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Jasmine Aldinder

Jasmine Alinder is Assistant Professor in the Department of History and co-coordinator of the Public History program.   She received her Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Michigan in 1999, and her dissertation was funded by awards from the ACLS and the AAUW.   Before coming to UWM, she held a two-year Woodrow Wilson post-doctoral fellowship in the humanities.

Currently, she is finishing a book manuscript on the photographic representation of Japanese American incarceration during World War II, and a forthcoming essay on the topic will appear in the American Studies journal Prospects.   In 2003, she published an essay on photography and slavery in a Spanish-language volume published jointly by a Cuban cultural center and the University of Michigan.   In addition to her written work, she is also making a documentary film on the history and legacy of socialism in Milwaukee.



Amani Ayad has worked in a variety of settings across the globe, starting as a teaching assistant with the Department of English Language and Literature at Cairo University in the 1970s and then in the mid-1980s worked with the Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research in Kuwait.   At the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, she worked as the career specialist at Urbana Adult Education and the diversity consultant at Lincoln Trail Library Systems prior to joining GSLIS.  As a child she was crazy about an Egyptian comic magazine called "Sinbad." His adventures were riveting and she waited impatiently for the newspaper delivery boy to deliver it every Thursday morning.

Michael Bahr is an Architect and leads the Civic Design studio at Plunkett Raysich Architects.  Some of his fondest childhood memories are connected with visiting his local Wauwatosa Public Library and discovering the huge range of information (and media!) available to help while away the summer.  Mike has contributed to a wide variety of public and academic libraries and he has worked on behalf of all Wisconsin libraries through his tenure on COLAND.  Mike believes in design that incorporates local references and represents the ideals of the users.  His philosophy is to balance function and aesthetics to provide buildings that are efficient to operate and invigorating to experience.




Trevor Berman is the Digital Collections Digitization Specialist at the UW-Milwaukee Libraries.  As a student he contributed to the “March on Milwaukee Civil Rights History Project.”  He has studied computer based print techniques and non-traditional print processes at UWM.  In addition, he recently participated in a collaborative film event called “Locally Groan: You Have Homework To Do! Ta Da!”





Paul Bourcier, as chief curator at the State Historical Society, believes “we do rely on people’s sense of history, of their willingness to share their stories with other people,” describing the society’s collection that has been built almost entirely by donation.  “Our stories are important. We want something of ours to be preserved so that future generations can appreciate the things that we did.”


Sandra Braman is a Professor with the UW-Milwaukee Department of Communications and focuses her research on the macro-level effects of digital technologies and their policy implications; in the 21st century, this involves the co-construction of technology, law and society. She is Chair of the Law Section of the International Association of Media and Communication Research, and former Chair of the Communication Law & Policy Division of the International Communication Association (ICA). Braman edits the MIT Press Information Policy book series and the Communication in the Public Interest series published by Wiley-Blackwell/ICA. She has served as a Fulbright Senior Scholar, and held visiting professorships in Brazil, Norway, South Africa, and Sweden. Her research has been funded by the Ford Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Soros Foundation and the U.S. National Science Foundation.


Barry Starlin Britt is a member of ASCAP (American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers), author of School Video News and President of Soundzabound Music in Atlanta, Georgia. Barry began his career in education in 1996, when he was recruited by educators to bring new technologies and compliance to the education field. Currently, Barry instructs teachers, students and administrators on 21st century digital citizenship. Prior to his professional career, Barry studied professional music and copyright at Clayton State College in Atlanta, Georgia, and Berklee College of Music in Boston Massachusetts.


Christine Butterfield is an executive leadership coach and business consultant.  She brings over 20 years of experience to her work with executives and their teams. Chris helps leaders increase their personal effectiveness and works with them to maximize their ability to achieve results.  Her clients include AT&T, Time Warner Telecom, Sherman Hospital and the Safer Foundation.



Patricia Cervenka is a Professor of Law and Director of the Law Library at Marquette University Law School.  Each chapter of her book, Wisconsin Legal Research, is written with the novice in mind, defining basic terms that may be new to the researcher, before giving an explanation of the types of materials available.  She has covered both print and electronic resources, since it is often a combination of the two that yield a cost-effective and efficient research result.  In her free time, Patricia is a season ticket holder with the Atlanta Braves, Iowa Hawkeyes and Milwaukee Brewers.

