Amy D’Addario, MS, SAC, CSWWellness Screen Manager
Jessica Ecke, MAClinician
Samantha Jo Fieck, MSWWellness Screen Coordinator
Kelsi Lohaus, BAClinician
Stefany MurilloAdministrative Specialist
Jen ParsonsWellness Screen Director
Patricia (Tricia) Plutz, MSEWellness Screen Coordinator
Choua SchommerCandid Product Manager and Data Analyst
Ailani holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from UW-Stevens Point and is pursuing her master’s degree in criminology from UW-Platteville. She helps screen school-age youth for mental health concerns as part of the Samaritan Wellness Screen traveling team that works in school districts across Northeast Wisconsin. With a background in corrections and nursing, Ailani has special interests in at-risk youth and the roles of skill-building, motivational interviewing, and connecting people to treatment and services to help them improve their lives.
Amy D’Addario, MS, SAC, CSW
Amy is a Program Manager with the Wellness Screen program. Amy is a Certified Social Worker and Substance Abuse Counselor with nearly 20 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 trauma, family-focused substance abuse, early childhood mental health, and universal screening. Amy is passionate about infant, early childhood, and children’s mental health and is thrilled to be supporting the staff of the WS Program to serve families across the Fox Valley region.
Contact Amy via email or at (920) 886.9319 Ext. 111
Jessica Ecke, MA
Appleton Area School District
Jessica is a clinician with the Wellness Screen program and the Appleton Area School District. She is experienced in working with youth and families in a variety of settings, working to increase their knowledge and awareness of mental illness and connecting them with resources available in the community. Jessica is trained in trauma-informed care practices and is passionate about breaking down barriers that inhibit individuals from living life to its fullest. She is excited to be in the schools to promote early prevention of mental health issues affecting students’ overall well-being and ability to succeed academically, socially, and emotionally.
Contact Jessica via email or at (920) 886.9319 Ext.114
Samantha Jo Fieck, MSW
School District of New London, School District of Omro, Winneconne Community School District
Samantha Jo Fieck is an on-site clinician for the Wellness Screen program and a traveling team that services New London, Omro, and Winneconne School Districts. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from UW-Oshkosh and her master’s degree from UW-Milwaukee both in Social Work. Samantha Jo has over 8 years of experience serving youth and families in a variety of settings. In her various roles, she has witnessed the effects emotional wellness can have not only on the individual but also on their family, school, work, and activities. As a result, Samantha Jo is passionate about being proactive in early emotional wellness intervention and connecting youth and families to resources that can provide support and hope.
Contact Samantha Jo via email or at (920) 866.9319 Ext. 130
Kelsi Lohaus, BA
Oshkosh Area School District (Rise Up)
Kelsi is a clinician with the Wellness Screen program and the Oshkosh Area School District (Rise Up). She grew up in Stillwater, MN, and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BA degree in child psychology. Kelsi has over 8 years of experience working with youth in the mental health field. She is passionate about connecting youth and families to resources that can provide support and hope while reducing the stigma of mental health.
Contact Kelsi via email or at (920) 886.9319 Ext. 125
Stephany supports the Wellness Screen program and manages the program’s screening database. Previously, Stefany served as Samaritan’s English/Spanish bilingual client benefits specialist supervisor.
Jen has 10+ years of experience working with youth and adults in various roles within the mental health setting. Jen is proud of the 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, which 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
Patricia (Tricia) Plutz, MSE
Appleton Area School District
Tricia is an on-site clinician for the Wellness Screen program. Tricia has over 10 years of 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 positive 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.
Choua engages with current and prospective counseling centers that wish to implement Candid™ to expand their roles in school-based mental health, including the provision of complete onboarding and implementation support. Candid™ Mental Wellness Screening Systems are based on the success and efficacy of Samaritan Wellness Screen. Choua holds a bachelor’s degree in human development and psychology from UW-Green Bay.
Contact Choua via email or at (920) 886-9319 ext. 101.
Mariah holds a master’s degree in social work from UW-Green Bay and works as a clinician for Samaritan Wellness Screen in the Appleton Area School District. She has extensive experience as a crisis text-line counselor, working with children with developmental disabilities, and helping victims of crime and survivors of domestic abuse as a crisis and shelter advocate. Mariah has a special interest in effectively supporting and advocating for vulnerable people using trauma-informed methods, especially children and youth.
Hayley is a clinician for Samaritan Wellness Screen and serves on the traveling team across 12 area school districts. Her job is to help connect students and families to mental health services after young people screen positive for mental health concerns.
Hayley holds a degree in psychology from UW-Madison and a master’s degree in teaching from Seattle University. She joined Samaritan after 15 years as a classroom teacher and is committed to building trusting relationships with students and families to help them achieve their goals for mental wellness.