Board and Staff


Lisa Schneider

Executive Director

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

Rachel Watkins-Petersen

Project Manager

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

Val Madsen

Training & Development Specialist

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

Margie Arpin

Business Office Manager

First point of contact, information and referrals, data collection and management, and accounting.


RCAW has a twelve-person Board of Directors that consists of caregivers, legislators, care recipients, and professionals.


Tricia Lazare

Vice President

Victoria Gunderson


Patti Becker

Mike Rohrkaste

Karl Schoendorf

Jamie Milaeger