Who We Are   

Our Facilitators

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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.


Meagan Holman O'Reilly

Interim Operations Director

Meagan Holman O’Reilly has joined the Zeidler Group as the Interim Operations Director. An experienced leader in Milwaukee’s public and nonprofit sectors, Meagan has been vocal bridging divides throughout the region. An expert in organizational growth and change management, Meagan is excited to join the Zeidler Group at a pivotal time. Meagan has represented the 6th District on Wauwatosa's Common Council since April 2020. Prior to her service to Wauwatosa, she was elected to the Milwaukee Public Schools board where she served until 2015, and was twice selected by her colleagues to serve as board Vice President. Meagan graduated from Oberlin College and holds a Master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government.


 Sharon McMurray 

Program Director

Ms. McMurray has over 3 decades of experience in management and as a business-owner. She is well-known in the Milwaukee community as a leader, mentor to young women, volunteer and activist, taking on the plight of the poor, disabled and the disenfranchised to heart.

Over 5 years ago, Ms. McMurray decided to become a Zeidler Group Facilitator as a way to grow personally and expand her repertoire of expertise in interpersonal communication and listening. Since that time, she has been an essential part of the Zeidler Group's Facilitation leadership team, supporting both the staff and participants with her dependability, breadth of expertise, clarity of communication and facilitation skills. She was honored as the Zeidler Group's 2019 Facilitator of the Year.

In 2020, with the retirement of Dr. Katherine Wilson, Ms. McMurray served as Interim Director and is now the Program Director for the organization.  



Board of Directors

Susan Tyndall, JD
Habush, Habush and Rottier
Board President

Michael Hostad
Greater Milwaukee Committee
Board Vice Chair

Carole Poth
St. Catherine's
Board Secretary

Brett Heaton Juarez
Northwestern Mutual
Board Treasurer

Mary Campbell, JD
ELCA Global Mission

Catherine Pederson, Ph.D.
Loving Venti


Adam Carr
Community Connector

Bevin Christie
Carmen Schools of Science and Technology

Martha Collins
LEAD 180 Consulting

Rick Deines
Zeidler Group founder

Joyce Tang-Boyland, PhD
Alverno University

Kirsten Corbell
InCheck, Inc.

Barbara Wyatt-Sibley
Milwaukee Christian Center

Brian McKee
City of Light Church
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
If you are interested, we’d love to Connect.