Dori Chaconas was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in 1938. The second oldest of seven children, she married her high school sweetheart and, together, they have four daughters and three grandchildren.  Chaconas published three picture books and more than 50 stories for children’s magazines in the 1960’s. She set aside her writing for almost 30 years and didn’t come back to it until 1997, when she got her first computer. It was then that she joined an online writer’s group and began to connect with other writers again.

The author of over 25 children’s picture books and the Cork and Fuzz series, Chaconas says she has “…always been a storyteller, a singer of nursery rhymes and a twister of truth.” When asked why she writes, she responded, “I can’t give just one reason. But I think what comes closest to being the most important reason goes something like this. Close your eyes and imagine you hear a child laugh. Then imagine that you are the one who made him laugh. Can you feel that inner glow?”



Patricia Clasen, a professional speaker since 1975, has created over 50 workshops, speeches, and keynote presentations highlighting the skills of Emotional Intelligence.  Customizing the content to your organization’s needs is her specialty.  Patricia brings energy, enthusiasm and expertise to her speaking engagements and training sessions – so they’re fun and highly informative.  A host for both radio and television interview shows for ten years, plus her extensive background in business and education, Patricia makes strong connections with participants from private, public and non-profit sector organizations, as well as associations.



M. Caren Connolly and Louis Wasserman have collaborated on projects for more than twenty years, including their previous books, Updating Classic America: Bungalows, Updating Classic America: Ranches, and Cottage: America's Favorite Home Inside and Out. Both are graduates of Harvard University's Graduate School of Design, Caren in landscape architecture and Louis in architecture. In addition to writing books they share an architectural practice, Louis Wasserman & Associates in Milwaukee.



Bruce Dethlefsen, of Westfield, Wisconsin, was appointed as Wisconsin's State Poet Laureate by Governor Jim Doyle, based on the recommendation of the Poet Laureate Commission of Wisconsin.  Dethlefsen intends to use his position as the State Poet Laureate to promote the writing and sharing of poetry throughout Wisconsin. He plans to encourage and support local cultural and creative talent by organizing local poetry readings in public libraries, schools and coffee houses throughout the State. “I look forward to being an ambassador for the wonderful poets and poetry of Wisconsin,” Dethlefsen announced.



Scott Dikkers has probably created more viral internet content than anyone alive. His podcasts have been ranked #1 by iTunes more years running than any other. His work has won more Webby Awards than any single individual or organization. He founded the world's first humor website. He's SCOTT DIKKERS, the American humor pioneer who founded The Onion and served as its editor-in-chief for nearly two decades. He recently left The Onion to start Dikkers Cartoon Company (dikkers.com) to make short cartoons, comics and other fun stuff for all audiences.



Michael Dowling, Director of the ALA Chapter Relations Office, promotes a sense of identification between the national Association and the 57 ALA Chapters; facilitates communication between the Chapters and all ALA units; coordinates leadership development for Chapter officers, Chapter Councilors, chief paid staff members, and other Chapter leaders; strengthens membership promotion activities for ALA and the Chapters; coordinates the ALA Student Chapters and the ALA Students to Staff programs; and helps raise awareness of and sensitivity to Chapter needs throughout the ALA.  He also led ALA’s “Adopt a Library” response to the Katrina disaster.



Michael Doylen is Archives Department Head where he leads and directs all aspects of the development of the UW-Milwaukee Archives Collection, including the Records Management Program; the UWM Manuscript Collection; and the Milwaukee Area Research Center Program.  He sets policies and priorities for the department’s major functional areas, including acquisitions, processing, reference services, outreach, and preservation.   In addition, he coordinates special projects such as digitization of manuscripts, oral history projects and grant writing.





Tony Driessen is a senior governmental relations consultant and attorney whose law practice focuses primarily on public policy making and public contracts. Mr. Driessen interacts with the Governor’s office; the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection; the Department of Health Services; the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance, the Department of Regulation and Licensing; the Department of Revenue; and other agencies.  He also serves as consultant to WLA’s legislative action activities.



