DJ Quam is the Chair of the Board of Directors and Interim President & CEO for the Cream City Foundation. He has served as a Board Director since January 2018. Upon joining the Board, DJ served as a member of the Grants Committee, before taking over as the Grant Committee Chair in January 2019. In December 2019 DJ assumed the role of Vice Chair of the Board, and Chair of the Board in December 2020. Since March 2021 he has also led the Foundation as Acting President & CEO.
DJ is a Global Product Manager with GE Healthcare’s Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) Business in Waukesha, WI. He has previously lead GE’s LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group and been active in promoting Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the workplace. He holds Bachelors and Master’s Degrees in Biomedical Engineering from Marquette University. He is a Nationally Certified Alpine Ski Instructor and avid Rock Climber. DJ and his husband reside in River Hills, WI.
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Angie Harden is the Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for Cream City Foundation. She has served in several critical roles for Cream City over her six-year tenure with the Foundation, including Scholarship Committee Member, Chair of the Scholarship Committee, and Board of Directors member. Angie still runs Cream City’s Scholarship program in addition to her role as Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors.
When not working with Cream City Foundation, Angie is a practicing lawyer in Milwaukee at Husch Blackwell LLP. She focuses her practice on complex commercial litigation and insurance defense. Angie also leads her firm’s LGBTQ Affinity Group, which serves to create a safe and inclusive place for all LGBTQ staff at Husch Blackwell. She received her Juris Doctorate from Marquette University Law School in 2015 and graduated from Carthage College with a bachelor’s degree in political science in 2010. Before law school, Angie lived in Costa Rica for a year and served as a volunteer English Teacher through the World Teach Program. Angie and her wife live in the Walkers Point neighborhood of Milwaukee.
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Robin was introduced to the Cream City Foundation during a Diversity and Inclusion event at Harley-Davidson during Pride month and has been a supporter ever since. Robin joined the CCF Board in June of 2017 and began serving as Secretary to the Board of Directors in January of 2018. Robin is proud to serve the LGBTQ+ community in Southeastern Wisconsin and is grateful for the opportunity to work with a talented and diverse group of directors.
Robin has worked at Harley-Davidson Motor Company for over 25 years and has held various positions in North American Sales, Business Process Transformation, GIS and operations. She currently works as a Business Process lead and is tasked with working with business users to document business processes and requirements. She also has the responsibility of proving out those processes, beginning with process design and continuing through system implementation. She specializes in process improvements, system implementations, training, and mentoring.
In addition to her day-to-day business responsibilities, Robin is one of the founding members of Harley’s LGBTQ+ Business Resource Group: EAGLE, an Employee Alliance for Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender and Allied Employees. As another part of her professional diversity and inclusion efforts, she has served as a representative to the Wisconsin LGTB Chamber of Commerce’s LGBT Workplace Alliance and is a past lead of EAGLE. She has a Bachelor of Science in English from Carroll University in Waukesha, WI is a six-sigma yellow belt and an SAP Certified Associate. A lifelong Wisconsin resident, Robin currently resides in Elkhorn with her wife, children, and various furry companions.
Michelle Gran is the Director of Gift Agreements for Marquette University. She works with donors to help ensure their donative intent is properly documented, helping to ensure legal compliance as well as administrative feasibility for all agreements. She consults with donors on complex giving vehicles including charitable lead trusts, charitable remainder trusts, and gift annuities.
Michelle has been on the board of the Cream City Foundation since 2018, including work on the scholarship committee. She is also President of Audio and Braille Literacy Enhancement in Milwaukee.
Michelle is a native of the Milwaukee area and lives with her husband Thor in the Milwaukee area. They have three children.
Education: J.D., Northwestern University; B.A., University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee
Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin
Jamie is the Director of Orthopaedic and Spine Programming for Froedtert Health, in collaboration with Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin. With a focus on surgical care, Jamie is responsible for program development, quality measurement/improvement, cost containment, patient experience, and coordination of services across the patient care continuum. Jamie has been with F&MCW since 1991.
He is also the Chair of Froedtert Health’s LGBTQ and Allies Business Resource Group. In collaboration with the Department of Diversity & Inclusion, the BRG supports our LGBTQ+ employees internally, advances equity and knowledge across the organization, and interfaces with the external patient-facing aspects of care for the diverse communities served by the health system across SE Wisconsin.
Jamie studied Physical Therapy at Marquette University in Milwaukee. Originally from Peshtigo, WI, Jamie has lived in the Milwaukee area since college. He lives in Sussex with his husband Trey, and has three young adult children. For fun, Jamie enjoys gardening, camping, and anything outside.
Charles (Charlie) Nash joined the Board in January 2021. Charlie is the Senior Director of Digital Technology for GE Healthcare’s financing arm, Healthcare Financial Services. In addition to his role on Cream City’s board, he also serves on the board of the non-profit adoption agency, Adoption Choice Inc. A resident of the Milwaukee area for the past 16 years, Charlie has been engaged with activism in the corporate world and wider community. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from Marquette University. Charlie and his family live in Oak Creek, WI.
Peter has been a member of the CCF board since 2016 and has served on the convening committee and (TBD) fundraising and development committee. Peter has a long history or non-profit management and board service including serving as Executive Director, Internal Auditor, Treasurer, and Chairperson. He’s also lead and served on LGBT focused employee resource group chapters.
Peter grew up in Wauwatosa, Wisconsin and graduated from Marquette University High School and the University of Lousiville. He is a mortgage loan officer with U.S. Bank and hopes to one day retire in Palm Springs.
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