Staff and Board

Stephanie Harling, Executive Director

Stephanie Harling began as Executive Director of Havenwoods Economic Development Corporation in 2001. 

Born and raised in the City of Milwaukee, Stephanie Harling is a leader in the nonprofit sector and an active civic resident.  With over 20 years of experience in public service she has effectively founded and/or led organizations that continue to advance Milwaukee neighborhoods through economic growth, civic engagement and improved quality of life.

c/o Amcor
6161 N. 64th St . Milwaukee , WI 53218
PH: 414-431-2274
Fax: 414-438-1330

Elizabeth Hammer, Community Development/Safety Specialist

Elizabeth Hammer has been a resident of Milwaukee’s far northwest side her entire life.

In 2003 Liz joined the Havenwoods team as a community organizer. Liz’s efforts in the Havenwoods community have re-energized residents that are committed to improving their neighborhood. Her commitment to her community has resulted in an increase in block watches, a decrease in crime, attracting quality landlords, and helping homeowners better access city services, elected officials and network with other block watch groups.   Liz also serves on the City Wide Block Watch Council as the Milwaukee Police District 4 representative.  

c/o Amcor
6161 N. 64 th St . Milwaukee , WI 53218
PH: 414-431-2276
Fax: 414-438-1330


Jessica Noth, Program Manager

Jessica Noth joined our Havenwoods team in 2012 to build the Healthy Neighborhoods program.  She came to HEDC with experience in domestic and international community building  experience.  The experience  that Jess has gained from her work with the United States Peace Corp.  and as a youth ministry leader has served the Havenwoods community very well.

The work that Jessica has done with Healthy Neighborhoods has resulted in over $60,000 in home improvements throughout Havenwoods, the launch of a public art initiative, two community garden builds, and the Havenwoods Community Banquet.  

c/o Amcor
6161 N. 64th St . Milwaukee , WI 53218
PH: 414-431-2271
Fax: 414-438-1330

Board of Directors

Sharon Jordan
Direct Supply, Inc.

David Kaiser
Link Builds Construction Services

Mark Krueger
US Bank

Barbara Thompson
Havenwoods Resident

Peter Grimes
Aur Enterprises





Steven A. Hentzen (President)
Hentzen Coatings

Pastor Christian Winkel
Redemption Lutheran Church

Angela Walters
Realty Executives, International

Jim Bartos
Wisconsin Community Services

May Yer Thao
Hmong Chamber of Commerce


BID #31 Board of Directors

Steven A. Hentzen (President)
Hentzen Coatings

Mark Krueger
US Bank

David Mitchell
Vector Technologies, Inc.

Julie McNamara
TJM Innovations

Keith Raskin
Prestige Auto Works