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  • 04/13/2023 12:13 PM | Office Administrator (Administrator)

    Charlotte Supple is the Founder of Hale Consulting Services, LLC where she supports small businesses and start ups by providing support and resources to help organizations reach their goals.  Charlotte spent nearly 20 years as a leader in small businesses and start ups developing a broad generalist background, which equips her to help owners operate many areas of their business including financial management, leadership development, strategic planning, HR, DEIB training and more! She believes in maintaining a positive mindset, providing excellent communication, and always striving for significant outcomes. When you work with her, you can expect collaboration with transparency and consistency.

    Prior to launching her own business, Charlotte worked in veterinary medicine for fourteen years of her career, helping pets and their people have access to the most advanced care in their time of need. For the majority of her veterinary career, she played a key role in growing a network of hospitals from its infancy through acquisition, with opportunities to lead efforts in strategic planning, fiscal management, facilities and IT, leadership and development, event planning, relationship building, change management, marketing strategy, and diversity, equity, and inclusion strategy.  She also worked in "human" healthcare organizations centered on understanding and serving vulnerable groups through organizations such as Planned Parenthood, Centro Médico Susan Hou/Daniels Hamant Foundation - an international medical clinic and foundation serving a rural community in lowland Bolivia, and Neighborhood Diabetes - a diabetes supply company with a focus on patient education and support.

    With roots in anthropology, experiences serving vulnerable populations, and a desire to improve her workplace, Charlotte is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) work. She champions this work through her consulting business and through her volunteer roles as well. She has been a member of PD since 2018, serving on the Racial Equity Committee and on the Board.   She serves as the Treasurer and Executive Board Member of Bay Bridge Wisconsin, a community organization in Whitefish Bay working to raise awareness about cultural and racial bias and to influence policy within the village, school district, and law enforcement structures.  She is also a proud Girl Scout troop leader for her daughter's troop where she has the wonderful opportunity to uplift the next generation of women leaders!

    Charlotte graduated from Northwestern University with a Bachelor's in Medical Anthropology, focusing her studies on public health, women’s health, and gender studies. She later earned a Master’s degree from UW-Milwaukee in Business Administration with a concentration in healthcare management.

    Outside of her professional interests, Charlotte enjoys yoga, reading, and spending time with her husband, two daughters, and their lab/hound mix, Dolly Parton!

    Contact Charlotte!





  • 11/03/2022 11:23 AM | Lauren Feaster (Administrator)

    Erica Gumieny is the Founder and CEO of Pivotal Point, LLC where she serves organizations and individuals by helping them to increase revenue, launch products, and get out of their own way to reach their goals.

    Erica’s specialty is renovating and reinvigorating teams, products, and people. She considers herself to be like Vanilla Ice, if there is a problem, she’ll solve it!

    Erica shares her fun and honest communication style as a published author and creator and host of The Funny Kind, a video and blog series where she seeks to find the kindness and light in everyday places.

    In her corporate career, Erica honed her senior leadership skills in a variety of industries including health care, higher education, advertising, training, development and transportation. For six years she was a top performer and leader within the Commercial Growth Division of Advocate Aurora Health, the 9th largest health care system in the US. She was instrumental in advancing business development and creating the account management strategy while managing a portfolio of Fortune 500 companies across Wisconsin and Illinois.

    In addition to her work, Erica has served in many volunteer roles. Currently, Erica is on the Board of Trustees for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society and is Chair of the Charitable Fund Board of Professional Dimensions. She also served as board president for The Parenting Network and the Alverno College Alumnae Association. Erica and her family also love to serve meals for Community Projects for Seniors.

    Erica earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management with Honors from Alverno College and her Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership and Administration from Concordia University.

    Erica is married to Jay, owner of Central States Insurance Agency and they have two adult children whom they adore being with to laugh, learn and make memories together.




  • 07/06/2022 10:03 AM | Lauren Feaster (Administrator)

    Congratulations, Laura on your new role as the Director of Resource Development with the Greater Milwaukee Committee! In this role, she develops and manages philanthropic relationships with key community stakeholders to fund the mission and programs of the Greater Milwaukee Committee. 

    Before joining the GMC, Laura worked at Alverno College as the Director of Corporation and Foundations Relations. Laura has also worked in fundraising at Marquette University, American Heart Association, and Crohn's and Colitis Foundation.  

    Before her career in fundraising, Laura was a mental health counselor in the Racine County Jail and for the Department of Corrections, focused on rehabilitation and re-entry programs. These experiences sparked a passion for helping others and continues through her current work at the GMC.

