MADISON -- Gov. Tony Evers has announced 29 appointments to serve on the Governor's Task Force on Caregiving, with Ted Behncke, president of St. Coletta in Jefferson selected to serve on the panel.

"These Task Force members bring a wealth of knowledge and personal experience that will be essential in helping us improve our direct care system while developing a plan to support and retain our caregivers so we can ensure folks in our communities have the resources they need to live and age with dignity across our state," Evers said.

St. Coletta has been working since 2016 to improve Direct Support Professional staff retention, benefits and competency based compensation in order to provide excellent quality care to individuals with developmental disabilities and other challenges.

St. Coletta of Wisconsin offers residential and vocational programs that embrace the concepts of independence, community inclusion and empowerment. With a corporate headquarters in Jefferson, St. Coletta currently employs more than 200 DSPs in Wisconsin and 70 DSPs in Northern Illinois.

"We congratulate Ted, and especially our DSPs, who live out St. Coletta's vision of commitment to quality services, through dynamic partnerships, exceptional customer service, a demonstrated commitment to quality and spirituality. We pride ourselves in providing support that help each person achieve their best life possible," Robin Baker, vice president of development and support at St. Coletta said.

To learn more about St. Coletta visit the website www.stcolettawi.org or call 920-674-8331.

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