Jennifer Bartolotta, Director of Strategic Partnerships, The Bartolotta Restaurants

Jennifer Bartolotta

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Previously, employed by the Bartolotta Restaurants as Director of Sales, she was responsible for managing the Bartolotta sales team who actively promote and sell the “Bartolotta Experience” at their award-winning, fine dining restaurants and managed properties.

Jennifer believes in strengthening ties to one’s community and to that end serves as:

  • Loaned Exec – Milwaukee Public Schools, ProStart Pilot
  • Past Board Chair, Wisconsin Humane Society
  • Secretary, Pabst Theater Foundation
  • Member, Community Steering Council, Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center
  • Director, Care-a-lotta, The Bartolotta Restaurants' Charitable Arm
  • Raving fan, St. Marcus School and Walnut Way
Cindi McLeod, Business Development Manager, The Bartolotta Restaurants

Cindi McLeod

Being a member of the Care-a-lotta board provides me not only a better understanding of how our nonprofit customers operate but also gives me the opportunity to have a voice regarding causes that I support.

I support the Alzheimer’s Association. My grandmother's diagnosis and battle with Alzheimer's deeply affected my family. It is such a horrible disease to watch and experience. I also love organizations that work with, and for people with special needs and disabilities. My passion will always be with children, and organizations that educate and protect them.

Andrew Koser, Executive Chef, The Rumpus Room

Andrew Koser

I feel lucky to be a part of the Care-a-lotta board.  Since I joined the board, I have appreciated The Bartolotta Restaurant group even more.  I am blessed to be a part of this amazing family company that gives back our non-profit community immensely.

I feel that since I have been a part of Care-a-lotta, I have been able to be an advocate to the non-profit community and the more passionate I become. It’s a great feeling! I love helping children and youth organizations, as I feel that if we can make an impact on future generations, it’s through our youth.

Kelly Mallegni, Marketing Manager, The Bartolotta Restaurants

Kelly Mallegni

I grew up in Milwaukee and since moving back have been looking for organizations that are interested in helping our community. Milwaukee is an amazing city but we still have so much to do to in terms of bridging the gaps between the rich and the poor, highlighting our city on a national scale, among other things. Because I work for Bartolotta, Care-a-lotta was a no-brainer as I was exploring charitable organizations. 

I have an affinity for poverty alleviation, education, fair housing, non-violence, integration and community in our city. As someone who grew up in the city of Milwaukee (53208 zip code), I have seen a lot of these issues firsthand and I hope I can help even in my own small way. 

Amanda Murphy, General Manager, Mr. B's Steakhouse

Amanda Murphy

Being part of the Care-a-lotta board gives me the chance to do something I’m passionate about - becoming a bigger part of the community. Since I moved to Wisconsin, I’ve fallen in love with the state, its culture, and its people, and I want a more hands-on approach with the various community organizations that make Wisconsin such a great place to live.

Growing up, my family was very involved with organizations that provided food to the hungry. My mom and dad cared deeply for this cause and instilled in my brother and me that feeding the hungry was a difference you could make in people’s lives, regardless of how much time or money you had.

Alyson Sandstrom, Business Development Associate , The Bartolotta Restaurants

Alyson Sandstrom

I feel lucky to be a part of the Care-a-lotta board.  Since I joined the board, I have appreciated The Bartolotta Restaurant group even more.  I am blessed to be a part of this amazing family company that gives back our non-profit community immensely. I feel that since I have been a part of Care-a-lotta, I have been able to be an advocate to the non-profit community and the more passionate I become.  It’s a great feeling! I love helping children and youth organizations, as I feel that if we can make an impact on future generations, it’s through our youth.

Tricia Smith, Director of Catering, Bacchus - A Bartolotta Restaurant

Tricia Smith

I was inspired to join the Care-a-lotta board because it provided me with the opportunity to give back to the community through organizations making a big difference in the lives of those who need it most. I have an affinity for children’s education - they are our future and can become an asset to our community.

Dan Wustrack, Catering Manager, Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro

Dan Wustrack

I was raised to always give back but have often fallen on the crutch of ”I am too busy to participate.” Being part of the Care-a-lotta board – no more excuses, I am at work, I have committed to this board, I get to be an integral part of the positive change we are affecting. 

I support causes dedicated to the welfare of children, education (and everyone’s access to it), and the rights and dignity of members of the LGBT community. We have a responsibility to help those with the least.

Irene Lannoye, Office Manager, ABV Social, Taqueria El Jefe, Cafe Grace

Irene Lannoye

I am genuinely humbled to be part of the Care-a-lotta board. As a long-time resident of Wauwatosa and working with young adults while I managed Pizzeria Piccola in the Village, I understand the impact mentoring can have on a community. Care-a-lotta helps me to continue making a difference in the community in which I live, work, and play.

Leah Duvall, Front Office Administrator, The Bartolotta Restaurants

Leah Duvall

I am grateful and excited to be a part of Care-a-lotta board. It’s been truly amazing to see how one small, family run company can make such a huge impact. I enjoy working with other Care-a-lotta board members to continue our conversation with our community and offer support and resources to our most vulnerable populations. 

I have an affinity for the de-stigmatization of mental illness and suicide prevention. I am also a huge animal lover and have spent time as a volunteer at the Wisconsin Humane Society.