Position: Wisconsin Family Connections Center Regional Support Specialist
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I have always lived here in Wisconsin. I grew up in a rural town southwest of Madison, spent many years in Milwaukee, and recently settled in the Wind Lake, WI area with my husband and dog Winston. I attended UW Milwaukee for my Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with an emphasis in Urban Studies, and I also earned my Master’s degree at UW Milwaukee in Counseling. Previous to working with Wisconsin Adoption & Permanency Support, I worked as a school counselor at all age levels, but primarily with elementary and middle school children. Working with children from a variety of ages, backgrounds, and circumstances led me to be passionate about being trauma-informed and child-centered. I enjoy working with families, and being able to support them in meaningful ways. Prior to my career as a school counselor, I also worked for six years at Columbia St. Mary’s as a Nursing Support Coordinator. Both fields allowed me to help others receive holistic care by making sure their physical and mental health needs are met, and I am eager to continue this work with Wisconsin Adoption & Permanency Support as well.