Board of Advisors

Ann Groves Lloyd, Ph.D.

Dr. Ann Groves Lloyd is currently an academic advisor for transfer and first-year students in the College of Letters & Science at UW-Madison.  Previous positions she has held include Director of Career Services and Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs also in L&S, and Senior Director of Campus Outreach at the Wisconsin Alumni Association.  Ann… Read more »

Kate McGinnity, M.S.

Kate is an experienced classroom teacher, presenter, and author as well as a nationally recognized consultant in the field of autism.  She has over 30 years experience working with individuals with autism and their families.  During her tenure as a teacher, Kate was recognized as the Wisconsin and National Teacher of the Year by the… Read more »

Cheryl Hanley-Maxwell, Ph.D.

Dr. Hanley-Maxwell is a Professor and the Associate Dean of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin. She is published in numerous international journals and recently received the School of Education Distinguished Achievement Faculty Award. She has worked her entire career advocating for the rights of students with disabilities.

Paul and Krysia Braun

Paul and Krysia Braun are the parents of three active boys, two with developmental disabilities. Their active family of five enjoy star gazing, bike riding, listening to live music, doing art projects, playing video games, traveling, kayaking and doing volunteer work in their community. Like all busy families there are numerous extracurriculars outside of the… Read more »

Karen Madden, Ph.D.

Dr. Karen Madden has many years of experience in higher education and a long history of involvement in organizations devoted to supporting and advancing the interests of disadvantaged students.  Dr. Madden earned Bachelor’s degrees in both human services and history at Trinity College of Vermont, as well as Master’s degrees in administration from St. Michael’s… Read more »

Jessica Strolin-Goltzman Ph.D.

Dr. Strolin-Goltzman is an implementation scholar who joined the UVM Social Work faculty in 2011. For the past 6 years, she has been focusing on making a positive difference in the lives of vulnerable children and families by conducting trans-disciplinary intervention research aimed at addressing important practice-based issues in child welfare, substance abuse and school based… Read more »

Andrew Gehl, J.D.

Andrew Gehl is an associate in the Chicago office of Latham & Watkins. Before joining Latham, Mr. Gehl worked at the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee where he worked on legislative advocacy projects and represented low income clients in consumer and housing law cases. Mr. Gehl is a 2009 graduate of the University of Wisconsin… Read more »

Aaron Bell, M.A., ChFC, CLTC

Aaron Bell is a partner and chartered financial advisor for a boutique wealth management group named Cannataro Park Avenue Financial within the Northwestern Mutual Financial Network.  His office is located in New York, NY where he and his team of staff meet the personal and business planning needs of clients across the country.  A very… Read more »

Vicky Smith, M.S.W.

Vicky Smith is executive director of King Street Center, a not-for-profit community organization located in Burlington,Vermont that provides children and families the core life-building skills necessary for a healthy and productive future.  She currently serves as board chair of Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity, an anti-poverty organization, sits on the Flynn Center for Performing… Read more »

Brian Bottge, Ed.D.

Dr. Brian Bottge is the William T. Bryan Endowed Chair in Special Education in the Department of Early Childhood, Special Education and Rehabilitation Counseling. Prior to his appointment at UK, he was Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Psychology and Special Education at the University of Wisconsin–Madison where he was given Emeritus status. Dr. Bottge… Read more »