Introducing Our Board

Future Urban Leaders is led by a group of passionate people dedicated to helping Milwaukee's underserved youth excel beyond expectations. Take a moment to read about our Board of Directors below.


Ross Romenesko

Co-Founder, CEO

Ross is a teacher in MPS and is the ring-leader among the bunch. Managing day-to-day operations and steering the ship while handling all engagements.


Brandon Vonck

Co-Founder, President

Brandon is the Director of Finance for dciArtform, a Berkshire Hathaway subsidiary headquartered in Chicago. He manages the financial functions for the non-for-profit, board oversight and all business relationships. Co-founded FUL with Ross in 2014.



Nasif Rogers


Nasif is the Associate Principal and AVID Director at Nicolet High School who understands the minutia of academy and helps parlay this into effective strategies and solutions. Nasif is also a founding member and senior director for The Empowerment Network, a philanthropic initiative.


LaChrisa Spriggs


Dean of students at Kings Academy, a private school on Milwaukee's northwest side. A founding member who has helped to transform FUL into a functional nonprofit organization.


Alex Prodoehl


Alex is a digital advisor who assists FUL with branding and web development work.

Committee Chairs


Adam Krueger

Academic Committee Chair

6th grade math teacher at Milwaukee College Prep. He is the Academic Director with Future Urban Leaders and also coaches the FUL basketball team in the summer months.


Denise Dorsey

Admin Committee Chair

Denise is a parent volunteer. Helps plan and coordinate administrative support services, including contacting parents, arranging transportation, and event chaperoning.


Emily Ventola

Mentorship Committee Chair

Teacher at Stellar Collegiate, a new school on Milwaukee's south side. She currently leads the Mentorship program with FUL; following our students through highschool and re-engaging them with the middle school programs.


Tina Romenesko

Health & Mindfulness Committee Chair

Certified yoga therapist & mindfulness meditation teacher and director of Trillium Studio Milwaukee. She teaches mindfulness in FUL after school sessions and organizes events that support healthy choices & lifestyles for our students.