Get to know the Zeidler Center!

The Zeidler Center is made up of hundreds of diverse facilitators in the Greater Milwaukee area who we’ve trained to facilitate small and large group dialogues.


We are committed to local & resident-led programming.

We specifically select facilitators who are from the communities we serve.



Our facilitators come from a wide range of experiences and professions, but they all value the power of listening circles, and believe in the actions of facilitated dialogue – building trust, humanization, deep listening, and speaking from the heart.


We offer a public facilitator training every month, and private trainings for organizations and groups.  


For more information: Contact Us

To sign up for basic facilitator training:  Register Here

Our Facilitators

Behind the Scenes

 Katherine Wilson, PhD 

Executive Director












Dr. Katherine Wilson has served as Executive Director of the Zeidler Center since April 2013.  She holds a PhD from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee with research in testimony and genocide studies. Passionate about community building at both the local and global level, Katherine works with small and large groups to facilitate civil discourse, mediate conflict, and train facilitators. 





 Julie Barrot de Brito 

Associate Director

Julie Barrot De Brito holds a B.A. in International Relations from UTL, Lisbon (Portugal) and HY, Helsinki (Finland), and a MSc. in Violence, Conflict, and Development from SOAS, London (UK). As an international development and conflict anthropology professional, she has worked with communities afflicted by underdevelopment and civil wars in various countries and at the United Nations. Now the Zeidler Center’s Associate Director, Julie is looking forward to working towards the development of the Zeidler Center's work both nationally and internationally, as well as towards the strengthening of the Milwaukeean community she has recently joined. 


(608) 695-8080

Antoine Carter

Community Engagement and Events Director

Antoine Carter has been involved with community development and urban agriculture since 2011 through his work with Groundwork Milwaukee. He began as Crew Leader responsible for leading residents, youth crews, and volunteers to complete residential and city projects. In 2014, he became the Program Manager of Milwaukee Urban Gardens,  and continued working to build the overall capacity of the community gardens at the city-wide scale. In 2018, Antoine became Community Engagement and Events Director for the Zeidler Center. He recently graduated from Cardinal Stritch African American Leadership Program. In his spare time he likes to travel with his wife and 6 year old son. 



(414) 375-9328


 Hana Zammel 

Office Manager







Hana Zammel is a Tunisian who worked for the American Embassy, in Tunis, Tunisia from 1989 until September 7, 2016 as Administrative Assistant, Customer Service Representative, and Housing/Leasing Manager. Due to her extraordinary 27 year service to the U.S. government, she was granted a Special Immigrant Visa and moved to the States in September 12, 2016 looking for a new challenge and new experience. She speaks Arabic, French, and English and has Bachelor's degree in Humanities and Social Science. She comes to Milwaukee with her husband and daughter. She is a cat lover and likes sports and shopping. 



(414) 239 - 8555