Michael Gousha Mike GoushaMike serves as a Distinguished Fellow in Law and Public Policy at Marquette University Law School. He joined Marquette in January of 2007 after concluding a 25 year career at WTMJ-TV in Milwaukee. In his role at Marquette, Gousha organizes and coordinates forums and conferences which address important public policy issues. He also brings newsmakers and political debates to campus, acting in the role of interviewer, moderator, and facilitator. In addition, Gousha continues to work as a contributing anchor and reporter for WISN-TV in Milwaukee. He is the host of the weekly Sunday morning program "Up Front with Mike Gousha," which airs statewide. He also offers political analysis and does long form reporting for the ABC affiliate.


Tad Hills grew up in Norwell, Massachusetts, with a love of nature and art.  When he wasn’t exploring the fields and woods surrounding his childhood home with his dog, Gulliver, he was busy painting, drawing and making things from clay or cardboard.  Tad’s interest in art drew him to Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, where he studied painting, drawing, printmaking, sculpture, creative writing and poetry.  In addition to being the author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling picture book, How Rocket Learned to Read, Tad is the author and illustrator of the highly acclaimed New York Times bestselling picture books Duck & Goose and Duck, Duck, Goose. His board books include the ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Book What’s Up, Duck?; Duck & Goose, 1,2,3; Duck & Goose, How Are You Feeling?; Duck & Goose Find a Pumpkin and Duck & Goose, It’s Time for Christmas. 

Tad lives in Brooklyn with his wife, their two children and a dog named Rocket who has not learned how to read—yet.




Loretta Gaffney has been awarded the Information Studies Teaching Award from the Department of Information Studies at UCLA.  Gaffney teaches students in the area of young adult services and literature.  Her nomination for the award celebrated the quality of her courses, which were described as engaging, relevant, and constructed to inform students of theoretical trends as well as practical ways to put that theory to use.  Students also commended her active presence in YACS (Young Adult and Children's Services) at UCLA and her engagement with events and activities sponsored by that organization.  Loretta Gaffney is a Ph.D. candidate in Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois.  She researches the politics of reading, censorship, and youth librarianship. Loretta teaches Young Adult Literature, Young Adult Services, and Intellectual Freedom and Library Services to Youth. Before returning to academia in 2005, Loretta worked as a middle school librarian at the University of Chicago Lab Schools.


Peggy Garties is a Multimedia Analyst with the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board.  She develops instructional multimedia materials for K-12 schools, and provides outreach services to the educational community.  She is involved with the planning, instructional design and production of educational materials such CD-ROM's, World Wide Web sites and video programs for K-12 students and teachers. She also conducts workshops and other in-service training events to help Wisconsin teachers take advantage of ECB resources and instructional technology.  Peggy was part of the ECB team that developed the instructional design and web pages for Digital Wisconsin.  Ms. Garties' previous experience in education includes positions as an elementary library media specialist, environmental educator and student teacher.  She also served in the Peace Corps as a high school English teacher and elementary teacher trainer in Zaire.



Laretta Henderson

Dr. Laretta Henderson’s teaching and research areas include multicultural children’s and young adult literature and community literacy.  She holds a PhD in Language, Literacy and Culture from the University of Iowa and two Master’s degrees – one in Sociology from Governor’s State University and one in African American World Studies from the University of Iowa.  She is the author of Ebony Jr!: The Rise, Demise and Return of an African American Children’s Magazine, as well as articles seen in publications like Wisconsin English Journal and Children’s Literature in Education.


Mary L. Hubacher, Attorney, Buelow Vetter, Waukesha, represents a number of school districts on the unique issues that schools, school boards and school administrators face.  She also represents public employers on issues such as labor negotiations, contract interpretation, grievance arbitration, discipline and discharge, and personnel records.  Mary graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School.



Bill Jackson has been with Harley-Davidson Museum, Milwaukee as the Archives Manager since 1998.  He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee with an MLIS, Library Science, degree in 1995, and a BA degree in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 1992.  Since then, he has held positions as an Archives Intern with Kraft Foods and UW-Milwaukee; an Archivist with Circus World Museum; andas an Adjunct Faculty member with UW-Milwaukee, teaching a graduate level course on Modern Archives Administration in the School of Library and Information Science (now known as the School of Information Studies).  Bill is a member of the American Association of Museums and the Society of American Archivists.


