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Our Team

Our Team



Executive Director
Assistant Director
Early Care and Education Director
Parent Education Supervisor
Birth to 3 Supervisor
Fund Development Director
Family Support Department Director

Join Our Team

Check out our open positions
Children with Special Needs Programs

Children with Special Needs Programs

Susan FossenChildren with Special Needs Programs Supervisor

Birth to 3

Birth to 3

Barbara Hopkins

Early Childhood Special Education Teacher

(608) 790-7514

Courtney BrewerBirth to Three Physical Therapist (PT, DPT)

courtneybrewer@theparentingplace.net                 (608) 792-0061

Katie GermansonInfant Mental Health Parent Coach


(608) 784-8125 ext. 244

Kylie Westerberg, Birth to 3 Service Coordinator kyliewesterberg@theparentingplace.net

(608) 784-8125 ext. 226


Hannah Wolfert, Birth to 3 Service Coordinator       hannahwolfert@theparentingplace.net

(608) 784-8125 ext. 10002


Kirstin Cole, Birth to 3 Service Coordinator 


Family Navigation

Family Navigation

Sara Jones, Family Navigation Specialist  sarajones@theparentingplace.net     

(608) 518-3613


Holly LeClair, Family Navigation Specialist hollyleclair@theparentingplace.net

(608) 716-3901

Family Peer Support Specialists

Family Peer Support Specialists


Amy Louise Magnuson, Parent Peer Support Coordinator amymagnuson@theparentingplace.net

(608) 792-3923

Danielle Bluske, Parent Peer Support Coordinator daniellebluske@theparentingplace.net

(608) 792-2726

The Parenting Place of Monroe County

The Parenting Place of Monroe County

  • Chrissie Bass, Family Support Department Director
  • chrissie@theparentingplace.net
Early Care and Education

Early Care and Education

Audra WieserEarly Care and Education Director

(608) 784-4519 ext. 220

Michelle Sampson, Child Care Development Coordinator

(608) 784-8124 ext. 253

Claire AndersonEarly Care and Education Program Specialist

(608) 784-8125 ext. 222

Jan Burns-Fuchs, Certification and Pre-Licensing Consultant

(608) 784-8125 ext. 225

Amanda Allen, Data & Administration Specialist

(608) 784-8125 ext. 221


Parent Education

Parent Education

Jeanette Rock, Parent Education Supervisor

(608) 784-8125 ext. 227

Michael ScottParent Educator

(608) 784-8125 ext. 217 

Cara AndersonParent Educator

(608) 784-8125 ext. 241

Brian Ramsey, Parent Educator

608-784-8125 ext. 236


Rose Vang, Parent Educator

608-784-8125 ext. 254
Amber Brantner, Parent Educator amberbrantner@theparentingplace.net
608-784-8125 ext. 237
Family Support

Family Support

Chrissie Bass, Family Support Department Director




Lexi, Supervised Visit and Exchange Program Coordinator, lexi@theparentingplace.net


Our Board Members

Our Board Members

Our Board members represent a wide spectrum of uniquely gifted individuals from all reaches of our area.
  • Amy Schanhofer, President, Scenic Bluffs Community Health Centers
  • Mike Desmond, Vice President, Community Member
  • Jen Maki, Treasurer, NEXSTAR, INC.
  • Tracy Craker, Western Technical College
  • Sherri Roukis, Community Member
  • Beth Binsfeld, Community Member
  • Kristine Birkholz, Edward Jones, Financial Advisor
  • Nathan Franklin, Gundersen, Director External Affairs
  • Jason Goldstein, Attorney, Bosshard Parke LTD
  • Blaine Markuson, Attorney, Department of the Army
  • Cory Gylock, NEXSTAR, INC.
  • Allison Benzing, Mayo Clinic Health System
  • Curt Teff, La Crosse School District