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Building Our Legacy Conference 2019

September 30 – October 1
Radisson Hotel, Madison Wisconsin



The LPA will be delivering a full agenda of top-notch speakers & facilitaros! We invite you to join us September 30th & October 1st at Radisson Hotel to enhance your skills.

Faustina Bohling, Diversity and Inclusion Program Manager, American Family

Faustina Bohling is a business professional with experience in development, human resources, diversity and inclusion, and community engagement programs. Areas of specialty include establishing strong partnerships with local communities, meeting facilitation, use of sustainability frameworks, and program and event management – all to build assets within communities.

Sandy Eichel, CLTC®, Wealth Management Advisor Northwestern Mutual

Sandy Eichel's core value is joy and she brings that to everything she does. Even in difficult financial conversations, Sandy makes financial planning fun (yes, even though you don’t think it can be, she will make it fun)! Sandy and her team create a safe environment where clients can express how they truly feel about their goals and their money. The result is to achieve personal and professional dreams by aligning actions with goals, vision and values.

Luz del Carmen Arroyo Calderón, Student Support Lead, Madison College

Luz del Carmen Arroyo Calderón is the Student Support Lead of RISE Programs (Retention Initiatives and Student Engagement) at Madison College. She supports the programs and initiatives under RISE, which include TRIO Student Support Services, Scholars of Color Mentoring Program, TOPS College Success Program, Men of Excellence, First Generation Student Success, and Academic Success Coaching. She has a BA in Elementary Education and Spanish, an MA in Bilingual Education and is a certified bilingual and ESL teacher. Luz has been with Madison College for almost three years and previously worked in MMSD for five years. Luz is an active board member of Nuestro Mundo Inc. and serves as the Community Shares of Wisconsin representative. She has been involved with StrengthsFinder since starting at the college facilitating student and staff workshops and is interested in continuing to learn about how to use people’s strengths when working in a team.

Peter Gray, Executive Search Director, The QTI Group

Peter Gray is a human being. As a Director of Executive Search at The QTI Group, he helps major corporations, midsize firms, and nonprofit organizations make critical hires across a wide spectrum of industries and functions. Placements include senior executives, managers, and professionals in the financial services, life sciences, manufacturing, professional services, legal, real estate, consumer products, higher education, and nonprofit sectors.

Janice Mettauer, Associate Dean, Madison College

Janice Mettauer has been at Madison College for 26 years. Janice coordinated the Learner Success Program designed to assist students coming to Madison College unprepared for college-level work. In this position, Janice assisted in coordinating and developing first-year programming, including new student orientation; faculty advising; mandatory assessment, advising and placement; and College Success. She is now an Associate Dean in the School of Academic Advancement, which offers adult basic education, English as a Second Language and high school completion instruction. Janice is also a trained facilitator, facilitating teams throughout the college using a variety of strategies to assist people to meet their goals.

Gretchen Rixie Director, Advising, Career, Employment Services at Madison College

Gretchen Rixie is the Director of Advising, Career & Employment Services at Madison Area Technical College. She leads teams of advising professionals who support college students with academic planning, career development and employment services. She has a BA in Organizational Communication, an MA in Leadership in Student Affairs and is a certified Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF). Gretchen has 15 years of progressive higher education experience in admissions, advising and career services at 2 and 4 year institutions. She recently completed the Gallup® Successful Strengths Coaching and Coaching for Individuals, Managers and Teams training series and enjoys helping individuals and teams explore their talents and potential.

Nicole Sandoval, GCDF Student Recruitment & Community Outreach

Nicole Sandoval is a recruitment coordinator at Madison College who works in higher education by strengthening relationships and the public through intensive individualized assistance to prospective students of diverse backgrounds. She holds a bachelor’s degree in International Relations, Political Science and Ethnic Studies from Edgewood College. Her professional experience includes higher education practices, public speaking, community outreach, event coordination, program development, along with in-depth knowledge of immigration policy from her previous role at KCQLC, Ltd in Chicago, IL.

