Meet Our Board
Selected for their experience with aging issues and their commitment to social activism, the following people sit on the GWAAR board of directors:
Erwin Teichmiller (Chairperson), Arbor Vitae: With 50 years of management experience in for-profit and non-profit businesses, Teichmiller is currently on the Vilas County Board of Supervisors and chairs the county’s ADRC committee.
Robert Wilkinson (Vice-Chairperson) Janesville: With a 31-year career in law enforcement, Wilkinson plays an active role in a variety of organizations including the Red Cross, Janesville school system, NAACP, United Way First Call, and the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign. He is also involved in planning for the Rock County ADRC.
Michael Lew (Treasurer/Secretary), Wisconsin Dells: With over 30 years of management experience in the criminal justice and human services fields, Mike is currently a lecturer for the University of Phoenix, is a volunteer with the aging and health care communities, and works with the Aging and Disability Resource Centers of SW Wisconsin. He is currently interested in the issues of Care Transitions, financial literacy, and preventive and integrative medicine and is a Living Well With Chronic Conditions trainer.
Seymour Adler, Twin Lakes: A former director of the Kenosha County Department of Human Services, Adler currently serves on the board of the Kenosha Area Family and Aging Services (ADRC) and the Kenosha County Commission on Aging Civic Engagement Committee.
Mary Bouche, Green Bay: Former executive director of the Greater Wisconsin Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association, Bouche has also worked at the area agency on aging in Green Bay (most recently known as the Bay Area Agency on Aging).
Clifford G. Doxtator, Oneida Tribe: A member of the Oneida Nation Commission on Aging, the Oneida National Veterans Affairs Committee, and co-chair of the Elder Committee of the National Congress of American Indians, Doxtator has a long, active history of support for tribal aging issues.
Marion Hokamp, Wisconsin Rapids: A former chair of the Wood County Commission on Aging, Hokamp is on the board of the ADRC of Central Wisconsin. She is also a past secretary of the CWAG board and serves on the Wisconsin Rapids City Council.
Larry Jepsen, Osceola: Larry currently serves as chair of the ADRC of the Northwest, Polk, Burnett, and the St. Croix Band of Chippewa Tribes and has been serving on the GWAAR Board for a year. In addition, he has served as the chair of the Human Services Board of Polk County, the chairman of the County Board of Supervisors, as well as chair of many standing committees. He is involved in several state and regional committees including the WCA steering committee on environment and land use, The WCA Capital Ambassadors Program.
He is also involved with Wisconsin Workforce Development as the county representitive on the County Board Consortium and as vice-chair of Westcap, a community action program and vice-chair of his regional 8-county motorized trail advisory council.
Carole Machek, Wausau: Carole is a retired Registered Nurse with a certification in public health and health care management and was a program director for the Washington Island Community Health Program.
Patti Pagel, Elkhorn: A Registered Nurse and director of senior health at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare, Pagel is vice-chair of the Walworth County Commission on Aging and founder of the Walworth County Aging Network.
Erv Teichmiller, Chairperson
Mary Bouche, Past Chairperson
Rob Wilkinson, Vice-Chairperson
Mike Lew, Treasurer/Secretary
Board Development Committee:
Patti Pagel, Committee Chairperson
Mike Lew, Treasurer/Secretary
Programs and Services Committee (ad hoc):
Carole Machek, Committee Chairperson