Why do you serve as a CIP? To help facilitate a paradigm shift in mental health awareness, care, and acceptance in Wisconsin.
Why is it important? I have many people that I love that have challenges due to mental illness. I would like to see the state dedicate resources to create health care policies that are flexible as our knowledge grows.
How has serving as a CIP made a difference in your local area or as a provider? I believe that it has removed barriers and has created a better understanding of mental illness and a more unified voice.
What is one personal goal? To see my children living healthy, productive lives.
What is your number one goal for systems change? I believe the CMHCI Access Workgroup Goal Statement most closely parallels my beliefs: "Wisconsin's children, youth, and families have timely access to high quality, trauma-informed, and culturally appropriate mental health services that promote children's social and emotional development."
Family: Wife, Heather, and 5 Children
Passions / Hobbies / Fun Facts:
- I am a plumber by trade, my small business gives me the freedom to also work on mental health advocacy.
- I am passionate about Polish culture and am in constant search of a Polski Fiat to call my own.