Meet Our Staff

VB croppedVictoria Boucher
Associate Director

Victoria is a former intern and Backyard Hero with CSW. Coming from the reproductive rights movement, she is thrilled to translate her experience organizing for reproductive freedom into supporting even more types of social change. She admires her mother for living out values of compassion, positivity, and independence while instilling those values in Victoria. Her first job was as a dishwasher at the Cattail Cafe in Brussels, Wisconsin (where she did more eating of their delicious hashbrown sandwiches than cleaning). Victoria appreciates a good laugh; as such her favorite movie is Dan in Real Life and her favorite book is Yes, Please by Amy Poehler. (Photo by Mike Klawitter)

 

cheri head shot (2)Cheri Dubiel
Executive Director

Cheri was named Executive Director as of January 9, 2017. She has served as CSW Associate Director for six years, where she’s led the organization’s fundraising efforts for social and environmental justice causes in Wisconsin. In addition to her work with CSW, she brings extensive experience with local advocacy movements through past leadership roles with the Dane County Rape Crisis Center, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Wisconsin, and Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault. Cheri grew up on a multi-generational dairy farm in the beautiful rolling hills of Trempealeau County in the drift less region of Wisconsin. She has one 9 year old daughter who attends a dual-language immersion program at Madison Metropolitan School District. (Photo by John Urban.)

 

Susan Kilmer
Development Director

Susan came to Community Shares after working with CSW member group Wisconsin Wetlands Association. Prior to this, she was the Development Assistant at Olbrich Botanical Society. She grew up in the beautiful Hudson River Valley of New York, where her first job out of high school was on a chainsaw crew trimming trees along power lines. If she had to pick just one book, Letters to a Young Poet, by Rilke, might be her choice. (Photo by Mike Klawitter)

 

Kathleen Messinger
Financial Director

Kathleen earned her Associate Degree in Accounting in 1998 and has been with CSW since 2001.  She is passionate about CSW’s mission and happy that by working with numbers all day long in the back office she can help the cause.  Kathleen has a regular but very imperfect meditation practice and enjoys Kakuro and Suduko puzzles (more numbers!), Netflix binging, walking and biking. (Photo by John Urban)

 

 

 

Photo of Brianna Neuman in a vintage dress and victory curlsBrianna Neumann
Development Coordinator

Brianna’s commitment to social justice and equity for all brought her to the doors of Community Shares last year, and she couldn’t stay away. She’s back! She is a proud Californian, trying to find her way in Madison. Her interests include holding people accountable, painting her nails, supporting small, black- and/or queer-owned businesses, tearing down the system, sitting in front of the ocean, and adding to her shoe collection.

Kewiana Pollard
Campaign Coordinator

We are excited to welcome Kewiana Pollard as our Campaign Coordinator. She has a passion for cooking and eating food, having fun, creating music, and learning new things. Kewiana is actively working towards a Civil Law degree to work on environmental, discrimination, and social justice issues.
She is always excited to help the community and the people in the community move closer to their goals.

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Mitchell Pralle
Communications Coordinator

Mitchell Pralle is a senior in the UW-Madison School of Journalism, who understands how hard work, enthusiasm and advocacy can positively affect change in the communities around you. He believes in the importance of journalism as it enables an informed public, giving them power and agency. Social justice is his passion, and CSW provides an outlet to fight for what’s right. Outside of work, dedication to sustainability and renewable energy led him and some friends to the creation of Madison Solar Solutions, a solar energy startup with a plan to install solar canopies in parking lots throughout the UW campus. Outside of his professional life, he loves fashion, design, captivating stories and learning.

Justin Williams
Community Partnerships Director

Justin wanted to work at CSW because he believes in and identifies with the work of the member groups. He began as a temporary employee, then transitioned into a part-time then full-time employee. Justin started in his career working to elect progressive candidates in local, regional, and statewide elections in municipal, judicial, and executive offices. Justin currently sits on the board of OPEN (Out Professional Engagement Network) Madison, an organization of LGBTQ+ professionals, and on the board of his neighborhood association, Lake Edge Neighborhood Association, in Madison. “Community involvement is the crux of who I am. I’ve dedicated my career to helping advocate for a number of causes to support others,” said Justin. (Photo by John Urban)

 

Judy Young
Member and Outreach Manager

Hailing from the north side of Milwaukee, Judy has been all over the world, and found her way to Community Shares, where she looks forward to helping to make a positive change in our community. Prior to working at Community Shares, Judy has worked in administrative roles for an environmental service company in Milwaukee and at the Urban League of Greater Madison–she was even a truck driver at one time! In Judy’s spare time, she likes to do DIY projects, watch HGTV, and attend Madison’s many festivals. Judy also dances and teaches Chicago style stepping, a form of dance originating from Chicago that incorporates dance style in a let the leader lead you formation.