Step Up for Equity: Diversity Champions Panelists

Patrick Yates 


Patrick Yates is a 23 year employee with TDS Telecom, and as of February 1st 2016 the Manager of Diversity and Inclusion within the Human Resources department.  Prior to accepting this new role, Mr. Yates was part of the Network Services department within TDS where his career has spanned multiple roles.  These positions include; Senior Administrator of Field Deployment, Manager of Outside Plant Implementation, Manager Project Implementation – American Recovery & Reinvestment Act for grants received via the federal government, and most recently Manager Project Implementation for base business projects at TDS.  A partnership between TDS and Justified Anger has afforded Patrick to also be the Director of Operations for the “Our Madison Plan”.  Because of this unique relationship, Mr. Yates efforts will be focused on addressing racial disparities within the Madison area with an emphasis on implementation.

Kari Temkin


Kari Temkin is the Badger Volunteers Coordinator at the Morgridge Center for Public Service. In this role, Kari supports the operations, quality and growth of the Badger Volunteers program, which supports 800 student volunteers per semester. She also serves as the President of the Madison chapter of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN). YNPN-Madison connects and empowers young nonprofit professionals to advance and shape the Madison area nonprofit sector. Kari believes that her contributions to both the Morgidge Center for Public Service and YNPN doesn’t feel like work, but rather a tangible and continual way to put her values into action.


Beverly Hutcherson 

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