24 Hour AODA & Mental Health Crisis Helpline: (715) 743-3400 or (800) 863-3560        

Phone Number: (715) 743-5208

Staff

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 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. J. Scott Persing, MD, Psychiatrist 

Education: Dr. Persing, is a certified psychiatrist who received his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of South Dakota and his Medical Degree from the University of South Dakota School Medicine in Vermillion, South Dakota.  Services Offered: Psychiatric Services in evaluating and management of adult and geriatric psychiatric illnesses. He has helped individuals manage mental illnesses such as: Depression, Anxiety, Panic Disorder, PTSD, Bipolar Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Schizophrenia and Dementia. Dr. Persing also conducts court-ordered psychiatric evaluations for individuals in his care.

Clinical Therapists

Erin Drawz, MS, LPC, Psychotherapist

Erin obtained her Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from 
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.

James Senn, MS, MA Psychotherapist

James holds a Masters of Scienc in Guidance and Counseling from 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 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.

Case Managers

Amanda Putnam, MA, LPC Psychotherapist

Amanda earned her Master of Arts in Counseling degree from 
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. 

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.

Birth to Three Staff

Stephanie Stieglitz, RN CSP Nurse

Stephanie obtained her nursing degree in 2007 from Mid-State 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.

Michelle 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.

CCS Staff

Amy 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. 

Casemanagers: 

Heather Mueller

Heather obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies 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.  

Terri Wegener

Sarah Kranz