John W. Daniels III, Chair
John Daniels is a native of Milwaukee who gained his educational experiences in the MPS School System, Marquette University High school and then moved onto the University of Michigan. His area of focus included Business Management and Music Production, returned to his home to contribute to the community in which he was raised. John Daniels III has been a teacher and key leader in Information Technology for the Holy Redeemer Educational campus- supporting the CH Mason Clinic, Daniels-Mardak Boys & Girls Club, Elementary and High Schools. His innovation , commitment and skills provide unique contributions to the expanding vision of the Wisconsin First Jurisdiction under the leadership of Bishop Sedgwick Daniels.
With a heart for seeing young people flourish, he started a mentoring program called ALIVE- Administering Life In Vocational Experiences. ALIVE offers exciting and inspiring interactions for youth to work with professionals in diverse career fields, to help their own personal aspirations come alive. Grounded in biblical principles, he builds bridges for youth to explore the opportunities God has for them. ALIVE also collaborates with the Greater Milwaukee Committee’s (GMC) on the growing MKE Fellows program which exposes young talent to local business leaders and internship experiences to complement their academic pursuits. The aim is to build a networking community that will embrace, develop and retain its own sharp talent.
With a passion for his community, he also serves as Director of Operations, for OneMke- whose mission is to transform leadership and relationships across the diverse pipeline of talent in the city of Milwaukee. These commitments reflect the legacy he desires to leave and the impact to make upon his community, especially his namesake, John Daniels IV.
Aurora Health Care
Erickajoy Daniels is a community resource, with nearly two decades of development and consulting experience. She currently leads the system-wide rollout of diversity and inclusion initiatives at Aurora Health Care, Wisconsin’s largest private employer and one of the country’s most comprehensive integrated health care systems.
Previously, Erickajoy was responsible for organizational development and talent management at Brady Corporation in Milwaukee. She also held employee development positions at the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Washington, D.C.
An active community leader, Erickajoy serves on the board of Betty Brinn Children's Museum and is a trustee at Mt. Mary University. Additionally, she is active in TEMPO Milwaukee Professional Women's Network. She is co-founder and board member of One MKE, an organization dedicated to addressing cultural divides in the Milwaukee community. Daniels has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and is earning a master’s degree in management through Marian University.
She and her husband run a mentoring program called ALIVE (Administering Life in Vocational Experiences) matching the interests of young people to seasoned professionals in potential career fields, to help their career aspirations come alive. She is also the proud mother of an amazing 7 year old son, John Daniels IV.
Ssali Media Group
Ebony Ssali is the Creative Director and owner of Ssali Media Group, a boutique branding, marketing and media company headquartered in Brown Deer, Wisconsin. Ssali Media creates branding identity and marketing strategy for small to medium volume businesses and organizations. Ssali is an instructor and guest lecturer on topics relating to branding and marketing throughout Milwaukee. She currently teaches at several higher education institutions in Milwaukee. Ssali serves her community with non-profit and educational board service. She also serves on numerous committees throughout Southeastern Wisconsin, serving as a marketing advisor.
Outreach Community Health Center
Alternatives in Psychological Consultation, S.C.
Liza is the Clinical Coordinator at Outreach Community Health Center, where she educates patients coming from various Milwaukee Emergency Departments and offers resources to assist individuals and families, including assistance in applying for insurance and Charity Care funding. Liza also holds a part time supervisory auditing position at Alternatives in Psychological Consultation’s Family Support Services division, which strengthens children and families through community based services. Liza has over 10 years of experience in Social Work, including over 7 years working in Child Welfare in Milwaukee county. Liza holds bachelors' degrees in Criminal Justice and Sociology from UW-Parkside and earned a master’s degree in Social Work from UW-Milwaukee. Community issues Liza is passionate about include civil rights, police accountability, and access to healthcare.
Kevin Harper, Treasurer
Kevin Harper is the President at Electric Outhouse, a sound, lighting, video, staging, and production company. He is a member of the African World Festival. He has also done voluntary work for Build Milwaukee, United Way, Various Other community organizations. Harper lives in Milwaukee with his wife and their two daughters.
Aurora Health Care
Erik Kennedy is the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee Volunteer and Leadership Development Coordinator, where he coordinates volunteer opportunities for those wanting to strengthen the foundations of the community. Erik holds a degree in sports management from Bowling Green State University. Erik served two-years as an AmeriCorps member.
Jasmine M. Johnson
Jasmine M. Johnson, is a dynamic young professional who is already making her mark in the business world. Working for Pfizer, Inc., the world’s largest research-based pharmaceutical company, and she is destined for further success. Jasmine has achieved significant success and experience both inside and outside of Pfizer. She joined Pfizer, Inc. in 2006 and has quickly established herself as a proven performer with the drive and commitment to consistently raise-the-bar for herself and her team. Her recent promotion to Alliance Development Manager for the State of IL is a direct representation of her dedication and commitment to making a difference through Advocacy efforts to support Government Relations initiatives. Awards earned today include: include the Vice-President’s Cabinet Award in 2008, finishing #1 in the State of Wisconsin’s Pratt Division, a back to back win with the Summit Award in 2009, the 2009 Eddy Award for her innovative work with the Milwaukee Health Department, and she earned with her team the recognition with Wisconsin’s District of the Year Awards for both 2010 and 2011.
Prior to joining Pfizer, Jasmine found success as a Certified Pharmacy Technician for Walgreen’s Pharmacy for 9 years. Most notably, Jasmine was an Account Executive for Clear Channel Communications creating and implementing a lot of the contest and promotions heard on the radio stations daily. Jasmine has a long history of community involvement as both an advocate and activist. She served as President for the Social Development Foundation who generates revenue to support programs/services for SDC where under her leadership the Board was able to surpass their 3-year goal of $100,000 to the endowment fund, an appointment as Chair of the NAACP Milwaukee Young Adult Committee, and appointed to serve as Community Engagement Chair for the KaBoom! Playground Project at the Northside YMCA.
Jasmine is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin- Parkside where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management. She also holds a Master’s of Science Degree in Management from Cardinal Stritch University. Jasmine recognizes the significance of working hard, performing strong, and giving back as she juggles it well with grace, style, and class all while being motivated by her 7 year old son, Jeremiah.