Mary Beth Alvarez, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor Psychiatry, MCW, Behavioral Health and Sub-Specialty Clinics
Dr. Alvarez is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Medical College of Wisconsin and serves as the Director of Behavioral Health Integration in Primary Care at Froedtert Health. After getting her BA in Religion from Swarthmore College, she received both her MD and Masters in Public Health at Tulane, concentrating on International Health. She completed her postgraduate training in combined Internal Medicine/Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, where she served as Chief Resident. Through interprofessional education, she trains medical personnel in behavioral interventions and raises the capacity of psychiatrists to manage medical conditions. Currently, she is working on expanding Integrated Behavioral Health to include primary care-based medication assisted treatment for opiate and alcohol use disorders and has started a new Internal Medicine/Psychiatry residency at MCW. She serves on the board of Renaissance Theaterworks and is a foster mom to 2 amazing kids.
Justin Schoen, MD, Marshfield Alcohol and Drug Recovery Center, Marshfield Clinic
Dr. Schoen went to college at Michigan Tech, medical school at Michigan state university college of human medicine, and residency at UW Madison. He is a past president of the Wisconsin Psychiatric Association and currently serves as a Wisconsin Rep to the American Psychiatric association. Dr. Schoen is the medical director of Marshfield clinic/family health center alcohol and drug recovery center. He is a board certified Psychiatrist and has spoken locally and nationally.
Felice Borisy-Rudin, PhD, JD, Policy Analyst, Comprehensive Injury Center, MCW
Felice Borisy-Rudin, JD, PhD is the Policy Analyst for the Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project at the Medical College of Wisconsin’s Comprehensive Injury Center. Dr. Borisy-Rudin conducts trainings on primary alcohol prevention throughout Wisconsin and provides tools and technical assistance to coalitions and communities active in prevention work. Before joining WisAPP, Dr. Borisy-Rudin worked as a civil practice attorney and municipal prosecutor. She has handled hundreds of ordinance violations, including many involving underage drinking. She has served as municipal judge for the Village of Shorewood Hills since 2018, where she previously served as a village trustee for 11 years. She is also the vice-president of the Wisconsin Municipal Judges Association. Dr. Borisy-Rudin holds a JD from UW-Madison Law School, a PhD in Neuroscience from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and a BS in Biology from Caltech.
Maureen Busalacchi, Director, Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project, Comprehensive Injury Center, MCW, WMCCA President, Waunakee Community Cares Coalition Board Chairperson, Village of Waunakee
For more than twenty years, Maureen Busalacchi has been a leader on public health policy issues and is the Director of the Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project at the Comprehensive Injury Center at Medical College of Wisconsin. She also serves as co-chair of Wisconsin Public Health Association Policy and Advocacy Committee and worked at the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment at MCW where she oversaw 45 projects making systems change to improve health. In addition, Maureen served as Executive Director of Health First Wisconsin, formerly known as SmokeFree Wisconsin, leading the effort to have all workplaces go smoke-free, raising tobacco taxes and securing prevention funding. She served Chair of the ad hoc Workgroup on Alcohol Prevention for the State Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse that developed evidence-based recommendations to reduce excessive alcohol abuse. She’s advised numerous organizations on advocacy and policy, was a mentor for the Wisconsin Women’s Policy Institute, and a frequently presenters on advocacy, systems change and public health issues. She’s an avid biker, hiker and gardener. She lives with her husband, Steve, and her two daughters in Madison, WI.
Mia Croyle, MA, Behavioral Health Project Specialist, MetaStar, Inc., Behavioral Health Project Specialist, MetaStar, Inc.
Mia Croyle is a Behavioral Health Project Specialist with MetaStar, a quality improvement organization that works with health care providers to continually improve the quality of care. Mia has extensive experience in SBIRT: delivering services in a primary care clinic, designing and delivering training for a diverse range of health professionals, and working with practices as an implementation coach. She is a sought-after trainer in Motivational Interviewing, an evidence-based communication style for facilitating behavior change, and is a member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT). She has a M.A. in clinical mental health counseling from Valparaiso University.
