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Recovery Implementation Task Force

The Recovery Implementation Task Force (RITF) is an advisory board to the DHS Division of Care and Treatment Services (DCTS). The role of the RITF is to ensure Wisconsin's mental health and substance use disorder services promote recovery, hope, dignity, and empowerment throughout the lifespan. Members include individuals with lived experience of a mental illness and/or substance use disorder and advocates for individuals with these concerns.

Gaochi Vang and Mary Hamilton are the current co-chairs of the RITF. 


Mental health and substance use peers of all ages and cultures in Wisconsin are thriving under the principles of recovery in all aspects of life. Mental health and substance use services throughout the state incorporate recovery focused principles such that all peers can move into recovery.


To transform Wisconsin mental health and substance use services to embody recovery, hope, dignity and empowerment throughout the lifespan, in partnership with the DHS Division of Care and Treatment Services.

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

Last revised June 23, 2021