Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups: Announces new leadership

Contact:
A.J. Nino Amato
(608) 514-3317 or namato@cwag.org

WISCONSIN – CWAG’s board of directors is proud to announce that on December 1, 2018 Rob Gundermann will officially become the new executive director and president of CWAG and Nino Amato will be CWAG’s new board chair and CEO.
Rob Gundermann has been a Wisconsin lobbyist for Alzheimer’s issues for more than two decades, lobbying for both the Alzheimer’s Association and Alzheimer’s & Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin. Most recently, Rob has become the chair of the Wisconsin Health Access Network (WHAN), which is formed to serve as a communications and resource network to keep its partners informed on access to quality healthcare issues. WHAN is also a medium for members to share best practices for ensuring quality care.
“Utilizing Rob’s vast experience with dementia and Alzheimer’s issues will give CWAG a new strategic initiative, which will focus on empowering communities, organizations and families to cope with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia,”said Nino Amato, who has been at the helm of CWAG since being hired in the fall of 2009.
“CWAG’s longstanding coalition partners, along with WHAN, will be working on a number of cutting-edge programs, to be unveiled after January 1, 2019. We will be working with a number of organizations throughout Wisconsin to: (1) ensure adults and children have access to medication they need; (2) educating the general public about the importance of vaccinations; (3) addressing the immediate need to close the gap in health disparities among adults and children of color; and (4) to break down the cost barriers to affordable healthcare and the rising costs of prescription drugs for people of all ages,” Rob Gundermann stated.
“We are honored to have Rob Gundermann as CWAG’s new executive director/president and we look forward to Rob’s leadership role in shaping CWAG’s programs and strategies, which will bring together Wisconsin health care organizations, along with Aging and Disability Advocates, University of Wisconsin medical researchers and Wisconsin healthcare professionals;” said CWAG’s new board chair/CEO, Nino Amato.
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