prevention/leadership program for young girls in Milwaukee. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Upper Iowa University and a master’s degree in Professional Counseling from Concordia University.
Tim Love brings his talent and exuberant energy to his new role as Project Coordinator for the Center’s Minority Youth Violence Prevention program, better known as Project PEACE. Prior to his transition to Youth Services, Tim was a part of the dynamic team dedicated to supporting members who are transitioning from confinement to the community. Prior to working with CFSS, Timothy worked for 5 years at Lad Lake where he guided and mentored at-risk youth, assisting them with credit recovery and completing high school. Timothy also taught first and second graders for CLC and The Rescue Mission summer programs. Timothy Obtained His Bachelor’s degree in Human Services from Springfield College and his Master’s Degree in Organizational Management and Leadership from Springfield College.