SCAODA: Membership

SCAODA membership includes 22 statutory members and 11 ex officio members. 

Citizen members are appointed by the governor. To apply to become a citizen member, complete the application form on the governor's website


Statutory Members Member Designee
Governor Tony Evers Jessica Geschke
Attorney General Josh Kaul Tina Virgil
State Superintendent of Public Instruction Carolyn Stanford Taylor Brian Dean
Secretary, Department of Health Services Karen Timberlake Julie Willems Van Dijk
Commissioner of Insurance Mark Afable Roger Frings
Secretary, Department of Corrections Kevin Carr Autumn Lacy
Secretary, Department of Transportation Craig Thompson Jan Grebel
Chairperson, Pharmacy Examining Board Christine Poleski Tony Peterangelo
Representative, Controlled Substances Board Dr. Subhadeep Barman N/A
Representative, Governor's Law Enforcement and Crime Commission VACANT  
Citizen member Mary Ann Gerrard  
Citizen member Sandy Hardie  
Citizen member Thai Vue  
Citizen member Kevin Florek  
Citizen member Mike Knetzger  
Citizen member Terry Schemenauer  
Citizen member representing providers Christine Ullstrup  
Member, Wisconsin County Human Service Association Sue Shemanski  
State representative minority party Representative Jill Billings  
State representative majority party VACANT  
State senator minority party Senator Janet Bewley  
State senator majority party Senator Patrick Testin  


Ex Officio Members Member Designee
President, University of Wisconsin System Tommy Thompson (interim president) Jennifer Wickman
Secretary, Department of Revenue Peter Barca Ann DeGarmo
Secretary, Department of Workforce Development Amy Pechacek Delora Newton
Secretary, Department of Safety and Professional Services Dawn Crim Carl Hampton
President, Wisconsin Technical College System Morna Foy Timothy Weir
Secretary, Department of Veterans Affairs Mary Kolar Colleen Rinken
Liaison to the Wisconsin Council on Mental Health VACANT  
Liaison to the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities Beth Swedeen Fil Clissa
Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Public Health Dr. Mark Wegner  
Secretary, Department of Children and Families Emilie Amundson Kenyon Kies
Addictionologist, Wisconsin Society of Addiction Medicine Dr. Andrew Putney  


Last Revised: June 21, 2021

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