“The most valuable lesson I’ve learned through Lead2Change is to follow your passion and joining with others so that my actions have a greater positive impact.”
- Corey Andrus

Lead2ChangeWho We Are


Who We Are

A community strengthened through constructive youth engagement in all aspects of society.


To empower and inspire youth to be catalysts for change in their communities.


Lead2Change programming is the result of growth and a comprehensive needs assessment conducted in the summer of 2009 by Youth Advisory Council members. As stated by Milwaukee’s youth in the needs assessment, the Greater Milwaukee area was in need of additional youth leadership and service opportunities.

Lead2Change has endeavored to help fill this gap as it envisions a community strengthened through constructive youth engagement in all aspects of society. Lead2Change is a youth leadership organization committed to authentically engaging young people in leadership opportunities that prepare them to be successful leaders in college, their career, and the community. Through career readiness programming, young people are involved in meaningful activities that assist with enhancing their employability and leadership skills.

“Everyone that got where he is, had to begin where he was.” - Robert Louis Stevenson

Meet Our Board

Jerel Ballard

Board Director and Program Alumnus

Nicole Robbins

Board Director

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Maggie Beckley

Board Treasurer

Dion Saffold

Board Director

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Ashley Hines

Board Co-Chair and Program Alumnus

Leo Ries

Board Co-Chair

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Meet Our Team

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Leadership Team

Dionne Grayson

President and Chief Innovation Officer

Mamie Roberson

Executive Assistant

JoLanda Rogers

Director of Programming

Norm Smaglik

Accounting Administrator

Program Team

Marshall Freeman, Jr.

Career Exploration Coach

Nikotris Perkins


Jamie Weston

Career Exploration Coach

Timothy McHatten

Career Exploration Coach

Katelyn Phillips

Career Exploration Coach

LaJoy Mitchell

Career Exploration Coach

Chandar Robertson

Lead Career Exploration Coach/Instructor

Amy Paulick

Career Exploration Coach

Talva Rogers


Meet Our Community Ambassadors

Kola Alayande

Maverixz Consulting Group LLC

Jim Marks

United Way of Greater Milwaukee and Waukesha Counties

Tracey Carson

MSK Advertising

Tim McMurtry

Milwaukee Area Worforce Funding Alliance

Moira Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald Consultancy

Kelly Terry

Northwestern Mutual

Kenwaun Flynn


Beth Weirick

Milwaukee Downtown Business Improvement District #21

Suzanne Zwaska

US Bank

735 N. Water Street, Suite 1600, Milwaukee, WI 53202 | 414.226.2410
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