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CFI welcomes new board members

CFI is pleased to welcome two new, highly qualified members to our Board of Directors.

Bruce J. Betters is the CEO and chief investment officer of Marshall Street Capital and responsible for its investment strategy. He is involved in several community organizations, including the Muscular Dystrophy Association, and is a member of the Audit and Compliance Committee of Children’s Wisconsin.

Norah L. Johnson, PhD, RN, CPNCP-PC, is an associate professor of nursing at Marquette University. Her credentials include extensive clinical, research and academic experience, and she has been involved in many community services projects, including Autism Spectrum Disorders training for the New Berlin Police Department.

We know that both will make many significant contributions to directing CFI in the future.


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The Centers for Independence opened its doors in 1938, helping WWII immigrants find jobs — and refuge. Today, our impact is just as compelling. We help people in need, from newborns to the elderly, gain greater independence.

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