Rob Kaminski

Committees, Councils, Workgroups you serve on:
  • Facilitator for NAMI Fox Valley Family Support Group for Parents and Caregivers of School Age Children
  • Member of the Children's Mental Health Collective Impact (CMHCI) Executive Council Committee
  • Co-chair of the CMHCI Access Workgroup
  • Member of Children Come First (CCF) Advisory Committee
  • Member of Rule 40 Day Treatment Advisory Committee

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.