Regional Trauma Councils

DHS 118.04 authorizes the department to organize and structure Regional Trauma Advisory Councils (RTACs) and to approve the designation of all trauma care geographic regions based on consideration that represents the best care of trauma patients. The RTACs are structured to be self-directed work groups focusing on regional needs and to improve the care of trauma patients and their families.Trauma Regions in WIsconsin

DHS 118.06(1) also defines the purpose for the RTAC. “to develop, implement, monitor and improve the regional trauma system.”  An RTAC must have an executive council that reflects professional representation from out-of-hospital trauma care providers, trauma care facilities, education and injury prevention.  The work of the RTAC outlined in 118.06 includes:

  • Develop a regional triage and transport protocol
  • Resolve conflicts concerning trauma care
  • Develop and implement injury prevention strategies based on performance improvement findings
  • Analyze local and regional trauma registry data

Regional Trauma Advisory Councils

Wisconsin recognizes seven Regional Trauma Advisory Councils (RTACs). Identified below are the RTACs, website addresses and contact individuals in each region.

Fox Valley RTAC

Title Name
RTAC Coordinator Jason Selwitschka
Chair Dee Evans
Vice Chair Brian VanDenLangberg
Injury Prevention Kathi Hegranes

Regional Website

Northeast RTAC

Title Name
RTAC Coordinator David Taylor
Chair Dustin Riding
Vice-Chair Kathy Murphy

Regional Website

North Central RTAC

Title Name
RTAC Coordinator Michael Fraley
Chair Terry Nichols
Vice-Chair Linda Vollmar

Regional Website

Northwest RTAC

Title Name
RTAC Coordinator Robert Goodland
Chippewa Valley Chair Wayne Street
Chippewa Valley Vice Chair Kathy Shear
Lake Superior Area Chair Jan Victorson
Lake Superior Area Vice Chair Brad Keseluk
St. Croix Valley Chair Susan Ehman
St. Croix Valley Vice Chair Mary Sather

Regional Website

South Central RTAC

Title Name
RTAC Coordinator Dan Williams
Chair Ben Eithun
Vice-Chair Healther Poker
Treasurer Wendi Stitzer

Trauma System Specialists

Chris Hammes
Todd Cole

Regional Website

Southeast RTAC

Title Name
RTAC Coordinator Jake Dettmering
Chairperson Lisa Heinz
Vice Chair Dr. Tim Lenz
Treasurer Betsy Rambo
Medical Oversight David Piccolo
Performance Improvement Karen Keys
Education Kristin Braun
Trauma Coordinator Chair Denise Hagen
EMS Urban Representative Lt. Dylan Laue
EMS Rural Representative Jon Massi
Injury Prevention Representative Tricia Flannery

Regional Website

Southwest RTAC

Title Name
RTAC Coordinator Greg Breen
Chair Ben Harris
Vice Chair Carl Ukkestad
Performance Improvement Kathy Bryant
Funding Committee Chair Ann Lang

For corrections to the listings available on this page, please contact the State Trauma Coordinator.