Board of Directors

Milwaukee Children's Choir ​Board of Directors

​Milwaukee Children's Choir is governed by an active and engaged Board of Directors that meets regularly throughout the year. Each Board member serves a 3-year term and also serves on at least one Board committee. Officer positions change biannually in October. Beyond the main Board of Directors, Milwaukee Children's Choir has a newly formed Development Council of community advisers.

Should you have interest in learning more about board membership please contact Board member, Emily Schley at [email protected] or 414.221.7040


Emily Schley - President
Attorney, JF Ahern Co.

Jaclyn Stoczanyn - Vice President
University Executive Staff Assistant and Office for Development & Alumni Relations, UW-Milwaukee

Darin Janecek - Treasurer  

Jennifer Ohlendorf ​- Secretary
Assistanr Professor, PhD RN, Marquette University College of Nursing


Tom Bagwell
Current Milwaukee Children's Choir Parent and Volunteer

Joseph Ciancaglini
Management Consultant, Dir. of Engagement, Silverline CRM

Jessica Marks
Current Milwaukee Children's Choir Parent and Volunteer
MPS teacher-General Music, K4-5th Grade, Chorus, & Bell Choir

Anne Plichta ​
Attorney, Kerkman, Wagner, & Dun

Erica Reib
Attorney, O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C. ‘s Employment Law Practice Group

Brenda Duke
VP of Human Resources, IndependenceFirst

Erika Eckert 
VP and Team Manager for Wealth Management Trust Advisory Center, US Bank

Nkenge Kirton ​
Senior Social Media Manager, Trusted Media Brands, Inc. - Taste of Home

Kelsey Nugent
Strategic Outreach Director, United States Senator Tammy Baldwin

Robert Thirston