Meet the Team
Coming together from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, our skilled team of professionals is the backbone of LUCES. Their ideas help shape the direction and mission of our organization as it continues to develop. Read on to learn more about some of our incredible team members.
Tera Cobb attended the University of South Dakota, where she received her Bachelor’s of Science in Business Management. After receiving her degree, Tera started her Career with Sherwin Williams as a Manager Trainee.
" I progressed through multiple roles from Assistant Manager, Manager, Sales Representative, Commercial Branch Manager, Sales Manager, City Manager, to my current role as District Manager of the Madison District. I have relocated 9 times in my 25 year career. I have been married to my husband, Eric Cobb, for 21 years and we have three amazing boys: Austin, Tucker, & Turner. We spend most of our free time supporting and coaching our boys in Football, Wrestling, and Track. We are also camping, fishing, and hunting enthusiasts. I am very active in my church, where I volunteer in the children’s ministry and I’m on the worship team too."
Marisol Gonzalez is an associate attorney with Hawks Quindel, S.C. where she practices plaintiff's side worker's compensation and personal injury law. She was born in Mexico City, Mexico, but has lived most of her life in the U.S. She graduated from Knox College in 2015 with a major in psychology and economics and received her Juris Doctor from the University of Wisconsin Law School in 2018. Marisol was the first in her family to obtain a college education and understands the hardships that come with being the first. Because of this understanding, Marisol sought to join the LUCES Board in 2020 and hopes to be able to provide the support she lacked to Latinx students all over Wisconsin.
Melinda Mejer is the Director of Training & Employee Development at Heritage Credit Union where she helps develop and prepare staff to serve Credit Union members in banking services and financial education. She is a certified credit union leader and financial counselor. She has many years of experience in the financial industry which includes Consumer loan underwriter, Mortgage loan processor and Personal banker. She came to LUCES with an interest in the mentor program hoping to share her leadership experience with recent scholarship recipients. Melinda has joined our Board of Directors in January of 2021, we look forward to her assistance with the development of the mentor program for LUCES.”
Executive Board Treasurer
Fund Development Committee
Audra is a first-generation college graduate and HR professional. "I know what it is like to navigate the ins and outs of applying for scholarships, student loans, attending career fairs, and finding employment.
My passion for education started at a young age, which eventually led me to pursue a master's degree in Educational Psychology from UW-Milwaukee. My concentration in Learning and Human Development exposed me to how people learn from birth through senescence across race, socioeconomic status, and even immigration. I spent eight years working in social services working with people from all skill levels, abilities, races, and genders. As a Vocational Trainer/Career Coach, I was able to find meaningful employment, and facilitate group classes for adults with disabilities to gain skills to integrate into the community. "
Scholarships & Mentoring Committee Member
Rocio Elvira Morejon
Rocio Elvira Morejon serves as the Big Brothers Big Sisters Elementary Match Support Specialist. She was born in Chicago, Illinois and she is the first person in her family to born outside of her beloved Puerto Rico. Before working Full-time at Big Brothers Big Sisters, she was an intern at Goodman Community Center and also interning at Big Brothers Big Sisters. During her internship at Goodman, she created a curriculum for 9th grade girls that both encompassed abstinence and healthy relationship advice. Rocio's current role at the agency is to continue interviewing children with the sole focus on the Latino community, and support 71 already matched children. She is very involved in the Latino community and attend events such as El Dia de los Niños to help recruit more children. Rocio is very excited to serve in the LUCES Board of Directors!
Executive Board Member
Stephanie Wallom is Bank of Sun Prairie’s Vice President, Retail Market Manager and has been in the banking industry in Wisconsin for more than 24 years. She is passionate about her work in banking which gives her the ability to make real impacts on the lives of individuals, families, and small businesses in the greater Madison area. Stephanie is bilingual and fluent in Spanish, so she is driven to help the Latinx community connect to critical resources in financial services and continuing education. She and her wife, have two children in the Latinx community, and they live on the beautiful east side of Madison. Stephanie is so humbled and proud to serve as board member with the LUCES organization. She has admired what LUCES has done for youth in our community for many years and is excited to help move its mission forward.