YScreen Advisory Board & Committees

Advisory Board

An adviser is a person with knowledge in a specific area and usually includes persons with cross functional and multidisciplinary expertise.  An adviser’s role is that of a mentor or guide.  The following outlines adviser roles and responsibilities for this program:

  1. Build and sustain a strong group of program advisers
  2. Serve as a spokesperson and ambassador to engage community support for the program
  3. Build program sustainability and capacity
  4. Advise and assist on evaluation of program outcomes

YScreen’s Advisory Board consists of eleven community members that represent various sectors.

Name Position Organization/Agency
Elyse Becker Community Member Adashun Jones Real Estate
Jeanne Hellman In-Home Therapist Department of Community Programs
Greg Henderson Psychotherapist Aurora Health Care
Tammy Langhoff Nurse Practitioner Agnesian HealthCare: Treffert Center
Tina Potter Community Member Retired
Julie Roth Vice President & Lending National Exchange Bank in Campbellsport
James Salasek Community Member Retired
Marian Sheridan Community Member Retired
Matt Steinbarth Principal Fond du Lac School District
Becky Stern Ongoing Social Worker Fond du Lac County Juvenile Court Services
Kevin Wondra Director of Innovation

Society Insurance

 

Marketing Committee

A team of volunteers, made up of Advisory Board members and ad hoc community volunteers, that works together to develop effective marketing strategies that support the YScreen Program identity and mission. The following outcomes are achieved annually:

  1. Review and update marketing goals and objectives; secure Advisory Board approval
  2. Review and update print/media marketing and communication strategies that emphasize a community culture of zero suicides  
  3. Review and update established brand standards and templates that support the overall architecture of the YScreen program
  4. Work with program staff to review website content and advise on updates as needed

 

Programming Committee

A team of volunteers, made up of Advisory Board members and ad hoc community volunteers, that works together to promote and enhance participation in the YScreen initiative within school districts and examine the effectiveness of the tool in addressing the social and emotional needs of the participants. The following outcomes are achieved annually:

  1. Review and update programming committee goals and objectives; secure Advisory Board approval
  2. Review and update the process of administering the YScreen within the schools in order to provide ease of access, increase participation and timely feedback to administrators, parents, students and the community
  3. Work with local mental health providers to ensure they understand the intent (function) of YScreen, solicit their involvement and jointly examine barriers to access to care, identifying ways to reduce wait time for first appointment to meet goal all students are seen within one month of being identified
  4. Develop and implement methods of Data Collection and analysis that allows for timely evaluation of effectiveness of screening and quality improvement
  5. Community education – Ensure that resources available are current and available in language that is understandable
  6. Work with other elements with CSI and Destination Zero to identify training needs of providers so that students, especially those who are within specific “at-risk” populations, receive best practice intervention

 

Sustainability Committee

A team of volunteers, made up of Advisory Board members and ad hoc community volunteers, that works together to support the financial sustainability of the YScreen Program mission. The following outcomes are achieved annually:
  1. Review and update sustainability goals and objectives; secure Advisory Board approval
  2. Identify at least two new funding opportunities through foundations, personal giving and grant resources
  3. Build donor relationships within Fond du Lac County communities
  4. Update donor letter and supporting packet that asks prospective donors for financial support, and assist with follow-up as needed
  5. Plan and hold a fundraising event during the Suicide Prevention Awareness Month in September

 

For more information or to get involved, contact Lindsey Bruins, YScreen Coordinator,  or phone (920) 906-6700 ext. 4705. Or fill out the interest form below.