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WRC Meeting Minutes

November 3, 2011
Waukesha, Wisconsin

Present: Ben Anderson, Wendi Dawson, Jim Dobrinksa, Stephanie Drum, Charlene Dwyer, Julie Ferchoff, Jodi Hanna, Alvin Hill, Ron Jansen, Monica Kamal, Tina Koehn, John Lui, Roxan Perez, Cindi Pichler, Kristin Stern, Linda Vegoe

Absent: Cayte Anderson, Steve Gilles, Ken Kluever, Patricia Lerch, Ashley Marshal, Gail Kolvenbach

Resource Staff/Guests: William Parke-Sutherland, Mike Greco, JoAnna Richard, Patti Johnson, Glenn Olsen, William Richardson, Meredith Dressel

Recorder: Kristin Rolling

Call to Order

Linda Vegoe, Chair, called the meeting to order at 9:00 a.m.

Roll Call


Review of Minutes

B. Anderson/A. Hill moved/seconded with correction to NAVR Update section.

Old Business


New Business



Department of Public Instruction – Wendi Dawson

NAVR – Charlene Dwyer

National Rehabilitation Association – Charlene Dwyer

NCSRC – Linda Vegoe

ILCW – Ron Jansen and William Parke-Sutherland

Agenda Item: State Rehabilitation Council 101 - Linda Vegoe, WRC Chair

Agenda Item: DVR Reports - Charlene Dwyer, DVR Administrator; JoAnna Richard, DVR Deputy Administrator; & Mike Greco, DVR Director for Bureau of Consumer Services

Charlene Dwyer provided an overview of the DVR goals within the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Strategic Plan.

Mike Greco provided an overview of the FFY 2010 DVR goals and outcomes and the current status of the DVR waitlist.

JoAnna Richard

WRC member question – What is DVR doing to determine why minorities drop out of the program?

Answer: DVR is working with partner agencies who are also looking at the issues.

Agenda Item: Wisconsin Disability Employment Initiative - Glenn Olsen, DWD High Risk Population Specialist

Agenda Item: What Do Employers Want - Alvin Hill and William Richardson, Milwaukee Center for Independence

Agenda Item: DVR Business Services Team (BST) - Patti Johnson, DVR Workforce Development Area 1 Director

WRC Member Comment: DVR should share any materials developed for employers with service providers so employers are hearing a consistent message

Agenda Item: Public Comment


Kamal/Hill motion/seconded to adjourn.

Meeting adjourned at 4:00 p.m.

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