Name: Wanda J. Montgomery, MEd.
Role: Director of Community Partnerships, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Wanda Montgomery has dedicated her life to the pursuit of excellence in the fields of child education, child welfare, and community involvement. She received an MS in Educational Policy and Leadership, a BS in Community Education, and has spent decades putting knowledge into action in her professional career, community involvement, and committee work.
Wanda has been an active member of the National Black Child Development Institute for over 18 years, and is a Founding/Charter Member of the Black Child Development Institute – Milwaukee Affiliate. As a member of the Board of Directors, she has held various positions throughout the years as President, Vice President, and Program Chair for the Affiliate. Currently, she serves as the President of BCDI-Milwaukee. Due to her continued work in Milwaukee and her commitment to Black children and their families, Wanda was elected to the National Black Child Development Institute Board of Directors in 2010 and 2012. In September 2013, Wanda was elected to the position of First Vice-Chairperson of the Board for a second year.
As a member of BCDI-Milwaukee, Wanda has played an active role in the program's operations of the Affiliate. In 2007 she developed the First BCDI Milwaukee Affiliate Annual Recognition Dinner, a program recognizing African American members of the community who have been instrumental in touching the lives of our children. The first event generated $25,000 for Affiliate programming, and this on-going annual event continues to provide financial resources for BCDI-Milwaukee to implement programs throughout the year for children and their families.
Wanda is committed to BCDI-Milwaukee, but more specifically she is committed to Black children and their families. This has been demonstrated through her continued volunteer work on the local, state and National levels.