Robyn Davis, lawyer & Brown County United Way CEO, appointed to state equity council.

Byline: Michaela Paukner,

Robyn Davis, a lawyer and CEO of Brown County United Way, is among the appointees to the Governor's Advisory Council on Equity and Inclusion.

Gov. Tony Evers announced 30appointments on Monday, the first day of Black History Month. The council is charged with providing strategic guidance to the governor, lieutenant governor and Department of Administration Secretary about developing a framework to promote and advance diversity, equity and inclusion practices in Wisconsin state government.

The appointees are a diverse group of professionals with experience working on diversity and inclusion issues in places throughout the state. Dawn Crim, council chair and secretary-designee of the Department of Safety and Professional Services, said the council enables members to combine their efforts and leverage their expertise to benefit all of Wisconsin.

Davis brings such experience. She's served as president and CEO of Brown County United Way since 2017 and previously worked as president of the nonprofit Freedom House Ministries.Davis isagraduate of the George Washington University Law School.

Karen Timberlake, the Michael Best Strategies partner recently appointed as interim secretary of the Department of Health Services,will also serve on the council. The complete member list is as follows:

Dawn Crim, Secretary-designee DSPSand council chair

Robyn Davis, J.D., President and CEO, Brown County United Way

Marie Summers, Councilwoman, Oneida Business Committee

Mai J. Lo Lee, Diversity Director, Multi-Ethnic Student Affairs Office at UW-Green Bay

Dr. Monica Cummings, Assistant Minister, Bradford Community Church

Dr. LaVar J. Charleston, Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion and Clinical Professor, School of Education at UW-Madison

Dasheika Kidd, Program Manager Housing Resources, Inc & Racine Financial Empowerment Center

Mai Xiong, President, Hmong American Leadership and Economic Development, Eau Claire City Councilmember

Shaundel Spivey, Director, Upward Bound and President/Co-Founder of B.L.A.C.K

Dr. Odawa L.A. White, Dean of Student Affairs, Lac Courte Oreilles Ojibwe College

Ruben Hopkins, Chairman/CEO of the Wisconsin Black Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

Jessica Boling, Co-Chair, Asian American Pacific Islander Coalition of Wisconsin

Victor Barnett, Founder/Executive Director, Running Rebels Community Organization

Que El-Amin, Co-Founder, Young Enterprising Society

Markasa Tucker...

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