Amanda Draxler MS, LPC works as an outpatient mental health therapist at Delta Center in partnership with Sherman Counseling in Fond du Lac, WI. Amanda graduated from UW-Stevens Point with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. Amanda then received her Master’s Degree from UW-Oshkosh in Professional Counseling-Clinical Mental Health. Amanda works with children, adults, couples and families. Her philosophy of counseling is based on the belief that the client possesses the power to change, and that it is her role to help the client become aware of how to understand and utilize that power. Amanda has been involved with CSI for over three years and volunteers her time to support YScreen and is also involved with the Fondy CARES program.
Antonio serves as the vice president of Ebony Vision, the City of Fond du Lac Library Board and City Planning Commission, sit on the boards of several non-profits including the Humanity Project, Life Enforcement, Courageous Conversations at the Dinner Table in collaboration with the Fond du Lac Police Department, and CSI. He is also the director of the Men of Vision mentoring program, which provides mentors to young men of color in our community. Antonio was elected to the Fond du lac School Board in 2022.
Antonio is happily married to his wife of 18 years, father of 6 children, stepfather to 3, and grandfather to 7. Antonio states “I had my own personal struggles while in school, and my heart goes out to our most vulnerable students that face their own adversity. I believe that together we can create a culture of success for each and every person in our community.”
Alicia Hans, MSW, LCSW, is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and serves as the CSI Mental Health Access Chair. She owns a private practice and currently partners with Kenealy Counseling LLC providing individual, family, and school-based therapy with a special interest in pediatric mental health. Alicia received her Bachelor of Social Work (BSW) degree with additional majors in Sociology, Legal Studies, and Criminal Justice from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2009, and her Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2010. She has been licensed as a Clinical Social Worker since 2017 and has years of experience working in a variety of settings with children, adults, and families dealing with mental health related disorders. Alicia moved to Fond du Lac in 2017 and is an active member of the Fond du Lac community. She served on the Fond du Lac City Council from 2019-2021 and currently serves as a volunteer in a variety of capacities with several community organizations, such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Fond du Lac County (Board Member, Match Growth and Retention Committee, 0.5K Halloweenie Event Chairperson), Young Professionals of Fond du Lac (YPF Week and Planning and Events committees), Healthy Fond du Lac Steering Committee (member), CSI Executive Board and Steering Committee, Self-Harm Death Review Team (member) and recently joined the Board of Directors for NAMI Fond du Lac (Vice Chair, Executive Committee). Alicia is especially passionate about youth mental health, suicide prevention, trauma-informed care, recovery from substance abuse and addiction, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. Alicia strongly values volunteerism and investment in the Fond du Lac community and is dedicated to breaking the silence to end the stigma surrounding mental illness.
Winner of numerous awards, including Woman of Achievement 2022, Young Professional of the Year 2021, Brainz Magazine 500 Global List 2021, SHEro 2021, and Woman of Vision and Courage 2012–2013, Kaitlyn Kenealy is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and holds degrees in History and Women’s Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies, and Counseling (Community and Mental Health). As a psychotherapist, she specializes in trauma and PTSD, domestic violence, sexual abuse, anxiety, depression, and self-esteem. Kaitlyn is direct, solution-focused, and passionate about removing barriers to getting individuals and families the services they need. In addition to her private practice, Kaitlyn is proactively involved with many mental health services and outreach programs. Her podcast, Teatime with the Psychos, aims to break the stigma surrounding mental illness. Kaitlyn has also written her first book titled, “Healing is Messy AF”. Kaitlyn is also the co-chair of CSI element four: Mental Health.
Fun fact: Kaitlyn’s favorite cereal is Captain Crunch: Oops, All Berries!
Cathy has been involved with CSI since 2020 and serves on the CSI Board of Directors/Steering Committee. She also serves as the Director of the Fond du Lac Senior Center – a community focal point and meeting place for active adults. With programs centering on the Pillars of Wellness, the Center works to increase the Social, Physical, Intellectual, and Emotional well-being of people 50+. Cathy is a certified Dementia Care Specialist and worked for a long term care organization in the Fox Valley before beginning her role in Fond du Lac. She is extremely proud to be a part of an organization that works so hard to make a difference in the lives of the people in the greater Fond du Lac area.
Fun Fact: Cathy graduated from UW-Oshkosh with a degree in Management Information Systems but discovered that her passion was working with seniors and not setting up computer networks.
Robyn Wise is the co-chair of Element 5-SPROUT. SPROUT is a partnership focusing on the social and emotional development of children under 6. She graduated from Marian University with a BSN in 2015 and transitioned from hospital nursing to public health nursing in 2019. Robyn loves working at the Health Department and being able to make a difference in the Fond du Lac community. Her focus at the Health Department is pregnancy/postpartum visits and lead poisoning. Robyn is a Fond du Lac native and lives with her husband and two toddlers.