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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.

Katlin Hahn
Director of Operations
katlin@havenwoods.org

Katlin Hahn began with the Havenwoods community in 2021 working with the Street Keepers, neighborhood groups, and hosting local events. She has since transitioned into her role as Director of Operations.

Katlin’s focus is to see HNP active in the entire community, from advocating for residents to supporting our businesses. She sees economic stability and engaged neighborhoods as the recipe for success. As an organization leader, she works with all staff members and programs, collaborating with local partners to help Havenwoods thrive.

With a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire and experience in nonprofit management, Katlin brings a solution-oriented approach to every challenge.

Will Hansen
Director of Villard Ave, BID #19
will@havenwoods.org

Will Hansen provides the day-to-day management of BID #19 working with all city departments, agencies, and service providers. He oversees the BID Operating Plan and is the main point of contact for BID #19, Villard Ave.

Will is a proud alumnus of Michigan State University, having graduated with a B.S in Advertising Management, and a B.A in Political Science with a specialization in Urban Policy. He is a passionate individual who is driven to make a positive impact in communities through his work and personal pursuits.

Will has a background working amongst different communities, including Downtown Lansing Inc. and Downtown Detroit Partnership. He is a dedicated professional who is committed to promoting community and economic development.

JeTaun Taylor
Community Engagement and Safety Director
jetaun@havenwoods.org

JeTaun Taylor is a dedicated leader with a wealth of academic achievements and over a decade of hands-on experience in the nonprofit sector. JeTaun brings a unique blend of expertise and passion to her role.

Originally from Milwaukee, JeTaun has deep roots in her community, having grown up in the Havenwoods area where she currently resides. She holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a specialization in Non-Profit Management, underscoring her commitment to effective organizational leadership and strategic planning.

As the Community Engagement and Safety Director at HNP, JeTaun is committed to creating safer, more vibrant neighborhoods where residents can thrive. Her collaborative approach, combined with her extensive experience and educational background, positions her as a catalyst for positive change in the Havenwoods community and beyond. JeTaun’s tireless advocacy for social justice and equitable access to resources underscores her commitment to building a brighter future for all.

Kyle McCreedy
Street Keeper Crew Lead
kyle@havenwoods.org

Kyle leads the Street Keepers Crew. The Street Keepers are a crew of young adults working to expand their personal and professional development through their work with Havenwoods. The Street Keepers pick up litter, organize events, help residents with snow removal and brush clearing, and generally work to beautify and improve the Havenwoods neighborhood.

Kyle has experience in education, specifically working with at-risk youth. He taught history and citizenship at NOVA High School for six years. Before that, he received his bachelor’s degree in History with a minor in Secondary Education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

You can regularly find Kyle out in the community driving the Havenwoods Street Keepers Van!

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.

Tamara Castle

Tamara Castle is Assistant Vice-President CRA Residential Loan Officer at Associated Bank. She has been in the homebuying industry for 23 years. She began the working for HUD Certified homebuying agencies providing homebuying counseling and education for first time homebuyers. She is currently a Take Root Milwaukee member and serves on two committees: Resource and Oversight & Homebuying Pipeline Workgroup.

Tamara volunteers her time to develop and facilitate homebuyer and financial education seminars. She dedicated to serving her communities in Milwaukee County and assisting individuals and families achieve their goal of accomplishment, stability, and generation wealth thru homeownership.

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.

Dawn Davis

Dawn M Davis, currently CRA Mortgage Loan Officer with US Bank Home Mortgage for the past 3 ½ years working with LMI first time buyers to purchase and refinance their current homes along with purchases and refinances throughout the SE Wisconsin communities. Dawn has worked in the mortgage field for over 25 years and in the banking professional for a few more years than that. She’s a previous member of 30th Street #37 Bid Board for 5 years and prior to that, a member/Secretary of the 30th Street ICC Board of Directors for 10 years.

During these past 40+ years, my expertise has been working with the local communities, Sherman Park, Harambee, Franklin Heights, Garden Homes and several other local neighborhood organizations and their specific housing counseling agencies, Housing Resources, ACTS Housing and UCC to assist with down payment assistance programs and first time home buyer initiatives.

Dawn’s education has been gained through on the job training and bank training classes with some classes taken at UW Milwaukee. She’s also an Active member with Bay Shore Lutheran Church and sister church, Hepatha Lutheran Church. Dawn is single mother with one daughter, Mallory Davis.

