The Economic Support Policy Advisory Committee meets the third Thursday of each month to provide feedback and guidance to both the Department of Health Services and to the Department of Children and Families concerning topics related to the daily administration and service provisions of Economic Support Programs, including FoodShare, Medicaid, and Shares Child Care programs. With numerous Federal and State changes occurring in Economic Support programs, the ES PAC provides feedback and recommendations for changes to program policy, information technology and computer systems to implement new policies and procedures.  The ES PAC makes recommendations for funding allocations, ways to create efficiencies in our workloads, and to strengthen vital communications to Economic Support benefit recipients, advocacy agencies and county staff members.

Current members of the Economic Support PAC are:

  • John Rathman, Outagamie County, Tri-Chair
  • Lorie Graff, La Crosse County, Tri-Chair
  • Kathy Welke, Eau Claire County, Tri-Chair
  • Rebecca Salatine, Brown County, Bay Lake
  • Chelsea Groessel, Brown County, Bay Lake
  • Tony Sis, Dane County, Capital
  • Shawn Tessman, Dane County, Capital
  • Ann Kriegel, Winnebago County, East Central
  • Annett Mooney, Marquette County, East Central
  • Ronda Brown, St. Croix County, Great Rivers
  • Nicole Rolain, Marathon County, IM Central
  • Amanda Brook, Portage County, IM Central
  • Bob Klingsforth, Waukesha County, Moraine Lakes
  • Mia Anderson-Inman, Walworth County, Moraine Lakes
  • Jeanine Spuhler, Bayfield County, Northern
  • Steve Budnik, Wood County, Northern
  • Maria Delgado, Rock County, Southern
  • Jessica Schultz, Jefferson County, Southern
  • Katie Kasprzak, Racine County, WKRP
  • Dustin Feeney, Kenosha County, WKRP

Economic Support

John Rathman

Outagamie County

Lorie Graff

La Crosse County

Kathy Welke

Eau Claire County


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