Headwaters, INC.
Empowering Work, Empowering Community, Empowering Lives

A not-for-profit community based services agency with 50 years of experience providing services for people with intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum disorders, serious and persistent mental illness, brain injuries, physical disabilities, and children with special needs throughout northern Wisconsin. We provide a variety of support services that can be customized to fit someone’s specific needs, and we specialize in supporting people to live the kind of life they want in the communities where they want to live. Current counties being served include Ashland, Bayfield, Florence, Forest, Iron, Langlade, Lincoln, Oneida, and Vilas.

April 12, 2022

Greetings to all participants, families, caregivers, guardians, providers, and supporters of Headwaters Inc. in Rhinelander and Ashland! I want to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you. My name is Maureen Parkes, and I am pleased to be the new director at Headwaters. I was born and raised in Minnesota in the twin cities area. I enjoyed spending time at the lake in Rhinelander and have grown to love the community! I am excited to be a fulltime resident.

I am committed to be a strong advocate for persons with disabilities. In my experiences as a classroom teacher and school administrator, I have worked with a focus to prepare young adults with disabilities to transition from secondary services to postsecondary education and training, employment, community participation, recreation and leisure, and home living. I am fortunate to be able to continue this work at Headwaters!

I look forward to meeting and working with all of you at Headwaters to provide individualized services that are designed to maximize each person's daily living and vocational skills to be integrated into the community as fully as is possible. 

Please feel free to reach out to me to say hello! I am available and happy to answer any questionsl

Kind regards,

Maureen Parkes

Director or Headwaters Inc.

Rhinelander and Ashland Wisconsin

[email protected]

715-369-1337 Ext: 1213