Speaker Date Topic
Dave Romoser and Ellen Blather Sep 22, 2017
Serenity Inns
Serenity Inns

David is the retired Senior V.P. General Counsel and Secretary of A. O. Smith Corporation. He maintains an alternate dispute resolution practice serving as a mediator and arbitrator. He also serves on a number of not-for-profit boards and as an advisor and consultant to several others.

Our mission is simple. Help men who choose recovery over their addiction with drugs and alcohol. We help give men the opportunity to have a fresh start in life.  We provide the only recovery facility in Milwaukee that doesn’t require insurance or ability to pay. Our three-phase transitional program helps men build the foundation they need in order to be re-introduced to society. It is a highly structured program modeled after a program of recovery within the ministry of Shared Hope in Washington, D.C. – Samaritan Inns – that has been successfully operating for the past 30 years.

Visit Website: serenityinns.org


Rachel Monaco-Wilcox, J.D. Lotus Legal Oct 20, 2017
Human Trafficking
Human Trafficking

Rachel Monaco-Wilcox, J.D.
Chair and Assistant Professor, Justice Department
Coordinator, LOTUS Legal Clinic at Mount Mary University


  • Marquette University Law School,  J.D., cum laude, May 2004
  • Marquette University, Honors B.A. in English and Theology, magna cum laude, May 1999

"Mount Mary's undergraduate justice majors are amazing women.  I get to train them to enter the professional world and to make changes for social good. This happens within their own lives at the same time as it ripples out to effect the community.  I teach about women's law, human trafficking, gender violence, comparative and international law and innovative legal responses to persistent legal problems and new ones created by new technology, climate change, and populations in flux.  

The LOTUS Legal Clinic (Legal Options for Trafficked and Underserved Survivors) and the Untold Stories program series are lynchpins and signature for Mount Mary's work on social justice.  We are committed to a survivor-centered view of changing the status quo of law and culture.  

In the classroom, I also have the joy of sharing my practice experiences in the field of Elder Mediation- a branch of dispute resolution that works with Elder law, probate, trust, and adult guardianship issues.  I draw on my professional network to help my students find their unique place in the law."