Ed Janus spent two years as a dairy farmer in Crawford County, Wisconsin, where he fell in love with cows, fields, barns and farmers. Since then he has interviewed hundreds of people as an audio journalist, writer, and oral historian and has created radio programs for public radio, the Voice of America, and publishers in the United States and Germany. His first-person audio book on surviving breast cancer won top honors from the Audio Publishers Association in 1999. In 2007, Ed created a series of audio profiles of today's dairy farmers and cheesemakers for the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, and he recently founded the Wisconsin Dairy History Project. He lives in Madison, where he founded both the Madison Muskies baseball team and the world-renowned Capital Brewery. 


Vince Jenkins is Technical Services Librarian for the MERIT Library.  He supervises acquisition, cataloging, and processing of the library's materials and electronic resources, provides reference service, and selects materials supporting the Curriculum and Instruction Dept.'s early childhood, music, science, and mathematics education programs.  Vince has a BA in sociology (Texas Tech University) and master's degrees (University of North Texas) in music education and in library science.  In 2004, he moved to Madison from Arizona where he worked for Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and for the Maricopa County Community College District.


Barbara Jones succeeded the late Judith F. Krug, who led the Office of Information Freedom and the Freedom to Read Foundation for more than 40 years.  Jones brings 25 years of active engagement on intellectual freedom issues.   She serves on the FAIFE (Freedom of Access to Information and Freedom of Expression) IFLA Standing Committee, serving as Secretary to FAIFE from 2007-2009.  In addition, she has consulted, spoken and written extensively in the area of intellectual freedom.  In 2009, she published “Intellectual Freedom in Academic Libraries” with ALA Editions.  Earlier writing includes “Libraries, Access, and Intellectual Freedom: Developing Policies for Public and Academic Libraries” (ALA Editions, 1999) and a number of articles and chapters, including “Libel Tourism: What Librarians Need to Know,” for American Libraries (2009-2010).  Jones received the Robert B. Downs Intellectual Freedom Award from the University of Illinois Graduate School of Library and Information Science in 2008.  She was named to the Freedom to Read Foundation Honor Roll at their 30th anniversary gala in 1999.




Alonzo Kelly

Alonzo Kelly's professional career includes not-for-profit and for-profit experience.  He is the architect behind the first Teen Court Juvenal Correction Program for the state of Wisconsin, and a former program director for the Milwaukee Urban League.  In addition, he has extensive human resources and operations experience in the healthcare field working for HCR ManorCare and Children's Hospital of Wisconsin.  He has senior leadership experience in the financial arena having previously served as senior vice president for Wells Fargo Funds Management Group.



Traci Lesneski, a certified interior designer and LEED Accredited Professional, is a principal in the nationally recognized library design firm MS&R.  Traci has designed dozens of libraries across the country, including the prestigious US Senate Library in Washington, DC.  Her belief that great design improves the lives of those who work and use buildings ensures that the libraries she designs are not only beautiful, they’re functional, as well.  My earliest memories involve being in our small-town public library.  As one of three kids of a divorced mom struggling to make ends meet, the library was a major source of entertainment. One could pretty much bet that if we weren’t outside playing, we were at the library – or holed up somewhere reading the spoils from our latest trip to the library. 


Tomas Lipinski, JD, LLM, PhD,  Executive Associate Dean and Professor, School of Library and Information Science, Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, has worked in a variety of legal settings, including the private, public and non-profit sectors.  He has taught at the American Institute for Paralegal Studies and at Syracuse University College of Law. In summers, he is a visiting associate professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  Dr. Lipinski currently teaches, researches and speaks frequently on various topics within the areas of information law and policy, especially copyright, privacy and free speech issues in schools and libraries.



Brenden McDaniel, CPO-CD® cSMM, has been in the organizing profession for over twelve years and is the owner of Action Organizing Services LLC® in Milwaukee, WI.  Brenden is a Certified Professional Organizer in Chronic Disorganization® and is a Hoarding Specialist and ADD specialist.  He also holds numerous certificates ranging from Hoarding to Mental Health to Senior Move Management.  Brenden also has a strong background and knowledge of working in mold and asbestos situations.  He has been one of the featured professional organizers on A&E’s Hoarders and TLC’s Hoarding Buried Alive.  Brenden is the President of The National Association of Professional Organizers Wisconsin Chapter and is the past Chairperson for the Professional Organizers Canada Cyber Chapter.




