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.

Nomination Form PDF ➞

Jan Larson, Chair
Eau Claire

Jesus Salas, Vice-Chair
Milwaukee

John C. Viste, Treasurer
Harshaw

Sandra Adell Wisconsin Humanities Board

Sandra Adell
Madison

Debra Barker Wisconsin Humanities Board

Debra K.S. Barker
Eau Claire

Jenifer D. Cole *
Middleton

Inga Cushman*
Milton

Mary Lynne Donohue
Sheboygan

Jennifer S. Esperanza

Jennifer S. Esperanza
Beloit

Sergio M. González Wisconsin Humanities Board

Sergio M. González
Wauwatosa

Maysee Herr Wisconsin Humanities Board Member

Maysee Herr
Milwaukee

Ann Huntoon
Tomahawk

Brian Jackson Wisconsin Humanities Board Member

Brian Jackson
Lac du Flambeau

Mario Jiménez Chacón Wisconsin Humanities Board Member

Mario Jiménez Chacón
Green Bay

Stephen Kercher
Neenah

Kathleen Laakso
Superior

Todd Larson*
Blanchardville

Everett L Marshburn

Everett L. Marshburn
Milwaukee

Ruth Olson Wisconsin Humanities Board Member

Ruth Olson
Madison

Alton (Sonny) Smart
Stevens Point

Carole J. Trone *
Madison

Kris Adams Wendt *
Rhinelander

* Governor’s Appointee as of 7/2/21