West CAP is proud of its history as an innovative, forward thinking organization.  Established in 1965, West CAP was one of the first community action agencies in Wisconsin. Since then, West CAP has worked to promote the self-sufficiency of low-income families in the rural communities of west central Wisconsin, operating as an equal opportunity employer and service provider.  

OUR MISSION

TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST POVERTY BY DEVELOPING THE SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC ASSETS OF LOW-INCOME FAMILIES AND THEIR COMMUNITIES AND BY WORKING TO CREATE A MORE JUST AND SUSTAINABLE SOCIETY.

OUR SERVICE AREA

We primarily serve seven counties in west central Wisconsin: Barron, Chippewa, Dunn, Pepin, Pierce, Polk, and St. Croix. We also provide limited services to Washburn and Burnett counties to the north.

OUR LEADERSHIP

LEFT TO RIGHT:

JESSICA RUDIGER – HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER
PETER KILDE – EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
LISA SMITH – CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
SAMANTHA PHILLIPPS – SOCIAL SERVICES DIRECTOR

OUR BOARD

West CAP is governed by a 21 member board of directors. Directors are selected to represent low-income, government and community constituencies in each of the counties we serve. Government representatives are selected by their county board; community representatives are selected by various organizations and businesses; low-income representatives are through a democratic process.

BARRON

Pam Fall
Pam Kohnen
Vacant

CHIPPEWA

Kari Ives
Tara Robinson
Dawn Christie

DUNN

Vaughn Hedlund
Christian Blaisdell
Kwase Golliday, Secretary

PEPIN

Jane Jafferi
Andrew Winkler
Kathy Sweeney

PIERCE

Anne Claflin
Phillip Verges, President
Paula Lugar

POLK

Barbara McAfee
Randy Dean
Michele Huston

ST. CROIX

Greg Tellijohn, Interim Vice President
Linda Powell
Todd Johnson