Brico Fund Advisors

Linda Honold

With a background in nonprofit leadership, politics, and corporate management, Linda Honold has over 25 years experience developing systems, networks, and organizations for higher impact. She has varied expertise in assessing situations from a macro/systemic viewpoint and working with people of diverse opinions and perspectives to envision, plan for and move into an ideal future.

Linda has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, a Master of Science in Industrial Relations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and holds a Ph.D. in Human and Organizational Systems from Fielding Graduate University, where she serves on the Board of Trustees. She is the author of two books Developing Employees Who Love to Learn: Tools, Strategies, and Programs for Promoting Learning at Work and Organizational DNA: Diagnosing Your Organization for Increased Effectiveness and numerous articles. Her most recent publications are “Weaving an Impactful Network” co-authored with Anne Summers, Executive Director of the Brico Fund and “Grassroots in New Soil: A Case Study of Year Round Civic Engagement in Milwaukee Wisconsin”.

Linda is an advisor to the Brico Fund’s Democracy program, focusing on development of capacities, strategies, and leverage opportunities to strengthen the civic engagement arena in Wisconsin.


Lynn Lucius

Lynn Lucius has guided non-profit arts organizations locally, regionally and nationally for over 30 years. She worked with ARTREACH Milwaukee and Joan Lounsbery Management Services and served as executive director of Artist Series at the Pabst Theater before beginning a consulting practice 16 years ago. Lynn has expertise in artistic programming, nurturing creative artistic expression and building networks of sustenance for artists and not-for-profit arts organizations. She consults with the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts and the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, and former clients include the Valley Performing Arts Center/California State University Northridge and the University of Chicago. Lynn also serves as the consultant to the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund and has previously administered the arts grant programs for the City of Milwaukee Arts Board and Milwaukee County.

Lynn holds a Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and a Master of Arts from New York University.

Lynn advises the Brico Fund in the field of arts and culture, furthering the Fund’s interests in developing equitable access to arts and arts education programming, strengthening leadership within the arts community, employing art in the creation of public gathering spaces, and identifying best practices to ensure the sustainability of nonprofit arts organizations.


Karen M. Schapiro

Karen M. Schapiro, principal of KMS Law & Consulting, has over 27 years experience as an environmental lawyer and non-profit professional. Currently, Karen is an Adjunct Professor at Marquette University Law School, where she teaches courses in water law and environmental law. She also serves on the board of directors of the Arava Institute of Environmental Studies and Milwaukee Jewish Community Relations Council. Karen has served as executive director of Milwaukee Riverkeeper and Midwest Environmental Advocates.  She was a partner in the environmental practice group of DeWitt, Ross & Stevens s.c., one of Wisconsin’s largest law firms.  Karen also served as an attorney for U.S. EPA between 1988 and 1993. 

Karen holds a Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin College and a J. D. from Northwestern University School of Law.

Karen is an advisor for the Brico Fund’s environmental grant-making priorities. She works extensively to develop partnerships among organizations, build capacity within the sector, and identify innovative strategies to protect water resources, with a focus on Wisconsin waters and the Great Lakes.