OCMH Lived Experience Partners

Wisconsin Office of Children's Mental Health Lived Experience Partners (formerly known as Collective Impact Partners) are parents, caregivers, and young people who are personally connected to children's mental health. The parent/caregiver and youth partners bring decades of lived experience to their participation and leadership in the Children’s Mental Health Collective Impact Executive Council meetings and workgroups.  With their insights and guidance, state agencies and other collaborating partners are better able to recognize gaps in services, deficient programs, and unhelpful or cumbersome policies and practices.

OCMH Lived Experience Partners meet before each Executive Council meeting to review meeting content and goals and then reconvene after the Executive Council meetings to discuss meeting highlights and next steps.  On the months that the Executive Council does not meet, the Lived Experience Partners gather for training, sharing information, and building relationships.

Learn more about the Lived Experience Partners through our  brochure.

If you would like to be a Lived Experience Partner, please start by completing an application.


Parent Partner Application.pdf                            Parent Partner Online Application


Young Adult Partner Application.pdf                    Young Adult Partner Online Application


Click on a Lived Experience Partner for more information.

Abigail Hicks, Sauk County

Committees, Councils, Workgroups you serve on​: 

  • Children’s Mental Health Collective Impact (CMHCI) Executive Council
  • Access Workgroup

Alana Perez-Valliere, Racine County

Committees, Councils, Workgroups you serve on​: 

  • Children’s Mental Health Collective Impact (CMHCI) Executive Council
  • Trauma and Recovery Project Performance Assessment and Continuous Enhancement Committee
  • Resiliency Workgroup​
  • Collaborative for Healthy Birth Outcomes -Racine/Kenosha 
  • Greening Greater Racine (GGR) 
  • Kenosha Health Improvement Project (KHIP)
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Racine Chapter
  • Jefferson Lighthouse Parent/Teacher Association 
  • Native American Task Force (NATF) UW-Madison, Division of Extension
  • Latinx Employee Resource Group Co-chair (LERG) UW-Madison, Division of Extension 


​​Amy Ray, Racine County

Committees, Councils, Workgroups you serve on​: 

  • Children’s Mental Health Collective Impact (CMHCI) Executive Council
  • Resiliency Workgroup​
  • C2MH (Racine Collaborative of Children’s Mental Health)
  • Board Member NAMI Racine County
    • ​Advocacy Committee


​​Andrea Humphrey, Racine County

Committees, Councils, Workgroups you serve on​: 

  • Children’s Mental Health Collective Impact (CMHCI) Executive Council
  • Trauma-Informed Care Workgroup
  • Co-Chair ​​Trauma and Recovery Project Performance Assessment and Continuous Enhancement Committee​


Becky Krisko, Brown Count​y

Committees, Councils, Workgroups you serve on​: 

  • Children’s Mental Health Collective Impact (CMHCI) Executive Council
  • ​Access Workgroup
  • Trauma-Informed Care Workgroup
  • Partners in Policymaking


​​Callie Hauge, Dane County

Committees, Councils, Workgroups you serve on​: 

  • Children’s Mental Health Collective Impact (CMHCI) Executive Council
  • Trauma-Informed Care Workgroup


​​Crystal Long, Dane County

Committees, Councils, Workgroups you serve on​: 

  • Children’s Mental Health Collective Impact (CMHCI) Executive Council
  • Trauma-Informed Care Workgroup
  • Access Workgroup


Erica Lofton, Milwaukee County

Committees, Councils, Workgroups you serve on​: 

  • Milwaukee Youth Council
  • University School of Milwaukee Black Student Union 
  • United Way Campus Engagement Committee
  • Youth Consultant at P. Taylor Consulting
  • Founder of Girls in Action in Charity
  • CHOICE Neighborhood Initative Advisory Committee Member


Jane Stueber, Milwaukee County

Committees, Councils, Workgroups you serve on​: 

  • Trauma-Informed Care Workgroup
  • Children’s Mental Health Collective Impact (CMHCI) Executive Council
  • Youth Task Force, National Child Traumatic Stress Network
  • Trauma and Recovery Project Service Access and Family Engagement Committee

​Committees, Councils, Workgroups you serve on​: 

