Every person deserves a place in their community and the opportunity to live a full, meaningful life. With that common belief in mind, Rehabilitation for Wisconsin (RFW) and Residential Services Association of Wisconsin (RSA) have bound together in pursuit of that philosophy. For more than 100 combined years, the two organizations have served providers who have supported people with differing abilities throughout Wisconsin. We've helped our membership fight for options, push for the highest standards of care, and promote that best practices in our industry. We still speak out for dignity, independence, and choice; but now, we will do so with the unified voice for Wisconsin's service providers, under the new flag of the Disability Service Provider Network (DSPN). Now our voice is more powerful than ever before.
Stronger together, DSPN has become the state's leading trade association for organizations that provide support to people with disabilities. The combined strength of both united organizations gives our members an unprecedented opportunity to advocate for innovation and improve the way our state supports people with disabilities. We're helping our members make a difference with grassroots advocacy and statewide conferences. DSPN will continue to support members with professional networks, news and legislative briefs, training opportunities, free online resources, and an unswerving commitment to creating a Wisconsin where every citizen can participate in community life. Wisconsin; like RFW and RSA, is stronger when we're all together.
DIRECTOR OF MEMBERSHIP AND OPERATIONS
Jeff Kaphengst comes to DSPN with a 20-year history in the world of rehabilitation and disability service. Jeff is a master in the art of workplace investigations, and is a bounty of knowledge that he is more than willing to share with the world. Jeff worked closely with Linc at Paragon Industries, and in many other ventures along the way.
DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION AND OPERATIONS
Angie has over 12 years of experience working with non-profit organizations. She is skilled in employee training, program development, customer service, policy development, and management. She holds a Bachelor of Science (BS) focused in Psychology from Viterbo University.