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DISABILITY RIGHTS WISCONSIN NAMES NEW RICE LAKE OFFICE DIRECTOR

Jodi Hanna, an attorney who has worked with Disability Rights Wisconsin for the past 13 years, has been selected to become the director of the agency’s Rice Lake office. 
 
In announcing her selection, Executive Director, Tom Masseau said, “Jodi brings to the Rice Lake office her passion for people with disabilities, strong disability values, and extensive knowledge of the rights issues related to employment, housing, voting, transportation and access to public accommodations and public entities.  In addition, Jodi is known and well respected by a number of disability organizations, tribes, and other entities in the northwest region of the state through her systems focused work on a variety of disability related issues.”
 
Disability Rights Wisconsin, a private non-profit organization, is part of the federally mandated national system of disability protection and advocacy agencies across the United States established to ensure the rights of children and adults with disabilities.  DRW is a statewide resource for individuals, families, service professionals, elected officials, government agencies and others concerned with disability issues and systems change.  The agency operates out of 3 offices:  Madison, Milwaukee, and Rice Lake.  DRW helps people across Wisconsin gain access to services and opportunity through advocacy and legal expertise. We regularly challenge systems and society to create positive change and improve the lives of people with disabilities.  Ms.  Hanna will begin working out of the Rice Lake office on Oct 2.  You can reach her now by leaving a message in the Rice Lake office: 715-736-1232; 877-338-3724; TTY/Texnet 888-758-6049.