Tom Hlavacek

Vice Board Chair

Tom Hlavacek retired in 2017 after a 35 year career in non-profit management, advocacy and public policy. Tom served for 10 years at United Cerebral Palsy helping people with disabilities move out of institutions and into their own homes in the community. He was then hired to establish a Milwaukee Office for the Wisconsin Coalition for Advocacy (now Disability Rights Wisconsin), the statewide Protection and Advocacy system for people with disabilities. During his tenure with WCA Tom began or coordinated several coalitions, including the Milwaukee Mental Health Task Force. He was the Executive Director of the Alzheimer’s Association for 12 years and began the Alzheimer’s Challenging Behaviors Task Force which led to Wisconsin’s first Alzheimer’s State Plan.