Building resilience, inclusion, and hope for mental health in Wisconsin communities

WISE Members

The 2016 WISE coalition is made up of a majority of people with lived experience and guided by an elected Executive Committee.

Executive Committee

  • Debbie Rueber, Prevent Suicide Kenosha County and Kenosha County Division of Health
  • Martina Gollin-Graves, Executive Director/CEO, MHA WI
  • William Parke-Sutherland, Executive Director, Grassroots Empowerment Project
  • Julianne Carbin, Executive Director, NAMI WI
  • Faith Boersma, Peer Run Respite and Peer Services Coordinator, DHS
  • Sue McKenzie & Suzette Urbashich, Co-Directors, Rogers InHealth (Education and Advocacy)

The work of WISE is founded upon best practices and evidence-based research supported by academic partner, Patick Corrigan, Ph.D., Illinois Institute of Technology, lead investigator for the National Consortium for Stigma and Empowerment, a collaboration of over a dozen research institutions.

WISE Partner and Ally Organizations

Organization Website
Bloom Center for Art and Integrated Therapies
Cardinal Stritch University
Care Connection – Waukesha
Center for Suicide Awareness
Charles E Kubly Foundation
Convergence Resource Center
COPE Services – Ozaukee County
Dry Hootch
Faith Partnership Network
Grassroots Empowerment Project
IMPACT Planning Council
Kenosha County Division of Health
Latino Health Coalition
Pastor Walter Lanier N/A
Marian University
Mental Health America of Wisconsin
Mental Health America in Sheboygan County
Mental Illness Stigma Reduction/Recovery Coalition N/A
Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division
Mount Mary University
NAMI Wisconsin
NAMI Dane County
NAMI Fox Valley
NAMI Greater Milwaukee
OCD Wisconsin, affiliate of the International OCD Foundation
Ozaukee Family Services
MIRACLE, Milwaukee Faith Community Coalition
Painting Pathways Clubhouse
Prevent Suicide Wisconsin
Prevent Suicide Greater Milwaukee
Progressive Baptist Church
Racine Collaborative for Children’s Mental Health N/A
InHealth of Rogers Behavioral Health System
Stable Life
TLS Behavioral Health Services – Affiliate of MCFI
University of WI-Milwaukee
University of WI-Eau Claire
Walker’s Point Clinic / Core El Centro
WI Certified Peer Specialist Network
WI Department of Health Services
Wisconsin Family Ties
WI Hospital Association
Wisconsin United for Mental Health
Wood County Health Department