Meet Our Consulting Team

  • Anthony Harris

    Anthony is a program manager who has been with Diverse & Resilient for over five years. He has a Bachelor’s of Science in social work from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. After finding his passion for community service in AmeriCorps, Anthony worked on many different public health issues such as: financial awareness, HIV prevention, ATODA prevention with teens, and smoking cessation within the LGBTQ community. He is committed to helping people make decisions that will help them live happy, healthy lives.

  • Dan Ruge

    Dan joined Diverse & Resilient in 2014 as the director of programs and brings a wealth of project management experience, focused heavily on international development, human rights advocacy, and community development. Continually drawn to advancing the rights and improving the lives of LGBTQ people worldwide, Dan has been able to develop and manage programs to better support the LGBT community both domestically and internationally. Dan has significant experience in creating and delivering cultural competency trainings to assist organizations and individuals learn how to better support and provide services to the LGBT community. In addition, Dan has implemented multiple Community Readiness Assessments to help identify appropriate levels of intervention to tackle specific community issues. Dan holds a bachelor’s degree from Wabash College and a master’s degree from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver.

  • Kofi Short

    In his current position, Kofi coordinates programming focused in HIV / STI prevention, sexual health, LGBTQ acceptance, empowerment, and leadership development. With an accomplished career in the arts and international performance, he first became involved in HIV / AIDS prevention in 1999 with the Gay Men’s Health Crisis (GMHC) in New York, after witnessing the devastating impact the disease had on the dance and theater world. Upon returning to Milwaukee, Kofi channeled his skills and passions to become more involved in direct prevention work by joining our CTR team. Kofi is certified in multiple evidence-based interventions including Community PROMISE, Many Men Many Voices, and Mpowerment. Kofi is also an experienced facilitator who brings his commitment to issues of diversity, multiculturalism, social justice and community empowerment to his work.

  • Mark Silva

    In his current position, Mark coordinates programming focused on LGBTQ acceptance, sexual health, and public health messaging. Mark was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI, and has a B.A. in sociology from St. Norbert College. He studied health disparities and social work, and has developed training materials on how to be a better advocate and ally for historically marginalized groups. He has coordinated, participated in, and lead local and national service trips focusing on HIV awareness, mental health, and other topics to promote community-based, sustainable change. Mark is also a group facilitator with a background in mental health and social work, and is dedicated to progressing toward a just society that celebrates diversity and acceptance.

  • Bethamie Wyatt

    A Milwaukee native, Bethamie brings an extensive background in sexual health education addressing the issues faced by LGBTQ youth. She is thrilled to bring this experience to Diverse & Resilient as its prevention program manager. Bethamie obtained a master’s degree in women’s studies with a concentration in women’s health from Eastern Michigan University in 2005. Upon completion of her graduate studies, Bethamie spent three years teaching undergraduate courses in EMU’s departments of Women’s and Gender Studies and the School of Health Promotion. For over a decade, she has worked with nonprofits to provide school-based and community-based initiatives focusing on the physical, social, and emotional health of youth and adults in communities of color.