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WCAC Membership List

The composition of the Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Advisory Council is reflective of key players within the worker’s compensation system. The Council membership is comprised of five voting representatives from employees; five voting representatives from management; three non-voting representatives from the insurance industry; and one representative from the department. The Council also has liaison representatives from the medical community.

Steve Peters



Wisconsin Worker's Compensation Division
201 E. Washington Ave.
Madison WI 53702
Phone: (608) 266-6841
Fax: (608) 267-0394

James A. Buchen


Buchen Public Affairs

10 East Doty St. Suite 500
Madison WI 53703
Phone: (608) 661-4629
Cell: (608) 219-8202

Nicole Frank


Human Resources Manager

Dave Jones, Inc.
2225 Kilgust Road
Madison, WI 53713

Christine Johnson


WC Claims Manager

Ashley Furniture Industries
One Ashley Way
Arcadia, WI 54612
Phone: 608-323-6314
Fax: 608-323-6009

John Tindall


Director of Client Claim Advocacy

Integrated Risk Solutions
2120 Pewaukee Blvd. Suite #202
Waukesha, WI 53188
Phone: 262-523-9600

Rachel Ver Velde


Director of Workforce, Education & Employment Policy

501 East Washington Ave
Madison WI 53703
Phone: 608-258-3400

Stephanie Bloomingdale

Organized Labor


Wisconsin State AFL-CIO
6333 Bluemound Rd.
Milwaukee WI 53213
Phone: 414-771-0700
Fax: 414-771-1715

Ron Kent

Organized Labor


6802 Raymond Road, Unit 206
Madison, WI 53719
Phone: 608-231-1886

Brett Large

Organized Labor

Heat and Frost Insulators Local 19

4577 Pleasant Valley Road
West Bend WI 53095
Phone: (414) 507-6974

Brad Schwanda

Organized Labor

UAW Region 4

900 E Center St.
Ottawa, IL 61350
Phone: 847-459-3888

Lisa Zarecki

Organized Labor

International Association of Machinists (“IAM”)

Eric Fugina


Senior Claims Technical Specialist

Sentry Insurance
1800 North Point Dr.
Stevens Point, WI 54481
Phone: 715-346-6838
Fax: 715-346-7112

Dave Nettum


Assistant Vice President - Claims

West Bend Mutual Insurance Company
1900 South 18th Avenue
West Bend, WI 53095
Phone: 262-309-6650

Robert Streff


Liberty Mutual

2815 Forbs Ave
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192
Phone: 847-551-2897

William Penterman

Ex-Officio Legislative Member

State Representative

Room 207 North
State Capitol
PO Box 8953
Madison, WI 53708
Phone: 608-266-9137
Fax: 608-282- 3637

Patrick Testin

Ex-Officio Legislative Member

State Senator

Room 8 South
State Capitol
P O Box 7882
Madison, WI 53707
Phone: 608-266-3123
Fax: 608-282-3564

Annie Early

Liaison to Council

Government Affairs Consultant

Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association
111 South Hamilton Street, Ste 200
Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-259-1212 ext. 3

Mark Grapentine, JD

Liaison to Council

Chief Policy & Advocacy Officer

Wisconsin Medical Society
2920 Marketplace Dr., Ste. 103
Fitchburg, WI 53719
Phone: 608-442-3795

Laura Leitch

Liaison to Council

Policy Counsel

Wisconsin Hospital Association
5510 Research Park Drive
Madison, WI 53711
Phone: 608-274-1820
Fax: 608-274-8554

John Murray

Liaison to Council

Executive Director and CEO

Wisconsin Chiropractic Association
2401 American Lane
Madison WI 53704
Phone: 608-256-7023
Fax: 608-256-7123