As the Executive Director, Darcie K.G.Warren oversees operations and leads administration for the Milwaukee Children’s Choir. Darcie brings to this position more than ten years professional experience in the fields of health and education.
Most recently, she led student services, recruitment, and academic affairs at UW-Milwaukee’s Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health. The inaugural person in their Program Manager position, in six years she helped grow the startup School from two faculty and eight graduate students to more than 25 faculty and over 150 students and alumni. She supported the School’s initial accreditation efforts, too. Darcie brings a commitment to high-quality education and continuous quality improvement to the ED position.
Prior to working at UW-Milwaukee, Darcie worked as a Public Health Educator in the Wisconsin Division of Public Health Southeast Region-Milwaukee Office. Prior to that, she coordinated local and statewide coalitions to pass smoke-free workplace policies in Wisconsin, and she organized healthcare workers in Ohio, West Virginia, and Kentucky. Darcie is happy to co-lead an organization with diverse and growing membership in this next phase of development.
Darcie grew up performing in choirs, bands, and theater in Kenosha, a public school district that remains dedicated to providing quality performing arts opportunities for youth. With the world class Kenosha arts programs, she traveled to perform in New York City, Washington, D.C., New Orleans, Hawaii, Edinburgh, Scotland’s Fringe Festival, and even marched in the Walt Disney World parade. She recognizes the lessons learned from youth participation in the arts span leadership, teamwork, and so much more than just learning to sing or play an instrument.
Darcie graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and a Chican@ Studies Certificate and completed a Master of Public Administration degree at UWM. She completed a fellowship with the Mid-America Public Health Leadership Institute and has participated in trainings with the AFL-CIO, Midwest Academy of Organizers, and UW-Extension’s Leadership Institute.