Board of Directors

Patti Jo Severson, MS, RD
Co-Chair Mental Health Coalition Board

Health Educator Behavioral Health
Gundersen Health System  

Aaron Rasch
​Co-Chair Mental Health Coalition Board
State coordinator of Peer Run Organizations (PRO),  Independent Living Resources

2014 Shining Star award recipient

John D. Medinger,
Former Mayor of La Crosse
Community Advocate

Patrick Kerrigan, MASL
Vice President of Communications and Marketing
Viterbo University

Betty Jorgenson, MSN, RN
Nurse Administrator, Behavioral Health and Geriatrics Services
Mayo Clinic Health System - Franciscan Healthcare

Dee Paqué
Social Worker (ret) 
Gundersen Health System
Community Advocate

Anne Berget, CSW, MASL
Administrative Director
Behavioral Health
Pastoral Care
Social Services
Gundersen Health System

Tara DeLong, CTRS
Associate Lecturer, Dept of Therapeutic Recreation/Recreation Management
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

Debra Murray, Psy.D.
Program Director, MS Mental Health Counseling
Viterbo University

Alice Holstein, Ed.D.
Peer Support Specialist
VA River Valley Integrated Health Center

2010 Shining Star award recipient

Click HERE to contact Alice for Speaking Engagements


Mike Desmond
Director, Boys and Girls Club of La Crosse

Steve Helgeson
La Crosse County Sheriff

Jason Witt
Director of La Crosse County Human Services

Matthew Poje LPC, CT, FT
Behavioral Health Specialist
Logistics Health Incorporated