Cultural Diversity Committee



To enhance and honor the lives of Diverse Populations of Wisconsin by providing access to culturally and linguistically appropriate substance use disorders related services.


  1. To identify, coordinate, review, and promote the use of existing best practice for programs providing substance use disorders and co-occurring disorders for the underserved populations.
  2. To identify unmet needs of underserved populations.
  3. To develop action steps to bridge identified gaps for unmet services.



Committee Members

  • Sandy Hardie (Chair) --


  • Harold Gates --


  • Anthony Harris --


  • Denise Johnson --


  • Gail Kinney --


  • Tish Minor --


  • Cathy Scheier --


  • Thai Vue -- Thai Vue is the Executive Director of Wisconsin United Coalition of Mutual Assistance Association, Inc. (WUCMAA), a coalition of 10 Mutual Assistance Association  across Wisconsin.  He joined WUCMAA in 2012.  Mr. Vue is a Hmong ethnic from Laos and came to the U.S. in 1979; he is married and has 6 children and 8 grandchildren.  He joined the La Crosse Area Hmong Mutual Assistance Association, Inc. in 1986 as the Executive Associate Director, and served as Executive Director from 2005 until 2010.  Mr. Vue was elected to the Board of Education of La Crosse School District in 1993 and served one term – 3 years; he was appointed by Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson to the Wisconsin Equal Right Council in 1993. Mr. Vue was appointed by Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle to the Wisconsin Public Health Council in 2004 and re-appointed by Governor Scott Walker in 2014, and is currently serving the council.   Mr. Vue sat on various non-profit boards, including American Red Cross and Workforce Development.

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