Thomas Doughman, MA, LMFT, LCSW, SAC, Assistant Director of Counseling & Psychological Services, St. Norbert College
Tom is a licensed marriage and family therapist, licensed clinical social worker, and certified as a substance abuse counselor in the state of Wisconsin. Tom has been in the counseling field for over 30 years, having worked in New York, California, and throughout the state of Wisconsin, in a wide variety of settings. Tom has been the assistant director of counseling and psychological services at St. Norbert College since 2012. Additionally, Tom has a private counseling practice in Appleton, WI. om serves the community as the Tri-chair of the Brown County Alcohol & Drug Coalition for Change and president of the non-profit Section Sober. The mission of Section Sober (Section Yellow, Market Yellow, Sober Green Bay) is to provide alcohol free spaces where people can gather together in fellowship before and during events, such as Green Bay Packer games, farmer’s markets, work places, etc.
Lieutenant Travis Esser, Marshfield Police Department
Travis is currently a lieutenant assigned to the detective bureau at Marshfield Police Department and has been employed as an officer for the past 20 years. In his current capacity, Travis oversees the drug unit and school resource officers, both of whom are dedicated to reducing and preventing drug usage within the schools as well as the entire city of Marshfield. Travis and his detectives are also members of a 15 agency drug unit called the Central Wisconsin Drug Task Force. In addition to drug enforcement, the detectives within Travis' unit were instrumental in implementing POLD as well as remaining active in alcohol compliance checks. The Marshfield Police Department works closely with stakeholders from Marshfield Clinic Health System as well as other entities to prevent and reduce drug and alcohol abuse within and around the Marshfield community.
Paul Hartlaub, MD, MSPH, Medical Director, Primary Care Quality, Ascension Medical Group
Dr. Hartlaub serves Ascension Wisconsin as a Medical Director of Primary Care Quality. In this role he helps to establish and focus on Quality priorities, developing and using evidence-based guidelines to optimize performance on these measures. Dr. Hartlaub graduated from what is now the UW School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH) in 1987, and was Board-certified in Family Medicine from the same school, and subsequently General Preventive Medicine and Public Health from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in 1994, and completing a Master of Science in Public Health in the same program. Dr. Hartlaub has worked in evidence-based quality improvement ever since; beginning as full-time faculty for the UWSMPH and then to Covenant which became Wheaton Healthcare which became Ascension Wisconsin. In addition to his profession, Dr. Hartlaub enjoys his wife, four adult children, and two grandchildren. He also fancies himself a bit of a screenplay writer, currently finishing a feature animation and beginning a historical drama.
Chief Chris Hughes, Brodhead Police Department
Chief Chris Hughes is currently the Police Chief in Brodhead, Wisconsin, located in Green and Rock Counties. He has served in law enforcement for 28 years, 20 of which were as a Police Chief for cities and villages with a population of less than 10,000 residents, located in central and southern Wisconsin. During his law enforcement career, he has had to address public safety concerns of which many are tied to AODA issues. Due to his experiences, he has worked with community stakeholders at the local level to advocate for better education, resources and changes in law in order to curtail the ill effects AODOA issues have on a community’s public safety.
Brian Jackson, M.Ed., currently finishing D.Ed., Cultural Connections Department Head at Lac Du Flambeau Public School
Brian Jackson is responsible for facilitating a comprehensive approach to Wisconsin Statute American Indian Studies Act 31, promoting and integrating education about Wisconsin Native American cultures in schools, community, Lakeland Union School District area, State Partner Department of Public Instruction to provide professional development with tribal communities as well. He is a department head of Cultural Connections at Lac Du Flambeau Public School and coordinates and assists with cultural field experiences, cultural speakers and resources, and cultural connection initiatives. Further, Jackson collaborates with the tribal language community along with a variety of parties (e.g., district personnel, community organizations, parents, business, local, state, and federal governments) for the purpose of securing funding to maintain and enhance culturally responsive educational services and programs. He has previously worked for Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council Native American Research Center Health (GLNARCH) with an emphasis on Native American Student Development-Pre-College Pipeline Programming for 11 years. Jackson is in his final stages of doctoral work at the University Minnesota in Indigenous Teaching and Learning. He is also an Army National Guard Veteran and takes pride in being a family man that lives through the Family Circles framework.
