Rose Baier has worked in the Criminal Justice Services area for Chippewa County for the past 25 years. In her role as CJS Director, she has been instrumental in creating the Front-End Intervention (FIT) Program for adults and other diversion programs, along with coordinating the Take a Stand Against Meth Campaign in the County.
Felice is the Policy Analyst for the Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project. She has a JD from the University of Wisconsin Law Schoola dn a PhD in Neuroscience from Johns Hopkins. Felice has experience as a municipal prosecutor, municipal judge, and village trustee. Before joining WisAPP, she practiced law as a civil practice attorney.
For more than twenty years, Maureen Busalacchi has been a leader on public health policy issues and currently serves as co-chair of Wisconsin Public Health Association Policy and Advocacy Committee. In addition, Maureen served as Executive Director of Health First Wisconsin, formerly known as SmokeFree Wisconsin. Recently, she served Chair of the ad hoc Workgroup on Alcohol Prevention for the State Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse to develop evidence-based recommendations to reduce excessive alcohol abuse.
Charlie (they/she) has been working as the coalition coordinator for the City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance in the Public Policy Institute of Community Advocates since March of 2021. CoMTFA serves the LGBTQ+ community in Milwaukee and as a former smoker and openly queer person, they have loved the opportunity to serve their community in a meaningful way.
Emma Madura has been working in the social services field for the last eight years. Previously, she worked in corrections and child protective services in Milwaukee County. Emma currently works with the Walworth County Family Drug Treatment Court program. She has a Bachelor degree in criminal justice and a Master's degree in social work. She is licensed as an Advanced Practice Social Worker and a Substance Abuse Counselor. Emma has been working with the Walworth County Drug and Alcohol Coalition for the past two and a half years.
Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC, is an international speaker, trainer, and consultant in the behavioral health field whose work has reached thousands throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Caribbean, and British Islands. Mark si the author of five books which all focus on behavioral health. Mark has been a certified addictions counselor for 34 years. He has received numerous awards including a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Illinois Addiction Counselor Certification Board and the Barbara Bacon Award for outstanding contributions to the Social Work profession as a Loyola University of Chicago Alumni. Mark is co-founder of Serenity Academy of Chicago, the only recovery high school in Illinois. He is past president of the board of the Illinois chapter of NAADAC. He has had a 30 year career as a university educator having taught at the University of Chicago, Illinois State University, Illinois School of Professional Psychology, and Loyola University of Chicago, School of Social Work.
Dr. Joe Sanfelippo
Dr. Joe Sanfelippo is the Superintendent of the Fall Creek School District in Fall Creek, WI...home of the Fall Creek Crickets. The Fall Creek School District was named an Innovative District in 2016 and 2017 by the International Center for Leadership in Education. Joe holds a BA in Elementary and Early Childhood Education, an MS in Educational Psychology, an MS in Educational Leadership, and a Ph.D. in Leadership, Learning, and Service. Joe co-hosts the Hacking Leadership Podcast and co-authored The Power of Branding: Telling Your School's Story, Principal Professional Development: Leading Learning in a Digital Age, and Hacking Leadership: 10 Ways Great Leaders Inspire Learning That Teachers, Students, and Parents Love. He was selected as 1 of 117 Future Ready Superintendents in 2014 and 1 of 50 Superintendents as a Personalized Learning Leader by the US Department of Education in 2016. Education Dive named Joe 1 of 5 K-12 Administrators to watch in 2018 and their National Superintendent of the Year 2019.
Internationally renowned speaker D.J. Vanas is a tribally-enrolled member of the Odawa Nation, a decorated former Air Force captain, and bestselling author of The Tiny Warrior. As a military officer, he worked in the highly complex arena of space warfare, partnered with companies JPL, Aerojet, Hughes Aircraft and Aerospace Corporation. Today, D.J. brings warrior insights to organizations across the country, with clients including Subaru, NASA, Indian Health Service, Intel Corporation, USAA, Mayo Clinic, P&G, Accenture, the US Air Force and Army, Walt Disney World, Costco, and the US Secret Service. He combines decades of relevant and entertaining stories to deliver unforgettable presentations that empower audiences to make their mark.
Annie von Neupert
Annie von Neupert, Certified Prevention Specialist, has actively supported Calumet County, Wisconsin’s efforts to reduce substance misuse for 3 years as REACH Project Coordinator. REACH, a Drug Free Communities funded coalition is on a mission to reduce alcohol and substance misuse. Annie, a servant leader at heart has always centered her career on serving others. In her spare time, Annie is active as the secretary of the local booster club, supporting her farming roots and loves watching dog videos, particularly anything with poodles.
Chris Wardlow is a Prevention Specialist with Catalpa Health and is contracted to Outagamie County. Chris is a longtime member of the SCAODA Prevention Committee and had the privilege of chairing the ad-hoc committee that produced the SCAODA report "Marijuana in Wisconsin: Research-Based Review and Recommendation for Reducing the Public Health Impact of Marijuana (2016)."