Former Wisconsin Long Term Care Advisory Council: 2016-2017

These pages contain information about the Wisconsin Long Term Care Advisory Council operating from July 2016 through December 2017.  

Council Charge July 2016 - December 2017

Provide advice and guidance to the Department on the following topics:

  •  Quality: Explore the development and use of quality metrics to analyze the long-term care system and service outcomes, including:
    •  Provide advice and guidance to determine what metrics should be utilized to assess the effectiveness of the entire long-term care system.
    • Provide advice and guidance on a long-term quality strategy to be deployed at every level of the long-term care system.  
  • Workforce: Develop strategies and data metrics to address workforce shortages in the long-term care system.
    • Provide advice and guidance regarding how to measure workforce shortages by provider type.
    • Provide advice and guidance on required financial reporting related to assessing workforce shortages.  
    • Provide advice and guidance to ensure that Medicaid contractors are maintaining quality of care.
  •  Community Development: Develop strategies to keep people safe and healthy in the community to prevent and delay the need for long term care services by: 
    •  Looking at strategies to prevent individuals from going into residential setting before necessary.
    • Ensuring that individuals in residential settings are in the right setting for their acuity needs.
    • Providing advice and guidance on prevention strategies that should be developed to delay the need for long term care services.
  • Communications: Develop plans to communicate to all long-term care stakeholders. Responsibilities will include: 
    • Ensuring consistent messaging to all entities in the long-term care system. 
    • Ensuring that policies are being accurately communicated to consumers.
    • Ensuring the Department of Health Services is receiving accurate consumer feedback. 


Beth Anderson, Executive Vice President
The Laureate Group
Dan Idzikowski, Executive Director
Disability Rights Wisconsin
Barbara Peterson, Director
ADRC of the North
Jonette Arms, Interim Director
Milwaukee County Department on Aging
Robert Kellerman, Executive Director
Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources
Denise Pommer
Lac Courte Oreilles Tribal Government
Cindy Bentley
Mary Krueger (Frederickson), Director
ADRC of Winnebago County
Ginger Reimer
Vice President of Personal Assistance Services
Independence First
Heather Bruemmer, Executive Director
Board on Aging and Long Term Care
Barb LeDuc, CEO and President
Opportunities, Inc.
Maureen Ryan, Executive Director
Wisconsin Coalition of Independent Living Centers, Inc.
Teri Buros, CEO
ContinuUs (Managed Care Organization)
Lauri Malnory, Transition Coordinator
Eau Claire School District
John Sauer, President/CEO
LeadingAge Wisconsin 
Roberto Escamilla II
Wisconsin Council on Physical Disabilities, Advocate
John Vander Meer, Executive Director
Wisconsin Health Care Association 
Beth Swedeen, Director
WI Board for People with Developmental Disabilities
Carol Eschner
Lauri Malnory, Transition Coordinator
Eau Claire School District
Sam Wilson, State Director
AARP Wisconsin
Ken Grode
Outagamie County Aging and LTS Advisory Committee 
Jessica Nell
Christine Witt, Executive Director
Advanced Employment, Inc.
Tom Hlavacek, Executive Director
Alzheimer’s Association
Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter
Audrey Nelson, Director
Reality Unlimited, LLC