Board of Directors

Community Living Alliance Board of Directors

CLA Board of Directors and Leadership Team, 2018
Standing L to R: Todd Costello, Terri Deist, Sharon Larson, John Gardner, Gregg Schmidt
Seated L to R: Jo Treslley, Kathy Talaat, Theresa Fishler, Alice Holbrow

The mission of Community Living Alliance (CLA) is overseen by a Board of Directors. Approximately 50 percent of the board is represented by clients of CLA’s services and people or parents of children with disabilities.

Executive Committee
John Gardner, President and Treasurer
Terri Deist, Vice-President and Secretary 

Board Members
Terri Deist
Jennifer Ekloff
Karen Foxgrover
Mike Jones
Sharon Larson
Gregg Schmidt

Leadership Team
Todd Costello, Executive Director
Alice Holbrow, Director of Information Systems
Kathy Talaat, Director of Human Resources
Jo Treslley, Director of Financial Operations

Joining the CLA Board of Directors
Individuals interested in supporting the mission of CLA are encouraged to email Todd Costello  or call (608) 242-8335 to be considered for board membership. Board recruitment activities take place throughout the year, and new board members are introduced bi-annually.

Contacting the CLA Board
To learn more about CLA services, offer feedback or comments, please leave a message on the CLA Board of Directors Comment line at 1(608) 242-8335, Extension 1399 or email


Madison Public Library
Room 301
201 W. Mifflin Street
Madison, WI

August 27, 2018
September 24, 2018
October 24, 2018
November 19, 2018

4:30 to 6:30 PM

Board Meeting Executive Summaries
January 27, 2020

Board Meeting Minutes
January 27, 2020