WNPJ Board members

WNPJ Board of Directors

Please contact WNPJ by emailing office@wnpj.org, leaving a voicemail at 715-600-2766, or mailing to: PO Box 727 | Madison, WI 53703

 
Board Members
  • Tynnetta Jackson, Co-chair
  • Mary Kay Baum, Co-chair
  • Amy Washbush, Treasurer
  • Vicki Berenson, Secretary
  • John Peck 
  • Dena Eakles
  • Deb Gillispie
  • Erika Bach

Board Member biographies

Tynnetta Jackson, Co-chair (Milwaukee)  mstynnetta@yahoo.com  

SOULS
 
Mary Kay Baum, Co-chair(Ridgeway) - marykbaum@gmail.com

8th C. D. Fair Maps Committee and Our Wisconsin Revolution

 
Amy Washbush, treasurer. Amy grew up in Madison, Wisconsin and has felt a lifelong commitment to making our state a more just place for all people everywhere. Since 2016, Amy has been a core member of WNPJ member group Families for Justice–Dane County. Amy is active in the coordination of ally initiatives for justice-centered organizations led by Black, Indigenous and People of Color and is especially committed to the work of redistributing wealth to support these efforts. Professionally, Amy is the Associate Director at the Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Within her role she has worked on budgets, written grant proposals, and partnered with a diverse array of people and nonprofits throughout the state. Amy lives in a cohousing community in Madison with her partner and three children.

 

Vicki Berenson, Secretary (Madison) Vicki has worked for many years with non-profits and cooperatives. She has been involved for most of her life in anti-war and other social justice issues, and is currently active with WNPJ member organizations Wisconsin Faith Voices for Justice, Safe Skies Clean Water Wisconsin, and Madison Friends Meeting (Quakers). She recently volunteered as WNPJ's Interim Administrative Coordinator until a permanent Network Coordinator was hired.

 

John E. Peck (Madison) - familyfarmdefenders@yahoo.com, 608-260-0900

Executive Director of Family Farm Defenders, teaches Economics and Environmental Studies part-time at Madison College, and is also co-owner of Yellow Dog Flowers and Produce.

 

Dena Eakles (Ontario) is the author of The Peace Warrior; founder of Echo Valley Farm a community sustained farm in southwestern Wisconsin; and founder of Echo Valley Hope, a nonprofit whose mission is to advance sustainable living and peace. An occasional host of “Conversations” on WDRT (https://wdrt.org), Dena also offers a weekly two-minute commentary

 
Deb Gillispie (Milwaukee) magv.wi@gmail.com
Mothers Against Gun Violence 414-234-9368
 
Erika Bach (Madison) has spent two decades in interracial, interfaith and intergenerational community organizing and social justice programming. She prioritizes amplifying and impacting individual, community and systemic change. Her background is in Intercultural Communication, Public Health and administrative support in social movement spaces and aids in these pursuits. Her work includes facilitating racial and restorative justice dialogues, centering Black and Indigenous people while working with people identifying as white to advance collective liberation for all. Erika is committed to partnering to develop trauma informed, peace seeking and self-determined strategies in the sectors of racial and social justice, community health and wellness, and educational equity and access. She seeks collective healing through asset-based initiatives and listening to people most impacted by systems we hope to undo and reimagine.
 
 
Zoom screenshot for the Novemeber 2021 WNPJ Board meeting: