Meet The Council

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The 15-member Women’s Council is appointed by the Governor and legislative leaders, including 11 public members and four current state legislators.  By statute, the Governor holds a seat on the Council, which he or she fills with a Governor's Designee.  The Governor also appoints the Council's Chair.  ​

PUBLIC MEMBERS

Ze Yang

Ze Yang

Madison, WI

Governor's Designee

Biography

 

Patty Cadorin

Patty Cadorin

Governor's Appointee

Executive Committee
Trailblazer Awards Committee

Biography

 

Dr. Jolene Bowman

Dr. Jolene Bowman

Stockbridge-Munsee Band of Mohican Indians

Bowler, WI

Governor's Appointee

Biography

 

Alicia Dorsett

Alicia Dorsett

Waupaca, WI

Senate President's Appointee




 

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Rachel Fernandez

Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin

Neopit, WI

Governor's Appointee​
























































Denise Gaumer​ Hutchison

Denise Gaumer​ Hutchison

Green Bay, WI

Governor's Appointee

Biography

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Dr. Rosalyn McFarland

Dr. Rosalyn McFarland​​

Brown Deer, WI

Governor's Appointee

Biography

 

Nerissa Nelson

Nerissa Nelson​

Stevens Point, WI

Governor's Appointee

Biography

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Vacant

City, WI

Assembly Speaker's Appointee

Biography

 

Carrie Richard

Carrie Richard

Mazomanie, WI

Assembly Speaker's Appointee

Biography

 

Amanda Roddy

Amanda Roddy

Waukesha, WI

Senate President's Appointee

 

LEGISLATIVE MEMBERS

Senator Janis Ringhand

Senator Janis Ringhand

Evansville, WI

Senate District 15

Senate President's Appointment

Website

 

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Vacant

City, WI
Senate District

Senate President's Appointment

Official Webpage

 

Representative Rachael Cabral-Guevara

Representative Rachael Cabral-Guevara

Appleton, WI

Assembly District 55​

Assembly Speaker's Appointment

Website

 

Representative Jodi Emerson

Representative Jodi Emerson

Eau Claire, WI

Assembly District 91

Assembly Speaker's Appointment

Website

 

COUNCIL STAFF

Christine Lidbury

Christine Lidbury

Executi​ve Director

Lidbury Bio

 

Appointments

Women's Council appointments are made through the Governor's Appointment Office and the Offices of the Assembly Speaker and Senate President. 

 
For Governor's appointments, visit the "apply to serve" link on the Governor's website and complete the application form. 
For Legislative appointments, provide a letter and resume to the respective offices.  Contact information can be found at: 

  
 
Governor's Designee
Women's Council seat designated for the Governor, or his or her designee.