    Laura received a Master of Arts in Community Counseling from Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI, and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Quincy University, Quincy, IL.

    Since 2015, Laura has volunteered with the Wisconsin Humane Society. She is an active member of Professional Dimensions, serving on the Programs Committee this past year. In fall 2022, Laura will become the VP of Programs. 


    • She's mom to three kitty cats and two rescue dachshunds.
    • She enjoys providing hotdogs and belly rubs to the dogs in her care at the Wisconsin Humane Society

    Be sure to add her on LinkedIn!

  • 04/01/2022 8:06 AM | Lauren Feaster (Administrator)

    The Milwaukee Business Journal’s Women of Influence list includes prominent business and community leaders from throughout southeastern Wisconsin who are making the Milwaukee area a better place to live and work. We're proud to celebrate 5 incredible winners who are #PDWOMEN:

    In the category of “Family Business”: Lauryn DeckMindBusiness LLC. and President-Elect, Professional Dimensions

    In the category of “Community Supporter”: Maddy TarboxVJS Construction Services, Inc.

    In the category of “Inspiraition”: Chauntel McKenzieAmerica's Black Holocaust Museum’s

    In the category of “Nonprofit Leadership”: Ginny Finn (she/her)YWCA Southeast Wisconsin

    In the category of “Public Policy”: Corey ZettsMenomonee Valley Partners

    In all, 30 women are honored as part of the Milwaukee Business Journal's 2022 Women of Influence Awards. These women are the cream of the crop of Milwaukee’s professional community. They’ve grown businesses, created products, inspired future generations and made southeastern Wisconsin a better place.
    The winners will be honored in a special section in the June 17 issue and at a June 21 awards event at the Wisconsin Center in downtown Milwaukee.”

    Learn more by following Milwaukee Business Journal.

  • 02/20/2022 9:27 PM | Lauren Feaster (Administrator)

    Shared by PD Member Karen Vernal

    PD Member, Tricia Knight,  joined the angels this morning after a short journey with cancer. Tricia was an amazing, kind, and generous woman, who had an uncommon care for her clients and colleagues at Ritz Holman.

    Tricia served both as a Board Member at large and treasurer with Professional Dimensions during her 11-year tenure with our organization. Alongside a remarkable 43 year career with Ritz Holman, where she became the first female partner in 1985, Tricia was committed to uplifting women.  As an advocate for the accounting profession and the community, she served on the board of directors for several organizations, including Wild Space Dance Company, the Practitioner Liaison Committee for the IRS and the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, the Three Holy Women Catholic Parish Finance Committee and the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA) Federal Tax Committee.

    We will be sure to update membership as more information is shared. In the meantime, please join us in honoring the life of Tricia Knight with the sharing of love and reflections below or via email to info@professionaldimensions.org.

  • 01/19/2022 10:53 AM | Lauren Feaster (Administrator)

    PD Women-

    It is with deep sadness and dismay that I share with you the loss of an incredible leader, and Professional Dimensions sister, Mary Dowell. As many of you know, Mary was a model of fortitude and excellence as she led within PD and the Milwaukee community for decades. Alongside her leadership of a myriad of grassroots and treetop initiatives over the course of her life, she also served as the President of PD from 2010-2012 . While I never had the opportunity to meet Mary, I'm aware of her influence and I'm humbled to benefit from the trails she blazed. Mary was a pioneer, especially in her work towards equity and inclusion which was paramount in the evolution of PD’s race relation work. She was proactive and visionary - a model we can all aspire to as PD women.

    Family is taking time to process and would like to hold a memorial service in the Spring/Summer timeframe when it is safer to gather. We will be sure to send details regarding the service and other ways to send condolences as the information is made available. 

    In the meantime, we’ve found collective processing and healing power in sharing the legacy and imprint that our members have left with each other. [Below] we are sharing the reflections from PD members on Mary's influence, holding space for her vision and leadership to live on through our organization.  

    Mary was a role model who truly exemplified the values of PD, especially in the spirit of breaking down barriers and finding power in the work we can do collectively as women. My thoughts and prayers are with those of you who knew Mary more intimately as you move through this time with a heavy heart. Please know that you are not alone, and that PD is here.  We will navigate these times together.