Paige Mano is the Reference/Instruction Librarian at the UW-Parkside library.  She provides reference service and serves as liaison for instruction and collection development to Anthropology, Ethnic Studies, Humanities, International Studies, Modern Languages and Sociology.  In her spare time, Paige enjoys traveling, trying exotic restaurants, visiting museums and art galleries, seeing foreign films with friends, and playing with Peep, her fluffy black cat.  She also spends time watching Lost, The Office, and Project Runway, and reading young adult fiction and art books.


Louise Nayer, a native New Yorker, now San Franciscan, grew up among books, music, theater, art and dance. Her parents, a physician and nurse/educator valued education, life-long learning and service to the community, values she holds dear.

Louise attended the honors program at the University of Wisconsin, Madison in 1967, and graduated with a B.A. in Comparative Literature. She also studied with the poet Ruth Stone. During her Junior year, she went to the Universite d'Aix-Marseille in Aix-en Provence and traveled throughout Europe and North Africa during one of the most explosive times for youth. At the University of Wisconsin, she was part of the anti-war movement and fought for a Black Studies Department.

For over twenty years, Louise has been an English Professor at City College of San Francisco where she teaches Creative Writing, English Composition and Literature. She lives in Glen Park, a San Francisco neighborhood, with her husband, and beloved dog, Penelope. She teaches, writes and still tries to work for a better world for all, particularly through her constant contact with young people, inspiring them to write about what matters.



Jacques du Plessis, Associate Professor, did his PhD at Utah State in Instructional Technology and since 2003 has been teaching courses related to multimedia and instructional design in the School of Information Studies.  He researches Web technologies in the following areas: to improve access and learning to students who are blind; to improve early math education; to improve foreign language learning on the Web.  He is currently writing a book about the objectives of education.  Starting in the Fall 2010 he will teach the first online foreign language course at UWM.  One of his long term objectives is to develop a Web framework to teach less commonly taught languages and eventually to reduce the number of languages that are less commonly taught.  Every year he leads a group of students on a study abroad to his native Africa.


Sue Polanka, Head of Reference & Instruction, Wright State University, Paul Laurence Dunbar Library, Dayton, Ohio, created the award-winning blog, No Shelf Required®, a blog about the issues surrounding e-books for librarians and publishers. The blog developed into a book of the same name in 2011, and will expand to include No Shelf Required 2:  Use and Management of Electronic Books in winter 2012.  Sue is the Head of Reference and Instruction at the Wright State University Libraries in Dayton, Ohio and the Vice President/President Elect of the Academic Library Association of Ohio.  She was named a Library Journal 2011 Mover and Shaker for her work with e-books.  She edited No Shelf Required: E-books in Libraries, from ALA Editions, E-Reference Context and Discoverability in Libraries: Issues and Concepts with IGI Publishing, and is currently editing No Shelf Required 2:  Use and Management of Electronic Books for ALA.



Dr. Judith Puncochar is an Associate Professor in the School of Education at Northern Michigan University (NMU).  In 2008, she received the TLC Award for exemplary use of NMU's notebook computers in teaching, research, and community service, and the Distinguished Service Team Award for her work on the Academic Service Learning Committee.  In 2007, she received the Distinguished Service Team Award for chairing the Planning Committee for NMU's UNITED Conferences (Uniting Neighbors in the Experience of Diversity at http://www.nmu.edu/united).  UNITED 2010 is NMU’s fifth annual UNITED Conference.  She also serves on the Faculty Advisory Committee for the Center of Native American Studies and on the Academic Service Learning Committee.


Jay Rath is a Madison-based writer and reporter who has worked in radio, television and independent films.  He served on the founding staff of The Onion, and has written on a variety of media issues.  He's also created the world's first Facebook novel.




Ryan Riemenschneider, at 29 years old, was named the head estimator for the Milwaukee Division of J.P. Cullen & Sons. By 31, he was promoted to senior estimator, responsible for a seven-person estimating department where he oversees all preconstruction and estimating services.  Ryan brings a unique perspective to each project he works on.  He views the project not only from the budget end, but he also takes into consideration what the actual work being done is and analyzes step by step what the processes will be in order for the project to become complete.  Ryan is proud to hang his hat on the fact that every project he has budgeted has come in either at or below the budget.



