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.
Striving for mental wellness every day for everyone.
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.
Sharla Baenen, Bellin Health Psychiatric Center
Megan Borchardt, Brown County Board of Supervisors
Angela Buchenauer, Howard-Suamico School District
Sarah Donovan, Advocate Aurora Health Behavioral Health Center
Christina Gingle, Green Bay Area Public School District
Ryan Good, Foundations Health & Wholeness
Sarah Inman, Brown County United Way
Karmen Lemke, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Green Bay
Lois Mischler, Family Services of Northeast Wisconsin
Debbie Patz, Bellin Health Psychiatric Center
Amy Polster, Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Green Bay
Jeff Stumbras, HSHS Eastern WI Division/Prevea Health
Lisa Tutskey, Prevea Health