2019 Board of Directors


Lisa Chochrane, President

Winnetka, Illinois Allstate Insurance (retired)

Sarah Lloyd, Treasurer

Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin Dairy farmer, Director of Special Projects, Wisconsin Farmers Union, Ph.D. Rural Sociology UW–Madison

Alfonzo Jones, Secretary

Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin Chef, U.S. Air Force (retired)

Josh Morrill

Spring Green, Wisconsin Assistent Dean—Academic Analysis, Planning and Assessment, UW-Madison Graduate School

Jake Morrison

Madison, Wisconsin Morrison Architects

Jay Salinas

Reedsburg, Wisconsin Wormfarm Co-Founder – Artist/ Farmer/ Educator

Executive Director


Donna Neuwirth

Reedsburg, Wisconsin Wormfarm Co-Founder/ Executive Director/ Designer / Impressario

Advisory Board


  • Pat Alea (Madison, Wisconsin) – Private Consultant/ Founder and Co-manager of the Women’s Executive Leadership Summit at the Center for Advanced Studies in Business, UW–Madison
  • John Davis (Lanesboro, Minnesota) – Executive Director, Lanesboro Art Center
  • Margot Knight (Woodside, California) –  Director, Djerassi Artist Residency
  • Abe Rybeck (Boston, Massachusetts) – Executive Director, Theater Offensive
  • James Godsil (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) – Co-Founder, Sweetwater Foundation and Indo-American Aquaponics Institute