Our Team


Brigit Frank

Education and Training Coordinator – Brigit can be reached at 608-395-8214 or Brigit@fvofwi.org

Brigit is the adoptive mom of two beautiful children, Samantha and John. Her son has special health care needs and is the main reason for Brigit’s wish to help other families like hers. Prior to joining Family Voices of Wisconsin Brigit completed LEND, a national, interdisciplinary program developed to improve the health of children with disabilities. Brigit has worked as a marketing manager and a media analyst before making the jump to writing and editing.

Brigit is a member of Madison Metropolitan School District’s parent advisory council, and is a member and co-author of the Harvard University/Boston Children’s Hospital update team for the Pediatric Care Coordination Curriculum (module 2)


Elizabeth Hecht

Co-Director – Liz can be reached at 608-239-1364 or Liz@fvofwi.org

Liz has been involved with Family Voices since 1998. She is mom to Jessica and Will, who has cerebral palsy. Liz has a passion for policy issues and has been at the forefront of several efforts to develop programs that meet the needs of Wisconsin families. Liz is on the Family Voices National Policy Committee which informs current and future policy issues for the organization. She is the Chair of the Wisconsin Council for Children with Long Term Support Needs.


Barbara Katz

Co-Director – Barbara can be reached at 608-220-9598 or Barb@fvofwi.org

Barbara Katz is the parent of three adult sons. Her middle son, Ben, has significant cognitive disabilities and has been the inspiration for her work as a parent advocate. Barbara has been with Family Voices of Wisconsin since 2005; prior to that she worked with ABC for Health. Barbara serves on a variety of local and statewide advisory councils. She is grateful to Wisconsin families for sharing their stories with Family Voices of Wisconsin and decision makers throughout the state.


Katy Morgan-Davies

Family Network Coordinator – Katy can be reached at 608-395-8499 or Katy@fvofwi.org

Katy has three young children, Daniel, Emma, and Edie. With Emma as her inspiration, Katy has become a staunch advocate for not only her own child but for others with special health care needs. Recently Katy graduated from Partners In Policymaking, an advocacy and systems change training program through the Board for People with Developmental Disabilities. Katy’s background includes law, politics, fundraising, and community outreach, and she looks forward to putting her experience to work for Family Voices of Wisconsin.


Lynn Renner

Communications and Information Coordinator – Lynn can be reached at 608-828-9959 or Lynn@fvofwi.org

Lynn is the parent of two children, including a 16 year old son with cerebral palsy. She has been worked with Family Voices since 2009. Lynn has worked in the areas of health and environmental policy and advocacy for many years, including 8 years as a Policy Analyst at the Wisconsin Medical Society. She has also been involved in fundraising and community outreach.

Lynn is a member of the Madison Metropolitan School District Special Education Advisory Council, the Wisconsin Statewide Parent-Educator Initiative Advisory Board and the statewide Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Advisory Committee.