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meet our staff, program members and board of directors

African American Opioid Coalition

our staff & program members

Our programs are coordinated by a small staff including an executive director, program managers, project coordinators and contractors who assist where funding allows. Projects are conducted thanks to efforts of partners who serve on task forces and program teams.

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Cheryl Wittke

Executive Director

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Ashley Hillman

Falls Prevention Manager

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Jean Papalia

Suicide Prevention Specialist QPR Trainer

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Charlestine “Charlie” Daniel

African American Opioid Coalition Founder Diversity and Inclusion Manager

Kristina V

Kristina Vaccaro

DPP Peer Provider Team Supervisor

Tanya K

Tanya Kraege

DPP Peer Provider Team Manager

Dexter L

Dexter Lane

Recovery Coach Training Coordinator

Lillian Pineda

Administrative Assistant

Tom DuVal

Suicide Prevention and Traffic Safety Coordinator

Romilia Schlueter

Suicide Prevention Trainer (Spanish)

SAFE COMMUNITIES

board of directors

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Corinda Rainey-Moore, Ph.D, President 
Community Engagement Manager
UnityPoint Health -Meriter

Kristine Ashe

Joann Solberg
Public Affairs Specialist 
AAA Wisconsin

Aurielle Smith
Public Health Madison-Dane County

Lupita Montoto
Assistant Program Director
La Movida/Mid-West Family Broadcasting

Chief Aaron Chapin
Village of McFarland Police

Jim Christensen, Treasurer 
Principal
StatOrg Services, LLC

Chief Mike Steffes
Sun Prairie Police Department

Nyra Jordan
Social Impact Investment Director
American Family Insurance

Stacey Wendt-Kaisler
Marketing

SSM Health

Michael Aguilar
President
Innocorp, Ltd.

Nancy McLean

HR Director

State Lab of Hygiene

CURRENT PROGRAM INITIATIVES

RESOURCES AND LINKS

Safe Communities is not a counseling or crisis center and does not provide direct services. If you or someone you know is having suicidal thoughts, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

RESOURCES

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RECOVERY IS POSSIBLE

Treatment Key

Safe communities has complied a list of abbreviation definitions for finding the right treatment for you.

MAT: Medication for Addiction Treatment.
OP: Outpatient Treatment – person lives at home or in the community, attends. individual and group therapy, these can include or not include MAT.
IOP: Intensive Outpatient Treatment – person lives at home or in the community, attends individual and extended groups, 9-12 hours a week.
Residential: person lives at the facility for a period of at least 14 days, some last as many as 45 days.
PHP: Partial Hospitalization Program is a structured mental health treatment program that runs for several hours each day, three to five days per week.
DBT: Dialectical behavior therapy is a form of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) that integrates mindfulness techniques.