PRESS RELEASE: Safe & Sound Welcomes New Board Members

Contact: Katie Sanders
Cell: 414-788-1169
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September 18, 2019 – MILWAUKEE, WI Safe & Sound welcomed three new members to the Board of Directors at the organization’s board meeting on September 10th. Erica Gumieny (Aurora Health Care), Barbara Smith (Community Volunteer & Former President of Amani United), and Molly Schweiger (PNC Financial Services) all bring expertise and community engagement skills to inform Safe & Sound’s organizational strategy, furthering the mission to unite residents, youth, law enforcement and community resoruces to build safe and empowered neighborhoods.

“We are thrilled to welcome these three dynamic women to our board. Safe & Sound will greatly benefit from their insight and leadership.”

    • Katie Sanders, Safe & Sound Executive Director

The board also thanked Jeffrey Sprau of Therma for his ten years of service as a board member. Jeff was a key member of Safe & Sound’s first-ever strategic planning committee in 2015, which resulted in a complete organizational restrucutre, and as of 2018, all of the objectives were complete.

“Jeff Sprau’s dedication to safer Milwaukee neighborhoods and his service over the last ten years has truly shaped Safe & Sound’s engagement strategy and impact. It was a privilege to serve alongside Jeff, and we will forever appreciate his leadership and guidance.”

    • Lafayette Crump, Safe & Sound Board Chair






Safe & Sound is a Milwaukee non-profit that works to bridge the gap between law enforcement and local residents to foster a sense of community that results in safer neighborhoods. In partnership with law enforcement, Safe & Sound neighborhood teams implement strategic neighborhood engagement and programming that brings neighbors together to create collective efficacy and improve public safety. Over the past 20 years, Safe & Sound has developed a nationally recognized, effective model that is successful in improving public safety in targeted Milwaukee neighborhoods. Please visit for more information.