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Leadership

President, Board of Directors
Thomas E. Arenberg
 
Tom Arenberg joined the Board of Directors in 2004 and became President in 2009.  Tom retired from Accenture where he worked 34 years, serving as the Office Managing Director from 2005 to 2009. He and his family have worked with Next Door in a variety of roles for over 30 years. Tom also serves on boards for the Children’s Hospital and Health System Foundation and Wiscraft Industries.  “My family and I are proud to be associated with Next Door.  We have worked with Next Door for almost as long as we have been in Milwaukee. Providing support to Metcalfe Park families through the premier early childhood development center in the area is a way for us to give back to the area. Next Door programs are well planned and executed while the organization is flexible to the changing needs of the neighborhood. Come in for a tour and your family can be hooked also!”

 

 

Executive Director
Carol Keintz, Ed.D.
 
Carol Keintz has served as the Executive Director of Next Door since 2008. Before joining Next Door, Carol served as Associate Director of the Dane County Parent Council, a nationally-recognized Head Start program, and Executive Director of the Satellite Family Child Care for the City of Madison, Wisconsin. Carol has a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Edgewood College, an MS in Education from the University of Minnesota - St. Mary's, a BA in Social Work from the University of Minnesota, and a Montessori Preschool Teaching Certificate.
 
 

 

 

Vice President of Administration
Laurie Oryall
 
Laurie Oryall came to Next Door in 2008, bringing over 14 years of experience as the director of operations and administration for two high-performing Head Start programs. Under Laurie’s leadership, both programs had three or more consecutive years of no audit findings; and as a result, both agencies received “low-risk auditee” status. Laurie has extensive experience and certification in non-profit human resources and fiscal management, managing information technology, ERSEA*/recruitment, transportation, and facilities operations. During her career, she has successfully managed the human resources and accounting departments for two large medical groups. Laurie has a BS in business administration and accounting from Cardinal Stritch University in Milwaukee, and is a Certified Compensation Professional.     
*Eligibility Recruitment Selection Enrollment Attendance  
 

 

Development Director
JoAnn Weishan
 
JoAnn Weishan has served as the Director of Development at Next Door since 2010.  Prior to her work at Next Door, JoAnn served at the Argosy Foundation as Project Director and as Director of Development at the Children’s Hospital Foundation.  JoAnn has an MS in social ethics from Luther Northwestern in St. Paul, MN, and a BS in communication from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SENIOR MANAGEMENT – ADMINISTRATIVE

 

Fiscal Director
Craig Becker
Craig Becker is Next Door’s Fiscal Director. Craig joined Next Door in the role of Controller in 2009. He became Fiscal Director in 2012. Prior to joining Next Door, Craig served as Controller for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, and Fiscal Analyst for the Social Development Commission. Craig has an MS in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, and a BA in Business Administration from Michigan State University.
 
 

 

 

 

Human Resources Manager
Lucretia Dillon
 
Lucretia Dillon came to Next Door in 2005. She has over 17 years of experience in Human Resources Management for three Milwaukee non-profit agencies, specializing in employee relations, counseling, conflict resolution, and EEOC claims. Lucretia earned a BS in Business Management Systems - Human Resource Management from the Milwaukee School of Engineering, an MS in Management from Cardinal Stritch University (Milwaukee) and an MS in Counseling-Community from Mount Mary University (Milwaukee).  Lucretia’ s passion and goal has always been to have a career with a non-profit organization dedicated to assisting individuals, children and families to become self-sufficient and productive citizens. This is her way to give back to the community and in appreciation as a former Head Start parent.
 
 

 

Information/Technology Services Manager
Jesse Weathersby
 

 

 

 

 

 

SENIOR MANAGEMENT - PROGRAM

 

Educare Director/Early Head Start Director
Angela Lampkin
 
Angela Lampkin has served as the Educare Site Director and Early Head Start Director at Next Door since 2012. Angela has a BS from Judson College (Marion, Alabama) in Human Services and an MS in Educational Leadership from Cardinal Stritch University (Milwaukee). Angela also earned the Leadership Credential and the Administrative Credential through the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She is a Master Trainer and Consultant on the Registry and has 25 years experience working in the field of early childcare and education.
 

 

 

 

Head Start Director
Tyra Larkin 
 
Tyra Larkin has served as Next Door’s Head Start Director since 2010 and brings over 16 years of Head Start experience to Next Door. Tyra’s previous roles in Head Start include: Lead Teacher, Family Support Specialist, Program Manager, and Supervisor of Education Services. She came to us from a large Head Start Grantee who served over 1300 children and families across two counties and brings great understanding of the Head Start program and management design. She has extensive knowledge of human development and behavior, providing and monitoring case management services, assessing families’ goals and strengths, and connecting families to appropriate services within the community. Tyra earned a BS in Human Services from Calumet of St. Joseph (Whiting, IN) and will complete her MS in Non-for Profit Organizational Management from Capella University in 2015. She is a member of Wisconsin Head Start Association and has obtained her Family Service Credential.

 

 

Principal and Education Leader/Charter School
Kate Linscott
 
Kate Linscott has served as the Next Door Charter School Principal since 2010. Kate is a Wisconsin-licensed administrator and educator. Before joining Next Door, Kate served as an administrator and director in Head Start and corporate child care programs. Kate also has eight years of teaching experience in Wisconsin Public Schools.  Kate completed her undergraduate studies in elementary education and graduate studies in curriculum and instruction at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
 

 

 

 

Professional Development Director
Debi Schwid
 
Debi Schwid, M.S., is Next Door’s Professional Development Director. Debi joined Next Door in 2008 as the Books for Kids Coordinator.  In addition to her work in Professional Development for the agency, she oversees three programs within the Educational Support Department:  Adult Education and GED; Fatherhood Engagement; and Books for Kids. Prior to coming to Next Door, Debi worked at Neighborhood House of Milwaukee as the Director of Early Childhood Services. She has worked in higher education teaching adults and curriculum development in a variety of topics in the early childhood education profession. Debi has a Master’s degree in Administrative Leadership with an emphasis on Adult Education, and a Wisconsin Professional Credential for Child Care Administrators, and DPI Teaching Certification in Learning Disabilities from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She also holds a BA in Child Development from California State University – Northridge.
 

 

Early Head Start Deputy Director
Anntoinette McKee
 
Anntoinette M. McKee became Next Door’s Early Head Start Deputy Director in 2010. She is responsible for implementation and design of Early Head Start federal and state Home Visitation programs. She received training in youth development by the Department of Labor, is a certified diversity trainer, infant massage instructor, Family Service Credential trainer, and is Doula and PITC trained. Anntoinette holds a BS in Educational Policy and Community Education from the University Wisconsin-Milwaukee and an MS in Theology/Divinity. Her knowledge and professionalism is supported by over 20 years of hands-on leadership experience in Early Intervention, Early Head Start and K-12 programs. This work took McKee to Australia, Jamaica and South Africa.  McKee co-authored two books: Bruised But Not Broken and Raising Healthy Children in an Unhealthy World.  She is passionate and focuses on positive child outcomes to close the achievement gap and build a sustainable future for children, families and communities.

 

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