Tim Sheehan

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Tim Sheehan is Executive Director of the Center for Independent Living for Western Wisconsin, current member of the Governing Board of the Association of Programs for Rural Independent Living (APRIL), the past Region 5 Representative to the NCIL Governing Board, 4-year Chair of the Wisconsin Coalition of Independent Living Centers and a long time member of the Wisconsin SILC. For nearly 30 years, Tim has been an active advocate, promoting the rights of people with disabilities to live independently and to be active participants in community life. He is a founding member of both the Western Wisconsin Area Consortium on Transportation and the Community Health Partnership, a national Medicaid/Medicare managed care model for frail elderly and individuals with disabilities. Tim was appointed by Governor James Doyle to the Long Term Care Reform Council, charged with advising the state Department of Health and Family Services on the overhaul of Wisconsin’s long term care and community based services system. He served on the Regional Social Security Commissioner’s Work Incentives Advisory Group charged with providing guidance to the Social Security Administration on promulgation of new rules and regulations to effectively implement Congressional reforms to the disability beneficiary programs. He is a member of the State Department of Transportation Vision 2030 long-range planning group and regularly provides consultation on ADA issues and Section 504 of the Rehab Act.

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