Caregiving Task Force Membership


The Governor's Task Force on Caregiving is staffed by the Department of Health Services, in collaboration with the Department of Workforce Development. Members of the Task Force are appointed by the Governor and include:

  • Members of the Legislature, representing each caucus.
  • At least one individual who receives caregiving services.
  • At least one individual who provides caregiving services.
  • At least one individual representing a provider who employs direct care workers.
  • At least one individual from an¬†organization providing respite services.
  • Such other individuals as the Governor shall appoint.

Below is a membership roster.

Name Affiliation
Ted Behncke St. Coletta of Wisconsin
Senator Kathy Bernier Wisconsin State Legislature
Stephanie Birmingham Options for Independent Living, Inc.
Carol Bogda Oneida Nation
Jane Bushnell Knapp's Development, Inc.
Sharon Cornell* Family Caregiver
Todd Costello Community Living Alliance
William Crowley Disability Rights Wisconsin
Elsa Diaz Bautista Alianza Latina Aplicando Soluciones
Helen Marks Dicks AARP Wisconsin
Jason Endres Self-Advocate
Adien Igoni Flora Homecare LLC
Laverne Jaros Kenosha County
Representative Deb Kolste Wisconsin State Legislature
Michael Lauer Services Employees International Union
Jane Mahoney Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources (GWAAR)
Irma Perez Broadscope Disability Services
Michael Pochowski WI Assisted Living Association
Lisa Pugh The Arc Wisconsin
Anne Rabin Family Caregiver
Susan Rosa Caregiver Challenge
Delores Sallis Parent University
John Sauer LeadingAge Wisconsin
Senator Patty Schachtner Wisconsin State Legislature
Lisa Schneider Respite Care Association of WI
Margie Steinhoff TMG/Magellan Health
Beth Swedeen WI Board for People with Developmental Disabilities
Mo Thao-Lee Universal Home Health Care Inc.
Representative Chuck Wichgers Wisconsin State Legislature

*Appointed by the Governor but unable to serve due to family caregiving responsibilities