GSAFE Board of Directors
Jake Immel, Chair
Lane Hanson, Treasurer
Beatrice Hadidian, Secretary
Davette K. Baker
Jean C. Haughwout, MD
Azure Fudge Hart
By way of Antigo (east of Wausau) and Fond du Lac, Jake has been a Madisonian for ten years. A graduate of UW-Madison, Jake has been drawn to, and grown a career in non-profit philanthropy for nearly seven years with internships, volunteer, staff, and board positions at organizations including the Wisconsin Union at UW-Madison, Clean Wisconsin, Community Shares of Wisconsin, Olbrich Botanical Gardens, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and most excitedly, GSAFE!
Beatrice Hadidian, Secretary
Development/Program Director, Wil-Mar Neighborhood Center
Beatrice was born and raised in Madison, WI. In 2010 she graduated from the UW-Madison and has since worked in local nonprofit organizations with a focus on fundraising and volunteer management. Beatrice strongly believes that every individual deserves to feel safe and a sense of belonging, and GSAFE’s work makes this a possibility for thousands of youth in hundreds of communities throughout Wisconsin. When she isn’t working, she loves to run, read, and enjoy food with friends.
Staff, Creative Learning Preschool
Evy Gildrie-Voyles joined the GSAFE Board of Directors in May 2016. She is a teacher at Creative Learning Preschool and taught theater and creative dramatics to students ages three to 21 for 15 years before becoming an early childhood educator in 2009.
Davette Baker is from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and currently lives in Madison. Davette currently is a Regional Organizing Director for the Northside of Milwaukee County with the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. She is a Milwaukee Public School Grad and UW-Whitewater grad and has a Masters in Mental Health. Before moving to Madison, she worked to change the lives of those who struggle with mental illness as well as criminal justice issues in Milwaukee county. Davette’s road to activism started with completing a program for women who wanted to help and shape policy. She most recently played a role in assisting with the effect of electing a new state leadership team for the state of Wisconsin while working with the Human Rights Campaign. As she patiently awaited her next organizing adventure, she has been facilitating trainings that center on transformative leadership, discussions about race, gender and sexuality, and is currently a Emerge Participant which is a training program to assist women who want to run for office. As a Queer Black woman, she noticed that those identities are not represented and this is what fuels her spirit to be a leader in her community. She strives to remember all of her identities and she is excited to finally be in a place where she is supported and is able to uplift those with the same identities and to create the change needed in the world. She also fosters a love for cats and grilled cheese.
Chris Barcelos is a scholar-activist, educator, yoga instructor, and parent who moved to Madison in 2016. In the college classroom, Chris teaches courses in reproductive justice, queer of color critique, and feminist research methods. As a scholar, they work with communities and organizations to promote research for and by marginalized people that provides tools for collective liberation. Chris also teaches community-based yoga classes to share the benefits of yoga with people who find yogic practice inaccessible, whether because of race, class, gender, sexuality, body size, and/or ability.
Mariah Young-Jones is a Senior Associate at COWS and the Mayors Innovation Project where she seeks to develop systemic policy change to address society’s deepest inequities. A (relatively) new Madisonian, she is somewhat skeptical of the winter. Prior to moving to Madison, she worked in policy and programming for a UN agency in Armenia and became connected to and further aware of a more global queer community. She brings this global perspective, as well as a deep commitment to contextualizing social justice within historical understanding, to her role on the GSAFE Board. She earned her undergraduate degree with honors in trans-Atlantic history, post-colonial studies, and public policy from New York University’s Gallatin School of Individualized Study. Mariah is an avid cook, tennis player, proud dog mamma, singer, songwriter, and queer woman.
Ashley SchmueckerViolence Prevention Specialist, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ashley works at UW-Madison on the Violence Prevention and Survivor Services team as a Violence Prevention Specialist. Her graduate work was in Conflict Resolution, with a specific focus in Peace Education. Prior to working at UW-Madison, she worked with both direct service non-profits and universities doing sexual violence prevention education for almost four years. She also served as a Victim Advocate working specifically with college students, LGBTQ survivors, and incarcerated folks. She is so excited to connect to the work GSAFE is doing and honored to be on the board! In her free time, she enjoys all things geek (board games, Magic the Gathering, Dungeons and Dragons, comic books, and cosplay) and binging cooking shows with her cats Xander and Cordelia.
Jean C. Haughwout, MD
Family Medicine, Mendota Mental Health Institute
Jean is a family doctor who works at Mendota Mental Health Institute where she provides compassionate medical for some of Wisconsin’s most seriously mentally ill patients. Caring for marginalized people has been a theme throughout her career. She is a parent and gardener and loves to cook. In addition to GSAFE, she volunteers for The Road Home and Justified Anger.
Accounting Assistant, Epic
Kameron Williams has been an accountant at Epic since 2010, all the while working towards her degree at Madison College. Her course work focuses on ethnic and women’s studies, as she is a strong advocate for human (and animal) rights. When not at work or school, she spends most time outside with her son and family dog. As an African American single mother, Kameron is familiar with the racial and gender disparities in Dane County and hopes to encourage other young mothers to become more involved in the community.
CV Vitolo-Haddad is the Director of Debate and a doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin- Madison in Communication Arts.
Program Director, Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute
Lesley Wolf (she/her/hers) is the Program Director for the Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute Lesley works with coalitions in Wisconsin to address root causes of inequities, and center leadership of those most impacted to advance health and health equity. Lesley loves that GSAFE is a LGBTQ+ youth power and capacity building organization! The work of GSAFE is essential to shaping a future that looks different from our current reality and she is proud to be a part of the change as a member of the GSAFE board.
Lead Management Reporting Analyst, QBE, Inc.
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for.” – President Barack Obama
Keith approaches his yoga practice from a spiritual perspective by “providing space for people to get close to their best and better selves.” He teaches classes in Madison and all over the world. Borden has led workshops in the San Francisco Bay area, New York City, Germany, Canada, Spain, and Portugal.
One of his most meaningful teaching experiences was with the Madison East High School basketball team after the officer-involved shooting death of student-athlete Tony Robinson.
Borden and his husband are also marriage equality activists. They were plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the state of Wisconsin that made it to the United States Supreme Court. In his free time, Borden enjoys reading, biking, traveling, and spending time with his young daughter.
Jackie is a senior management team member of a local start-up company. Her focus is on strategic planning to develop products to meet the health needs of customers. She has 20+ years of successful grant writing and nonprofit board experience and is thrilled to bring her skills and energy to GSAFE. She is a mother of two children of color and a devoted member of the LGBTQ+ community.
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