Make-A-Wish Wisconsin: Hires new Madison area Regional Director and moves offices

MIDDLETON – Make-A-Wish Wisconsin recently hired Carol McChesney Johnson as Madison Regional Director, overseeing a seven-county area, including Dane, Columbia, Sauk, Iowa, Lafayette, Green and Rock Counties. Johnson served as President/CEO of Taliesin Preservation for 16 years, and most recently was Executive Director of the Mount Horeb Area Economic Development Corporation. Johnson’s responsibilities will include raising funds and awareness to help grant the more than 60 wishes currently in progress in the region. Make-A-Wish creates life-changing wishes for children between the ages of 2½ and 18 who are battling a critical illness. 

Make-A-Wish Wisconsin is also moving its Madison Regional office to Middleton, leasing in-kind space at Amped Association Management, located at 1818 Parmenter St, #310. Make-A-Wish Wisconsin first opened its Madison Regional Office in 2012 and has had a physical presence in the Madison community ever since.

“Wishes have been making a difference in the greater Madison area for more than 30 years, impacting hundreds of families and thousands of donors, volunteers and supporters,” said Patti Gorsky, Make-A-Wish Wisconsin President & CEO. “We are delighted to have Carol join our team to continue and grow the impact of a wish in this region, knowing that hope is essential, and wishes offer significant hope to kids battling critical illnesses, their families and our community.”