Who We Are   

Our Facilitators

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

  We are committed to local &
resident-led programming. 
  Our facilitators come 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 groupsContact us for more information.
To sign up for facilitator certification training:  Register Here
Para cursos de facilitación en español, por favor envíe un email a katherine@zeidlergroup.org


 Katherine Wilson, PhD 

Executive Director

Dr. Katherine Wilson has served as Executive Director of the Zeidler Group since April 2013.  She holds a PhD from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee with research in 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. 


Contact: katherine@zeidlercenter.org

(414) 446 1502

 Michelle Anderson 

Office Manager/Bookkeeper

Michelle has over a decade of Administrative, Customer Service, Office Managing and Bookkeeping experience, holding positions in the Medical, Hospitality and Business fields. She developed a passion for social justice and advocacy work in a position at MICAH. She is pleased to support civil dialogue, applying her administrative skills at the Zeidler Group! Michelle is the proud mother of 3 amazingly beautiful children, two sons (Nathaniel 15 & Noah 13) and one daughter (Laeloni 7).


Contact: office@zeidlergroup.org

(414) 239-8555

Board of Directors

Susan Tyndall, JD
Habush, Habush and Rottier
Interm Board President
Rev. Lisa Bates-Froiland, PhD
Redeemer Lutheran 
Board Vice President
Carole Poth
St. Catherine's
Board Secretary
Brett Heaton Juarez
Northwestern Mutual
Board Treasurer
Mary Campbell, JD
ELCA Global Mission
Adam Carr
Community Connector
Bevin Christie
Carmen Schools of Science and Technology
Rick Deines
Zeidler Center founder
Michael Hostad
Greater Milwaukee Committee
Joyce Tang-Boyland, PhD
Alverno University
LJ Tanner
MHS Health Wisconsin
Katherine Wilson, PhD
Executive Director
Dr. Anita Zeidler
On Monday, September 3, 2018, we lost our dear friend and board member Anita Zeidler.  She was the daughter of our Center’s namesake, Mayor Frank P. Zeidler, and she served as Treasurer on the Zeidler Center Board for 4 years. Her zeal for the Zeidler Group, and especially its work on behalf of the common good, will be missed beyond measure.

Advisory Board 

Barry Silberg
Reggie Jackson
America's Black Holocaust Museum
Carl Mueller
Mueller Communications
Dan Steininger
Hannah Dugan
Sally Peltz
Richard Abdoo

Some of our Partners

Partners support our work in many ways:
  • Convene and collaborate on private or public dialogues
  • Endorse & market upcoming Zeidler Group events
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Our main offices are located in Milwaukee, WI. 


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