Polina Makievsky: President & CEO

Polina Makievsky

Milwaukee, WI — Human services leader Polina Makievsky has been selected as President & CEO of Penfield Children’s Center, an organization that serves children with and without disabilities in the Milwaukee metro area by providing early education, health and wellness services, and family programs.

For over 25 years, Makievsky has dedicated her career to advancing the missions of diverse child and family serving human service organizations for people who have experienced adversities in life, but who strive to find healing, stability and live a life of meaning. She brings an extensive background in nonprofit leadership including program development, advocacy, and innovation design for both community-based and national organizations and a deep passion for helping people realize their full potential.

Most recently, Makievsky was Vice President of Strategy and Innovation for Wellpoint Care Network, where she provided administrative oversight and strategic direction for quality improvement, marketing and communications, and advocacy for this $30 million Milwaukee-based human service organization.

Previously, Makievsky was Senior Vice President for the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities, a national association for health and human service nonprofits. In this role, she was responsible for new program design, knowledge and content management, as well as leadership development. She has also served as Director of Programs for La Casa de Esperanza, Director of Model Programs for the Points of Light Foundation, and as a Policy Analyst at the National Human Services Assembly/National Collaboration for Youth.

Penfield Children’s Center serves more than 1,500 children annually throughout the Milwaukee metro area. It offers high-quality, integrated services and a safe and stimulating environment for children, families, and community partners to maximize early development and learning. It helps children reach age-appropriate milestones, enter school ready to learn, and overcome developmental challenges. For more information, visit https://penfieldchildren.org/