Our Role in the Community

Connections for Mental Wellness is a community-wide collective impact initiative in Brown County, Wisconsin that brings together and facilitates diverse groups of stakeholders (i.e. non-profits, government, education organizations, employers, health systems, etc.) to help address community needs and issues related to mental wellness and mental health care. We focus on issues that cannot be solved by one organization alone. With the core values of innovation, collaboration, compassion, inclusion and equity, Connections envisions a community that values and embraces the need for mentally health children, adults, and families. 

Connections for Mental Wellness Mission

To transform the mental health of our community through collaboration, education, and enhanced systems of care for mental wellness.
 

Our Vision

Striving for mental wellness every day for everyone.

Our Values

  • Innovation: Bringing together various new ideas that have a positive impact.

  • Collaboration: While challenging self-interest, we commit to work together for the greater good as demonstrated by a willingness to give and take.

  • Compassion: We care deeply for the suffering of others and have a desire to respond to the best of our ability while maintaining dignity and respect.

  • Inclusion: We welcome all in need and all who wish to help.

  • Equity: We look to identify and address disparities of mental wellness in order to provide access to services for all.

Our Coalition

Ian Agar, Brown County Health and Human Services, Behavioral Health
Sharla Baenen, Bellin Health Psychiatric Center

Megan Borchardt, Brown County Board of Supervisors

Angela Buchenauer, Howard-Suamico School District

Katy DeVillers, Green Bay Area Public School District
Sarah Donovan, Advocate Aurora

Ryan Good, Foundations Health & Wholeness

Sarah Inman, Brown County United Way
Bob Johnson, Solihten Institute
Celia Gardner, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Green Bay

Lois Mischler, Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin

Jeff Stumbras, HSHS Eastern WI Division/Prevea Health

Cheryl Weber, JOSHUA
Samantha Wildeman, N.E.W. Psychiatry Residency Training Program, Medical College of Wisconsin


Community Evaluator
Strategic Research Institute | St. Norbert College

Jamie Lynch, Ph.D.
Keri Pietsch

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