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The Wisconsin Children's Trust Fund works to ensure that all Wisconsin children grow up in healthy and nurturing environments free from violence with an equal opportunity to reach their full potential.         

The 2015 Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board (CANPB)

The Board of Directors is made up of elected individuals who are members in good standing. They represent the diverse needs of the membership and meet approximately 8-10 times throughout the year to work on the business of the organization. 

Please expand the profiles of our Board Members to learn more about them.









Joan Ballweg

State Assembly Speaker

Wisconsin State Assembly

Jill Billings

Wisconsin State Representative

Wisconsin State Assembly

Sheila Briggs

Assistant State Superintendent, Division for Academic Excellence

Department of Public Instruction

Sara Buschman

Assistant Deputy Secretary, Department of Children and Families

Department of Children and Families

Kari Christenson

Director, Gundersen National Child Protecton Training Center

Gundersen Health System

Bernice Day

Howard-Suamico School District

Jon  Hoelter

Legislative Advisor

Department of Health Services

Jill Karofsky

Executive Director

Office of Crime Victims Services

Dr. Jeffrey Lamont


Marshfield Clinic

Julie Lassa


Wisconsin State Senate

Devin  LeMahieu


Wisconsin State Senate

Sandra McCormick

President, C.E.O.

World Services of La Crosse, Inc.

Jesus Mireles

Human Services Manager, Waukesha County Department of Health and Human Services

Waukesha County Department of Health and Human Services

Deirdre Morgan

Deputy Secretary

Department of Corrections

Jennifer Noyes

Associate Director and Programs & Management Researcher

Institute for Research on Poverty, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Kimberly Simac

Great Northern Adventure Company

Rachel  Skenandore

Policy Assistant, Office of the Governor

Office of the Governor

Notesong Thompson

RN, BSN, JD. Former Senior Staff Nurse at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin - Emergency Department/Trauma Center; Former Director of Milwaukee Street Law at Marquette University Law School; Co-Founder of the Children's Justice

Terry  Zywicki



 The Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board (CANPB) meets bimonthly at the Risser Justice Building in the Large Conference Room in Madison. Meetings begin at 11 a.m. and usually are on the second Monday of the month. The public is welcome to attend, and the agenda includes time for public comments.


Please see our Events page to find out when our next CANPB Meeting will be held.


Please see our News page to view future CANPB meeting agendas and approved minutes.


To view our past CANPB meeting agendas and minutes, please click here.


To learn more about our Grants and Legislative Committees, please click here.