Board and Staff

Staff

Lisa Schneider

Executive Director

Networking, budget, and fiscal management, contracts, strategic planning, representation of RCAW on councils and committees.

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Rachel Watkins-Petersen

Project Manager

Marketing and communications, statewide presentations, webinars, and grant programs.

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Val Madsen

Training & Development Specialist

Developing curriculums, specialized training development, statewide in-person training.

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Margie Arpin

Business Office Manager

Accounting and fiscal grant management.  

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Leslie Thede

Program Support Specialist

First point of contact, information and referrals, registry maintenance, and data collection

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Board of directors

RCAW has a 13-person Board of Directors consisting of caregivers, legislators, care recipients, and professionals.

President

Tricia Lazare

Vice President

Victoria Gunderson

Treasurer
Secretary

Marguerite Rupnow

Christine Sinicki

Karl Schoendorf

Statistics from July 01, 2020 – March 2022

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Number of respite care providers listed on the registry
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Number of respite hours funded through our CRGP
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amount of $$ allocated via grant programs
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Number of learners who’ve completed Respite Care Provider Training