The responsibilities, powers and duties of the Health & Human Services Board is as follows: Ensure that the Department of Health & Human Services provides programs and services to all County residents as provided and directed by Section 46.23 et al, Wisconsin Statutes, and the Wisconsin administrative Code. The Health & Human Services Board, in conjunction with the Director shall develop policy and procedures to be followed in providing services required by appropriate directives within the Department’s budget. In addition, the Health & Human Services Board shall be the governing committee for the Veteran’s Service Office. The Health & Human Services Board, may appoint such sub-committees as may be necessary for the purpose of receiving community, professional or technical information concerning particular policy considerations. All meetings of any such subcommittees shall be duly advertised and posted in accordance with the open meeting laws, to include the preparation of an agenda. Minutes shall be kept of any such meetings, and members attending shall receive meeting payments and reimbursement for mileage in accordance with the County Resolution pertaining to same
The Health & Human Services Board shall be appointed by the County Administrator and confirmed by the County Board. The Health & Human Services Board shall consist of nine (9) members, five (5) of whom shall be County Board Supervisors and (4) of which shall be citizens-at-large. At least one member shall be an individual who receives or has received human services or shall be a family member of such individual. The remainder shall be consumers of services or citizens-at-large. No public or private provider of Health & Human Services may be appointed to the County Health & Human Services Board.
Joe Gonyo, Chair
Harley Reabe, Vice-Chair
Joy Waterbury, Layperson (2025)
Christine Schapfel, Layperson (2024)
Katie Helsel-Thiem, Layperson (2025)
Joanne Guden, Layperson (2024)
Sue Wendt, Alternative
Citizens-at-large on the County Health & Human Services Board shall serve for terms of 3 years so arranged that as nearly as possible, the terms of on
Second Monday of each month. Health & Human Services Center, 571 County Road A, Green Lake WI 54941
For the exact date/time and location of meetings, please refer to the calendar of events.
More information can be found in Ordinance 11-2018 regarding the Health & Human Services Board.