Meet Our Consulting Team
Kathy Flores (she/her)
Kathy began her career at Kimberly-Clark Corporation in 1993 focused on diversity and inclusion. After Kimberly-Clark, Kathy helped start Harmony Café, a program of Goodwill Industries located in Appleton, as its first program director. Kathy’s anti-violence work began in 2002 when working for Harbor House Domestic Abuse Programs in Appleton for eight years as the Community Education and Outreach Advocate. Kathy also founded the Fox Valley LGBTQ Anti-Violence Project. Kathy spent seven years as the City of Appleton’s Diversity and Inclusion Coordinator. Kathy provides numerous training workshops and educational presentations on LGBTQ issues, workplace discrimination, violence in communities, racism, developing resiliency, LGBTQ aging, refugee resettlement, and various other presentations about working with marginalized communities. Currently, Kathy is the statewide LGBTQ Anti-Violence Manager for Diverse & Resilient, a governance committee board member of the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs, and a board member of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin.
Kofi Short (he/him)
After several years in NYC working in theatre and dance, Kofi is back in Milwaukee. Since the theatre and dance communities were so deeply affected by the AIDS epidemic, he has seen firsthand the need for HIV prevention. At that time, he volunteered for the Gay Men’s Health Crisis and Equity Fights AIDS as well as other organizations actively working for social justice. It was a natural progression for him to start working in HIV prevention and LGBT health promotion once he was back in Milwaukee. Kofi is a graduate of the inaugural cohort of the Wisconsin Health Leaders Fellowship.