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About Us

Our Mission

We believe all people deserve the right to achieve their fullest potential. Therefore, we exist for the purpose of providing individualized services that are designed to maximize each person's daily living and vocational skills in order to be integrated into the community to the fullest extent possible.



Our Board of Directors

The following are the current members on the Board of Directors for Headwaters, Inc and Headwaters Foundation, Inc.

Headwaters, Inc.


  Nick Cirilli, President
  Joseph Brauer, Vice President
  Steven Agnoli, Secretary / Treasurer


  Lonnie Sherman, Director
  Eileen Persike, Director
  Jim Levandoski, Director
  Norma Johnson, Director

Headwaters Foundation, Inc.


  R. Dennis Herrmann, President
  Ron Bosi, Vice President
  Andy McMillion, Treasurer
  Kasha Herrmann Flanders, Secretary


  Patrick Marquardt, Director
  Karla Jackson, Director
  Jennifer Felty, Director
  Joseph Brauer, Director
  Joe Duchac, Director
  Tom Peterson, Director
  John Stauner, Director


Our Partners

Catholic Charities:

Catholic Charities Bureau, Inc. - SERVING THE NEEDS OF PERSONS IN 16 COUNTIES OF NORTHWESTERN WISCONSIN Since 1917 the Catholic Charities Bureau has been providing services to the poor, the disadvantaged, the disabled, the elderly and children with special needs as an expression of the social ministry of the Catholic Church in the Diocese of Superior. With more than 50 programs serving more than 10,500 people, Catholic Charities Bureau provides comprehensive health and human services for those in need regardless of race, color, national origin or religion. It is the mission of Catholic Charities: Under the pastoral leadership of our Diocesan Bishop, to carry on the redeeming work of our Lord by reflecting gospel values and the moral teachings of the church. To meet the critical needs and issues of our society through the use of our gifts and resources, by mobilizing the Christian community in partnership with private and public enterprise. To collaborate with all people of goodwill to alleviate human suffering, by sponsoring direct service programs for the poor, the disadvantaged, the disabled, the elderly, and children with special needs. To create an environment of human dignity based on mutual respect, understanding, and trust. We profess the dignity of each person as a creation of God. This truth becomes the foundation of our great respect and love of each individual. To translate our mission and vision into goals, commitments, and action.

Challenge Center - SUPERIOR, WI: CHALLENGE CENTER, INC. 39 N. 25th Street East Superior, WI 54880 Serving Superior and Douglas County for over 40 years, over 135 adults with developmental disabilities or special needs are provided training in vocational, social leisure, and independent living skills through Adult Day, Work and Residential programs, including evening and weekend recreation. Employment and training opportunities offered in the community and through Marathon Industries and Bay Produce Greenhouses. Director: Eugene Chuzles (715) 394-2771 FAX (715) 394-2100 Toll Free: (888) 429-0914 E mail: gchuzles@challenge-center.org Website: www.challenge-center.org Services Coordinator: Katie Geistfeld (715) 394-2771 FAX/TDD: (715)394-2100 E mail: kgeistfeld@challenge-center.org

Black River Industries - BLACK RIVER INDUSTRIES, INC. 650 Jensen Drive Medford, WI 54451 Established in 1973, serves 100 people with mental, physical and developmental disabilities in Taylor County; provides vocational and residential training, job placement services and transportation; on-site employment specializes in packaging, product assembly, mail handling and food service. Director: Paul Thornton (715) 748-2950 FAX (715) 748-6363 E mail: Web Site: www.blackriverindustries.org

Diversified Services, Inc. - Diversified Services Incorporated is in business to provide meaningful employment opportunities to persons with disabilities. DSI is an important part of its local economy, providing jobs to over 95 people in northern Wisconsin. DSI is helping businesses realize a relatively untapped employee resource. Over 50 percent of DSI employees are individuals with disabilities. In DSI's competitive industrial environment, these individuals prove they can make valuable contributions to business success. Director: Joseph Wacek (715) 349-5724 FAX (715) 349-5505 E mail: dsidir@sirentenlnet


Other Partners:

ADRC of the Northwoods- The ADRC of the Northwoods is a regional organization which serves the elderly and disabled citizens in Forest, Oneida, Taylor and Vilas Counties as well as the Lac du Flambeau Tribe, the Sokaogon Chippewa Tribe and the Forest County Potawatomi Tribe.

Please visit www.adrcofthenorthwoods.org to see information regarding services available to the Elderly and/or Disabled residents in our service area. You may also call 1-800-699-6704 for more Information and Assistance.

Northwoods United Way- Serving Forest, Oneida and Vilas Counties. Northwoods United Way, Inc. Administrative Office P.O. Box 177 7-A North Brown Street Rhinelander, WI 54501 (715) 369-0440 Northwoods United Way, Inc. P.O. Box 1348 Minoqua, WI 54548-1348 Northwoods United Way, Inc. P.O. Box 215 Eagle River, WI 54521

The Human Service Center- It is the mission of the Human Service Center to provide citizens with services and supportive assistance that will foster self-reliant, and productive individuals and families. We believe that all individuals and families who endure the hardships of illness, disability or alcohol/drug dependency, can find fulfillment and genuine happiness through services that: Promote Independence Strengthen Families Encourage Healthy Behaviors Promote Community Responsibility Protect Vulnerable Children, Adults, and Families Provide Service of Value to Taxpayers Manage Public Resources Responsibly Demonstrate Integrity and Commitment Focus on Individual Needs



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