Board of Directors

Tom Dunst (Chair) Tom is an attorney and CPA who worked as a tax consultant for 36 years, finishing his career in 2015 as a shareholder of Schenck SC, a large (650+ employees, 9 offices) Wisconsin based accounting firm. He was head of the Milwaukee office tax department for three years before his retirement. At Schenck he specialized in planning for real estate transactions, pass-through entities, retirement plans and tax-exempt organizations.
Carla Stensberg (Treasurer) A bookkeeper for over 30 years, Carla serves on several church and community boards. She takes care of the month-to-month financial statements for Serenity Inns.
Lorraine Buehler (Secretary) Lorraine has been active in recruiting dinner fellowship volunteers and brings many years of experience teaching English to the role of Recording Secretary.
Kola Alayande A servant leader, social entrepreneur, and academic with an admixture of business development, leadership, IT consulting & training experience within various corporate and academic environments that spans over a couple of decades.
Denise Callaway Denise has spent a 4-decade career in broadcast journalism and public relations, the latter for the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and Milwaukee Public Schools. She has also served on a number of boards, including WUWM, Milwaukee Public Radio, Radio Milwaukee, the Milwaukee Public Library Board of Trustees and 100 Black Women of Milwaukee.
Brian Flynn Brian works for Merit Medical as National Account Manager in the Strategic Accounts/Market Access division. He has been actively involved with Serenity Inns and its mission for several years. In his congregation, he serves as advocate for this partnership.
Ellen Luby Ellen is currently the Talent Acquisition Manager for A. O. Smith Corporation in Milwaukee. She also serves on the Human Resources & Compensation Committee for the Next Door Foundation of Milwaukee and the Talent & Education Committee for the Milwaukee Water Council.
Ralph McClure Ralph has a long history of involvement with Social Services in Wisconsin as a Child Psychologist. He is working on collaboration opportunities for Serenity Inns with other AODA providers.
Al Walters Owner and operator of Walters Home Inspection, Al has been performing home inspections for over 11 years and is a member of Take Root Milwaukee, a consortium developed by the Mayor to help families in the community purchase a home and keep their home. He presents at home buying workshops and is a graduate of the Business Development Training Program at Prism Technical Institute.

* Ambassadors are Board Members who have moved to Ambassador status after serving the organization long and well.

*Rev. Rick Deines Rick is a founding member of the Serenity Inn Mission Group. He serves regularly at Dinner Fellowship and works with the staff.
*Rev. Joe Ellwanger A Lutheran pastor and organizer for WISDOM, Joe meets with funders, connects us across the city with other AODA efforts, and walks with both staff and the men. He regularly serves at Dinner Fellowship.
*Bill Krugler Bill is a retired Managing Director of Mason Wells. He is a regular volunteer with dinner fellowship at Serenity and works with the SI Board on long-term and strategic planning. He is also interested in helping to expand the job opportunities for SI residents.
*Dr. Bill Martens A retired physician, Bill makes sure donors know Serenity Inns’ needs and spreads the word through his many community contacts.
*W. David Romoser David is the retired Senior V.P. General Counsel and Secretary of A. O. Smith Corporation. He maintains an alternate dispute resolution practice serving as a mediator and arbitrator. He also serves on a number of not-for-profit boards and as an advisor and consultant to several others.