Layton Boulevard West
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LBWN Staff
Layton Boulevard West Neighbors Inc.,  Sacred Heart Center  1545 S. Layton Boulevard
Suite 506  Milwaukee, Wisconsin  53215  414-383-9038
Meet the LBWN StaffMeet Our Board of DirectorsThank You to our Supporters!
Charlotte John-Gomez
Executive Director
Charlotte John-Gomez has 14 years of community development
experience.  As a U.S. Peace Corps volunteer, Charlotte gained
valuable experience working with residents, businesses and
cooperatives at the grassroots level.  

She implemented five community development projects during her
time in the Dominican Republic, including establishing a business
and a cooperative, the construction of a school annex, and the
rehabilitation of an old warehouse into a rural health clinic.  
After Charlotte’s Peace Corps experience she worked as a Sr. Fiscal Analyst for Milwaukee’s Common
Council.  Here she assisted policy makers in developing new community initiatives and evaluating the
outcomes of existing programs.  Charlotte analyzed and evaluated City departments’ programs and budget
proposals containing more than $50 million in funding.  She conducted research and policy analysis on
various issues affecting delivery and costs of services.

In an effort to return to community development at the grassroots level, Charlotte became the Executive
Director of LBWN in 1999.  Over the past nearly 10 years, Charlotte has cultivated numerous partnerships
with other agencies conducting community development in Milwaukee.  Under Charlotte’s direction, LBWN
has leveraged more than $15 million in investments and evolved into a community development
organization that has grown significantly in size and impact.
Charlotte has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration, a BA in Spanish, and a Certificate of Latin
American Studies from University of WI-Milwaukee.

Charlotte may be reached at (414) 383.9038 x. 2513 or
charlotte@lbwn.org.
Jeremy Belot
Project Manager
Jeremy is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where
he received a Bachelor of Science in Geography (Geographic
Information Systems). He also studied Urban Planning courses at the
University of North Carolina-Charlotte.  Jeremy has GIS experience
from working with the Waukesha Water Utility Company, a GIS
company in Birmingham, Alabama, the Shawnee National Forest in
Carbondale, Illinois, and the Carolina’s Land Conservation Network
(CLCN) in Charlotte, North Carolina.  
Jeremy has urban planning experience from his work with CLCN, the
30th Street Industrial Corridor Corporation Milwaukee Alliance, and  
also in his current position with Layton Boulevard West Neighbors.

Jeremy’s broad working experience has allowed him to cultivate many
skills and participate in or manage numerous activities.  
Some of the activities include helping facilitate a conference which developed an open space and Smart
Growth plan for the Greater Metropolitan Region of Charlotte, North Carolina, creating and facilitating a
monthly meeting for near South side business owners, and regularly managing AmeriCorps volunteers who
make improvements to near south side Milwaukee neighborhoods.

At LBWN, Jeremy continued to facilitate the City of Milwaukee's Layton Park and Silver City Targeted
Investment Neighborhood (TIN’s) Programs.  When the TIN’s expired over $4 million dollars had been
leveraged in forgivable and low-interests loans for homeowners and property owners in the LBWN target
area.  He managed LBWN's first development project with the purchase and renovation of 3500 W. National
Avenue which is now the home of La Isla II and two 2 bedroom apartments with affordable rent.  He is now
working with the Turnkey Renovation Program to help address the increase in foreclosed homes within the
LBWN target area.  The Turnkey Renovation Program's goal is to purchase and renovate vacant and
foreclosed homes in order to increase the energy efficiency of the home and to restore the turn of the
century homes' craftsmanship features that make up the neighborhood.  He works to cultivate relationships
with residents, stakeholders and volunteers as well as work with city departments, non-profit organizations,
private corporations, schools, and churches to accomplish projects that revitalize and stabilize the
neighborhood.  Please contact him if there is a project you'd like to work on in the LBWN target area.

Jeremy may be reached at (414) 383.9038 x. 2515 or
jeremy@lbwn.org.
Lisa Mecha
Financial Manager
Lisa joined Layton Blvd. West Neighbors, Inc. in May 2003. She has over twenty years of
experience in the field of accounting with seventeen of those years being in the not for
profit area. Lisa has an Associate Degree in Accounting and completed her Bachelor of
Arts in Accounting Degree in May 2008. She enjoys the challenge of managing a diverse
funding portfolio and a variety of grants, from both the government and private sector.

