Members

The Council is comprised of at least 15 members, up to 25 members, all appointed by the Governor. Members can serve up to two terms and include parents of children with developmental disabilities or delays, providers of early intervention services (including at least one member representing county government), at least one person involved in early intervention personnel preparation, a state Legislator, and representatives of the state agencies involved with provision of or payment for services to infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. To apply to become a member of the Governor's State of Wisconsin Birth to 3 Interagency Coordinating Council, please see the bottom of this page for application information.

Council Members

Representation Name and Contact Information Term Start

CHAIR
Office of the Commissioner of Insurance

Julie Walsh, Senior Attorney
Office of the Commissioner of Insurance
608-264-8101
7/1/2005
DPI/Early Childhood Special Education Jennifer Bibler, Early Childhood Coordinator
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI)
1/30/2013
DCF/Child Protective Services Jonelle Brom, Section Chief
Out of Home Care
Department of Children and Families (DCF)
12/18/2015
Public Provider Jennifer Eggert 10/16/2018
DHS/Division of Public Health Sharon Fleischfresser, Medical Director
Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program
6/27/2002
DHS/Division of Medicaid Services VACANT  
Parent Candice Hansen
Parent
01/11/2018
Child Care Representative Laura Holmes, Early Interventionist Support and Service Coordinator
Taylor County Human Services
08/09/2019
Parent Jennifer Kelly
Parent
3/8/2016
DHS/DMS Autumn Knudtson, Deputy Director
DHS/Bureau of Children's Services
Non-voting DHS Leadership
DPI/McKinney-Vento Kristine Nadolski
McKinney Vento Homeless State Coordinator
Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
10/1/2012
Parent Rosemarie T. Navarro-Red Hail
Parent
03/01/2018
DHS/DMS Deb Rathermel, Part C Coordinator
Wisconsin Birth to 3 Program
608-266-9366
07/09/2018
County Lisa Roberts, Waukesha County
Wisconsin Human Services Association (WHCSA) LTC PAC
04/26/2019
Personnel Preparation Elizabeth Wahl 08/05/2019

DHS/Division of Care and Treatment Services

Rebecca Wigg-Ninham, Children and Families Mental Health Coordinator
Department of Health Services
6/3/2015
Parent Theresa Wixom
Parent
08/05/2019
Parent Traci Yackel
Parent
5/11/2016

This Council currently has the following vacancies:

  • Legislative Representative

Governor's State of Wisconsin Birth to 3 Interagency Coordinating Council Applications

All applications to serve on the Governor's various Boards, Commissions and Councils must be completed online. Simply select the Complete Online Application link and follow the process. All appointments are administered by the Office of the Governor.