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The HNP Team

Stephanie Harling
Executive Director
sharling@havenwoods.org

Stephanie Harling became the founding Executive Director of Havenwoods Neighborhood Partnership in 2001 and in 2003 founded Business Improvement District 31. She brings to the position over 25 years of nonprofit management experience.

Stephanie manages the daily operations, creates the revitalization strategies, and works to bring new resources to the organization and the community as a whole. In addition to her role as the Executive Director, she is responsible for two Business Improvement Districts including BID 31 and BID 19. She supervises business assistance programming, and works to recruit and retain new businesses in BID 31 and BID 19.

Born and raised in the City of Milwaukee, Stephanie has held numerous leadership positions in local civic organizations including the South Shore Farmers Market and the Bay View Neighborhood Association.

Stephanie holds a B.S. and a M.S. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

Liz Hammer
ehammer@havenwoods.org

Elizabeth Hammer has been a resident of Milwaukee’s northwest side her entire life and, alongside her husband Gordon, has raised their three children in the Havenwoods community.

Liz’s focus within HNP is to energize residents that are committed to improving their neighborhood. Her dedication to our community has resulted in an increase in block watches, a decrease in crime, attracting quality landlords, and helping home owners better access city services, elected officials and network with other block watch groups.

Katlin Hahn
Resident Engagement Manager
katlin@havenwoods.org

Katlin Hahn is a resident of the Havenwoods community, and is the newest member to the Havenwoods team. She oversees the Havenwoods Street Keepers Crew made up of young adults growing their personal and professional development. They provide care for the neighborhood – picking up litter, maintaining our public spaces, and inviting residents to get involved with local activities and events!

Katlin holds a B.A. in Psychology and has a background working with those who have experienced domestic violence, sexual assault, mental health conditions, and homelessness.

You can find Katlin regularly traveling around the neighborhood in the Street Keepers van. If you do, stop by and say hello!

Angelique Sharpe
Villard Ave. BID Manager
angelique@havenwoods.org

Angelique Sharpe is the Villard Avenue Business Improvement District Manager. She is responsible for the revitalization, management and oversight of a Historic Main street Business Corridor that has experienced decades of disinvestment.

The Villard Avenue BID Board of Directors creates specific objectives that Angelique is responsible for carrying out.

Projects typically include public way planning, street beautification, and maintenance, district marketing, commercial business retention/attraction and other economic development initiatives. Sharpe has a Masters degree in Cultural Foundations of Community Engagement & Education from the UW-Milwaukee, and over a decade of experience in economic development, community advocacy, and business management.

HNP Board

Steven A. Hentzen

Steve is President of Hentzen Coatings, Inc., a company that develops and manufactures specialty paints for the defense, aerospace and protective coatings markets. The company, headquartered in Havenwoods, has been owned and operated by the Hentzen family since it was established in 1923. He is a founding board member of the Havenwoods Neighborhood Partnership and Milwaukee BID No. 31, and currently serves, respectively, as President and Chair of those entities. He is also a board member of the American Coatings Association.

Angela Walters

Angela Walters is a licensed real estate broker with EXP Realty & over 14 years of experience. She is a board member with the Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors (GMAR), and holds an Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR) designation.

Angela is also an experienced investor and property manager. She is a graduate of the ACRE (Associates In Commercial Real Estate) Program, a member of Take Root Milwaukee and former chairperson of its Resource and Oversight Committee. Angela holds a Bachelors of Science degree in Business and Computer Systems from the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE).

Jim Bartos

Jim’s list of accomplishments and career of service is long. He’s been the Project Manager for the Community Building Milwaukee initiative at Wisconsin Community Services since its beginning in August 2013. He’s worked or served in various capacities with Milwaukee Succeeds, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Silver Spring Neighborhood Center and the Northwest Side Community Alliance. In addition to serving on the board of the HNP, Jim was a founding board member and past president of the United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee.

Barbara Thompson

Barbara Thompson has been a resident of the Havenwoods neighborhood for the past 24 years. Barbara is retired from 32-1/2 years of service with Master Lock Company. Serving as an active union executive board member as well as a volunteer for the United Way of Greater Milwaukee, Barbara brings to the HNP Board years of volunteer experience. Her new role is to help keep Havenwoods a safe place to live and showcase it as a desirable location for families and businesses to grow and flourish.

