Board of Directors

GSAFE Board of Directors

Evelyn Gildrie-Voyles, Co-Chair

Tyson Vitale, Co-Chair

Beatrice Hadidian, Secretary

Vivenne Anderson

Ashley Schmuecker

Jean C. Haughwout, MD

Kameron Williams

CV Vitolo-Haddad

Lesley Wolf

Azure Fudge Hart

Jake Immel

Keith Borden

Jackie Hind

 

 

 

Evelyn Gildrie-Voyles, Co-Chair
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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tyson Vitale, Co-Chair 

Tyson is a Madison native, and longtime organizer, heavily involved in local, statewide, and national politics. Joining the board in 2017, Tyson is working to enhance the capacity of GSAFE and to expand its expertise and effectiveness. Currently he is working on a gubernatorial campaign as Field Director.

 

 

 

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. 

 

 

 

 

 

Vivienne Anderson
REALTOR®, M.Div, BPOR, CNE, RENE
EXP Realty

Vivienne Andersen, a full-time REALTOR® in Madison WI, grew up in California, but is not at all what the Beach Boys had in mind. She has a Masters of Divinity degree to compliment her Bachelors in Psychology. She loves public speaking and is eager to talk about topics from Real Estate to Trans 101. She is a member the Wisconsin REALTORS® Association where she serves on the Cultural Diversity in Housing Committee, she is also an active member of the Junior League of Madison, and the Home Buyers Round Table. She is even a MOTH GrandSlam Champion.Vivienne can fly, she can forgive sins, and she can sell a large house in a single day. She is basically a super hero in heels and you should definitely connect with her.  

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
Ashley Schmuecker
Violence 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kameron Williams
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

UW Madison

 

CV Vitolo-Haddad is the Director of Debate and a doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin- Madison in Communication Arts. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lesley Wolf
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.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Azure Fudge Hart
Lead Management Reporting Analyst, QBE, Inc.
 
I am a proud mother of two teenage sons, I married my high school sweetheart and we have one beloved dog. I enjoy all outdoor activities: running, biking, swimming, hiking, camping, soccer, baseball, etc. My favorite team is the UW Badgers, my undergrad alma mater, I always root for the Badgers! My career background is in finance, I have worked in a variety of industries from utilities to insurance.

“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

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Jake Immel
Membership and Development Associate, Olbrich Botanical Gardens
 
Jake Immel, first and foremost, attempts to be a passionate empathizer who loves to listen and encourage others to see g
ood in themselves.

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!

 

 

 

 

 
 
Keith Borden
ReUnion Yoga

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 Hind

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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amy-testimonial“GSAFE’s LTI helped me become the person and activist I wanted to be, and helped me hone my skills so I could be a better leader.  I discovered myself in ways I never imagined.” – Amy, Former GSAFE Youth Activist