Creating Possibilities. Achieving Dreams.
Our mission at KAC is to create opportunities for the personal growth and success of persons with special needs. KAC does this by removing barriers, changing perceptions and building confidence.
Meet our strong leadership team, dedicated to the KAC mission and sustaining a vision for the organization’s future.
Our volunteer board of directors provides leadership and valuable insights to help guide the organization. Members include consumer advocates, business and civic leaders from the community. Board members serve a three year term, and can serve three consecutive terms. Officers serve two year terms.
Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Director of Development and Communications
John Steinbrink, Jr.
Village of Pleasant Prairie
Director of Public Works
Gateway Mortgage Corp
Harris Pet Hospital
Director of IT
Riley Construction, Inc.
David L. Hankins
Daimar Apt. & Imagine Investment, Inc.
Human Resources Analyst
Great Lakes Church
Clerk of Circuit Court
VP of Enrollment
Pitts Brothers & Associates
Retired Village Administrator
Guttormsen & Terry, LLC
Kenosha Unified School District
Chief of School Leadership
Process Improvement Manager
Adult Program Manager
Vocational Outreach Manager
Business & Food Services
Early Head Start Manager
Early Intervention Program Manager
SPROUTS Playgroup Coordinator
Donor & Media Services
Director of Development & Communications
ACCREDITATIONS & CERTIFICATIONS
Founded in 1966 as the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body of health and human services. Through accreditation, CARF assists service providers in improving the quality of their services, demonstrating value, and meeting internationally recognized organizational and program standards. Accreditation demonstrates a provider’s commitment to enhance its performance, manage its risk, and distinguish its service delivery.
Rehabilitation for Wisconsin represents its members; community rehabilitation programs, and other organizations that provide center-based and supported employment, job training, day habilitation, residential, early intervention, care management, and other services. Collectively, members provide services to more than 75,000 people with disabilities and economic disadvantages and employ more than 10,000 direct support and other professionals throughout Wisconsin.
In existence since 1987, Rest Area Maintenance program goals are:
To Provide the Best Maintained Roadside Facilities in the Nation, To Provide Maximum Employment Opportunities to Citizens with Disabilities. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) acts as the program administrator, contracting with Rehabilitation for Wisconsin, Inc. (RFW) and Community Rehabilitation Programs to provide the custodial care and landscape maintenance services at these roadside sites. KAC is a participating RAM program member, providing rest area janitorial services and employment for persons with special needs.
The Wisconsin Head Start Association (WHSA) is a private not-for-profit membership organization representing over 16,000 young children and their families and over 4,000 staff composing the 62 Head Start and Early Head Start programs. WHSA provides a network for information, training, advocacy, support, and action for directors, parents, and staff of Head Start & Early Head Start programs in Wisconsin.
The Wisconsin Disability Benefits Network (WDBN) is a professional network of benefits specialists sharing information on disability benefits to a broad range of audiences. KAC is an active member.
ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is a network of 163 countries working in partnership with international organizations, governments, consumer representatives and industry to evaluate quality services. ISO certification is the single highest standard that defines the requirement for a quality management system and is aimed at achieving customer satisfaction and continual improvement in performance. KAC is proud to be an ISO 9001:2008 certified organization.
The Kenosha Area Business Alliance is Kenosha County’s economic development organization and employers association. With nearly 400 members, KABA represents a diverse group of companies and individuals interested in the economic development of the Kenosha County area. KAC participates as a non-profit member.