Dr. Margaret Wilder
Executive Director
(2005-present)
Ph.D. in Urban Geography and Urban Planning (University of Michigan); M.A. and B.A. degrees from University of Texas-Arlington. Began faculty career at Indiana University, and served as tenured faculty member at Cornell, SUNY-Albany (also as department chair), and University of Delaware (also as director of graduate program). Recipient of Best Paper awards from UAA and American Planning Association. Former Chair and Member of UAA Governing Board.

 

Dr. Deidre Beadle
Assistant Director
(2019-present)
Ph.D. in Urban Affairs and Public Policy, University of Delaware. Masters in Urban Affairs and Public Policy (University of Delaware). B.A.in Sociology/Criminal Justice, Cabrini College. UAA Special Projects Assistant (2010-2013). UAA Administrative Manager (2013-2019) Research Assistant with the Center for Community Research and Service, University of Delaware (2006-2011).

 

Maggie McCollum
Finance/Membership Manager
(2017-present)
Bachelor’s in Business Administration-Accounting, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2007).  Documentation and Online Content Manager with Centre of Resilient Development, Kathmandu, Nepal (2016-present). Accountant/Financial Analyst at Stein’s Garden and Home (2015-2016). Bookkeeper/Budget Committee Member with Common Ground, Inc. (2013-2015).  Accountant at Wm. K. Walthers, Inc. (2007-2015)

 

Shelvia (Shelly) Tillinghast
Senior Event Specialist
(2007-present)
Professional event planner/nonprofit organization specialist. Administrative Assistant, Wilmington Economic Development Corporation (1999-2007). Manager of Teller Operations, First Union Bank (1995-1998), PNC Bank (1986-1995). Associate Arts Degree, Science and Business, Wesley College. American Institute of Banking Certificate in Accounting, Customer Service and Economics for Banking.

 

Nick Capul
Event Planning Consultant
(2018-Present)
Senior Event Planner, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (2010-Present); Conference Coordinator, University of Michigan (2004-2010). Bachelors of Arts in Film/Video Studies at the University of Michigan (2003).

 

 

 

Megan Bruzan
Website and Social Media Manager
(2017-present)
B.S. in Information Resources from the School of Information Studies at University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (2004), Technology Consultant (2011-present), Technology Coordinator (2007-2013)

 

 

 

Kayla Kuo
Event Planning Specialist
(2018-present)
Master’s student in Urban Studies at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (2018 – Present). BS in Community and Nonprofit Leadership from the University of Wisconsin – Madison (2017)

 

 

 

Kong Pheng Thao
Administrative Support Specialist (2018 – Present)
Master’s student in Urban Planning and Public Administration at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (2018 – Present). BS in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse (2013)

 

 

 

Kat Kocisky

Kat Kocisky
PhD student in Urban Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2016-Present). BA in English Education and French from Illinois State University (2004). MA in Geography and Environmental Studies from Northeastern Illinois University (2016).