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Jen Parsons

Wellness Screen Program Director

Jen has 10+ years experience working with youth and adults in various roles within the mental health setting. Jen is proud of the Connected Community Wellness Screen program mission, as the main focus is on early identification, intervention and connection to supportive community resources for any mental health concern that a student may be struggling with. Jen’s role consists of being a resource for community partners, school districts as well as parents. Jen and her family are a part of the Kaukauna School District, where her daughter began attending in 2016. “I am so proud that this program is within many districts in this region, and I am excited that mental wellness is becoming a part of each school’s overall culture.”

Please contact Jen if you would like to become a partner in providing this program to your students, or if you would like to donate to its cause.

(920) 886-9319 ext. 109

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Amy D’Addario, MS, CSW, SAC

Screening Site Coordinator/Clinician – Neenah Joint School District (HOPE)

 

Amy is a screening site coordinator with the Connected Community Wellness Screen program and an on-site clinician with the Neenah Joint School District (HOPE). Amy has over 15 years of experience serving children, youth and families in a variety of systems including child welfare, coordinated services, juvenile justice, adult corrections, and private practice. Amy has also managed several county and statewide initiatives focused on mental health screening and services. Amy is passionate about infant, early childhood, and children’s mental health and is thrilled to be working with Neenah Joint School District to implement wellness screening for the community’s youngest students.

Contact Amy via email or at (920) 572-6674 (mobile) or (920) 751-6800 ext. 10704 (office).

 

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Crystal Ludwig, MSSW, APSW

Screening Site Coordinator/Clinician – Hortonville Area School District (E3), Oshkosh Area School District (Rise Up), Appleton Area School District

 

Crystal Ludwig is a screening site coordinator for the Connected Community Wellness program and an on-site clinician for the Hortonville Area School District (E3). Crystal has 20 years of experience providing case management services to children, youth and families. Crystal recognizes the impact that emotional wellness can have on students’ academic performance, confidence, relationships and overall educational experience. She partners with students and parents to connect them with resources that will support the students’ emotional well-being and promote success in all areas, including school. Crystal is enthusiastic about increasing awareness that anxiety, depression and other emotional challenges are common and treatable. She works with students and families to reduce the barriers that are often experienced when seeking help for mental health needs.

Contact Crystal via email or at (920) 312-4644 (mobile) or (920) 779-7900 ext. 10006 (office).

 

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Wendy Neyhard, MS

Screening Site Coordinator/Case Manager – Appleton Area School District, Kaukauna Area School District, Little Chute Area School District, School District of New London, School District of Omro, Seymour Community School District, Winneconne Community School District

 

Wendy is a screening site coordinator and clinician for the Connected Community Wellness Screen program. She has more than 30 years’ experience in K-12 schools as a special education teacher and school administrator. Her most recent experience was in the Hortonville Area School District where she was involved in the development and implementation of E3, a comprehensive K-12 mental health/wellness program. Wendy is passionate about providing students with access to upstream prevention programs to help them develop coping and resiliency skills. Through her work in schools, Wendy sees the importance of providing emotional wellness screening to students so that early intervention can occur. She is a proponent of communication and collaboration with students, parents, school staff and other providers to ensure students’ success in all areas of their lives.

Contact Wendy via email or at (920) 886-9319 ext. 302 (office).

 

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Phil Graebel, MAC

Clinician – Appleton Area School District, Kaukauna Area School District, Little Chute Area School District, School District of New London, School District of Omro, Seymour Community School District, Winneconne Community School District

 

Phil is a clinician with the Connected Community Wellness Screen program.  Phil grew up in Manitowoc, WI, and has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Carroll University and a master’s degree in school counseling from Lakeland University.  He has seven years of experience as a high school counselor and is excited to be a part of an important program connecting students and their families with mental health resources.

Contact Phil via email or at (920) 886-9319 ext. 122.

