Executive Council

Children's Mental Health Collective Impact Executive Council

Mission:  The Children’s Mental Health Collective Impact Executive Council will create an integrated system of care.

Statement of Hope:  Every child is safe, nurtured and supported to promote optimal health and well-being.

"The things we fear most in organizations—fluctuations, disturbances, imbalances—are the primary sources of creativity."
— Margaret J. Wheatley

The Collective Impact Executive Council is comprised of a wide range of people interested in promoting social and emotional health for Wisconsin’s children and families. They meet bi-monthly to provide guidance and strategic direction to the collective impact process and the four Collective Impact workgroups.

The Executive Council identified "Lived Experience is Everywhere!" as their mutually reinforcing goal.  Central to Collective Impact's work, is the belief that caregivers and young adults who have experience
engaging with and navigating the child-serving systems bring a wealth of insight and should be “at
the table” when programs, policies, and initiatives are being discussed. In short, people impacted by
policies should be included in making the policies.

For more information about the Children's Mental Health Collective Impact work, please contact Karen at 608-267-7792 or at Karen.katz@wisconsin.gov.

The Office of Children’s Mental Health (OCMH) serves as the “backbone” to the Children’s Mental Health Collective Impact (CMHCI). The CMHCI does not speak for the OCMH; nor does the OCMH speak for the CMHCI. The OCMH’s role is facilitate discussions, provide data and information, organize meeting logistics, maintain notes, and create summary documents.