The Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee (HACM) is governed by a seven member Board of Commissioners appointed by the mayor of the city of Milwaukee and ratified by the Milwaukee Common Council for five-year terms. Two commissioners are designated to be HACM residents.
|Mark A. Wagner, Chairman
Mr. Wagner was first appointed Commissioner in 1999, and he was elected by his peers as Chairman in 2014. He is Owner of Liberty Realty Company, LLC, which specializes in residential house and condominium sales for both existing properties and new construction. Mr. Wagner has 45 years’ experience in real estate, having worked for and managed offices for Merrill Lynch, Prudential, Better Homes and Gardens, Ogden and Company, and Craftmaster Contractors. He has served as president of the Milwaukee Metro Association of Realtors (now Greater Milwaukee Association of Realtors (GMAR)), and on the boards of the Wisconsin Realtors Association (WRA) and the National Association of Realtors (NAR). Mr. Wagner is also a former director and treasurer of the Layton Boulevard West Neighbors Board of Directors.
|Ricardo Diaz, Vice Chairman
Mr. Diaz was appointed Commissioner in 2014 and subsequently elected by his fellow commissioners as Vice Chairman. He is Executive Director of the United Community Center, the nation’s 17th largest Hispanic non-profit. He previously served as Milwaukee Commissioner of City Development and as Secretary-Executive Director of HACM. Mr. Diaz is a member of the Alverno College Board of Trustees and the Green Bay Packers Board of Directors.
|Sherri Reed Daniels, Commissioner
Ms. Daniels was appointed Resident Commissioner in December of 2008. She is Program Coordinator for Pathfinders, a youth-serving organization in Milwaukee. She serves as President of the HACM City-Wide Resident Advisory Board and the Hillside Terrace Resident Organization, and as a member of the Black Health Coalition African-American HIV/AIDS Task Force and the Medical College of Wisconsin Multi-Dimensional Education Program Committee.
|Honorable M. Joseph Donald, Commissioner
Judge Donald was appointed Commissioner in 2014. He was first appointed to the Milwaukee County Circuit Court in 1996 and has been re-elected since. Judge Donald previously worked as Milwaukee Assistant City Attorney and as Law Clerk for Milwaukee County Circuit Court. He has served on several committees and boards, including the Governor’s Task Force to Enhance Probation and Parole, Milwaukee Area Technical College Board of Directors, Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design Board of Directors, and the Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership Council. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Marquette University in 1982 and a Juris Doctorate from Marquette University Law School in 1988.
|Lena Mitchell, Commissioner
Ms. Mitchell was appointed Resident Commissioner in July, 2005. She has served as President of the Mitchell Court Resident Organization since 1997, and she is an Auxiliary Police Officer for the Milwaukee Police Department. Before retiring, Ms. Mitchell worked as a Child Care Worker and as a Nurse’s Aide at Milwaukee County General Hospital.
|Michael T. Van Alstine, Commissioner
Mr. Van Alstine has been a Commissioner since September, 1990. Prior to retirement, he worked as the Project Director for the Neighborhood Improvement Project of the Milwaukee Christian Center. He has previously served as a member of the City of Milwaukee Housing Trust Fund Advisory Board, the City of Milwaukee Health Department’s Lead Task Force, and the City of Milwaukee’s Graffiti Task Force. Mr. Van Alstine holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, and he is a Certified Housing Development Finance Professional with the National Development Council.
|James N. Witkowiak, Commissioner
Mr. Witkowiak was appointed Commissioner in May, 2011. He is owner of Witkowiak Funeral Home, Brett Funeral Home and Preferred Cremation Service. Mr. Witkowiak previously served 10 years as an alderman on the City of Milwaukee Common Council, and he was a member of the United States Air Force. Mr. Witkowiak attended the University of Chicago for Forensic Medicine, Worsham University for Mortuary Science, and Marquette University for Business Law.