Meet Renée Logee, the Executive Director of the United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee (UNCOM) as of February 2020. As UNCOM’s Executive Director, Renée will lead the organization’s staff in working with the member organizations to strengthen Milwaukee’s neighborhoods and to improve the lives of urban families.
Prior to joining UNCOM, Renée was the Director of Development at the Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin (ASSEW). At ASSEW, she worked to improve the lives of those affected by autism, by helping the organization grow its services to meet the needs of the community.
Renée holds a BM from UW-Madison and has spent over 20 years working and volunteering in Milwaukee’s, non-profit, arts and human services sectors.
When Renée is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, two daughters, family and friends; traveling, hiking and exploring all that our great city has to offer.
In his role as Program Director, Chee serves as UNCOM’s main contact with the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board with the out of school youth population 16 to 20 years old. The program is funded through the Workforce Investment Act providing support and service for youth to accomplish their education and occupational goals.
Prior to joining UNCOM, Chee was an Ongoing Case Manager with the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare. He provided assessments, supervision, support, and resources to ensure a safe and positive environment for children.
Before joining the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare, Chee was the Out of School Youth Coordinator for the Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board formerly known as the Private Industry Council. He has spent most of his professional career working directly with youth and the WI department of corrections.
Chee holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Welfare from the University Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He is married to his wife May and is the proud father two sons and a daughter. When not working Chee loves to play and watch sports, reads and enjoys traveling with his family.
Jaime Gonzalez is UNCOM’s Program Manager and has significant experience working with Milwaukee’s youth teaching job readiness skills and preparing youth for employment and a career. Jaime is a team player and has extensive experience collaborating with community groups for outreach and resources.
Before joining UNCOM, Jamie worked at Employ Milwaukee at as Contract Monitor / Youth Worker and at Journey House as Youth Job Developer / Assistant Initiatives Director. In these two positions Jaime worked to ensure that Milwaukee’s youth received mentorship, training and employment to get on a path for self-sufficiency. This work was critical in gaining experience and connections which he uses today in his leadership position at UNCOM.
Jaime holds a BS from UW-Stout where we he also served as the Latino Student Organization President. When Jaime is not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and daughter.
Heather is UNCOM’s Development Manager and is responsible for researching, writing and submitting all grant requests for UNCOM. Heather also assists with event planning and other fundraising opportunities for UNCOM.
Prior to joining UNCOM, Heather was the Senior Development Coordinator at the Autism Society of Southeastern Wisconsin (ASSEW) for 3 years. In this role she worked to improve the lives of those affected by autism, by helping the organization grow its grant revenue stream, assisting with planning fundraising events for ASSEW, and assisting community members with hosting fundraising events.
Previously, Heather spent her career in the private sector employed by Kohl’s Corporation, JP Morgan Chase/Bank One, and a private law-firm. Heather served as the Kohl’s Corporate Volunteer Council Chair for 2 years, and Vice-Chair for 1 year, and the Finance Department Volunteer Liaison for 2 years.
Heather holds a BS in Business & Communications from Cornell College. When Heather is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 3 kids, volunteering her time on various committees and boards at her kids’ schools, serving as a Girl Scout leader, Treasurer of her sons’ Boy Scout Troop, and cheering her kids on at a sporting event or orchestra and band concert.
Veronica Ruiz is the Intake Specialist for UNCOM. She is a former WIA OSY participant that has direct knowledge about the program and the young people we serve. Her skills, previous experience, and ability to engage with participants will help the youth we serve reach their goals. Prior to joining UNCOM Veronica worked as an Administrative Assistant for an UNCOM partner. Veronica is also a credentialed Nail Technician.
When Veronica is not working, she loves spending time with friends and family.