Members of the Commission

Yulonda Anderson has been a Senior Client Services Specialist with the Milwaukee-Trial Office of the State Public Defender since 2014. Prior to working at the Public Defender's Office, she was a child welfare social worker at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin for six years. During her time with Children's Hospital, she became a State Licensed Social Worker while earning a Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee. Ms. Anderson also holds Bachelor Degrees from Bryant & Stratton College–Milwaukee and Upper Iowa University. She was appointed to the Commission in December 2019 and confirmed by the Senate in March 2021. Anderson has been the chair of the Commission since December 2021.

William W. Brash, III has served as a judge on the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, District I, since 2015. From 2001 until 2015, Judge Brash was a Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge. His complete biography can be found here. Judge Brash was appointed to the Commission in May 2019.

Donald A. Daugherty, Jr. is a Senior Attorney for the Institute for Free Speech, which is the nation's largest organization dedicated to protecting First Amendment political speech rights. Don has over 30 years of experience in trial and appellate litigation in private practice and has been a partner at three of Wisconsin's largest law firms. He has been recognized as among the "Best Lawyers in America" and Wisconsin's "Super Lawyers." Don earned his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and holds a B.A. from the University of Virginia. Before entering private practice, he clerked for the Hon. Roger J. Miner on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He has served on the boards of numerous civic and charitable organizations, including as President of the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association. Don is licensed to practice law in Wisconsin. He has been admitted to practice before federal district courts across the country, including the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, as well as the Second, Seventh, Ninth, and Federal Circuits and the U.S. Supreme Court. Don was appointed to the Commission in July 2021.

Jane Foley retired from the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office after 37 years of advocating for and providing services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, clergy sexual abuse, and other crimes in the Victim Witnesses Services Unit, the Sensitive Crimes Victims Unit, the Domestic Violence Unit, and the Crisis Response Unit. She also supervised and mentored advocates and other staff members in their work with crime victims and their families. Jane has given numerous presentations, including those sponsored by the Office of Judicial Education and the Attorney General’s Office, concerning victimization, the work of sexual assault and domestic violence advocates, and sexual assault and domestic violence prevention and education, to judicial officials, court staff, attorneys, criminal justice agency professionals, community organization members, and other community stakeholders. She has served as faculty for the National Judicial Education Program (training sexual assault prosecutors throughout the United States) and the Wisconsin Judicial College. Jane designed the curriculum and taught the Safe Passages Program for teen girls and their mothers, educating them on teen sexual assault and domestic violence. She was a member of the planning committee for the Clergy Sexual Abuse Listening Session in the Milwaukee Archdiocese, a founding member of the Milwaukee Justice System’s Race, Equity, and Procedural Justice Committee, a member of the Milwaukee Commission on Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, and a past volunteer and board member of The Sojourner Truth Shelter for Battered Women. Jane holds both bachelor’s and master’s degrees in criminal justice from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, School of Social Welfare. She was appointed to the Commission in December 2021.

Kendall M. Kelley has been a circuit court judge in Brown County since 2002. He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in politics from the University of Dallas in Irving, Texas in 1981 and 1984, respectively. Judge Kelley received his Juris Doctoris from Marquette University Law School in 1987. Prior to becoming a judge, he served as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy Judge Advocate General's office stationed near Seattle, Washington (Honorably Discharged), was an Assistant District Attorney for Brown County, and was in private practice in both Washington and Wisconsin. Additionally, Judge Kelley served as a Municipal Court Judge for the Town of Suamico from 1995 to 1998. Since 1992, he has taught undergraduate and graduate level courses concerning the law at several colleges and universities in Washington and Wisconsin. In addition to his criminal and civil court dockets, Judge Kelley established and presides over the Northeast Wisconsin Veterans Treatment Court. He has been married since 1981, has eight children, and (as of 2022) 14 grandchildren. Judge Kelley was appointed to the Commission by the Supreme Court in June 2016.

Mary Beth Keppel is a member of the Board of Directors and a past president of Safe Harbor Child Advocacy Center. She retired from the practice of law in 2012 and resigned her law license in 2013. Keppel was a Dane County Court Commissioner for 25 years, served as a Dane County prosecutor for 10 years, and acted as a staff attorney with Dane County Legal Services. Keppel is a past president of the Wisconsin Family Court Commissioners Association, the Dane County Bar Association, and the Dane County Attorneys Association. While president of the Dane County Bar, she initiated the establishment of a courthouse clinic for unrepresented family law litigants. From 2003 until 2008, Keppel served on the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s Board of Bar Examiners which evaluates the character and fitness of lawyers seeking admission to the bar and grades the bar exam. She served two terms on the Board of Directors for the State Bar’s Family Law Section. In 2012, Keppel received the Margo Melli Award from the Legal Association of Women for her contributions to women in the law. She has served as a third grade tutor since her retirement and prepares food for Luke House, a community meal program. Keppel was appointed to the Commission in January 2022.

Joseph L. Olson is a partner with the law firm of Michael Best & Friedrich LLP. Mr. Olson is a trial and appellate attorney primarily focusing on class action. Mr. Olson also serves as co-chair of his firm's risk management committee. Mr. Olson's achievements and skills have been recognized by numerous organizations. Mr. Olson was listed in The Best Lawyers in America for Commercial Litigation (2015-2016). He was also recognized as a Rising Star in Employment Category, by Law360 (2015). In addition to his law practice, Mr. Olson serves as Vice-President of Michael Best Strategies, a full-service government relations firm, and as a Director of Concordia Publishing House, the largest Lutheran publisher in the world. Attorney Olson was appointed to the Commission in December 2015.

Judy K. Ziewacz is a Wisconsin native and UW-Madison graduate, who has over forty years of public policy experience at the State and Federal levels ranging from her service as Chief of Staff for a Wisconsin Member of Congress to Deputy Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. For a decade, Judy was head of the Cooperative Development Foundation, a national organization based in Washington, DC. She retired in 2018 as President and Chief Executive Officer of the National Cooperative Business Association, an organization that represents 90 million members of the nation’s cooperatives and credit unions. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Cooperative Development Foundation, the Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin, and Law Forward. Judy was appointed to the Commission in December 2021.