The Coalition for Expanding School-Based Mental Health engages in many activities to fund, advocate, and advance expanded school mental health programs in schools around the state. These activities include advocating for legislative change and drafting bills to fund ESMH programs, launching an informative website, and planning an annual summit that involves and informs a statewide network of more than 180 providers, school mental health staff, legislators, parents, and others who care about the well-being and success of each child. You can make a difference by joining one of three Coalition committees that need your involvement and skills! Please contact us to join!
The Communications Committee manages communication & procedures for Coalition membership, works to create, modify, and update website content; compile and distribute notices to the distribution list, and manages the Coalition’s social media presence.
The Legislative Committee works to create and adapt policy, engage in legislative activities to fund expanded school mental health programs, and advocates on behalf of the coalition.
Innovative Practice & Comprehensive Model Committee
The Innovative Practice & Comprehensive Model Committee recommends presenters for both the annual summit and for non-coalition events & conferences. The committee responds to inquiries, disseminates current best practices, and communicates the school-based mental health model and best practices at engagements.
Chris Crowe (Chair) Director & Principal, North Star Academy
Daniel Baran (Vice-Chairperson) Board Secretary & Treasurer, Professional Services Group, Inc
Linda Hall (Treasurer) Executive Director, Wisconsin Association of Family & Children’s Agencies
Jessica Bigboy (Secretary) Parent Peer Specialist Wisconsin Family Ties
Greta Blancarte Mental Health Coordinator, Ashland School District
Tina Buhrow Co-Chair Children’s Mental Health Collective Impact Executive Council, Wisconsin Office of Children’s Mental Health
Phyllis Greenberger Lead Advocacy Specialist, Disability Rights Wisconsin
Armando Hernandez Assistant Director of Integrated Health, Madison Metropolitan School District
Julie Hueller Manager, Racine Collaborative for Children’s Mental Health, Racine Unified School District
Andrea Mitchell, Wellness Program Supervisor, Lutheran Social Services
Rebecca McCurdy Clinic Administrator/Outpatient Therapist, Northwest Journey & Northwest Directions
Sara Parrell Lead Nurse, Mental Health and Professional Development, Madison Metropolitan School District
Audrey Potter Community Coordinator, School Community Partnership for Mental Health (SCPMH)
Kristine Sack School Based Mental Health Coordinator, Lutheran Social Services of Wisconsin & Upper Michigan
Monica Wightman Consultant, Advancing Wellness and Resiliency Education (AWARE), Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Mary Wisnet Community Development Program Officer, Health & Healing and Strengthening Families – United Way Fox Cities