Advisory Council

The Advisory Council provides leadership to the Wisconsin Children’s Mental Health Collective Impact initiative and supports the Wisconsin Office of Children’s Mental Health (OCMH) by:

  • Advising on the focus of our collective impact initiatives
  • Focusing on cross-systems collaboration to improve Wisconsin children’s mental health systems and outcomes

The Advisory Council brings leadership-level representation from Wisconsin’s children’s mental health serving departments, health care and mental health systems, mental health providers, as well as individuals with lived experience to focus on collaboration around children’s mental health issues and systems change.

The Advisory Council membership is intentionally diverse to serve us in advancement of system change based on our values of cross-systems collaboration, data driven, family and youth guided, and promoting inclusivity and equity among all. The group is comprised of approximately 20 individuals representing the following: child and adolescent psychiatry, mental health case management, mental health advocacy outpatient mental health therapy, pediatrics health systems, and individuals with lived experience of the children’s mental health system. State level government bodies are also represented: Department of Children and Families, Department of Corrections, Department of Health Services – Division of Care and Treatment Services and Medicaid, Department of Justice, Department of Public Instruction, and Tribal government. Council members are elected by the council to serve defined terms.  

For more information about the Children's Mental Health Collective Impact work, please contact us at ​