Mike Bachhuber has worked in disability rights since 1997 and is Executive Director of the Independent Living Council of Wisconsin. He has also worked for an IL Center in Wisconsin and for its Protection and Advocacy System. As a consumer, he sat on the state's Mental Health Planning and Advisory Council and as a founding Board member for its Mental Health Consumer Network. He currently devotes time to organizing the civil rights efforts of the National Council on Independent Living as Co-chair of its Mental Health Civil Rights Task Force and works with ADAPT. He has his B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and his J.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.