Sara Kohlbeck, MPH, Director, Division of Suicide Prevention, Comprehensive Injury Center, Medical College of Wisconsin
Sara Kohlbeck is the Director of the Division of Suicide Prevention at the Comprehensive Injury Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin. In her role, Sara works with collaborators around the State of Wisconsin to research, develop, implement, and evaluate strategies for suicide prevention. Her work currently focuses on suicide prevention among veterans as well as farmers and marginalized populations, including Black and Latinx individuals living in urban areas. Sara is also a PhD Candidate in the Institute for Health and Equity at the Medical College of Wisconsin. Her dissertation research is focused on better understanding farmer suicide through qualitative methods, including photovoice. Sara received her Master’s in Public Health from the Zilber School of Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and her Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
Constance (Connie) Kostelac, PhD, Assistant Professor and Director Division of Data Surveillance and Informatics, Comprehensive Injury Center, MCW
Constance Kostelac, PhD is an assistant professor in the Institute for Health & Equity, Division of Epidemiology & Social Sciences at the Medical College of Wisconsin and is the Director of the Division of Data Surveillance and Informatics for the Comprehensive Injury Center (CIC). Dr. Kostelac leads the Milwaukee Homicide Review Commission and a data integration project known as DataShare. She has over 20 years of academic and applied analysis and research experience related to the criminal justice system on a variety of topics and is now working at the intersection of public health and public safety. Her current interests are primarily related to violence, injury, and overdose prevention, including the impact of alcohol on health and community outcomes. Dr. Kostelac also focuses on the value of data sharing within and beyond the criminal justice system. Dr. Kostelac holds a B.A. in Criminology and Law Studies and Psychology, MS in Criminology, and an interdisciplinary PhD in Justice Studies.
Sue Larson, MS, LPC, CSAC, P4P member and owner of New Day Counseling, LLC. Treatment Provider
Sue Larson Is a Licensed Professional Counselor and a Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor that has been in this field for over 10 years. She is the sole provider of New Day Counseling, LLC that provides outpatient services for individuals with mental health and drugs and alcohol concerns. Sue has been part of Partners for Prevention in Richland County for over 4 years and wants to help prevent adolescents from developing a substance use disorder. She has been part of local county alcohol compliance checks by collaborating with local law enforcement, organizing the paperwork, and collecting data.
Melissa Moore, MPH, Certified Prevention Specialist, Owner & Trainer, M3 Consulting LLC, Result Base Accountability Certified
Melissa Moore has worked in Public Health for over 20 years, leading substance abuse prevention and coalition efforts in multiple diverse communities. Emphasizing the need to go beyond education to address the factors that contribute to substance abuse, Ms. Moore has helped lead assessment, planning, implementation and grant writing efforts to transform the way communities tackle this daunting burden. As a prevention generalist, she is an expert in engagement and communication, Ms. Moore is always looking for opportunities to take great ideas and move them into tangible actions answering the age-old question...We recognize this is an issue, now what can we do about it?
John “JP” Plageman, Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC)
John Plageman CSW has been working in the ADRC of Brown County for the last nine years. Before that, he was eight years with Adult Care Consultants in Fond du Lac and eight years with Private industry Council REACH Program in Milwaukee. John is proud of his 13 years of sobriety and works to support others.
Julie Prouty, Alcohol Workgroup Chair and Ithaca School Superintendent
Julie Prouty is the current Ithaca Superintendent and Pupil Services Director. She has held that role since 2017 and worked as the special education teacher in both the Ithaca Middle school and Ithaca High school. She has a background in working at small, rural districts and CESA #3 (Cooperative Educational Service Agency) where she supervised special needs staff in 31 rural districts. Julie has a passion to help all students learn and to educate all adults. Being the lead on the Richland County Partners for Prevention Alcohol workgroup is one way to assist all families in our community.
