The Wisconsin Dementia Resource Network (WDRN) is a collaboration of statewide partners convened by the Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute to discover and share innovative ideas, resources and information to help support individuals living with dementia and their families.
Many areas of Wisconsin have developed excellent practices and services to enhance their dementia-friendly communities and help build dementia capable organizations; however, these practices are not well-known around the state. Through the WDRN, WAI helps spread the word about innovative programs, resources, services and ideas that can be replicated in other communities.
WDRN Advisory Board
WDRN’s Advisory Board is comprised of diverse experts and leaders from all around the state. Board members have a wealth of experience regarding dementia and provide insightful decision-making and guidance to keep WDRN relevant and sustainable.
Advisory Board Members
Wendy Betley, Alzheimer’s Association Wisconsin Chapter
Bryn Ceman, Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources
Kristen Felten, Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Andrea Garr, Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Jeff Hamm, Alzheimer’s and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin
Stephanie Houston, Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Institute
Saul Juarez Aguilar, ProHealth Care
Randy Kohl, Aging and Disability Resource Center of Walworth County
Debra Miller, Oneida Comprehensive Health Division
Holly Onsager, Community Care, Inc.
Patti Pagel, Advocate Aurora Health
Pa Thao, Inclusa, Inc.
Lisa Wells, Eau Claire Aging & Disability Resource Center
Mickell Wilcenski, Aptiv, Inc.
Walter Zerrenner, Fox Valley Memory Project, Fox Valley Veterans Council, & BEAMING, Inc.
WDRN Virtual and In-Person Events
To disseminate information about newer and innovative services and programs, WDRN typically hosts one in-person and three virtual events annually. Each event has one presenter that provides an overview, as well as operational details regarding a service or program. Their presentation is then followed by an interactive discussion, with a focus on how to replicate all or some aspects of the service/program in other communities.
View resources and recordings of past WDRN events
If you would like to be added to WDRN’s events email list, or recommend an event topic, please contact Jody Krainer.