NID #9 Board

Marietta Luster

Dr. Marietta Luster has been a resident of Havenwoods Neighborhood for the past 32 years. Dr. Luster is the Administrator of the Milwaukee County Aging and Disabilities Services in the Milwaukee County Department of Health and Human Services.

Dr. Luster has been a NID#9 Board Member and active participant of the Resident Engagement Committee since January 2021. The Resident Engagement Committee is a great opportunity to meet neighbors, positively contribute to community activities, and explore new ways to engage the community.

Ruth Moore

Ruth Moore is the Resident Engagement Committee Chair. The RE Committee is responsible for providing entertainment activities for families, youth and seniors.

Ruth is a retired para-educator of Milwaukee Public Schools. Ruth continues to work and volunteer her time with youth crafting, cooking and gardening through the YMCA and other youth centers around Milwaukee.

Ruth and her family, Dean and Deanna, have lived in the Havenwoods area for 29 years. She enjoys meeting and encouraging neighbors to participate in Block watch meetings and participation NID #9.

Rose Sandrone

Rose Sandrone has truly worked, lived, played and raised her family in the Havenwoods area for nearly 50 years. She was a member of the Choice Neighborhood Initiative Committee for the renovation of Westlawn. She serves on the grant approval committee for the Milwaukee’s Community Connections Small Grants Program, helps manage the annual Bloom and Groom event.

She decided to remain in her community rather than to relocate and as she always said about the neighborhood – “don’t move, improve.” She invites you all to join her and to get involved and to go out and meet your neighbors.

Pastor Christian Winkel

Pastor Christian Winkel serves Redemption Lutheran Church on 68th and Silver Spring. He and his wife, Bethany have lived in the neighborhood since 2003. They love being a part of the community where they raised their 4 children, and you may see them walking through the neighborhood with their 2 dogs.

Greg Slade

Gregory Slade Sr. is not only a resident, he is a landlord and property investor as well. Greg has been volunteering his time to communities since he graduated from M.A.I.D. back in 1997 Teaching various types of youth art related classes through various youth organizations. For the past 10 years he has been working with the NPD & the NID on a number of projects and committees.

Doni Slade

Doni Slade has been a resident of Havenwoods Neighborhood for more than 22 years. She started serving her community as a foster-parent for 11 years. During that time she helped serve as one of the Havenwoods Neighborhood Partnership committee members to form the Neighborhood Improvement District (NID#9). Doni brings her 34 years of television media experience to the committee. She continues to serve the NID as an active member of the Resident and engagement committee.

Gloria Blackmon

Gloria Blackmon has lived in the neighborhood for over 5 years. She recently joined the NID and is on the resident engagement committee. Gloria’s goal is to help serve the community.

Ricardo Roberts

My name is Ricardo Roberts, married to my wife Annette for 33 years. I have been a resident in the NID for over 30 years.

Currently I’m the treasure of the Board, a position I’ve held for 2 terms.

I also work as an Accountant Assistant at Milwaukee College Prep and a supervisor at one of 4 Pro shops for the defending NBA World Champion Milwaukee Bucks.

Dawn Anastasi

Dawn Anastasi has been a resident of Milwaukee’s northwest side for over a decade. She contributes to the area through annual neighborhood clean-ups, and attends monthly meetings for KANDO (Kaul Avenue Neighborhood Development Organization) that include discussions with the local Community Liaison Officers. Dawn has been a board member for the Havenwoods NID since 2020.

Tayotis Caldwell

Tayotis Caldwell has lived in the Havenwoods neighborhood for 16 years. He has been an educator in Milwaukee Public Schools, as well as a member of the NID #9 board. Tayotis enjoys his positions within the neighborhood for the sense of community.

Nathan Schafer

I moved to the neighborhood in 2022, and worked in the financial services
industry for many years before becoming a public servant for the last decade.

During my years in local government, I have worked in three local municipalities in
many departments and currently serve as a Deputy Clerk-Treasurer where I administer elections, schedule and help train poll workers, process licenses, collect property taxes, and work with various boards.

I have worked with many elected officials, department heads, board members, residents, and
business owners of very diverse backgrounds. I am dedicated to public service, my community,
being a good father and good neighbor and learning as much as I can about leadership.

Melissa Sandrone

Melissa has lived and grown in this neighborhood for 50 years. She volunteered in the community prior to the NID and has been involved off and on with the NID since its inception. She has a bachelor’s in fine arts from Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and is currently working on her Master of Art Therapy at Edgewood College while employed at a local nonprofit. She enjoys staying healthy through exercising, eating right, practicing self-care, and keeping balance in her life. She is a firm believer in being an asset to her family, community, and country.

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