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WAMES Executive Director stepping down after 24 years of service

This year’s Wisconsin Association of Medical Equipment Services (WAMES) conference marked Executive Director, Ann Barrett’s final conference after running the Wisconsin state association for 24 years. Ann has played a key role in growing the highly engaged and successful membership of WAMES providers. “It has been a wonderful experience to work with the many excellent people in and connected to WAMES,” said Barrett.  “I’ve seen this association accomplish many great things and I am delighted that Rose is to be the new Executive Director.”

Ann will be retiring at the end of the month and is handing off the torch to Rose Schafhauser, a true champion for state associations in the industry. Rose is currently the Executive Director for MAMES and SWMESA and brings years of experience to lead the strong coalition of Wisconsin providers.

VGM’s John Gallagher had the honor of receiving the “WAMES 2016 Industry Excellence Award”. “We would like to thank Ann for her strong commitment to strengthening and growing the industry over her years with WAMES. She has done a fantastic job alongside of the WAMES membership and we wish Ann the best in her retirement,” said Gallagher.