Board and Staff


Lisa Schneider

Executive Director

Networking, budget, and fiscal management, contracts, strategic planning, and 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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Margie Arpin

Business Office Manager

Accounting and fiscal grant management.  

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Leslie Thede

Program Specialist

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

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Kelly Lamberty

Program Support Specialist

Promotion, communication, data collection, and reporting of RCAW’s Caregiver Respite Grant Program.

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Board of directors

RCAW has a 11-person Board of Directors consisting of caregivers, legislators, care recipients, professionals, and advocates.


Tricia Lazare

Vice President

Victoria Gunderson


Kathy Platt, RN

Respite Care Advoacate


Marguerite Rupnow

Karl Schoendorf

Jamie Milaeger

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Jen Harrison


Danielle Tolzmann

Family Voice of Wisconsin

Barbara Dittrich

RCAW Respite Grant Program

Below are the dollars awarded to family caregivers, agencies, and new and existing programs to increase respite care statewide. To learn more about our grants, here.

Updated June 01, 2024 

Dollars Awarded to New & Existing Respite Provider Agencies
Dollars Awarded for the Group Respite Grant Program
Dollars Awarded for the Caregiver Respite Grant Program
Dollars Awarded for the Supplemental Respite Grant Program