Community-Based Finance Committee

The School Board authorized a Community-Based Finance Committee at its February 9, 2021 meeting.
The committee includes five voting members in addition to one or two school board members. One board member chairs meetings.
Committee Members:
Nat Davauer
I have a unique educational background. Most time spent in a farm town school with a graduating class of 18 people. Some time spent in a communist school in '80s China. Both of my parents are teachers and I have an art degree but ended up an entrepreneur of sorts. I have an extensive travel history and taught at the International School of Beijing for a stint.
Erica Derpinghaus
Erica Derpinghaus is a new resident to the village having relocated last fall from the Washington, D.C. area with her husband, who grew up in Shorewood. She holds a Bachelors from Cornell University and a Masters in Public Policy from Georgetown. Ms. Derpinghaus comes with over 12 years of experience in the public sector through her work in Morocco with the Peace Corps and career in Federal sector consulting. Erica is also a proud parent of a current Lake Bluff student and infant twins, and she is excited to have her boys experience the wonderful Shorewood school system that her husband thrived in.
Heather Heaviland
Heather Heaviland brings over 25 years of experience working with schools and nonprofits on facilities, finance, and administration. Currently, Heather is the COO/CFO for Carmen Schools of Science and Technology, a 2,400 student network of K-12 schools in Milwaukee. Prior to joining Carmen, Heather worked for a nonprofit community development financial institution (CDFI), helping both schools and other nonprofits develop and execute strategic financial and facility plans. Heather earned her master’s degree from the University of Chicago and is a Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional. She and her partner moved to Shorewood from Chicago in 2009 to raise their two daughters, who have been fortunate to attend Shorewood Public Schools since K4 and currently attend Shorewood Intermediate School. In her free time, Heather and her family enjoy hiking, biking, and spending time with friends, neighbors, and family.
James L. Robinson, Jr.
James L. Robinson Jr. is a proud American, loving father, social butterfly, and here to help.
Maxine Webb
Maxine Webb is a Milwaukee native, proud AmeriCorps Alum, and a busy mom of 2. Maxine brings over 10 years of nonprofit development experience to this committee’s work. She currently leads the statewide revenue generation strategy as the Development Director for the ACLU of Wisconsin.
Non-voting members attend meetings and add welcome professional expertise and insight. They include:

Carman Empey
Brian Feiges
Janet Kreilein
Jasreena Sandhu
Alia Vasquez

Meetings are public and recorded.
April 19, 2021