Join the Alliance Today - Join in Championing Direct Care Workers Statewide!  

We would like to encourage you to become a member of the Wisconsin Long-Term Care Workforce Alliance. It is a great opportunity to be part of the many Long-Term care workforce initiatives that affect us today, tomorrow, and in the future. We are a coalition of organizations and individuals who recognize the indispensable role direct care workers play in meeting the long-term care needs of older adults and people of all ages with disabilities. We bring everyone together to champion direct care workers: provider organizations, advocates, statewide associations, government agencies, educational institutions, policymakers, community leaders, consumers, families—as well as direct care workers themselves.


JOIN the Wisconsin Long-Term Care Workforce Alliance and YOU will be joining people around the state in championing direct care workers!


Being a member offers so much:

  • Advocacy with public policy-makers regarding critical subjects of wages, benefits, training, and other needs of care workers in publicly-funded programs.

  • A clearinghouse for information, news, and announcements on issues of direct impact on the direct care workforce, using our web and social media outlets.

  • Recognition for direct care workers and family/friend caregivers through our unique annual program, the Alliance Caregiver Awards. SPONSORSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE

  • A resource for the inspiring stories of direct care workers and the essential background information, trends, and data supporting the need for these caregivers.

  • Dynamic speakers for membership meetings, bringing timely information about changes and challenges facing all stakeholders in the long-term care workforce.

  • Specialized Committees that take action to focus on key areas such as legislation, workforce/education, and membership/outreach.





Please…JOIN the Alliance today and let’s continue the Alliance’s work, together.


Just complete and send the 2021 membership form today (along with the related contribution). 


If you are a direct care worker, your membership is free! Please contact us with any questions at


Thank you in advance for your membership—and for championing direct care workers! 


Angelman Support, Inc.

Community Living Alliance

Consumer Direct Wisconsin

Fiscal Assistance, Inc

Government Policy Solutions

Greater WI Agency on Aging Resources

GT Independence

Hospice Alliance


LeadingAge Wisconsin

Lori Knapp Companies & LKiChoice

The Management Group (TMG)

Marathon Residential and Counseling Services

REM Wisconsin

Respite Care Association of Wisconsin

Society’s Assets, Inc.

Stowell Associates


WI Board for People with Developmental Disabilities

WI Personal Services Association

Workforce Development Board of South Central WI

How to Join

2019 Alliance Members

Direct Care Workers:

Michelle David

Debra Dolphin

Jena L. Ehlen

Amy Jo Grobin

Jeff Nachreimer

Kathy Nachreimer

Clarissa Parks

Mary Patrin

Heather Patrinos

Amber Retzlaff

Mary Jane  Riemenapp

Joanna Roth

Emily Schleitwiler

Kim Schmitz

Kari Schyvinck

Nikki Schyvinck

Stacey Shoemaker

David Slater

Amanda Udelhoven

Melroy Wesley


Matt Ford

Mary Freitag

Kathy Loppnow
Sarah Bass



Chairperson: Sarah Bass, Pathways of Wisconsin


Vice-Chairperson: Cathy Derezinski, Inclusa

Secretary: Amy Mlot, Stowell Associates


Treasurer: Vicky Gunderson, GT Independence


Board Members:

Fil Clissa, WI Board for People with Developmental Disabilities

Todd Costello, Community Living Alliance

Jane Bushnell, Lori Knapp Companies/LKiChoice

Matt Ford, Consumer/Advocate

Carrie Gartzke, TMG

Kathy Loppnow, WI Technical College System

Forbes McIntosh, Government Policy Solutions

Danica Nilsestuen, Workforce Development Board of South Central, WI

Michael Pochowski, Wisconsin Assisted Living Association

John Vander Meer, WHCA/WiCAL

2019 Alliance Board of Directors