SCAODA Council Membership

SCAODA is a statutory council that provides leadership in Wisconsin on substance use disorders. There are 22 statutory members, including six citizen members and one citizen member representing providers. The citizen members are appointed by the Governor. SCAODA also has 11 ex officio members and five standing committees:

Please visit the Applying for Membership page within this website to find more information on how to apply and serve as a SCAODA citizen member.

Please see the individual committee pages for more information about the work of the committees and how to become a committee member.

Statutory Members Member Designee
1. The Governor Scott Walker Craig Harper
2. The Attorney General Brad Schimel Ryan Shogren
3. The State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Evers Brenda Jennings
4. The Secretary of Health Services Linda Seemeyer Jennifer Malcore
5. The Commissioner of Insurance Ted Nickel Roger Frings
6. The Secretary of Corrections Jon Litscher Autumn Lacy
7. The Secretary of Transportation Dave Ross Jan Grebel
8. The Chairperson of the Pharmacy Examining Board Thad Schumacher Kristi Sullivan
9. A Representative of the Controlled Substances Board Dr. Subhadeep Barman  

10. Governor's Law Enforcement and Crime Commission


11. Citizen Member

Duncan Shrout

12. Citizen Member Sandy Hardie  
13. Citizen Member Thai Vue  
14. Citizen Member Caroline Miller  
15. Citizen Member Mike Knetzger  
16. Citizen Member Norman Briggs  
17. Citizen Member representing Providers Christine Ullstrup  

18. A member of the Wisconsin County Human Service Association, Inc.

Sue Shemanski


19. State Representative Minority Party Representative Jill Billings  
20. State Representative Majority Party Representative John Nygren  
21. State Senator Minority Party Senator Janet Bewley  
22. State Senator Majority Party Senator Devin LeMahieu  


Ex Officio Members Member Designee
1. University of Wisconsin System Ray Cross Gary Bennett
2. Secretary, Department Of Revenue Rick Chandler Matthew Sweeney
3. Secretary, Department Of Workforce Development Ray Allen B.J. Dernbach
4. Secretary, Department Of Safety and Professional Services Laura Gutierrez Brittany Lewin
5. Wisconsin Technical College System Morna Foy Katie Wagner-Roberts
6. Department Of Veterans Affairs Daniel J. Zimmerman Mike Ayers
7. Liaison to the Wisconsin Mental Health Council Mishelle O'Shasky  
8. Liaison to the WI Board for People with Developmental Disabilities Beth Swedeen Fil Clissa
9. Wisconsin Department of Health Services, Division of Public Health Dr. Mark Wegner  
10. Department of Children and Families Eloise Anderson Dashal Young
11. Addictionologist - WI Society of Addiction Medicine Dr. David Galbis-Reig  

During the Sept. 8, 2018 meeting, Council members elected the following persons to serve as Council officers:

  • Council Chair:  Roger Frings
  • Council Vice Chair:  Sandy Hardie
  • Council Secretary:  Norman Briggs