MILWAUKEE COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY CARE
County Department of Family Care (MCDFC) Managed Care Organization (MCO) meets
all statutory requirements for a Family Care Governing Board, Wis. Stats.
s.46.284 (6), including having a board that reflects the ethics and economic
diversity of the geographic area served by the care management organization.
The Governing Board meets Monthly. Click here for a schedule of
Meetings. All Governing Board Meetings are open to the Public.
Membership of the Milwaukee County Department of Family Care Governing Board
exceeds the requirement that at least one fourth of the members be
representative of the client group or groups whom the managed care organization
is contracted to serve or those client’s family members, guardians, or other
The composition of the Board is as follows:
Sam Akpan, PhD
Dr. Akpan was appointed to the Governing Board in 2006. He is
retired from the City of Milwaukee Health Department as a Program Manager,
Municipal Health Services Program Manager (MHSP). Previously he served as Chief
Operating Officer of Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) providing care
for Medicaid recipients. Dr. Akpan has a PhD in Urban Studies from
UW-Milwaukee, Master’s Degrees-Civil Engineering and Economics from
UW-Milwaukee and a Masters in Health Services Administration from Cardinal
Stritch University. He received his Bachelors Degrees in Mathematics, Marquette
University and English, Tusculum College. TN. He is a current member-American
Public Health Association, Past President-Board of Directors, Health Care for
the Homeless and Past Vice President Nigerian Community Association of
Term Expires 8/31/2015
E.B. Coleman was appointed to the Governing Board in 2012. He is
currently the owner and Assistant Director of Prestigious Academy, an assisted
living facility that offers residents independent living options and daily
support services in Milwaukee County. He is also pursuing religious studies at
the National Baptist Christina Education in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Term Expires 1/1/2016
Joseph L. Entwisle
Joseph L. Entwisle was appointed to the Governing Board in 2012.
Mr. Entwisle is currently employed as a Senior Policy Analyst for the Health
& Disability Advocates Technical Assistance Center – the National
Consortium for Health Systems Development. He is an International Certified Life Care
Planner as well and holds a Masters of Science in Rehabilitation Psychology.
Mr. Entwisle is very familiar with the Family Care program and the special
needs of individuals with physical disabilities.
Term Expires 1/1/2016
Ms. Jackson was appointed to the Governing Board in 2010. She has been active
as a volunteer in the Greater Milwaukee Chapter of the American Red Cross since
1961, serving as National Chairman of Volunteers in 1988 and member National
Board of Governors 1991. She continues to serve on a variety of committees and
in leadership roles with the Red Cross. She gives generously of her time in the
community, most recently as the Chair of the Milwaukee County Commission on
Term Expires 8/31/2013
Supervisor Willie Johnson (13th District)
Supervisor Johnson was first elected to the Milwaukee County Board of
Supervisors in 2000 and re-elected in 2004 and 2008. He has served on the
Governing Board since 2004. He graduated valedictorian of his class at Lincoln High
School and earned a bachelors degree in political science and economics from
Northwestern University. Prior to his election, Supervisor Johnson worked for
the Milwaukee County Department of Human Services- Financial Assistance
Division and Child Welfare Division.
Supervisor Johnson is a member of many professional and volunteer organizations
including, but not limited to - National Association of Black County Officials,
NAACP, Milwaukee Urban League Guild, National Association of Social Workers,
and Wisconsin Association of Equal Opportunity. Supervisor Johnson is a trained
consultant and facilitator for the Nurturing Program and a trained AODA
assessment counselor. In addition, he is a member of the National Low Income
Housing Coalition and the National Fair Housing Alliance. Trained by the
Homeownership Counseling Consortium, he is both a homeownership counselor and a
homeownership educator. A volunteer of the Riverwest Development Corporation
and the Milwaukee Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Supervisor Johnson
serves on its Program/Executive Committee and Local Advisory Committee.
Supervisor Johnson currently serves as Chairman of the County Board Judiciary,
Safety and General Services Committee and a member of the County Board Finance
and Audit Committee and County Board Economic and Community Development
Committee. He is appointed to the Bureau of Milwaukee Child Welfare Partnership
Council, Milwaukee County Commission for Persons with Disabilities, Milwaukee
County Community Justice Council Steering Committee, Milwaukee County Pretrial
Services Advisory Board and the Wisconsin County Extensions Committees.