Sharon Jordan

Sharon R. Jordan is the Community Relations Director for Direct Supply. Sharon is responsible for aligning Direct Supply’s corporate citizenship initiatives with the company’s mission, principles, and values. She coordinates company, volunteer, and community resource management, develops and identifies volunteer programs that engage Direct Supply Partners in the community, assists in linking service-learning activities for Senior Management, and serves as a liaison for local government and neighborhood relations.

Sharon is committed to the City of Milwaukee and lives her life’s work via the words of her favorite African Proverb, “If you think you’re too small to make a difference, try sleeping in a closed room with a mosquito.”

Christian Winkel

After graduating from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, Pastor Christian Winkel was assigned to Redemption Lutheran Church in May of 2003. Since then, Pastor Winkel has been a leader in faith and a consistent and visible presence in the Havenwoods Community. As a homeowner and a community partner in the Havenwoods community he is a founding Board member of the Neighborhood Improvement District.

Vera D. Ford

Vera is retired after dedicated service to youth as the Business Community Liaison with the Milwaukee Job Corps Center. Herself a Job Corps graduate, Vera earned her Licensed Practical Nursing degree from Job Corps in 1966. She graduate Magna Cum Laude with a BS Degree in Criminal Justice from the UW-Milwaukee.

Vera is president of AREV Training Consultants, LLC and has been a member of the HNP since 2018.

Yuli Her

Yuli Her is the Business Development Coordinator for Hmong Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce, Realtor for Homestead Realty Inc., owns and operates Her REI Enterprise LLC for Real Estate Investments, and Secretary Treasurer for Hawj Association of Milwaukee.

Her has lived in Milwaukee since 1998, growing up in the Havenwoods community. Yuli Her is skilled in community engagement, business development, real estate, and networking.

BID #31 Board

Steven A. Hentzen

Steve is President of Hentzen Coatings, Inc., a company that develops and manufactures specialty paints for the defense, aerospace and protective coatings markets. The company, headquartered in Havenwoods, has been owned and operated by the Hentzen family since it was established in 1923. He is a founding board member of the Havenwoods Neighborhood Partnership and Milwaukee BID No. 31, and currently serves, respectively, as President and Chair of those entities. He is also a board member of the American Coatings Association.

David M. Mitchell

David M. Mitchell, President of Vector Technologies, joined the company in August of 2016. Mr. Mitchell has more than 27 years of experience in business-to-business industrial sales and management. In addition to serving on the board of Business Improvement District (BID) #31 for the last 6 years, he chairs the Manufacturing Industry Advisory Board for the City of Milwaukee, and serves on the council of the Workforce Investment Partnership Committee for the State of Wisconsin. Mr. Mitchell is a graduate of Purdue University.

John Erdmann

John is CEO of Southeast Sales Powersports, a company that sells new and used motorcycles, ATV’s, watercraft, scooters, power equipment and utility vehicles nationwide. They have a full parts and service department. They are headquartered in Havenwoods, has been owned and operated by the Erdmann family since it was established in 1964. He is a board member of the Havenwoods BID No. 31. He is also the board chairman on the Kawasaki Motors USA Dealer Council.

Julie McNamara

Julie McNamara is President of TJM Innovations, LLC, which she owns with her husband. TJM manufacturers polyurethane foam and GutterStuff® Foam Filter and has been located in the City of Milwaukee since 2007.  After thirteen years building a solid customer base with an outstanding staff, Julie knows the secret to success lies in a professional team spirit; collaborating and communicating with conscientious, smart people.

Julie holds degrees in Spanish and Psychology from the University of Milwaukee-Wisconsin.

Pastor Christian Winkel – Chair

Greg Slade – Vice-chair

Ron Hegwood – Secretary

Dawn Anastasi – Secretary

Ricardo Roberts – Treasurer

Marietta Luster

Ruth Moore

NID #9 Board

Doni Slade

Rose Sandrone

Tayotis Caldwell

 

View a map of the NID HERE.

Pastor Christian Winkel – Chair

Greg Slade – Vice-chair

Ron Hegwood – Secretary

Dawn Anastasi – Secretary

Ricardo Roberts – Treasurer

Marietta Luster

Ruth Moore

Doni Slade

Rose Sandrone

Tayotis Caldwell

 

View a map of the NID HERE.

NID #9 Board

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