Skip to main content
State of Wisconsin flag

Official website of the State of Wisconsin

Dot gov

Official websites use .gov
A .gov website belongs to an official government organization in the United States.


Secure .gov websites use HTTPS
A lock () or https:// means you’ve safely connected to the .gov website. Share sensitive information only on official, secure websites.

IRIS (Include, Respect, I Self-Direct) Advisory Committee

Join Our Email List

Sign up to receive agendas for upcoming committee meetings.

The IRIS Advisory Committee is a workgroup established to provide recommendations to Department of Health Services (DHS) program staff on programmatic issues related to administration of the IRIS program. Committee members are individuals who have relevant knowledge, experience, expertise, and community relationships that allow them to present ideas, opinions, or facts for the betterment of the IRIS program.

Committee meetings are open to the public.

The IRIS Advisory Committee (IAC) will be holding its meetings virtually until further notice. The public is welcome to observe the meetings. The Zoom link for each meeting can be found in the meeting's agenda.

Next meeting

March 28, 2023 Agenda (PDF) | Meeting Materials (PDF)

Upcoming meeting dates

  • May 23, 2023
  • July 25, 2023
  • September 26, 2023
  • November 28, 2023

Previous meetings


  • Fil Clissa | Board for People with Developmental Disabilities | Term ends 12/31/2024
  • Melanie Cairns | Disability Rights Wisconsin | Term ends 12/31/2025
  • Jason Glozier | Wisconsin Coalition of Independent Living Centers | Term ends 12/31/2024
  • Kathi Miller | Board on Aging and Long-Term Care | Term ends 12/31/2023


  • Rose Bartel | Term ends 12/31/2023
  • Anne Karch | Term ends 12/31/2024
  • Martha Chambers | Term ends 12/31/2025
  • Ramsey Lee | Term ends 12/31/2025
  • Thomas Gierke | Term ends 12/31/2025
  • Adam Brabender | Term ends 12/31/2025
  • Vacant


  • James Valona | Ability Group LLC | Term ends 12/31/2024
  • Kathy Meisner | Disability Service Provider Network | Term ends 12/31/2025
  • Vacant


  • IRIS consultant agency* | Molly Bandt (TMG) | Rotating term ends March 2023
  • Fiscal employer agency* | Andrew Coleman (iLife) | Rotating term ends March 2023
  • Self-directed personal care | Sue Urban (TMG)**

*Agencies contracted by the Division of Medicaid Services for purposes of administering the IRIS program appoint one liaison and backup to attend the IRIS Advisory Committee Meetings. Contracted agencies are represented by one agency on a rotating six-month schedule. For example, from April 2023 through September 2023 IRIS consultant agencies will be represented by First Person and fiscal employer agents will be represented by Outreach.

**TMG is contracted to serve as Wisconsin’s self-directed personal care agency through June 30, 2024.

If you have any questions, please email us or call 608-261-6749.

This content reflects the views and opinions of the advisory council. It may not reflect the official policy or position of DHS.

Last revised March 23, 2023