Jung Kwak, PhD, MSW
Dr. Kwak was appointed to the governing board
in 2011. Currently an assistant professor at the Helen Bader School of Social
Welfare at the university of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Dr. Kwak has done extensive
research in the field of aging. Dr. Kwak’s primary research areas focus on
surrogate end-of-life care decision making and developing caregiver support
interventions to facilitate informed decision-making and improve mental health
outcomes among family caregivers. She teaches undergraduate and graduate
courses on research methods and statistics. She was the principal investigator
in a case study of the end of life coordination of care in the Wisconsin Family
Care program in Milwaukee County. Dr. Kwak’s scholarly work on end-of-life care
and caregiving has been published in journals including aging and society,
American Journal of Nursing, The Gerontologist, and Journal of the American
Geriatrics Society. Dr. Kwak received her Doctorate in Aging Studies from the
University of South Florida and completed her post-doctoral training as a
fellow at the Center on Age and Community, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Term Expires 8/31/2014
Joanne M. Lipo Zovic, JD
Joanne Lipo Zovic was appointed to the
Governing Board in 2011. She is an attorney in private practice and is a family
member of an individual enrolled in the Milwaukee County Department of Family
Care. Attorney Lipo Zovic brings to the board years of experience in estate
planning and other legal matters including powers of attorney, wills as well as
negotiations and mediation.
Paula K. Lorant
Ms. Lorant was appointed to the Governing Board in 2011. A
retired Attorney, Ms. Lorant has extensive experience in advocating for people
with disabilities and frail elders. Ms. Lorant has been an active participant
in Disability Rights Wisconsin’s Family Care Advocacy Consortium. Most
recently, Ms. Lorant was a Co-ordinator for the HELP Project (Helping Elderly
with Legal Problems) at the Legal Aid Society of Milwaukee, Inc. where she
represented low-income Milwaukee County residents age 50 and older, in civil
and administrative matters, with an emphasis on public benefits and advanced
directives; provided training on disability legal issue and powers of attorney
to physicians, attorneys, lay advocates, and community organizations.
Term Expires 11/3/2013
Mary McClintock has agreed to serve on the board for a term
expiring November 3, 2013. Ms. McClintock is currently a member of the Family
Care Program. She has a background in
the medical profession, receiving her Associate Degree in Nursing from MATC in
1971. She is an excellent choice to
represent the interest of other individuals enrolled in the Family Care
Term Expires 11/3/2013
Ms. Rodriguez was appointed to the Governing Board in 2006. She is the Youth
and Family Services Manager for the Housing Authority of the City of Milwaukee.
She has volunteered with many organizations in the community and is currently a
member of Latina Task Force of Milwaukee and the Felix Mantilla Little League
Board. Ms. Rodriguez was named Volunteer of the Year 1992, 16th Street
Community Health Clinic and Hispanic Woman of the Year 1989.
Term Expires 8/31/2015
Ms. Sawicki was appointed to the Governing Board in
2013. She is a retired Registered
Nurse. She currently serves as Guardian
for 3 individuals with disabilities who require Guardianship. Over the years, Ms. Sawicki has gained
valuable experience in meeting the needs of the most vulnerable people of our
community and has served as guardian for 15 individuals with most of them being
Family Care members.
Term Expires 4/26/2016
Peggy West was elected 12th District Supervisor in 2004 and, after being
reelected in 2008, is serving her second term representing 50,000 residents on
Milwaukee's south side. She currently serves as 2nd Vice-Chair on the Milwaukee
County Board of Supervisors. Supervisor West also has the unique distinction of
being the first Latino/Hispanic American to be elected to the Milwaukee County
Supervisor West grew up in Milwaukee and graduated with a degree in Human
Services from the Milwaukee Area Technical College. Prior to her election to
the Board, Supervisor West worked for 10 years in the human service field.
Supervisor West is currently Chairwoman of the Health and Human Needs Committee
and is a member of the Economic & Community Development and Finance &
Active in her community, Supervisor West was named the 2004 Hispanic Woman of
the Year by UMOS, Inc.
A committed believer in community service, Supervisor West volunteers for UMOS,
Inc. and Mexican Fiesta and serves as a mentor at Notre Dame Middle School.
Supervisor West also serves on the Latina Resource Center Advisory Board,
Sports Authority Planning Council, Health Care Policy Task Force, Milwaukee
Center for Independence Board of Visitors, Kosciuszko Community Center Advisory
Board and Esperanza Unida Board of Directors; she is Co-Chair of the South Side
National Night Out Planning Committee as well as the Cesar E. Chavez Drive
Advancement Committee. She also serves on the Executive Committee of the
Milwaukee Democratic Party.
Supervisor West resides in the Walker's Point neighborhood and is the proud
parent of three daughters.