Our Board

Wisconsin Humanities' 25 volunteer board members hail from all parts of the state. We seek members whose experience, training, interests, skills, cultural background, and community ties bring diversity, energy, and expertise to our programs. Approximately half of our board membership is drawn from the academic community and half from the community at large. New members are ordinarily elected to three-year terms at our February meeting, and assume office in June. Six members are appointed by the Governor.

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Diane Lichtenstein, Chair
Beloit

Juan F. Jiménez, Vice-Chair
La Crosse

Joe Salmons, Treasurer
Madison

Nicole Brookshire
Milwaukee

Arnold Chevalier
Stoughton

Jenifer D. Cole *
Middleton

Inga Cushman*
Milton

Mary Lynne Donohue
Sheboygan

Meralis Hood*
Milwaukee

Ann Huntoon
Tomahawk

Celestine Jeffreys
Green Bay

Stephen Kercher
Neenah

Kathleen Laakso
Superior

Jan Larson
Eau Claire

Todd Larson*
Blanchardville

Jim Marks
Waukesha

Joshua P. Ranger
Oshkosh

Troy Reeves
Madison

Jesus Salas
Milwaukee

Karen Spahn
Shorewood

Carole J. Trone *
Madison

May Vang
Milwaukee

John C. Viste
Harshaw

Kris Adams Wendt *
Rhinelander

* Governor’s Appointee as of 6/20/20