Lisa may be reached at (414) 383.9038 x. 2516 or
lisa@lbwn.org.
Daniel came to LBWN in the spring of 2010 after an internship position
with the Martin Drive Neighborhood Association.  He became familiar with
the Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative while working in Martin Drive and
plans to expand on that experience at LBWN.  Daniel has a bachelor’s
degree in Geography from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and will be
graduating with a master’s degree in Urban Planning from the University of
Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the summer of 2010.  

Serving as a Peace Corps volunteer in Zambia, Daniel learned community
organizing and network building skills that will be useful in his position at
LBWN.  He also spent time as an aldermanic aide in Milwaukee’s 3rd
district and would like to continue the good working relationships that exist between LBWN and various city
departments and officials.

Daniel is a native south sider who worked previously at the 16th Street Community Health Center.  He is
eager and excited to return to Milwaukee’s south side and plans to use his varied background and
experiences to build on the great work that LBWN has already done.

Daniel may be reached at (414) 383.9038 x. 2305 or
daniel@lbwn.org.
Will Sebern
Director of Fund Development and Communications
Will started with LBWN in early 2011 as the Community Outreach Manager
and now serves as the Director of Fund Development and
Communications.  He is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison
and is fluent in Spanish, having spent a year in Chile studying at the
Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile in 2003.  Will brings over nine
years of experience working in community development, fund
development, organizing, government and politics.

Will works to raise support for and spread the message about the many
important community development initiatives outlined in the neighborhood
Quality of Life Plan.  Some of his favorite things to do in the neighborhood
include dining at our many quality international restaurants, running on
the Hank Aaron State Trail and visiting the Urban Ecology Center.

Will may be reached at (414) 385.5247 or
will@lbwn.org.
Jezamil Vega-Skeels
Neighborhood Planner
Jezamil is the neighborhood planner for the neighborhoods of Layton
Boulevard West and a proud neighbor of Silver City. She came to
Milwaukee to pursue her goal of completing her Bachelor and Master’s
degree in Architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, from
where she graduated and was awarded for her academic and design
achievements representing Hispanic women in the field by the American
Institute of Architects South Wisconsin Chapter.

After working with a private architecture firm in Milwaukee she began
working with local communities looking to improve quality of life,
neighborhood infrastructure, and the environment. She started developing
her career towards the rehabilitation of neighborhoods in Milwaukee and
worked with the Department of City Development and Community Design
Solutions in the conception of catalytic projects for the enhancement of
the physical appearance of communities in Milwaukee. With the desire of
looking for ways to incorporate her professional and educational
background in to making a difference in community development in the non-profit sector she participated in
Public Allies Milwaukee AmeriCorps Program which lead her to LBWN. Today, as a neighborhood planner,
Jezamil organizes and supports projects to improve neighborhood infrastructure, community safety, youth
education and leadership and healthy living among other important topics for the wellbeing of her
community.

Jezamil may be reached at (414) 383.9038 x. 2303 or
jezamil@lbwn.org.
Natanael joined Layton Boulevard West Neighbors in May of 2012 as the new
Economic Development Manager.  Before working with LBWN, Natanael spent
over 4 years at his previous company managing small business accounts and
providing training to the operations team in the company's transition to it's new
operating system.  Over those for years he worked for their Oklahoma City and
Chicago offices working with businesses from all across the country.

Natanael grew up on the Southside of Milwaukee near 25th and Mitchell and went
on to the University of Wisconsin-Madison for college where he received a
Bachelors Degree in both Business Management and Human Resources and
Marketing.  He also received a certificate in Chicano Studies.  After spending
close to 10 years studying and working away from Milwaukee, Natanael is excited
to return to his neighborhood and work with an organization that is making a
Natanael Martinez
Economic Development Manager
Daniel Adams
Neighborhood Plan Coordinator
difference in the area where he grew up.  He will be working with the businesses in the area to sustain and
grow their businesses and work to attract new businesses and investment in the area to strengthen the
neighborhood's economy.  

Natanael may be reached at (414) 383-9038 x2511 or
natanael@lbwn.org.
Brianna Perez
Community Outreach Manager
Brianna joined LBWN in early 2013 to be the new Community Outreach
Manager. Prior to this, she spent a year as an AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteer
at the Agape Community Center on Milwaukee’s northwest side. As part of
their neighborhood development team, she helped plan and implement
community improvement projects while gaining familiarity with the exciting
things happening in neighborhoods across Milwaukee.