    With love,
    Lauren Feaster

    Milwaukee Business Journal Article: Former Johnson Controls exec, community leader Mary Dowell dies at 74


    Member Submissions

    Leana and Mary at the 2018 TEMPO Milwaukee Mentor Awards event

    Sacagawea Nomination for Mary Dowell

  • 12/16/2021 8:26 AM | Lauren Feaster (Administrator)

    Nanis was born and raised in Milwaukee. She is the youngest daughter of a single hard-working mother, a sister to two older brothers, and an aunt to over 10 young people. She is a mother to a wonderful daughter, Alis, and a partner to Amanda Avalos.  Nanis has worked in different educational settings for over 20 years ranging from K5 through college age/young adulthood, working to connect marginalized folks to resources, community, and learning. She identifies as a social justice educator, working to create a liberated world for her loved ones to grow and flourish in. She has recently stepped into a new leadership position as the Executive Director of Public Allies Milwaukee and is excited to continue her journey of learning and growth.


    • Nanis is a proud member of Sigma Lambda Gamma Sorority
    • Public Allies is our first Corporate Partnership that features NPO Alumni and centers their engagement and advancement. 

    Be sure to add her on LinkedIn!

  • 09/24/2021 8:27 AM | Lauren Feaster (Administrator)

    Simmi has over 15 years of marketing and public relations experience. This experience includes event planning, community outreach and securing media coverage. She has a background in marketing for a large architectural firm, project management for a boutique branding agency and leading a local neighborhood association in Milwaukee. Her past clients include Fortune 500 companies as well as local businesses. She understands timing, messaging and responding are all vital to communicating positive impacts within the community. Her experience with large, visible construction projects includes coordinating milestone events, drafting communication to stakeholders about the project and executing successful client relationships beyond the completion of the project. She will bring this knowledge and expertise to your project from ground breaking to grand opening.


    • Simmi has been a Professional Dimensions Member since 2018
    • She's this year's Imprint Award Vice Chair and past Imprint Award graphic design extraordinaire (if you received an Imprint Award Box, you witnessed her excellence!)
    • Proud "Lefty"

    Be sure to add her on LinkedIn!

  • 06/10/2021 2:18 PM | Emmy Harding

    Julia Smith is the Assistant Director of Leadership Development, DEI at Northwestern Mutual. In this role she designs, develops and implements Northwestern Mutual’s Home Office D&I leadership development strategy, enabling HR and business leaders to build a pipeline of high performing, diverse talent for critical roles and engaging all employees in creating a diverse, equitable and inclusive work environment. 

    Prior to Northwestern Mutual, Julia has over 10 years of experience in Adult Education, Talent Development and Organizational Design in both the public and private sectors including Healthcare, Retail Non-Profit. Julia currently serves as a leader on the Northwestern Mutual African-American Employee Resource Group governance team board, Diversity and Inclusion Council. She is a founding member of the Greater Milwaukee African American ERG Connection and serves on the board of Directors at Arts@Large.

    Julia is a Milwaukee native but she loves to travel. Her favorite in person PD activities include the dinner and lunch programs, she misses gathering in person but she has enjoyed the virtual Happy Hours and Third Thursdays. 

    Julia’s personal mission is to inspire others to use their talents, skills and abilities to impact the world through building relationships and connecting to others and opportunities. 

    Be sure to say hi to Julia at an upcoming PD event!

  • 05/27/2021 1:08 PM | Emmy Harding

    Tonnetta is the Associate Director of Investments for nationally ranked venture capital fund and accelerator gener8tor. In her new role, she is responsible for gener8tor's fund oversight, managing investor relationships internationally, to include Puerto Rico and Luxembourg, and leading the fundraising process for the gener8tor's next capital rise. Prior to joining gener8tor, Tonnetta worked in development for the Medical College of Wisconsin playing an integral role in their $300M Hope to Health comprehensive campaign, where she focused on philanthropy supporting the institution's community facing initiatives, cancer research and patient care. 

    Tonnetta is a true Wisconsinite and Milwaukee native, having attained her BBA in Finance from UW-Whitewater and currently pursuing her MBA in Finance at UW-Milwaukee Lubar School of Business. She is passionate about equity and advancing women and girls across various sectors, which led her to joining PD in 2021. She has enjoyed attending the Sacagawea Awards in the past and is most looking forward to meeting more members and getting involved with the Charitable Fund’s Ripple Effect project and SIG Investment Club.

    As prior military, she spent time abroad strategizing efforts around the demobilization of US troops in Afghanistan and she proudly serves on the Board of Veteran Affairs for the State of Wisconsin. She is an advocate for and member of Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals.

    Something that you won’t find on Tonnetta’s resume is that she is a former dancer specializing in contemporary ballet and tap! She also dabbled in cheerleading and track and field all while maintaining AP honors! Once she began college, she hung up all of her shoes to get down to business. Tonnetta's favorite activities are brunch and pilates.

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