Karen Ordinans

Karen Ordinans, MATC-Milwaukee grad

Milwaukee Area Technical College

Early Childhood Development, 1977

Executive Director, Children's Health Alliance of Wisconsin

The recipient of the Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) Distinguished Alumni Award in 2000, Karen continued her education at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee. She loves community service and has served on the boards of Easter Seals of Southeastern Wisconsin, Planning Council for Health and Human Services and Professional Dimensions.

Karen also served as Board Chairman of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors for six years.

"My experience at MATC prepared me for my early career as a child care teacher," Karen recalls. "Not only did I receive the practical skills needed from outstanding faculty, the MATC experience opened my eyes to the community, its diversity, and opportunity in the field I was pursuing."