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Annual Report 2012

Planning Council for Health and Human Services

Our Mission:
To advance community health and human services in Southeastern Wisconsin through objective planning, evaluation, and research.

Message from the chair

Planning Council for Health and Human Services annual report 2012

Board members

Chair: Karen Ordinans
Vice Chair: Sushil Pillai
Secretary: Mary Pat Jacoby

Treasurer Pro Tem: Diane Duffy

Board members:
  • John Bartkowski, Dr.

  • Sandy Butschli

  • Georgia M. Cameron

  • Clarence Chou

  • William B. Coleman

  • Catherine Feierstein

  • Roger C. Sherman

  • Patty Yunk

2012 Accomplishments

March 2012: Nearly 500 student athletes and their coaches from eight southeastern Wisconsin school systems attended a day-long event featuring Life of an Athlete founder John Underwood. Life of an Athlete works through high school athletes to send a clear message to the community that student drug use is not tolerated. The Planning Council coordinated the event for the Alliance for Wisconsin Youth – Southeast Region. Funding for the event was provided by the Wisconsin Department of Health.

April 2012: The Milwaukee Lifecourse Initiative for Healthy Families (LIHF) released its Community Action Plan calling for the elimination of racial disparities in infant mortality in Milwaukee by the year 2020. The Planning Council facilitated the two-year, citywide planning process for Milwaukee LIHF and wrote the action plan. The project was funded by the Wisconsin Partnership Program of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health.

June 2012: The Safety Net Clinic Inventory for 2011 was released to the public. The Planning Council worked with the Milwaukee Health Care Partnership and the Free and Community Clinic Collaborative to create this update of the 2008 inventory. Funding for the project was provided by the Greater Milwaukee Foundation and Faye McBeath Foundation. The information in the document is intended to:

  • Improve access to health care services for Milwaukee’s vulnerable populations:
  • Identify gaps as well as redundancy in Milwaukee’s health care delivery network; and
  • Inform strategic planning, collaboration and investment in growth of community health care capacity.

June 2012: “Improving access and reducing barriers to depression treatment for Latino elders: Un Nuevo Amanecer (A New Dawn),” was published in Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. The article was co-authored by Planning Council Director of Research and Evaluation, Lisa Larson, and Associate Researcher Erin Malcolm, along with staff of the United Community Center, which runs the Un Nuevo Amanecer program. The article details how Cultural adaptations can bridge scientifically rigorous interventions to underserved populations.

September 2012: The Planning Council began development of a new offering, the “Evaluation Institute,” a vehicle to build the capacity of Milwaukee-area nonprofits to use evaluation techniques. Initial funding from the Faye McBeath Foundation allowed preliminary work on the project to begin with the launch scheduled for 2013.

November 2012: The Planning Council’s Director of Research and Evaluation, Lisa Larson, presented a workshop on evaluation capacity building at the American Evaluation Association’s annual conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. See her power point and handouts here.

December 2012: “We All Hold the Keys” report made recommendations on treating persons with dementia-related behaviors in place and avoiding care transitions with the goal of making Wisconsin more dementia-capable. A product of the work of the Alzheimer’s Challenging Behaviors Task Force, the report was created by the Planning Council and the Association Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter. Funding for the project was provided by the Helen Bader Foundation, Greater Milwaukee Foundation, Faye McBeath Foundation and Extendicare Foundation.

2012 income

2012 expenses

Staff and Consultants

Jean Allen

James Baldwin

Julie Whelan Capell

Dave Carter

Tommie Colon-Longoria

Jim Dressner

Carrie Koss Vallejo

Lisa Larson

Erin Malcolm

Sue McKenzie

Valerie Nash

Barbara Pleasant

Katie Pritchard

Josta Renz

Jane Wilke

Dana Wilson

Peter Zarimba

Interns and Fellows

Danielle Ladzekpo

Mark Green

Cherith Love

Jodi Lemmer

Jeff Lemmer

Tom Rabbitt

Meghan Kirking

Amaya Hamilton

Michelle Corbett

Michelle Heintze

Senait Tesfai

Dany Masado

Donors and Funders

American Evaluation Association

Helen Bader Foundation, Inc.

Kris Barnekow

Bar Louie

Bayshore Community Foundation

Bayshore Town Center

Bravo! Cucina Italiana

Brewers Community Foundation, Inc.

