About the Alliance
Matt Ford's Story and Supporting WLTCWA
My name is Matt Ford and I live in Verona, WI. A lifelong Dane Co. resident, I began serving with WLTCWA in January 2013. As a person with a disability who relies daily on caregivers, I understand the importance of recognizing the critical role those caregivers play in my ability to remain independent in my home and community, on a daily basis.
In my experience, the positive relationship that often develops between myself and my caregivers has contributed as much as anything to my relative good health, both mental and physical. I hope to use my time serving on the Board of Directors to continue to bring attention to the critical role caregivers play in all aspects of the lives of people with disabilities.
In my free time I am an avid sports fan, following the Badger men's basketball and football teams and the Packers. I also love spending time outside in warmer weather at the Memorial Union Terrace, Farmers' Market on the Capitol Square, and socializing with friends and family.
Todd Costello Testimony in Support of Senate Bill 212
Read Todd Costello, Executive Director Community Living Alliance, testimony to Senate Committee on Health and Human Services.
Membership Renewal / Recruitment
We are currently seeking new members and renewing memberships. Send in a membership form today!
2013 Caregiver Awards
Each year awards are presented to four caregivers, a supervisor, and an administrator for the wonderful work they do for the citizens of Wisconsin and this year we have added a caregiving team award. These awards don’t just recognize the winners—they recognize all long-term care workers who work hard every day to serve the older adults and individuals with disabilities in this state.
Congratulations to the recipients of this year's awards!
Spotlight Award Recipients
Shardae Feest, Society’s Assets, Racine
Alison Ruetten, Emerald Shores Assisted Living, Kewaunee
Marcus Ward, Hillview Terrace, La Crosse
Jennifer Zettel, Artisan Assisted Living & Memory Care, Manitowoc
Caring Together Recipients
Society’s Assets, Kenosha/Racine – Betty Johnson, Scott Nejedly, and Karen Severson
Cornerstone Award Recipient
Tiffany Croston, Villa St. Francis, Milwaukee
Administrator Award Recipient
Randy Krentz, Felician Village, Manitowoc
We would like to thank the sponsors of our awards:
- Wisconsin Direct Caregiver Alliance
- Direct Care Alliance
- Dungarvin Wisconsin
- Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources
- Community Living Alliance
- Herbert H. Kohl Charities
- Wisconsin Assisted Living Association
- Cooperative Care
- Creative Community Living Services
- Jackson County Healthcare Workforce Alliance
- Society's Assets
- Wisconsin Personal Services Association