Brian Rowe is the founder of Freedom for IP & New in IP.  He interned at Creative Commons in 2008, working on public domain and noncommercial use in copyright.  Brian also worked in Washington D.C. on a Google Public Policy Fellowship, and at Public Knowledge on copyright and FCC issues.  Brian currently serves on the Washington State Access to Justice Board's Technology Committee, and is an alumnus of Students for Free Culture.  Last year Brian wrote a mock trial for the Future of the Law Institute employed by high school students learning about fair use of music and bloggers' rights.  Brian also helped plan the Seattle Law of the Commons Seminar.  When not voraciously reading mythology, Neil Gaiman, Nietzsche, or philosophy, Brian enjoys Rodin's sculpture, coffee, industrial music, ancient Egypt, chess, not watching TV, sushi, civil disobedience and Chado (the Japanese tea ceremony).


Lee Somerville is a landscape historian and master gardener. Originally from Liverpool, England, her home for the past 35 years has been northeastern Wisconsin. Between 1985 and 2001, Somerville was a volunteer at Heritage Hill State Historical Park in Green Bay, where she helped develop garden and landscape plans, and organized volunteers to maintain those gardens. She recently received her master's degree in landscape architecture from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The research she completed for her thesis on 19th century Wisconsin garden history served as the basis for this book.



Sara Jane Tompkins is Assistant Professor and Reference Librarian at Northern Michigan University.  She is liaison to the Education, Native American Studies, and Psychology departments.  Sara also provides book reviews for new publications for Wiley and other publishers.



Alejo Torres, Senior Outreach Manager, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, oversees all of the financial and economic education programs on behalf of Public Affairs at the Chicago Fed.


With over thirty years of experience as an architect, Louis Wasserman has developed a dynamic approach and an impressive list of projects and achievements.  Wasserman received his undergraduate degree in Architecture from the University of Illinois-Champagne Urbana, and his Masters in Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.  Before establishing Louis Wasserman & Associates in 1982, he worked for internationally recognized firms in Stockholm, Boston and Chicago. Mr. Wasserman is the recipient of numerous awards, prizes and research grants including the Progressive Architecture First Award, Design Arts Award, and two National Endowment for the Arts grants.



Etheline Whitmire is an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin - Madison's School of Library & Information Studies.  She is in the process of writing a book manuscript and creating a documentary about Regina Anderson Andrews--the first African American to head her own branch of the New York Public Library and an active participant in the Harlem Renaissance.





Laura Wichert is FoodShare Outreach Specialist, is working toward her Masters of Library Science and has practical experience with FoodShare outreach at public libraries in Dane County.  She is also a circulation page at Sequoya Public Library in Madison.



Gina Wilson is Director of Agency Services and Programs at the Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin, brings more than twenty-five years of experience in nonprofit management, community organizing, and creating partnerships with private and public organizations.  She holds a master’s degree in Social Work from West Virginia University and is an AIRS-certified information and referral specialist.



Peter Woodburn began his fund raising career with Indiana University Foundation.  He began his fundraising career with Indiana University Foundation.  He served with the U.S. Army in Vietnam.  Upon return from active service, he became a campaign consultant He became a campaign consultant with Haney Associates of Boston, MA, then Executive Vice President of Healthcare Financial/Fund Raising Consultants of Newport Beach, CA.  With Wayne Kyle, he co-founded Woodburn, Kyle & Company in 1976.  Woodburn’s expertise focuses primarily on Campaign and Foundation consulting, and the many related sub-services.  Woodburn has been a speaker and/or panelist for many organizations including the American Association of Museums, American Hospital Association, Association of Healthcare Philanthropy, National Trust for Historic Preservation, American Association for State and Local History, and numerous other state and regional associations and groups. 


Woodburn is a former member of Arts Indiana Advisory Council and a former Board member for the Indiana State Museum.  The firm is a member of the Giving Institute formerly the American Association of Fundraising Counsel (AAFRC); Woodburn served as Secretary and as Vice-Chair of AAFRC.