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 Russell Girard

Russell Girard, MS LPC.  Behavioral Services Program Manager.  He earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology, Community Counseling in 2002 and is currently a Doctoral student in Organizational Psychology.  Russell is a Licensed Professional Counselor, and is the Director and Coordinator of Crisis Services, the Community Support Program (CSP), Targeted Case Management, AODA Services and Mental Health Services.  He provides program supervision, conducts the outpatient clinic intake assessments, completes the initial CSP assessments, provides individual therapy, marital therapy and crisis intervention.  Russell has previously worked in juvenile delinquency, tribal programs, community support programs, county case management and in outpatient mental health . 

Susan Feist
Susan Feist, Outpatient Services Manager: Susan has been employed at Clark County Community Services since 1992. She is the point of contact for outpatient services and court related matters. Susan obtained a BA degree in Sociology with a Social Work option.  Prior to moving to Wisconsin in 1992, Susan worked as a County and private agency Social Worker in Minnesota and Iowa.

Joel Rooney, Psy.D., Clinical Psychologist:
Dr. Joel Rooney began working with Clark County Rooney
Community  Services in July 2011. He provides parenting assessments, psychological testing,  (IQ, diagnosis clarification, etc.), ADHD testing and consultation to the clinical staff. Dr. Rooney also works for LaCrosse County. 

Dr. Persing
Dr. J. Scott Persing, MD, Psychiatrist:

Clinical Therapists

Erin Drawz, MS, LPC, Psychotherapist:  Erin obtained her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Erin Drawz
Marquette University and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. She has been employed by Clark County Community Services since January 2011. Erin works with children, adolescents, and adults, addressing a variety of mental health issues including depression, anxiety, ADHD, and oppositional defiant disorder. She also has extensive experience working with juvenile sexual offenders, both treating and assessing risk factors. Prior to employment at Community Services, Erin spent 15 years as a therapist at two residential treatment centers for children and adolescents.

Jim Kramer picJames Kramer CSAC, CCSII, Substance Abuse Counselor:  Jim obtained his education at OPTIONS Chemical Dependency Counselor Training Program through St. Francis Hospital in La Crosse, WI. He is also a licensed Clinical Supervisor in AODA. Jim has worked in the chemical dependency field for over 20 years. He has been at CCCS for 12 years. He has experience with in-patient, out-patient, residential, and half way house treatment for adolescents and adults. Jim has experience working with domestic violence and volunteers as a speaker for the Personal Development Center for the past 20 years.

James Senn, MS, MA Psychotherapist:  James holds a Masters of Scienc in Guidance and Counseling from Senn
UW-Stout and a Masters of Arts from Central Michigan University.  He has been employed by Clark County since 2014.  Prior to coming to Clark County, James worked for 25 years in Michigan serving a variety of populations including persons with serious and persistent mental illness, cognitive impairments, substance abuse issues and in the criminal justice system.  In addition, James has experience as an adjunct and full time faculty, teaching college level courses in psychology and sociology.

Alison Heintz, LPC, ATR Psychotherapist: Alison’s journey becoming a Licensed Professional Alison
Counselor and Registered Art Therapist started when she attended Carroll University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Afterward, Alison graduated from Mount Mary University with a Master of Science degree in Art Therapy and Counseling. Post-graduation, she moved back home to Central Wisconsin and worked in a wide variety of therapeutic settings: domestic violence agency, wilderness therapy program, outpatient therapy, and equine assisted therapy program. She has gained experience working with trauma, attachment, anxiety, personality disorders, and other mental health issues. Alison uses a strengths based and client-centered approach to help clients reach their desired level of functioning. Alison is currently pursuing her addictions counseling credentials to serve that population in the future.

 Amanda Putnam, MA, LPC Psychotherapist: Amanda earned her Master of Arts in Counseling degree fromAmanda Putnam
Lakeland College and is a Licensed Professional Counselor. Amanda also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish from UW-Eau Claire. Amanda has worked in numerous settings including intensive in-home therapy, outpatient therapy, and day treatment. Throughout her career, Amanda has gained experience working with children and adolescents experiencing trauma, ADHD, anxiety, depression, and a variety of other mental health issues. Amanda is able to build positive therapeutic relationships with her clients through the use of a client centered approach which focuses on an individual’s strengths, in order to meet their goals.


