Health Advisory Council


The Health Advisory Council (HAC) has been studying issues affecting the overall health and well-being of people living in Eau Claire and Chippewa counties. This Council is a volunteer council made up of professionals from hospitals and health care, law enforcement, and nonprofit organizations. Under the facilitation of United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley, they have developed a strategic plan utilizing networks and services to achieve the goal of helping to ensure that individuals have the best opportunities for health and wellness.


Roy Sargeant (Chair)
Eau Claire County Department of Human Services (Retired)

Jessica Barrickman (Vice-Chair)
Manager, Aging & Disability Resource Center
Chippewa County Department of Human Services

Sara Carstens
Director, Community Engagement & Wellness
Mayo Clinic Health System

Loralee Clark
Assistant District Attorney
Eau Claire County District Attorney's Office

Nancy Coffey
Nutrition Coordinator
UW-Extension, Eau Claire County

Cortney Draxler
Community Health Educator
Eau Claire City-County Health Department

Brenda Goettl
AODA Clinical Supervisor
L.E. Phillips Libertas Treatment Center

Nicole Rubenzer
Director, Community Health Initiative
United Way of the Greater Chippewa Valley

Ken Van Es
Executive Director
YMCA of Eau Claire

Angela Weideman
Western Regional Director, Children & Youth with Special Care Needs
Chippewa County Department of Public Health

Jerry Wilkie
District 19 Supervisor
Eau Claire County Board