White House Author
Executive Vice President of Pathfinders
Tim Baack has been affiliated with Pathfinders since 1988 and currently serves as its Executive Vice President. Under his leadership, Pathfinders moved to its current location in 2009 – an enhanced facility in the Riverworks Business District of Milwaukee - and added two new major programs: the Youth Outreach Drop-In Center and the Q-BLOK LGBT Young Adults Housing Initiative. A strong advocate on behalf of disadvantaged youth and families, Mr. Baack also serves as Board President of the Wisconsin Association for Homeless and Runaway Services, a statewide membership organization that promotes best practice standards and positive youth development methods on behalf of runaway and homeless youth serving agencies. A state-licensed professional counselor, Mr. Baack is also an elected Steering Committee member of Milwaukee’s Continuum of Care (CoC) and currently serves as Chair of the Coordinated Entry work group – an essential element of the CoC’s 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness, a community-wide effort to prevent homelessness and increase the availability of safe and affordable permanent housing and supportive services. Tim lives in Pewaukee, WI with his partner John Sheaffer and their three dogs. Their extended family includes their two sons Ben and Adam and their spouses/partners Aimee and Dana, as well as their amazing twin grandkids Oliver and Violet.