Bonnie ChristnerBonnie Christner, Community Support Program Case Manager: Bonnie has been employed with this agency since 2003. Bonnie received a BS degree in Psychology with a minor in Family and Child Studies from UW- Stevens Point. Bonnie provides case management services to adults with chronic mental illness. Services include: symptom monitoring, crisis prevention, and guidance as they move toward recovery. Bonnie has extensive experience working with individuals with mental illness. Prior to working with Clark County, Bonnie was a Program Director for a supported living agency, an apartment manager for individuals who were chronically mentally ill, planned and implemented psychosocial activities with tenants, a Vocational Coordinator and was responsible for training staff members.

Andrea Behnke:  Andrea has employed with Community Services since 2017. Andrea received her master’s Andrea Behnkedegree in social work in 2009 from UW-Oshkosh and her substance abuse counselors in-training certification in 2015. Andrea provides case management services to adults and children with mental illness. Services include: symptom monitoring, crisis prevention, and guidance toward recovery. Since 2003, Andrea has experience working as a social worker in other county settings in the fields of child protection services (CPS), juvenile justice, and comprehensive community services (CCS).  

Jeremiah Bogdonovich
Jeremiah Bogdonovich:

Jeremiah has several roles at our agency including Mobile Crisis Services, Case Management services for individuals with chronic mental illness, and assists with court related matters. He has been employed with our agency since 2009. Jeremiah received his BA in Philosophy with a minor in theology from St. Mary’s University of Minnesota. Prior to working with our agency Jeremiah worked at a residential treatment center for youth for 8 years. He also worked for Workforce Resource.

Stephanie Stieglitz, RN CSP Nurse: 
Stephanie obtained her nursing degree in 2007 from Mid-StateStephanie.jpg Technical College in Wisconsin Rapids.  She is a Registered Nurse through the State of Wisconsin.  Stephanie has been working with Clark County Community services since 2013. She is the nurse that assists the psychiatrist in the outpatient clinic and works with the Community Support Program and the Comprehensive Community Services Program providing assistance to adults and children with mental health and/or AODA issues.  Prior to working for our agency, Stephanie worked as nurse case manager for Western Wisconsin Cares and as a pediatric staff nurse at St.Joseph’s Hospital.

Birth to Three Staff:

Michelle WurzerMichelle Wurzer, Program Coordinator, Service Coordinator, and Educator:  Michelle obtained her BS Degree in Early Childhood: Exceptional Educational Needs from UW-Eau Claire and is a Licensed Teacher in the state of Wisconsin.  She has been employed by Clark County Community Services since July 2013.  Michelle works with families who have concerns about their child’s development.   She also works closely with other community agencies to improve the opportunities available for families with young children.  Prior to employment with Birth to 3, Michelle spent 10 years with the Head Start program which provides services to Clark County.

Amy Kramp, Program Coordinator, Service Coordinator and Educator: 
Amy Amyobtained her BS degree in Human Development and Family Studies from UW-Stout and is a Licensed Early Childhood Special Educator in the State of Wisconsin. She has been employed by Clark County Community Services since January 2016. Prior to employment with Clark County, Amy spent 7 years working in Calumet County proving Birth to 3 and Long Term Support services to families. Amy works with families who have concerns about their child’s development. She assists families with developmental evaluations, plan development, ongoing case management and regular primary coaching home visits.

KuhlkaAmy Kuhlka:  Amy obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin- Oshkosh.  She is a Certified Social Worker through the State of Wisconsin.  Amy provides case management services to children and adults with mental health and/or AODA issues through the Comprehensive Community Services Program.  Prior to working with our agency, Amy worked for Family Care, a local nursing home, VA, and multiple group homes serving persons with disabilities and mental health issues.

Heather Mueller:  Heather obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family StudiesHeather Mueller from UW-Stout in May of 2005.  She has been employed by Clark County since August of 2016.  Heather provides case management services for both children and adults who have a mental health and/or substance abuse diagnosis and need ongoing services to help them live, work, and participate in their community.  Prior to working for our agency, Heather worked as a Development Disability Case Manager for North Central Health Care. 


Elizabeth Slack, MA CCC SLP, has been a Birth to Three speech therapist for Clark County since October of 2013. Elizabeth graduated with a Master's degree in Communication Disorders from the University of SD- Vermiillion in 1985. She has been employed as a Speech Language pathologist  for 30 years in various settings including the public schools, geriatric rehablitation, and B-3. The last 15 years have been in B-3 providing services for Chippewa County and now Clark County.

Terri Wegener
Sarah Kranz


Clark County Courthouse
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517 Court St., Room 301
Neillsville, WI 54456
Phone: (715) 743-5148
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