M. Kent Mayfield, Board Member & Resident
Kent’s career was in in the ministry and higher education, particularly in multicultural settings in the U.S. and abroad. Since 1975, he has combined churchly and academic appointments with research and consultant roles in the non-profit sector.
Until retiring in 2002, Kent was the Executive Minister at the First Unitarian Society of Madison. Into retirement, he was chief bioethics officer for Elder Care of Wisconsin, headed The ARC of Wisconsin, was a leader establishing Community Connections, a free-health clinic in Southwest Wisconsin, and consulted with the Wisconsin Medical Association to implement an evidence-based advanced care planning initiative based on the principles of Respecting Choices.
Kent is active at Saint John’s planning LifeStreams programming, the annual Symposia On Aging, and the Institute On Aging. He has recently been named to Milwaukee County’s Board of the Aging and Disabilities Resource Centers.