Dementia Innovations

About Us

serving our community

Driven to make a difference in how those with dementia live.

In 2017, a small group of professionals who worked in the field of aging, identified a problem with how individuals having dementia behaviors were being cared for in our community. In 2018, the Dementia Crisis Task Force of Sheboygan County was formed to evaluate, discuss, and work collaboratively to improve Sheboygan County’s response to individuals with dementia who are experiencing crisis. This was accomplished through a grassroots public/private partnership. This collaborative included law enforcement, EMS providers, social workers, hospital personnel, and 911/communication center personnel.
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Recognizing The Need

Several members of the Task Force recognized the need for a sustainable solution to continue the original mission and vision and to expand the work of the Task Force. Dementia Innovations, Inc. was the result of this recognized need. Bringing together unique and varied professional skill sets along with a common passion Dementia Innovations’ founders are driven to make a difference in how those with dementia live.

Leadership Team

Unique skill sets with a common passion

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Chuck Butler

Chuck brings a unique perspective to the board with his 30 years in public safety,  most recently as an Assistant Fire Chief.  Chuck earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Integrative Leadership.  He was awarded  this district’s First Responder of the Year for his work as part of the Dementia Crisis Care Task Force of Sheboygan County and the Wisconsin Dementia Care System Redesign Leadership Committee.

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Mary Pitsch

Mary has worked with seniors for over 25 years as a Master Level Social Worker.   While she enjoys working with all seniors, her true passion is serving those with dementia.  Mary has worked in facilities & currently owns an in home care & care management business.  She is a dementia specialist through the Alzheimer’s Association.  Mary has also earned a Certificate in Non Profit Management.

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Michelle LeMahieu

Michelle earned her Bachelor of Social Work in 1996 and is a Certified Dementia Practitioner.  As the social service representative in a Memory Care assisted living facility, Michelle has experience working with staff, family members and residents.  Her passion for dementia care is evident through her involvement in related community organizations.

Board of Directors

Chuck Butler 

Mary Pitsch

Michelle LeMahieu

Yolanda Graf

Jim Holmes

Laura Albright

Nicole Gruebling