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.


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

Sara Carstens (Vice-Chair)
Director, Community Engagement & Wellness
Mayo Clinic Health System

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

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

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

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

Ken Van Es
Executive Director
YMCA of Eau Claire

Angela Weideman
Public Health Director/Officer
Chippewa County Department of Public Health