Buffalo Wild Wings

Prudence Bellinger

Elaine Burke

Sandy Butschli

California Pizza Kitchen

Thomas Callan

Georgia Cameron

Julie Whelan Capell

John E. or Julie T. Carpenter Living Trust

Joshua Carroll

David Carter

Steve Chernof

Children's Trust Fund

Samuel and Doris Chortek Donor Advised Fund

Clarence Chou

Coa, The Heart Of Mexican Street Food

William Coleman

Tommie Colon-Longoria

Frank Daily & Julianne Ebert

Sarah Dean

Devon’s Seafood & Steaks

Diane Duffy

Express Yourself Milwaukee

Catherine Feierstein

Robert Ferriday

Greater Milwaukee Foundation

Dawn Groshek

Robert and Susan Gruenberg

Lucina Halbur

Hampton Beverage & Video

Arlene Happach

Reuben Harpole

Doris Heiser

Doris Hersh Chortek

James Hiller

Tom Hlavacek

David Hoffman

Ipic Entertainment

Mary Pat Jacoby

Jewish Family Services

Carol Johnson

Herbert H. Kohl Charities

Carrie Koss Vallejo

Cindy Krahenbuhl

Lonna Kruse

Lisa Larson

LaDon Love

Lynden Sculpture Garden

Erin Malcolm

Mary Beth Malm

James Marks

Marva’s Heavenly Baked Goods

Paul Mathews

Faye McBeath Foundation

Dan McCarthy

Mexican Fiesta

Mezclando Milwaukee Dance Company

Milwaukee Admirals

Milwaukee County Park System

Milwaukee Public Museum

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra

Milwaukee Food Tour

Yosa Miyasato

Bruce Murphy

Mykonos Gyro & Café

Nonprofit Management Fund

Office Depot

Otto’s Beverage Center

Karen Ordinans

Cheryl Orgas & William Meeker

Pabst Mansion

Sandyand Allan Pasch

James Phillips

Pick N’ Save

Sushil Pillai

Barbara Pleasant

Audrey Potter

Kathleen Pritchard

Leo Ries and Marie Kingsbury

Joan Robertson

Donna Rongholt-Migan

Roger Sherman

Geoffrey Swain

Catherine Swessel

Stephanie Swinney-Conard

Richard Theado

Mary Thomas

Trader Joe’s

Charles Trainer

Suzette Urbashich

James Wahner

Sheldon Wasserman

The Wave, Milwaukee Wave Professional Indoor Soccer

Julie Whelan Capell

Dana Wilson

Woman's Club of WI Foundation

Patty Yunk

Clients and Patrons


Addiction Resource Council

Aging & Disability Resource Center of Kenosha County

Alliance for Wisconsin Youth

Alverno College

Alzheimer's Association Wisconsin

American Cancer Society-Midwest Division

Audubon Technology & Communications Center

Aurora Family Service

Aurora Health Care


Boys & Girls Club of Greater Milwaukee

Bread of Healing

Cardinal Stritch University

- Urban Fellows Program

Center for Deaf-Blind Persons, Inc.

Center for Progressive Leadership

Center for Resilient Cities

Center for Veterans Issues, Ltd.

Children's Court Center

City of Milwaukee

- Health Department

- Housing Authority

Council on AODA of Washington County

Day Care Services

Division for Libraries Technology & Comm. Learning


FOCUS on Community

Forward Community Investments

Franklin Area Parents & Students United

Franklin Health Department

Greater Milwaukee Free Clinic Collaborative

Greater Wisconsin Agency of Aging Resources

Grow Your Future

Hopkins Lloyd Community School


Industries for the Blind-Milwaukee

InHealth Wisconsin

Jewish Family Services, Inc.

-Fighting Back

Lake Geneva School District


Marquette University

-Program in Exercise Science

Medical College of Wisconsin

-Healthier Wisconsin Partnership Program

Meta House, Inc.

Milwaukee Area Workforce Investment Board, Inc.

Milwaukee Childhood Obesity Prevention Program

Milwaukee County

- Behavioral Health Division

- Department of Health & Human Services

- Family Drug Treatment

- Office for Persons with Disabilities

Milwaukee Health Care Partnership

Milwaukee Public Library

Milwaukee Public Schools

Milwaukee Reality Check Coalition

Milwaukee School of Engineering

Milwaukee Veteran's Administration Medical Center

Northwest Side Community Development Corporation

O.W. Holmes School

Ozaukee County ATOD Prevention Consortium

PEARLS for Teen Girls, Inc.

Prevention Network of Washington County

Public Allies Milwaukee

Racine County Youth Coalition

Racine/Kenosha Community Action Agency, Inc.

Rebuilding Together Greater Milwaukee

Reproductive Justice Collective

Roger's Memorial Hospital

Safe & Sound

Sebastian Family Psychology Practice

SER Jobs for Progress

Silver Spring Neighborhood Center

Social Development Commission

Starting Point of Ozaukee Council

State of Wisconsin

- Department of Children & Families


United Community Center

United Negro College Fund

United Neighborhood Centers of Milwaukee (UNCOM)

UW School of Medicine & Public Health

- TRIUMPH Program

UW-Eau Claire

- University Honors Program


-Center for Urban Initiatives and Research

-Helen Bader Institute of Nonprofit Management

-Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health

Villard Square

Vision Forward Association

Waukesha County Drug Free Communities

Waukesha County Prevention Network

Waukesha County U.W. Extension

Wedgewood Park International School

Wellness Council of Wisconsin

West Allis-West Milwaukee Community Coalition

West Allis-West Milwaukee School District

Wisconsin State

- Department of Children and Families

Wisconsin Talking Book and Braille Library

YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee
This report was designed by Amaya Hamilton, Planning Council PR Intern 2013