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SCAODA: Membership

SCAODA membership includes 22 statutory members and 11 ex officio members. 

Citizen members are appointed by the governor. To apply to become a citizen member, complete the application form on the governor's website


Statutory Members Member Designee
Governor Tony Evers Jessica Geschke
Attorney General Josh Kaul Tina Virgil
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Jill Underly VACANT
Secretary, Department of Health Services Karen Timberlake Paul Krupski
Commissioner of Insurance Nathan Houdek VACANT
Secretary, Department of Corrections Kevin Carr Autumn Lacy
Secretary, Department of Transportation Craig Thompson Jan Grebel
Chairperson, Pharmacy Examining Board John Weitekamp Tony Peterangelo
Representative, Controlled Substances Board Dr. Subhadeep Barman Dr. Kris Ferguson 
Representative, Governor's Law Enforcement and Crime Commission VACANT  
Citizen member Deb Kolste  
Citizen member Sandy Hardie  
Citizen member Christina Malone  
Citizen member Kevin Florek  
Citizen member Stacy Stone  
Citizen member Terry Schemenauer  
Citizen member representing providers Christine Ullstrup  
Member, Wisconsin County Human Service Association Nichol Wienkes  
State representative minority party Representative Jill Billings  
State representative majority party Representative Jesse James  
State senator minority party Senator Jeff Smith  
State senator majority party Senator Eric Wimberger  


Ex Officio Members Member Designee
President, University of Wisconsin System Jay Rothman  VACANT
Secretary, Department of Revenue Peter Barca Ann DeGarmo
Secretary, Department of Workforce Development Amy Pechacek Marjean (MJ) Griggs
Secretary, Department of Safety and Professional Services Dan Hereth VACANT
President, Wisconsin Technical College System Morna Foy Timothy Weir
Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs Mary Kolar Jennifer Fahey
Liaison to the Wisconsin Council on Mental Health Jessica Barrickman N/A
Liaison to the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities Beth Swedeen Fil Clissa
Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Public Health Dr. Elizabeth Salisbury-Afshar N/A
Secretary, Department of Children and Families Emilie Amundson Faith Price
Addictionologist, Wisconsin Society of Addiction Medicine Dr. Ritu Bhatnagar N/A


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

Last revised November 30, 2022