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Certified Peer Specialist Advisory Committee

The Certified Peer Specialist Advisory Committee was created in 2019. The purpose of this committee is to advise the Wisconsin Department of Health Services in its support and oversight of certified peer specialists and certified parent peer specialists. Public meetings are held quarterly. 

Do you have a question or concern about the Certified Peer Specialist Advisory Committee? Email the Division of Care and Treatment Services.

All meetings are scheduled to be held virtually (using Zoom) from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. The agenda for each meeting will be posted at least one week prior to the meeting date.

The date of the next meeting will be announced soon.

Minutes will be posted here when they are approved by the committee.


Name Seat County of Residence Term Expiration
(Vacant) Certified Peer Specialist (Mental Health Focus)   March 2023
Alysha Clark Certified Peer Specialist (Substance Use Focus) Dane March 2024
Michelle Uetz (Co-chair) Certified Parent Peer Specialist (Mental Health Focus) St. Croix March 2024
(Vacant) Certified Parent Peer Specialist (Substance Use Focus)   March 2023
(Vacant) Certified Peer Specialist Trainer (Mental Health Focus)   March 2024
Shirley Drake Certified Peer Specialist Trainer (Substance Use Focus) Milwaukee March 2023
Rob Kaminski Certified Parent Peer Specialist (Dual Focus) Outagamie March 2024
Antonette Chambers Certified Parent Peer Specialist (Mental Health Focus) St. Croix March  2023
Todd Campbell Wisconsin County Human Services Association Dane N/A
(Vacant)  Tribal Member Ashland March 2024
Nicole Gurnoe Tribal Member Bayfield March 2023
Kimberlee Coronado Wisconsin Council on Mental Health Member Waukesha N/A
Roger Frings State Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Member Dane N/A
Kyle Wicks Representative of the Recovery Implementation Task Force   N/A
(Vacant) Employer: Comprehensive Community Services Supervisor   March 2024
(Vacant) Employer: Community Recovery Services Coordinator   March 2023
Christine Richardson Employer Burnett March 2024
Paula Verrett Peer-Run Respite Outagamie March 2023
Victoria Welle (Co-chair) Peer-Run Organization (Adult Mental Health Focused) Dunn March 2023
Deb Ramacher Peer-Run Organization (Family) St. Croix March 2023
(Vacant) Peer-Run Organization (Adult Substance Use Focused) Waukesha March 2024
Sara Eckland Representative of the Wisconsin Coalition of Independent Living Centers La Crosse N/A
(Vacant) Wisconsin Voices for Recovery   N/A
Ellie Jarvie Disability Rights Wisconsin Dane N/A
Mary Neubauer Peer (Dual Diagnosis Recovery) Milwaukee March 2023
(Vacant) Peer (Substance Use Recovery)   March 2024
Bethany Sweeney Peer (Mental Health Recovery) Polk March 2023


Strategic framework for the Wisconsin peer specialist initiative

The Certified Peer Specialist Advisory Committee has collaborated with DHS staff to establish a strategic framework for the Wisconsin peer specialist initiative. Learn more about the strengths, aspirations, and opportunities identified for peer services in Wisconsin

This content reflects the views and opinions of the advisory council. It may not reflect the official policy or position of DHS.

Last revised March 10, 2023