Domestic violence prevention and services agency HELP of Door County, Inc. has announced that Milly Gonzales has accepted the position of Executive Director with the organization, according to a press release.
In her new role, Gonzales will oversee the organization’s day-to-day operations, work collaboratively with area nonprofits and governmental units and set the strategic vision for the organization with the Board.
“I have been a longtime advocate for victims of domestic abuse in our community and along with our board of directors, I am excited and looking forward to the challenge of ending domestic abuse in our community – assisting the men, women and children in need of our services. HELP of Door County is such a wonderful organization to be a part of with so many amazing stories of impact which I am excited to share with community,” Gonzales said in a statement.
Gonzales currently resides in the Southern Door area with her husband Rudy and family. They came to Door County 11 years ago in search of a place where they could raise their children.
For the past three years Milly has worked as an Advocate and Domestic Violence Coordinator at HELP of Door County. Previous to that, she served on HELP’s Board of Directors.
Prior to her move to Wisconsin, Gonzales managed a Transitional Living Program for a Domestic Violence Agency in Illinois. In 2018 Gonzales was honored with The Anne Kok Social Justice Award and this year was named one of Wisconsin’s 35 most powerful Latinos by Madison365 and recognized in the Si Se Puede Awards at this year’s Wisconsin Leadership Summit. She currently is the Northeast Regional Director of Women’s March Wisconsin. In her free time Milly loves to spend time with her family.