GWAAR Board of Directors

Selected for their experience with aging issues and commitment to social activism, the following people sit on the GWAAR Board of Directors:

Miki Bix, Chairperson, Medford: Miki has served on the Medford City Council, the Taylor County Board, and the Taylor Commission on Aging. While on the county board, she served on the human services board, the finance committee, the personnel committee, and many others. She is currently the secretary of the Aging and Disability Resource Center of the Northwoods.

David Ostness, Vice-Chair and Advisory Council Liason, River Falls: Dave has been a St. Croix County Board Supervisor for five terms and is the Chair of both the Health and Human Services Board and the Transit Commission. He also served for six years on the Council on Aging and Disabilities, was a driver for Meals on Wheels. Dave serves on the Wisconsin County Association (WCA) committees on Health and Human Services and Transportation, the National Association of Counties’ (NACO) Transportation Committee, and has been on the board of the West Central Wisconsin Community Action Agency, Inc. (West CAP) for eight years.

Erwin Teichmiller, Treasurer/Secretary, Arbor Vitae: Married, Nancy, for 58 years, three sons and seven grandchildren. Member and Youth Exchange Coordinator, Minocqua/Lakeland Area Breakfast Rotary Club, half-time minister of Mercer United Methodist Church. 

Beth Esser, Spooner: I am a retired Registered Nurse, worked in clinic, hospital, and homecare settings in hands-on and administrative roles. I also served on the Washburn County Board of Supervisors, the Aging Committee, Health and Human Services Committee, Finance Committee. Since retiring, I have been a volunteer member of a non-profit Outreach organization in our county to assist those who "fall through the cracks" of other programs. I also work as a bus aide for the special needs children program. I am fortunate to have had a wonderful career in Nursing and am able to use the skills I learned in retirement. My husband and I continue to enjoy the outdoor by hunting and fishing.

Robert Borremans, Edgerton: Dr. Robert T. Borremans held many leadership roles in his professional life and as a volunteer, including chief executive officer of the Southwest Wisconsin Workforce Development Board and administrative leadership experience in the Wisconsin Technical College System. Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle appointed him to serve on the Council on Workforce Investment, and he was reappointed by Governor Scott Walker. He is an advocate volunteer for AARP-Wisconsin and serves on the board of the Wisconsin Rural Partner, Inc. Dr. Borremans holds a Doctor of Education degree from Nova-Southeastern University, a Master of Arts degree from Roosevelt University, and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin - Stout. He is also a military veteran, retired from the United States Navy and Naval Reserve. Read Dr. Borremans full biography here.

David Hoberg, Shiocton, Bio coming soon. 

Mary Wolf, Lac du Flambeau


Executive Committee (2021-2022):
Miki Bix, Chairperson
David Ostness, Vice-Chair
Erwin Teichmiller, Treasurer/Secretary
John Schnabl, GWAAR Executive Director

Board Development Committee:

Finance Committee:
Erwin Teichmiller, Treasurer/Secretary
Robert Borremans