Jacklitz Becomes Disability Rights Wisconsin Executive Director

We are so happy for Jill and families in Wisconsin that our former Co-Director Jill Jacklitz has become the next Executive Director of Disability Rights Wisconsin.

Shared in the press release: Jill’s personal experience as an advocate for members of her own family give her particular insight into the same systems DRW strives to make more inclusive for people in Wisconsin with disabilities.  “As Executive Director, Jill will champion the critical work of DRW, fighting for the rights of people with disabilities and serving as the civic image for DRW while inspiring operational vision and oversight. She will build our organization’s strength and financial viability while cultivating strong partnerships to move initiatives forward and developing relationships to expand DRW’s storied history of system advocacy,” stated DRW Board President Nancy Heltemes.

Jill was an instrumental member of the Center for Patient Partnerships’ community for over eight years.  For the last three years she served as Co-Director with Sarah Davis.  During her entire time, Jill was the Director of Education, leading the organization’s strategic direction, health equity, educational and advocacy programming. Jill describes the work we do at CPP as transformative: ” it is transformative because that work creates waves of change that reach well beyond each individual patient and each individual student.”

Reflects Sarah: “Jill’s personal and professional advocacy experience make her one of the finest advocates and teachers I know.  I am so thrilled that we will continue to collaborate with her in her new position.  I am also grateful to Jill for continuing to each with us this Fall.  Jill will be an extraordinary ED for Disability Rights Wisconsin”