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

Jan Larson, Vice-Chair
Eau Claire

Joshua P. Ranger, Treasurer
Oshkosh

Jenifer D. Cole *
Middleton

Inga Cushman*
Milton

Mary Lynne Donohue
Sheboygan

Jennifer S. Esperanza

Jennifer S. Esperanza
Beloit

Maysee Herr Wisconsin Humanities Board Member

Maysee Herr
Milwaukee

Ann Huntoon
Tomahawk

Celestine Jeffreys
Green Bay

Juan F. Jiménez
La Crosse

Stephen Kercher
Neenah

Kathleen Laakso
Superior

Todd Larson*
Blanchardville

Everett L Marshburn

Everett L. Marshburn
Milwaukee

Jesus Salas
Milwaukee

Joe Salmons
Madison

Alton (Sonny) Smart
Stevens Point

Carole J. Trone *
Madison

John C. Viste
Harshaw

Kris Adams Wendt *
Rhinelander

* Governor’s Appointee as of 7/2/21