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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.

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).

James Clark, Stevens Point: Jim is a retired educator and also served on the Portage County Board of Supervisors for 30 years. He is currently on the board of directors of Community Care of Central Wisconsin and five Community Action Program Support county boards.

Herbert Hanson, Brooklyn: Herb has 49 years of public service that include over a score and another decade in a successful law enforcement career and 10 years on his local town board and moving toward 2 decades on his county board; with stops and assignments on county and regional ADRC; AAA (former); human services; county nursing home chairperson; WCA Human Services Steering; WACH board; GWAAR Advisory Council; and Genesis Housing Board for seniors and the disabled.

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.

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.

Committees

Executive Committee:

Erv Teichmiller, Chairperson
Rob Wilkinson, Vice-Chairperson
Mary Bouche, Treasurer/Secretary

Board Development Committee:

Patti Pagel, Committee Chairperson
Larry Jepsen

Finance Committee: 

Mary Bouche, Treasurer/Secretary
Sy Adler
Marion Hokamp
Erv Teichmiller

Leadership Transition Taskforce (ad hoc):

Mary Bouche
Patti Pagel
Carole Machek
Erv Teichmiller

Programs and Services Committee (ad hoc): 

Vacant, Committee Chairperson 
Mary Bouche