The Council is comprised of 14 members appointed by the Governor for staggered three-year terms. One Council position is reserved for the Governor's representative, and the rest are unpaid volunteers. At least six members must be people with physical disabilities, two members may be parents, guardians, or relatives of a person with a physical disability, and at least one member must be a service provider to people with physical disabilities. If interested in becoming a member, please visit the Join Us section of our website for a membership application and more information.

Council Members:

  • Jason Ostrowski, Chairperson
  • Benjamin Barrett, Vice Chairperson
  • Jackie Gordon, Secretary
  • Roberto Escamilla II
  • Dr. Noah Hershkowitz
  • Jeff Fox
  • Karen Secor
  • Charles Vandenplas
  • Gabriel Schlieve
  • Nicole Herda
  • Kathy Johnson
  • Noah Roberts, Representing Gov. Tony Evers' Office
  • Vacancy, Provider
  • Vacancy, Provider, Primary Consumer, or Public Member

Liaisons to the Council:

  • Jody Ullman and Eric Cormany, Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance
  • Heather Bruemmer, Wisconsin Board on Aging and Long-Term Care
  • Taqwanya Smith, Wisconsin Department of Transportation
  • Eva Kubinski, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
  • Colleen Larsen, Wisconsin Technical College System
  • Nicholas Zouski, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources
  • Craig Wehner, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development
  • Randy Dahmen, Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
  • Elizabeth Watson, University of Wisconsin Systems
  • Vacancy, Wisconsin Department of Administration

Council Staff Support:

Maia Stitt
Disabilities Program Coordinator and Policy Analyst
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
1 West Wilson Street, Room 551
PO Box 2659
Madison, WI 53701-2659
Phone: 608-266-3118
Fax: 608-267-3203