Our Leadership

A Message from Our CEO


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Dr. George P. Hinton, CEO

At the Social Development Commission (SDC), we have one goal – to empower people with the resources to move beyond poverty. Poverty isn’t a life sentence. Circumstances change. People change.

At SDC, we help people help themselves.

We take people – right where they are – and wrap services around them. We’re helping our clients reach their goals. With more than 50 years of service in Milwaukee County, few agencies have touched as many people or can offer our diverse portfolio of services.

Our strategy or how we conduct business is based on several core beliefs:

We believe in strengthening families with a two-generational approach; one that addresses the needs of an individual while also considering the needs of the family. This also includes providing unique services to seniors in the community.

We believe in supporting the dreams of our youth while encouraging their families to be involved in the process.

We believe in supporting Milwaukee County’s economic growth by developing a skilled workforce to reduce labor shortages that are impacting a variety of industries.

We offer GED, competency-based diploma programs and encourage continued education.

Our residential services division is creating economically strong neighborhoods by providing neighborhood improvement, weatherization and financial literacy programs.

We’re building healthy communities by encouraging the expansion of wellness, preventive, primary care and mental health services.

As CEO of the Social Development Commission, I am committed to building partnerships that leverage our community resources. I’m also committed to leading an organization that has the courage to be an advocate for all low-income residents. This means we must have candid and sometimes difficult conversations about policies and other factors contributing to the high-level of poverty in our community.

My early experience living in poverty fuels my desire to help the families we serve. Please, join us in this effort.

Executive Team

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Abra Fortson

Government Affairs & Executive Support Manager

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Pamela Johnson

Director of Human Resources & Program Services

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Patrick Kirsenlohr

Director of Finance


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Celaneese Landon

Residential Services Office Manager

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Diane Robinson

Senior Services and VITA Manager

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Earl Guyton

Nutrition Services Manager

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Ella Dunbar

Community Outreach Manager

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Jennifer Harris

Research and Policy Manager

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Michael Gorgas

Facilities Manager

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Ofelia Mondragon

Residential Services Healthy Home Lead Abatement Manager

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Ron Klafka

Residential Services Manager

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Sheila Sampton

Mental Health & Wellness Services and Youth Services Manager

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Shyrida Lane

Career Services Manager

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Steve Schuettke

Weatherization Operations Manager

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Steve Wysocki

Education Services & Training Manager

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Veraunica Ruffin

Early Childhood Education Program Manager

Team Members

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Barbara McKillop

Grant Writer

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Bryant Lewis

Quality Assurance Coordinator

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Carmen Stroud

Graphic Designer

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Chantell Sain

Marketing Supervisor

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Eileen Devine

Event Coordinator

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Griselda Torres

Nutrition Services Kitchen Supervisor

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Ivan Mejias


Juwana Kujjo Staff headshot

Jermaine Allen

Nutrition Services Monitor Supervisor

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LaSonda Buck

Housing Program Supervisor

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Nichole Pettigrew

Human Resources Supervisor

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Rodney Bufford

IT Specialist

CR-Social Development Commission is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Service Provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation or belief. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. If you need this information interpreted to a language you understand or in a different format, please contact Jennifer Harris, Equal Opportunity Officer, at 414-906-2784 or jharris@cr-sdc.org. Callers who are deaf or hearing or speech-impaired may reach us at Wisconsin Relay Number 711.

SDC-Main Office
1730 West North Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53205

SDC-Chase Avenue
2968 South Chase Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53207

9155 North 76th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53223

9004 West Lincoln Avenue
West Allis, WI 53227

6850 North Teutonia Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53209

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