SCAODA: Committees

Executive Committee

The Executive Committee provides leadership and direction to SCAODA by setting meeting agendas and prioritizing activities.


  • Roger Frings, SCAODA chair
  • Sandy Hardie, SCAODA vice chair
  • Kevin Florek, SCAODA secretary

Cultural Diversity Committee

Diversity Committee logoThe Cultural Diversity Committee focuses on enhancing and honoring the lives of the diverse populations of Wisconsin by providing access to culturally and linguistically appropriate prevention, treatment, and recovery services related to substance use disorders.

Contact Mai Zong Vue for more information about this committee and how to become a member.


  • Sandy Hardie (Chair)
  • Harold Gates
  • Anthony Harris
  • Denise Johnson
  • Gail Kinney
  • Tish Minor
  • Cathy Scheier
  • Thai Vue


  • To identify, coordinate, review, and promote the use of existing best practice for programs providing substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders for the underserved populations.
  • To identify unmet needs of underserved populations.
  • To develop action steps to bridge identified gaps for unmet services.


Equity and Inclusion Ad Hoc Workgroup

Intervention and Treatment Committee

The Intervention and Treatment Committee focuses on substance use intervention and treatment programs and services. 

Contact Saima Chauhan for more information about this committee and how to become a member.

Planning and Funding Committee

The Planning and Funding Committee focuses on coordinating substance use disorder initiatives across state agencies.

Contact Sarah Boulton for more information about this committee and how to become a member. 


  • Christine Ullstrup, Council Citizen Member, Meta House, Milwaukee (Committee Chairperson)
  • Kellie Blechinger, Wisconsin Department of Corrections
  • Brian Dean, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
  • Michelle Devine Giese, Apricity Services, Neenah
  • Kevin Florek, Tellurian, Inc., Madison
  • Jill Gamez, Arbor Place, Menominee
  • Karen Kinsey, ARC Community Services, Madison
  • Sheila Weix, Marshfield Clinic Health System, Marshfield 
  • Stacy Stone, Lac du Flambeau Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians, Lac du Flambeau 

Prevention Committee

The Prevention Committee focuses on issues related to the prevention of harmful substance use.

Ad hoc workgroups

Cultural Diversity Committee - Equity and Inclusion Ad Hoc Workgroup


Last Revised: July 26, 2022

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