Director & Staff


Viola Rembert
Executive Director
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Una Van Duvall
Fund Development Director
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Shelita Furlow 
ProStart Instructor 
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Latisha Gyden
Family Resource Center Coordinator
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Monique Cabassa
Operations Manager
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Board of Directors

Lee Menefee
Board Chairman

Real Estate Investor and Owner of Fess Properties LLC since 2004. Lee is a retired executive with over 25 years of senior leadership experience in corporate America.

Lee has been actively involved with various community agencies for nearly 30 years. He has served on several boards and earned a Masters degree from The Ohio State University and a Bachelors degree from Ohio University.
Christopher Martin
Vice Chairman

Executive Director of Gibraltar Development and President of Gramor Group LLC that focus on residential rehab and land and housing development.

Member of the Board of Directors since 2006, serves on the Personnel and Facility committees and began his term as Board Chairman January 2013.
Dextra Hadnot
Board Treasurer

Dextra has been the Director of Government Affairs at AT&T for 13 years and is a native Milwaukeean. He received his Bachelors of Art Degree from Marquette University and an Associates Degree in General Education from MATC.

He is a member of Mount Zion Missionary Baptist Church, where he is an active member. He is married with 2 children.
  Doris Hopkins-Brown
Board Member

Retired Nurse of 28 years from Milwaukee County Mental Health Complex. A long standing resident of the Harambee community for 36 years. Joined the board in 2011 and is active on the Back to School Family Rally Committee and Red Tie Gala Committee.
Joe DeRosa
Board Member

President of the DeRosa Corporation, which he founded in 1972 and a leader in the restaurant industry, Joe has served on the Board of Director for 13 years.

Founding member of HeartLove Place, Joe currently serves on the Golf Outing Committee and Facility committee providing valuable input and service to HeartLove Place.
  Jan Hoeksema
Board Member

Founding member of HeartLove Place, has served on the Board of Directors for 13 years. Jan worked as the Director of Children's Ministries at Kettle Moraine Evangelical Free Church (Oakwood Church) for 6 years.

She serves on the Board Development and Fund Raising Committees. In addition, Jan Hoeksema has served as a Board Member of Urban Camp for Timber-Lee Christian Center where HLP youth get a week of sleep away camp summer fun.
Jeff Becton
Board Member

Jeff has more than 20 years of experience in youth service and he presently serves as the Executive Director of New Beginnings Are Possible. He has been a member of the Board of Directors for 9 years and serves on the Personnel Committee.
  Stephen Edwards
Board Member

Stephen Edwards is the Senior Regional Manager at West Bend Mutual. He has been involved in youth and men’s ministry for more than 20 years and is a member of Oakwood Church.

Stephen was first introduced to HeartLove Place through the after school kids club. Coach youth baseball, basketball and football for 13 years. Stephen is humbled and honored to follow in his father’s footsteps (Ed Edwards) as a Board Member of HeartLove Place.

He has been happily married for 28 years and the proud father of two boys.
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Vince Crawford
Board Member

Vince Crawford is a retired non-profit executive from the United Way of Metro Chicago, where he was the Director of Business Development instrumental in finding new business donors.

He is excited to be a part of the HeartLove Place Board of Directors and lend his skills and knowledge in fund development and to continue to contribute to helping others.  He has been a member of New Testament Church for five years and joined the HeartLove Place Board in January 2015.  Vince is married with 1 daughter and 2 grandchildren. He enjoys golfing and traveling in his spare time.
  Nathaniel K. Lynn
Board Member

Nathaniel is a Mortgage Loan Officer with Wisconsin Bank and Trust. He has been actively involved with various community non-profit and housing organizations for almost 27 years. Nathaniel is a member of New Testament Church, where he is an active member, and is married with 2 children.

HeartLove Place is the hub of the Harambee community offering many programs, activities and
events throughout the year. We pray that you will join us. For more information or to tour our facility,
please contact us at (414) 372-1550. We look forward to speaking with you!
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Phone: (414) 372-1550
Fax: (414) 372-4932
Address: 1927 North 4th Street Milwaukee, WI 53212