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.

If you are interested in learning more about board membership, please contact Board member, Emily Schley at 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  
CFO, International Thermal Systems

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

Brenda Duke
VP of Human Resources, IndependenceFirst

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

Kelsey Nugent
Strategic Outreach Director, United States Senator Tammy Baldwin

Anne Plichta ​
Attorney, Kerkman, Wagner, & Dun

Robert Thirston