Paula Steinhorst, MBA, PMP, CSM Team Lead Strategic Project Manager at Alliant Energy.

Paula is a Project Management Professional (PMP) experienced in quickly understanding project objectives, and effectively leads project manager professionals to deliver optimal services on projects. She is also Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and experienced in Agile Project Management Framework. She graduated from Executive MBA program UW Madison in 2018. Paula Steinhorst is a native of Lima, Peru. She has served for the YWCA Madison board of directors since 2015. She was the Chair until August of 2019. She serves as the Chair for the Multicultural Network for Alliant Energy – Wisconsin Chapter and she also is a member for the Latino Professional Association.

Summer Rector SHRM-SCP, Chief Operating Officer, The QTI Group

As Chief Operating Officer of QTI’s Total Rewards Consulting Practice, Summer leads a highly-talented team of experienced professionals who specialize in total rewards strategy, program design, and governance/administration best practices. Summer has a decade of compensation consulting and administration experience having worked for such organizations as Mercer, DayNine-Accenture, and Health Care Service Corporation. Summer graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Management and Human Resources and is a Society for Human Resource Management Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP).

William Hutter Marriage & Family Therapist, PsyD, LMFT

Dr. Hutter holds a Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and Clinical Psychology, as well as a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. He is currently the Associate Dean for the Marriage and Family Therapy program at Edgewood College, where he also teaches courses on diversity, assessment, clinical supervision and ethics; in addition, he has a private practice in Madison, WI, working with suicide prevention, addiction (substance, pornography), immigration, gender expansive youth and their families, and conflictual couples.

Sandy Morales, CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County

Sandy Morales is the CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Dane County (BBBS), the largest one-to-one, youth mentoring organization in Dane County. Big Brothers Big Sisters creates and supports one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth, and strengthens the community by developing positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. She’s worked in nonprofits for the last 10 years, beginning with marketing and fund development roles at United Way of Dane County, before becoming Development Director and then CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters in 2016. She is a founder and past president of the Latino Professionals Association of Greater Madison. Sandy currently serves as the Chair of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Wisconsin State Association. Past board and leadership roles include the Latino Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Madison Rotary, Edgewood College School of Business Advisory Board, and Sun Prairie Community Schools Executive Team. In 2016, she was named one of “Wisconsin’s 48 Most Powerful Latinos” by Madison365. Sandy was named a 2015 Brava Magazine “Woman to Watch” and recognized during Hispanic Heritage Month with the Hispanic Achievement of the Year Award by La Movida 1480AM radio station. In 2014, she was part of InBusiness Magazine’s 40 under 40. Sandy is Mexican-American and a first-generation college graduate. She grew up in Batavia, Illinois and then attended Marquette University where she obtained a Bachelor's of Science degree in Marketing and International Business. When she’s not balancing work priorities, Sandy does yoga, plays golf, works out, and enjoys a good almond milk latte. Sandy is mom to 7yr old Celeste, dog mom to Kona and wife to Theran who is an avid curler.

Lucía Nuñez, Vice President of Equity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement, Madison College

Lucía Nuñez is currently the Vice President of Equity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement for Madison College for the past three and a half years. She has thirty plus years of experience in the public, non-profit, social service, and education sectors. Nuñez served as the Director of the City of Madison Department of Civil Rights for ten years and prior to holding that position, she was the Equal Rights Division Administrator for the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD). She also served as the Deputy Secretary for the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. From 1999-2003, she was the Executive Director of Centro Hispano of Dane County. Before moving to Madison, she was the Senior Curriculum Specialist at the Stanford Program on International and Cross-Cultural Education (SPICE) at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California. She has also been a teacher, a trainer, and a Peace Corps Volunteer. She received her Masters in International Education from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, Massachusetts. And received her Bachelors of Arts in Political Science and Hispanic Studies from Connecticut College in Connecticut. She has published numerous educational books for teachers. Originally from Cuba, she grew up in the Caribbean from the Guantanamo Naval Base to the U.S. Virgin Islands before coming to the United States to study and live. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin with her partner of 20 plus years and their two children.

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