Brianna graduated from Calvin College (Grand Rapids, MI) in 2011 with an
interdisciplinary degree in art and engineering, and without intentions of
being an artist or engineer. She is passionate about nonprofit community
development work and is thankful to do it in the Silver City, Burnham Park
and Layton neighborhoods as part of such a great team.
At LBWN, Brianna works with neighborhood residents to connect them with resources to assist them in a
variety of activities including: home-buying, community safety initiatives, community improvement projects
and much more.

Brianna may be reached at (414) 385.5300 or
brianna@lbwn.org.
Tim Hoye
Turnkey Program Assistant
Tim came to LBWN in the spring of 2012 after an internship position
with the Mining for Silver Dinner and Auction. Prior to LBWN, Tim
worked extensively throughout Milwaukee in financial consulting and
project management roles in the accounting/audit sector and
manufacturing.

As a Peace Corps volunteer in Bolivia, Tim worked directly with
government municipalities and local townspeople to establish
strategies for small business and artisan development. He
conducted micro-enterprise development seminars to promote
environmental conservation, ecotourism, cultural awareness and
overall infrastructure efficiency in smaller villages.
Tim is currently working towards a Masters in Public Service with a nonprofit specialty at Marquette
University. Tim also earned a business degree focused on international affairs, Spanish and community
volunteerism at St. Norbert College.

At LBWN, Tim promotes the Turnkey Renovation program through identifying housing grants and
determining prospective properties in the neighborhood.  Tim creates financials and narratives for fund
reporting and executes contractor payments and invoices. He also coordinates with organization managers
to promote homebuyer and rent-to-own programs in the community.

Tim may be reached at (414) 383-9038 x2518 or
tim@lbwn.org.
©2013 Mark J. Sebern
Jorian Giorno
Mobile Bike Hub Coordinator
Jorian joined LBWN in Spring 2013 as the Mobile Bike Hub
Coordinator. Before this, he spent several years as a bicycle mechanic
at Wheel & Sprocket in Hales Corners and Fox Point and as a life-long
cycling enthusiast. As part of the service department at Wheel &
Sprocket he learned valuable mechanical skills and knowledge.

Jorian graduated from UW-Milwaukee in 2012 with a Master’s of Urban
Planning and a Master’s of Public Administration with the intention of
becoming involved in pedestrian and bicycle planning, policy
development, and organizing. He is passionate about community
development, the urban environment, anything bicycle related and
soccer (obsessed really). He is thankful for such a fantastic
opportunity to work as part of a great team in an amazing
neighborhood.

At LBWN, Jorian will be working with the community to promote bicycle
ridership, perform repairs, and to teach repairs and safe riding skills to
neighbors. He looks forward to riding every inch of street in Silver City,
Burnham Park and Layton Park and getting to know neighbors.

Jorian may be reached at (414) 383.4886 x. 5341 or
jorian@lbwn.org.
Ofelia Mondragon
Home Improvement Coordinator
Ofelia started with LBWN in November 2013 as the Home Improvement
Coordinator, where she connects neighbors with resources to enhance curb
appeal, energy efficiency and make other property improvements. Prior to joining
LBWN, Ofelia spent four years at the Social Development Commission, working on
the Lead Hazard Reduction Assistance Program and Neighborhood Improvement
Project. She worked closely with residents, local contractors, and funders to
create lead-safe properties, renovate owner occupied properties and create
energy efficient homes. With a Bachelors Degree in Business Management and
Mathematics from Alverno College and currently holding a Healthy Homes
Inspector Certification, she is motivated to support the LBWN’s Mission.

She is bilingual in English and Spanish and can be reached at (414) 944-6007 or
ofelia@lbwn.org.
Morgan Rolon
Burnham Park Coordinator
Morgan is a LISC Americorps member that joined LBWN in Fall of 2013 as the
Burnham Park Coordinator. In this role, she collaborates with neighbors and
stakeholders to develop and implement a plan to improve Burnham Park.

Morgan graduated from the University of Wisconsin in 2012 and spent a year
studying abroad at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in Spain. Out of
college Morgan served a year with another Americorps program, City Year
Milwaukee, an education-based organization. In this role she worked in a
bilingual sixth grade classroom on Milwaukee’s South side to improve student
attendance, behavior and course performance.

She looks forward to working with neighbors on enhacement projects in
Burnham Park.  If you would like to get involved, please contact Morgan at
(414) 383-9038 x. 5336 or morgan@lbwn.org.