The state of the Wisconsin Association for Home Health Care is strong, but we are only as strong as the members who make up our unique organization. And our continued success depends largely on passionate member engagement.
Thankfully, WiAHC’s upcoming membership wide Townhall Meeting provides you with a tremendous opportunity to stay connected with your association. The All-hands Meeting will allow you to stay updated on the latest WiAHC news, discuss ideas with your peers, help association leadership address challenges, and make collective decisions to move WiAHC forward and meet our major objectives.
In addition to general association updates and more specific regional breakouts, the Feb. 25 Townhall Meeting will feature a Legislative Update from WiAHC’s lobbying team at Hoven Consulting – Tim Hoven and Erik Kanter. Our lobbyists are committed to working with state lawmakers to promote programs and policies that improve home health care in Wisconsin. Their Legislative Update will include the latest on their efforts in the State Capitol to increase the Medical Assistance (MA) reimbursement rate for skilled nursing in a home health care setting.
Following the Legislative Update, Badger Bay Advocacy Director Michael Welsh will provide comments on the importance of grassroots advocacy and how WiAHC member engagement in the legislative process can augment our direct lobbying efforts and help meet the association’s legislative goals.
Timothy Hoven has more than 30 years of experience working in Wisconsin government and politics, including eight years as a member of the State Assembly. Prior to his election to the Legislature, Tim served as an Ozaukee County Board supervisor and worked as a senior capitol aide in the Wisconsin Senate.
As a legislator, Tim focused his efforts on business-related issues including utility, banking and construction legislation. As Chairman of the Assembly Energy & Utilities Committee, he helped pass a series of groundbreaking energy bills into law to modernize the state’s antiquated electric utility industry for the 21st Century.
After leaving the Legislature in 2002, Tim founded Hoven Consulting to provide clients with a wide-array of government affairs services. Since its formation, Hoven Consulting has had strong growth based on legislative success and client satisfaction. Tim holds a B.S. in Political Science from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
Erik Kanter joined Hoven Consulting in 2016 as a Government Affairs and Communications Associate. He has been active in Wisconsin politics for years. He previously served as a senior legislative adviser for State Representative John Murtha during his time as Assembly Majority Caucus Chair. Erik worked on a diverse range of policy initiatives and was also a member of the Assembly Majority communications team.
Prior to working for Representative Murtha, Erik was a legislative aide and a Congressional intern. Erik’s keen knowledge of the legislative process and experience in crafting targeted communication are important in Hoven Consulting successfully serving its clients. Erik graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science.
This webinar will be recorded and the link will be added to the OnDemand webinar page one week after the event. This is page is available to members only. If interested in becoming a member of WiAHC – click here
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