HELPING CHILDREN GROW

PENFIELD CHILDREN’S CENTER

Penfield Children’s Center is named in honor of Dr. Wilder Penfield (1891-1976), a world-renowned neurosurgeon who strongly advocated early intervention for children with developmental delays and disabilities. His quote, “Never underestimate the capacity of the very young, and never, never let them down,” has been the foundation of Penfield’s mission since 1967. His knowledge and wisdom underlie our philosophy of care for infants and young children even today. Today, serving more than 1,500 children annually, Penfield offers high-quality, integrated services and a safe and stimulating environment for children, families, and community partners to maximize early development and learning.

OUR MISSION

Penfield Children’s Center creates a positive start in life for infants and children, many of whom have developmental delays or disabilities, by providing early education, health services, and family programming.

OUR CORE VALUES

Core Values | Penfield

LEAD WITH LOVE

We welcome everyone with compassion, empathy, patience, and kindness. To lead with love, we look for the best in our co-workers, our families, and ourselves.

GROW WITH US

We celebrate our successes and learn from our mistakes. We believe there is always a better way of asking questions that challenge the status quo, improve our process, and make our work easier. We focus on how we can improve ourselves and, in the process, better serve the children and families in our care.

BETTER TOGETHER

Together, we can do amazing things. Children and families trust us and depend on us to work as a team to meet their needs. We are better together when we maximize our strengths, the gifts of our colleagues, and the commitment of our amazing partners.

DO WHAT IT TAKES

We are determined, motivated, and adaptable. We solve problems. We own our work, our actions, and our behaviors. We step up to help our co-workers, partners, and our families. We do what it takes to get the job done right and done well.

BE PRESENT

We bring our best, genuine self to everything we do. Being present allows us to bring our passion and commitment to our work to ensure the best possible outcomes for Penfield.

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POLINA MAKIEVSKY
PRESIDENT & CEO

Ann Becker

ANN BECKER
VICE PRESIDENT OF PROGRAMS

RON JACOBS
CFO

MEGAN WURZ
VICE PRESIDENT OF
DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNICATIONS

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POLINA MAKIEVSKY
PRESIDENT & CEO

Ann Becker

ANN BECKER
VICE PRESIDENT OF PROGRAMS

RON JACOBS
CFO

MEGAN WURZ
VICE PRESIDENT OF
DEVELOPMENT & COMMUNICATIONS

PENFIELD CHILDREN’S CENTER

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

Al Araque – Chair
Johnson Financial Group

Keith Baisden – Vice Chair
Town Bank (retired)

Patrick Fennelly – Vice Chair
Morgan Stanley

Sarah Schneider – Vice Chair
Northwestern Mutual

Jeffrey Barth – Treasurer
Deloitte Tax LLP

Jennifer La Macchia – Secretary
La Macchia Holdings

Theresa Reagan – Member-at-Large
Community Volunteer

Steven Thomas – Member-At-Large
Kohl’s Department Stores

Michael Brophy – Immediate Past Board Chair
Advocate Aurora Health (Retired)

Robert Mikulay – Past Board Chair
Partner, City Lights Brewing Co.

PENFIELD CHILDREN’S CENTER

DIRECTORS

Dirk Carson
Consultant

Kareeda Chones-Aguam
Milwaukee Bucks

Erickajoy Daniels
Advocate Aurora Health

Peter R. Duback
Baird

Patrick Fennelly
Morgan Stanley

Viktor Gottlieb
Johnson Bank

Gavin Hattersley
Molson Coors Beverage Group

Sherry Husa
MHS Health WI

Steve Keane
Johnson Controls, Inc.

Rahim Keval
Town Bank

Phyllis M. King, PH.D.
University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Scott Kolodzinski
Chase Bank

Jen Mance
Children’s Wisconsin

Gene Mueller
WTMJ

David Navarre
Godfrey & Kahn

Tony Nguyen
Wells Fargo

Jo Ann Ratcheson
Madison Medical

Kimberly Rennie, PhD

Joe Schmidt
Automated Energy Solutions, Inc.

Kate Dragisic Schoyer
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin

Jon R. Schumacher
Community Bancshares

Patricia Schuyler
Community Volunteer

Cathy White
Community Volunteer

Madonna Williams
Community Volunteer

Donald H. Wilson
Stone Pillar Investments

Betsy Brown Wyatt
Cramer-Krasselt

Jessica Zeratsky
Husch Blackwell

FRIENDS OF PENFIELD

Patrick Fennelly
Chair

Madonna Williams
Vice Chair (PMA)

Anthony Nguyen
Treasurer

Danila Danesi
Director – PMA

Bob Mikulay
Director (PCC & PMA)

Theresa Reagan
Director

Jon Schumacher
Director

Peter Sommerhauser
Director

Deanna Tillisch
Director (PMA)

Cathy White
Director

 

PENFIELD CHILDREN’S CENTER

ANNUAL REPORTS

2015 ANNUAL REPORT
2016 ANNUAL REPORT
2017 ANNUAL REPORT
2018 ANNUAL REPORT
2019 ANNUAL REPORT
2020 ANNUAL REPORT