Betsy Roesler, MS, PS, CHES, Coalition Coordinator, Richland County
Betsy A. Roesler, MS, PS, CHES is the Coordinator for the Partners for Prevention (P4P) Coalition of Richland County located in Richland County. (Population 17,000). The Richland School District is the fiscal agent for a Drug-Free Communities grant awarded to the P4P in 2019 after three years of community organizing and preparation. Ms. Roesler is a Health Educator and Licensed Prevention Specialist who has focused her 20-year career on youth substance use prevention, curriculum development, youth leadership development, and middle school teaching. In her free time, she teaches Yoga, enjoys running in a local group, biking, and spending time with her family of four adult children who live far away and her husband of 33 years, Bruce.
Clint Rowley, Sergeant, Patrol, Rock County Sheriff’s Office
Sergeant Clint Rowley received his BS UW-Oshkosh and graduated from the Police Academy from Fox Velley Tech. He further graduated from Wisconsin State Trooper Academy and was a Trooper for over seven years. He was a Rock County Deputy for four years and now has served as Rock County Sergeant for the last four years.
Jodie Sorenson, WCCC Board Chairperson/Municipal Court Clerk, Waunakee Community Cares Coalition/Village of Waunakee
Jodie Sorenson has been the Clerk of Court for the Village of Waunakee for the past 21 years. She is a member of the Municipal Court Clerk’s Association, a Court Clerk Mentor, the Charities Committee Chair, the Executive Committee Chair for District 5 from 2009-2017 and is the current Wisconsin Municipal Court Clerks Association President on her 2nd term ending in 2023. She has received her Professional Judicial Assistant Certificate, Professional Judicial Assistant in Administration Certificate, Professional Judicial Executive Certificate, Judicial Leadership Management Certificate, and Judicial Administration Legacy Certificate thru UW-Milwaukee. She was appointed by the State of Wisconsin Office of Judicial Education in 2013 to be on the Municipal Court Clerk’s Advisory Committee. She is also a founding member of the Waunakee Community Cares Coalition and is currently their Executive Board Chairperson. Jodie graduated from UW-La Crosse in 1997 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Recreation Management where she also competed for the UWL cross country and track teams. She is a fitness addict who loves to run and challenge herself by competing in triathlons, tough mudder and ½ marathons. Her two children, daughter Savannah (21) and son Wyatt (11), keep her very busy along with their miniature long haired dachshund, Ollie and chiweenie, Millie.
Sergeant Joseph Tenor, Calumet County Sheriff’s Office
Sargent Joe Tenor, of the Calumet County Sheriff's office has obtained numerous certifications and is a certified law enforcement instructor in several disciplines. Most notably, Sargent Tenor is a Drug Recognition Expert. He is also a Field Training officer for the Sheriff's Office and a Drug Impairment Training for Education Professionals (DITEP) trainer.
Colleen Trevino, NP, Assistant Professor and Nurse Practitioner, MCW, Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, MCW
Dr. Trevino has been a Nurse Practitioner for over 20 years, most of her career delivering care directly to traumatically injured adult patients. She a faculty member at the Medical College of Wisconsin in the Division of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery with research interested the transition from acute to chronic pain in the traumatically injured and long-term quality of life outcomes after trauma. She is also the co-director of the clinical core in the Comprehensive Injury Center at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
Annie Von Neupert, Project Coordinator, REACH, Wisconsin Certified Prevention Specialist, Calumet County, Substance Use Prevention Skills Trainer (SUSPT)
Annie von Neupert, is Project Coordinator for REACH. REACH, a federal Drug Free Communities coalition, focuses on reducing misuse of alcohol and nicotine by youth in Calumet County. In this role for 3 years, Annie is a Wisconsin Certified Prevention Specialist and Substance Use Prevention Skills Trainer (SUPST). The REACH coalition is a member of Alliance for Wisconsin Youth and Community Anti-Drug Coalition of America.