Autism Council: Members

Council members are appointed by the Governor, who specified that a majority of the Council members must be parents of children with autism. The remaining members of the Council may include the following individuals: providers of services to children with autism; local government officials; persons with knowledge of the issues relating to autism; and public members. To apply to become a member of the Governor's Council on Autism, please see the bottom of this page for application information.

Council members

Name Representation
Nissan Bar-Lev Provider
Special Education; CESA #7
John Jahnke Parent
Daysi Jiménez Parent
Robert Johnston Parent
Christina Krasovich Parent
Lindsay McCary Public
Katy Morgan Parent
Kevin Scholz Parent
Dr. Rebecca Thompson Provider
Wisconsin Early Autism Project

Council staff

Name Wisconsin Department of Health Service
Deb Rathermel Division of Medicaid Services, Bureau of Children's Services

Governor's Council on Autism applications

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

Last Revised: February 1, 2021

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