Board of Directors


The Wisconsin Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board is governed by ten public members appointed by the Governor and ten state government officials including the Governor, Attorney General, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, the Secretaries from the Department of Children and Families, Department of Health Services, Department of Corrections, two state senators and two state assembly representatives appointed by the majority and minority leaders.  


  • Representative Joan Ballweg, Wisconsin State Assembly 
  • Paula Breese, Executive Director, Family & Childcare Resources of N.E.W.  
  • Nathan Craft, Policy Advisor, Office of the Governor
  • Becky Collins, Student Services/Prevention and Wellness Team Director, Dept. of Public Instruction
  • Bernice Day, Retired, Former Legal Secretary, Department of Justice
  • Karley Downing, Assistant Deputy Secretary, Department of Corrections
  • Molly Jasmer,  Attorney, Grady, Hayes & Neary, LLC
  • Senator LaTonya Johnson, Wisconsin State Senate
  • Dr. Jeffrey Lamont, Pediatrician, Marshfield Clinic
  • Elisabeth Portz, Legislation Liason, Department of Health Services 
  • Senator Patrick Testin, Wisconsin State Senate
  • Hon. Mary Triggiano, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge
  • Vicki Tylka, Director, Marathon County Social Services
  • Michelle Viste, Executive Director, Office of Crime Victim Services, Department of Justice 
  • Brad Wassink, Assistant Deputy Secretary, Department of Children and Families
  • Vacant, Public Member