The Wisconsin Women's Council is appointed by the Governor and Legislative Leaders.

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Public Members

PUBLIC MEMBERS THAT HAVE SERVED
ON THE WOMEN’S COUNCIL  (alphabetical)

Biennium

Name

Appointed by

2018-present

Dr. Lisa Armaganian

Governor

2001-2004

Severa Austin

Senate President

2001-2004

Jill Averill

Governor

1992-present

Mary Jo (Paque) Baas

multiple

1989-2005

Ave Bie

Governor

2014-present

Cindy Block

Senate President

2004-2005

Kathy Blumenthal

Senate President

2004-2011

Renee Boldt

Governor

2004-2016

Nicole Bowman-Farrell

Governor

1987-1988

Kitty Brennan

Assembly Speaker

2009-2014

Sarah Briganti

Senate President

2001-2004

Carol Brooks

Senate President

2016-present

Brianna Buch

Governor

2012-present

Patty Cadorin

Governor

1983-2001

Kathryn (Kay) Clarenbach

Senate President

2004-2011

Jane D. Clark

Governor

1993-1994

Muriel D. Coleman

Governor

1989-1990

Carmalita Culp

Governor

1983-?

Ada Deer

Governor

1989-1990

Patricia Ruth DePerry

Governor

1999-2000

Laurie Dies

Senate President

1989-1990

Bridget Donaldson

Governor

1983-1988

Susan Dubois

Governor

1983-1986

Roberta Gassman

Governor

2007-2011

Mary Ann Gerrard

Senate President

1989-1990

Ruth Godar

Governor

1983-?

Alma Rose Gonzalez

Governor

2007-2013

Heidi Green

Assembly Speaker

1987-1988

Mary Hanrahan

Assembly Speaker

1983-1988

Sarah Harder

Governor

1987-1988

Jane Heib

Governor

1993-2000

Donna M. Simmert Heon

Governor

1983-1994

Susan Hobart

Senate President

1999-2004

Celeste Hoze

Governor

1995-1998

Maria Jenkins

Governor

1999-2000

Ruth Jensen

Governor

1999-2004

E.Vanessa Jones

Assembly Speaker

1999-2000

Deb Jordahl

Assembly Speaker

1995-2000

Audrey Kader

Senate President

2012-present

Karen Katz

Governor

1999-2002

Sarah Kidd

Governor

1985-1986

Margaret Klessig

Governor

2003-2004

Lynetta Kopp

Governor

1995-1998

Katherine Lasker

Senate President

2017-present

Shelby Lemke

Senate President

1995-1998

Beverly Loy

Governor

1989-1990

Susan Lynch

Assembly Speaker

1983-?

Tresa Malone

Governor

1985-1986

Blanca Malpartida

Governor

2004-2011

Kristine Martinsek

Governor

2011-2017

Michelle Mettner

Governor

1993-1994

Barbara Meyer

Senate President

2014-present

Katie Mnuk

Governor

1993-1998

Ellen Murphy

Assembly Speaker

2013-present

Jessie Nicholson

Governor

2013-present

Kim Nickel

Assembly Speaker

1993-1994

Maria J. Olatz

Governor

1989-1994

Linda S. Parrish

Governor

1991-1992

Janet D. Parshall

Governor

2004-2010

Ann Peggs

Governor

2005-2006

Amy Polasky

Assembly Speaker

2004-2010

Dr. Joan Prince

Governor

1991-1992

Peg Hugent Rectanus

Governor

1987-1988

Kathleen Remy

Governor

2010-2012

JoAnna Richard

Governor

2013-present

Carrie Richard

Assembly Speaker

1987-1988

Maria Rodriguez-Guizor

Governor

2004-2012

Arlene C. Siss

Governor

1995-1998

Joyce Smith

Governor

2005-2008 &
2012 -2015

Heather Smith

Senate President

1983-1986

Kathleen Soderbloom

Assembly Speaker

2003-2004

Kristina Stewart

Governor

1989-1998

Veronica Taylor-Mosley

Assembly Speaker

1985-1986

Sandra Thomas

Governor

1983-1986

Mary Kay Wagner-Malloy

Assembly Speaker

1985-1988

Loretta R. Webster

Governor

If you served on the Wisconsin Women's Council and are not included in this list, please contact the Women's Council at womenscouncil@wisconsin.gov.

Source:  Wisconsin Blue Books, available online through the University of Wisconsin Digital Collections at 
http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/WI/