A trusted team of experts

Our implementation team has extensive experience tailoring and integrating proven models to accelerate change.

Team MEmbers

LIFT Dane is a collaboration between the Economic Justice Institute, Inc., Legal Action of WI, Inc., UW Law School’s civil legal clinics, Center for Patient Partnerships, and Employment and Training Association.

Marsha Mansfield, JD

LIFT Dane Director

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Sarah Davis, JD, MPA

Co-Director & Clinical Professor at the Center for Patient Partnerships (CPP), U.W. Law School

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Sachin Gupte, JD, MA

Legal Services Supervisor in the Medical Legal Partnership at CPP

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Mitch, JD

Clinical Professor and Director of the Economic Justice Institute

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Jon Danforth

Executive Director of Employment and Training Association of Dane County

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Stacia Conneely, JD

Managing Attorney of Legal Action of Wisconsin

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Lonnie Berger, PhD

Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor of Social Work at UW-Madison

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Fred Lauing

Marketing & Outreach Coordinator

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Evan Nordgren, JD

Staff Attorney for Legal Action of Wisconsin and LIFT Dane

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J. Michael Collins

Faculty Director, Center for Financial Security, Fetzer Family Chair in Consumer and Personal Finance Professor, Consumer Science Professor, La Follette School of Public Affairs - University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Schmidt Futures’ Alliance for the American Dream

The project has received $1.1 million in initial capital investment via Schmidt Futures’ Alliance for the American Dream initiative to promote shared prosperity and increase American competitiveness.

LIFT Dane is now in the early implementation phase, and seeks additional funding to complete our budget.
If you are interested in contributing in any capacity to this innovative program please contact us.  

Our Director is Marsha Mansfield: mmansfield@liftdane.org