 

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Stephanie Jansen, SW-IT

Case Manager – Neenah Joint School District (HOPE)

 

Stephanie is a case manager with the Connected Community Wellness Screen program and the Neenah Joint School District (HOPE). She grew up in Little Chute, WI, and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, where she majored in psychology and minored in child and family studies. Stephanie has experience working in an inpatient psychiatric unit for children and adolescents. She is passionate about early emotional wellness intervention and connection to professional help to decrease mental health hospitalizations and increase the number of success stories.

Contact Stephanie via email or at (920) 841-0003 (mobile) or (920) 751-6800 ext. 10704 (office).

 

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Lauren Macheichok, BS

Case Manager – Hortonville Area School District (E3)

 

Lauren is a case manager with the Connected Community Wellness Screen program and the Hortonville Area School District (E3). She is from Mauston, WI.  Lauren has an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh where she majored in human services leadership and minored in psychology. Lauren is passionate about mental health and genuinely enjoys working with people.

Contact Lauren via email or at (920) 779-7900 ext. 43110 (office).

Patricia (Tricia) Plutz, MSE, NCC, LPC-IT

Clinician – Appleton Area School District 

 

Tricia is an on-site clinician for the Connected Community Wellness Screen program. Tricia has over 10 years’ experience serving children, youth, adults and families in a variety of settings including inpatient psychiatric, outpatient counseling, schools and colleges. Tricia is passionate about empowering individuals to make positives changes that allow them to truly thrive. She is excited to partner with schools to ensure students have access to mental health resources so they can succeed and reach their highest potential.

Contact Tricia via email or at (920) 886-9319 ext. 122.

 

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Jessie Stavast, MS, LPC-IT

Clinician – Oshkosh Area School District (Rise Up)

Jessie is an onsite clinician with the Connected Community Wellness Screen program. Jessie is from Waukesha, WI, and has an undergraduate degree in psychology. She has a master’s degree from Alverno College in community counseling psychology, with an emphasis on working with children and young adults dealing with a variety of mental wellness concerns, including anxiety and ADHD.  Jessie has many years of experience working with children, families with disabilities, and mental health behaviors in Milwaukee County and the Fox Valley. She has interned with Catalpa Health and Samaritan Counseling Center and has a passion for working with individuals of all ages and families.

Contact Jessie via email or at (920) 572-4506 (mobile).

Pachee Stern, BS

Case Manager – Appleton Area School District, Kaukauna Area School District, Little Chute Area School District, School District of New London, School District of Omro, Seymour Community School District, Winneconne Community School District

 

Pachee is a case manager with the Connected Community Wellness Screen program. She grew up in Appleton and recently graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh with a bachelor’s degree in human services leadership. Pachee has experience working with struggling youth and enjoys providing them support and compassion. This experience and passion have guided her to the mental health field.

Contact Pachee via email or at (920) 378-8100 (mobile) or (920) 886-9319 ext. 122.

 

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Shirley Zahn, CSW

Case Manager – Oshkosh Area School District (Rise Up)

 

Shirley Zahn is a case manager with the Connected Community Wellness Screen program. Shirley is a licensed social worker with 24 years’ experience. Shirley’s background includes child protection work with the Department of Human Services. Most recently, she has spent the past three years with the Oshkosh Area School District. Shirley is dedicated to working with teens and families, and has always believed in the importance of emotional well-being.

Shirley can be reached via email or at (920) 572-4582 (mobile).

 

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Brittany Zimmermann, MSW

Case Manager – Appleton Area School District 

 

Brittany Zimmermann is a case manager with the Connected Community Wellness Screen program. She grew up in Plymouth, WI, and has a master’s degree in social work from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Brittany previously was a crisis counselor for four years working with variety of populations and mental health issues. She also has experience working with troubled youth and providing them with support and resources. Brittany is excited to be working with youth and helping them be proactive with their mental health so they can work toward achieving their goals.

Contact Brittany via email or at (920) 851-6876 (mobile).