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August 5th, 2020

RE: Lori Koeppel joins Wisconsin Director of Nursing Council Leadership Team! 

The Wisconsin Director of Nursing Council is excited to welcome Lori Koeppel, BSN, NHA, WCC, DNS-CT as Executive Director Intern.  Over the next months, she will transition into the role of Executive Director as Joey Pettis continues her journey toward retirement. This time will allow Lori ample opportunity to transition into the association and begin connecting with members, committees, and stakeholders.

Lori has been a longtime supporter of the Wisconsin Director of Nursing Council, providing educational sessions, actively answering discussion board inquires, and providing assistance to our members.   It is a natural transition for Lori to have a formal role within the organization.  

Lori has been running her own consulting company for six years while working on several state committees, being legislatively vocal, participating in leadership training, and many more activities too numerous to mention.   Lori is a strong advocate for nurse leaders and will be a great addition to our organization.

As with many organizations, the coronavirus pandemic has required the Wisconsin Director of Nursing Council to look at our association and determine new and different ways to accomplish our mission and vision. (R.A.V.E. for long-term care continuum is our vision to be a Resource, Advocate, Voice, and Educate for long-term care continuum for our membership in this new world.)  

Your Board of Directors has been working diligently to find those ways of securing the future of the association, assuring we have consistent and strong leadership is the first and most crucial step.  


Mindy Meehean, BSN, DNS-CT, QCP-CT
Board President
Wisconsin Director of Nursing Council