  • ​Parent Advocate for WI FACETS
  • Policy Council Parent Representative, local Head Start
  • Trained suicide prevention training facilitator through the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
  • Walk Chair for the Chippewa Valley Out of the Darkness Walk for Suicide Prevention
  • Children’s Mental Health Collective Impact (CMHCI) Executive Council


Committees, Councils, Workgroups you serve on​:

  • Access Workgroup
  • Children’s Mental Health Collective Impact (CMHCI) Executive Council​



Kimberlee Coronado, Waukesha County

Committees, Councils, Workgroups you serve on​:

  • Waukesha County Trauma Informed Care Partnership/Collective Impact Committee
  • Special Services Advisory Committee of Waukesha
  • Partnerships For Children’s Mental Health Committee of Waukesha County
  • Co­-chair of the Children’s Mental Health Collective Impact (CMHCI) Executive Council
  • Co-­chair of Collective Impact Partners
  • Access Workgroup
  • DHS Rule 40 Day Treatment Advisory Committee
  • Appointment to Wisconsin Council on Mental Health


Kristen Howell, Grant County

Committees, Councils, Workgroups you serve on​:

  • Access Workgroup
  • Children’s Mental Health Collective Impact (CMHCI) Executive Council

Committees, Councils, Workgroups you serve on​:

  • Children’s Mental Health Collective Impact (CMHCI) Executive Council
  • Trauma and Recovery Project Service Access and Family Engagement Committee
  • Resiliency Workgroup
  • Chair of the Greater Milwaukee Synod Task Force on the Opioid Crisis​​



Nick Krisko, Brown County

Committees, Councils, Workgroups you serve on​:

  • Access Workgroup
  • Partners in Policymaking
  • Youth Leadership Forum
  • Children’s Mental Health Collective Impact (CMHCI) Executive Council


Robert Kaminski, Outagamie County

Committees, Councils, Workgroups you serve on​:

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


Shimika Harris, Milwaukee County

Committees, Councils, Workgroups you serve on​:

  • Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder Ministry
  • Radio Ministry
  • Trauma and Recovery Project Service Access and Family Engagement Committee


Shenika Moss, Milwaukee County

Committees, Councils, Workgroups you serve on​:

  • Advocacy For Change
  • Wisconsin Family Leadership Institute (WIFLI)
  • Parent 2 Parent of Wisconsin
  • Faces of Mental Health Panel
  • Co-Chair Trauma and Recovery Project Service Access and Family Engagement Committee


Tabitha DeGroot, Brown County

Committees, Councils, Workgroups you serve on​:

  • Children’s Mental Health Collective Impact (CMHCI) Executive Council
  • Oneida Nation - Coordinated Services Teams (CST) Committee
  • Parent 2 Parent Mentor


Terri DeGaro, Milwaukee County

Committees, Councils, Workgroups you serve on​:

  • Wisconsin Promise Grant since its inception as a Recruiter, PIC and Family Advocate
  • Wisconsin Facets
  • Parent 2 Parent
  • West Allis Drug and Alcohol Coalition
  • PTA
  • Mental Health America of Wisconsin Milwaukee Coalition for Children's Mental Health
  • Trauma and Recovery Project Service Access and Family Engagement Committee
  • Children’s Mental Health Collective Impact (CMHCI) Executive Council


Tony Piparo, Milwaukee County

Committees, Councils, Workgroups you serve on​:

  • Prevent Suicide of Greater Milwaukee- Steering Committee
  • Our Space- Community Board Member
  • Milwaukee Writers Circle- Board Member
  • Resiliency Workgroup
  • Trauma and Recovery Project Service Access and Family Engagement Committee
  • Children’s Mental Health Collective Impact (CMHCI) Executive Council


Tracy Loken Weber, Waukesha County

Committees, Councils, Workgroups you serve on​: 

  • Co­-chair of the Children’s Mental Health Collective Impact (CMHCI) Executive Council
  • Co-­chair of Collective Impact Partners​
  • Trauma-Informed Care Workgroup
  • Trauma and Recovery Project Service Access and Family Engagement Committee


For more information about the Children's Mental Health Collective Impact Parent and Youth Partners, please contact Andrea.Turtenwald@WI.gov.​​