Preparing Children for School Success, Leadership and Life.

Our Support Teams

Project Management Team

This team is responsible for identifying, executing, evaluating and communicating key tasks and projects relative to the development of One City Early Learning Centers. They meet weekly.

Team Leader: Melissa Huggins, Principal/Owner, Urban Assets Consulting

Kaleem Caire, One City President & CEO

Sue Krug, One City Board Member

Marlo Mielke, One City VP/Center Director

Jan O’Neill, One City Board Member

Willa Schlecht, CFO/Numbers for Nonprofits

Melissa Scholz, Principal, Scholz Nonprofit Law & One City Capital Campaign Co-Chair

Derrick Smith, One City Start-Up Manager

Facilities Team

This Team is responsible for the renovation of our 2012 Fisher Street location. Participants in this team have been working with us since we began the journey to establish One City in August 2014. They meet weekly.

Team Leader: John Tucker, Senior Pre-construction Manager, J.H. Findorff & Sons

Co-Leader: Melissa Huggins, Principal/Owner, Urban Assets Consulting

Lead Architect: Steve Holzhauer, Eppstein Uhen Architects

Elizabeth Avenius, Project Assistant, Eppstein Uhen Architects

Kaleem Caire, One City President & CEO

Dick Eddy, Vice President of Commercial Sales, Sergenians Floor Coverings

Mike Elliott, Construction Manager, J.H. Findorff & Sons

Chris Helt, Project Engineer, J.H. Findorff & Sons

Torrey Jaeckle, Owner and Vice President, Jaeckle Distributors & One City Board

Lindsey Lee, Owner, Ground Zero and Cargo Coffee & One City Board

Eric Marty, Project Manager/Association, Eppstein Uhen Architects

Laura Blood Velotta, MEP Project Manager, J.H. Findorff & Sons

Technology Team

Team Leader: Edward Lee, Senior Vice President Urban League of Greater Madison

Brian Schiro, Director of Information Technology, Promega Corporation

Matt Eberly, Training and Technical Services Consultant, DANEnet

Investment Partner – Forward Community Investments (FCI)

Forward Community Investments purchased the 2012 Fisher Street facility for One City and are leasing the facility to One City at no cost through December 31, 2015, and for a marginal cost thereafter until One City purchases the facility from them. FCI also provides technical support to One City in a variety of areas.

Salli Martyniak, President

Bob Jacobson, Director, Communications

Jan Loiselle, Development & Strategic Partnerships

Carrie Vanderford Sanders, VP Community Lending

Forward Community Investments (FCI) is a community development financial institution headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin. FCI is an investor, connector and advisor for organizations and initiatives that reduce social, racial, and economic disparities across Wisconsin. FCI supports Wisconsin-based projects and programs by providing low-cost financing and financial expertise for: affordable housing, equitable access to information, economic development and basic social services. Since 1994 FCI has invested over $40 million in more than 100 organizations that have positively impacted the lives of 330,000 people.