Neil Willenson
President & CEO | Chief Encouragement Officer

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee (BBBS) announced May 30 that Neil Willenson has been appointed President & CEO.

Previously, Willenson was the Vice President of Philanthropy and Community Impact for Kacmarcik Enterprises and Kapco, Inc. In this role, he led grantmaking to nearly 1,000 nonprofit organizations since 2010 and coordinated large-scale fundraising events on behalf of the organization.

Willenson is a nationally known non-profit founder, corporate executive, public speaker, and actor. He has vast experience in program design and execution, facility management, fundraising, grantmaking, public relations, marketing, strategic planning, live event production, celebrity talent booking and personnel management. He is an organization creator and builder who approaches all projects with creativity, innovation, collaboration, strategic thinking, and kindness.

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Barbara Namowicz
Vice President of Finance

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Barbara joined the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee team in August of 2023. Barbara is a CPA and has decades of experience working with non-profit organizations, both as an auditor and as directors of finance. Her passion for financial information and effective operations has been a consistent thread throughout her career.


Kelly Klus
Vice President of Program Services

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Kelly leads and supervises the program management team and establishes strategic direction for Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring programs to ensure child safety and increase positive youth outcomes, set goals related to program quality and growth, and develop new program initiatives.

Kelly brings over 18 years of non-profit experience and has been involved in all aspects of Big Brothers Big Sisters programming. She has a passion for our mission and knows firsthand the power of mentoring as a former Big Sister in our Community-based program.

Sara Jean Dostal
Director of People & Culture

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Sara majored in history with the plan of working in museums.  From a brief stint leading school tours, she moved into a fund development position and discovered a passion for non-profit management.  Sara has been involved with local non-profit organizations for more than 18 years, including the last eight with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee.  She enjoys working with staff in every department at BBBS and creating life-changing impact in our community.

Brian Schupper
Vice President of Development

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Brian Schupper has spent over 25 years at the intersection of multiple stakeholders - from businesses of all sizes to non-profit organizations, civic leaders to philanthropists, elected officials to C-suite executives - identifying, aligning and realizing shared goals and outcomes that grow institutions and strengthen community. Prior to joining the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee team in September 2023 Brian was the Executive Director at Sculpture Milwaukee; other previous roles include Policy Director at the Greater Milwaukee Committee (GMC) and Development Director for the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) Washington DC office .

Brian has served on the boards of over a dozen nonprofit organizations. He and his wife have three boys, ages 19, 14 and 12 and one dog. Their house is loud.