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Team WE

WE are a community of people from diverse backgrounds and nations, working together to address injustices facing women and children in less developed countries. WE are a very team-oriented organization that celebrates both in our differences and in our shared values while building lasting relationships with one another.

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Don Millis
President and CEO

Don has furthered WEI’s economic empowerment and social justice efforts by representing WEI in visits to Uganda to help with the WE Restore initiative and to the Congo to help establish a relationship with a fistula hospital.  Don also participated in the WE Challenge Advocacy Climb in 2018 to Kilimanjaro in Tanzania. Don has a bachelor’s degree (Political Science and Journalism) and a law degree, both from University of Wisconsin.

Janessa Peterson
WE USA Volunteer Coordinator

Janessa is the glue of WE International on so many levels and makes the work of WE run smoothly and efficiently! One of her favorite aspects of working with WE International is “hearing the stories of healing and restoration in the testimonies of the women involved in our WE Restore program”. She appreciates having the ability to serve the vulnerable and those facing injustice across the world through the work that WE International does. Janessa graduated from UW-Madison with a BS in Social Welfare and a certificate in Criminal Justice. She is also currently getting a Master’s degree for Clinical Social Work.