Gov. Evers announces appointments to the Wisconsin Women’s Council

August 22, 2019

On Thursday, August 15, 2019, Gov. Tony Evers announced seven appointments to the Wisconsin Women’s Council. The Council’s mission is to identify barriers to women’s social and economic participation in the state and work with public and private-sector partners to develop initiatives and identify solutions and to disseminate information on the status of women and issues of concern to women in the state.

Alderwoman Chantia Lewis

Among the seven appointments and 15 total members for the Women’s Council include two local women of color:

Alderwoman Chantia Lewis was elected to the Milwaukee Common Council in 2016, representing her neighbors in the city’s 9th District. Alderwoman Lewis served in the United States Air Force and is currently attending graduate school to earn a master’s degree in theology.

Dr. Rosalyn McFarland

Dr. Rosalyn McFarland (Brown Deer, WI) is a Board-Certified Family Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse, and the CEO and Founder of MyNP Professionals Family Medical Clinic, providing primary care to patients of all ages.

The Women’s Council promotes initiatives to empower women, serves as a clearinghouse for information on programs and resources, conducts research on the status of women, and engages in unique partnerships to address barriers and inequalities affecting Wisconsin women. The Women’s Council is comprised of 15 members appointed by the Governor and Legislative leaders.