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Nursing Home Grant Program: Quality Assurance and Improvement Committee Members

The Quality Assurance and Improvement Committee reviews grant proposals. The committee recommends project funding to Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and CMS (Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services). The DHS secretary appoints committee members.

Committee members

Nikki Andrews, chairperson

Bureau of Education Services and Technology

Kim Marheine

Board on Aging & Long-Term Care

Curtis J. Cunningham

Assistant administrator
Division of Medicaid Services

John George

St. John's on the Lake

Amy Jo Haavisto Kind, MD, PhD

Associate professor, Department of Medicine, Geriatrics
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Associate director, Clinical
Geriatrics Research Education and Clinical Center
William S. Middleton VA Hospital

Dan Idzikowski

Executive director
Disability Rights of Wisconsin

Helen Marks-Dicks

State issues advocacy director
American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Wisconsin

Mary Ellen O'Connell, AC-BC

Professional networking chair
Wisconsin Representatives of Activity Professionals

Lori Koppel

Executive director
Wisconsin Director of Nursing Council (DON)

Tonya J. Roberts, PhD, RN

University of Wisconsin-Madison
School of Nursing

John Sauer

Executive director
LeadingAge Wisconsin

Rick Abrams

Executive director
Wisconsin Health Care Association

Ann Angell

Bureau of Nursing Home Resident Care

Otis Woods

Division of Quality Assurance

If you have further questions about the CMP Nursing Home Grant Program, please email

Disclaimer about advisory council content

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

Last revised March 22, 2024