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Wellness Team

Ailani Burns

Ailani Burns

Clinician

Ailani holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from UW-Stevens Point and is pursuing her master’s degree in criminology from UW-Platteville. She helps screen school-age youth for mental health concerns as part of the Samaritan Wellness Screen traveling team that works in school districts across Northeast Wisconsin. With a background in corrections and nursing, Ailani has special interests in at-risk youth and the roles of skill-building, motivational interviewing, and connecting people to treatment and services to help them improve their lives.

Amy D’Addario, MS, SAC, CSW

WS Program Manager

Amy is a Program Manager with the Connected Community Wellness Screen program. Amy is a Certified Social Worker and Substance Abuse Counselor with nearly 20 years of experience serving children, youth, and families in a variety of systems including child welfare, coordinated services, juvenile justice, adult corrections, and private practice. Amy has also managed several county and statewide initiatives focused on trauma, family-focused substance abuse, early childhood mental health, and universal screening. Amy is passionate about infant, early childhood, and children’s mental health and is thrilled to be supporting the staff of the CCWS Program to serve families across the Fox Valley region.

Contact Amy via email or at (920) 886.9319 Ext. 111

Jessica Ecke, MA

WS Clinician

Appleton Area School District 

Jessica is a clinician with the Connected Community Wellness Screen program and the Appleton Area School District. She is experienced in working with youth and families in a variety of settings, working to increase their knowledge and awareness of mental illness and connecting them with resources available in the community. Jessica is trained in trauma-informed care practices and is passionate about breaking down barriers that inhibit individuals from living life to its fullest.  She is excited to be in the schools to promote early prevention of mental health issues affecting students’ overall wellbeing and ability to succeed academically, socially, and emotionally.

Contact Jessica via email or at (920) 886.9319 Ext.114

Samantha Jo Fieck, MSW

Samantha Jo Fieck, MSW

WS Program Coordinator

School District of New London, School District of Omro, Winneconne Community School District

Samantha Jo Fieck is an on-site clinician for the Connected Community Wellness Screen program and a traveling team that services New London, Omro and Winneconne School Dristricts. She obtained her bachelor’s degree from UW-Oshkosh and her master’s degree from UW-Milwaukee both in Social Work. Samantha Jo has over 8 years of experience serving youth and families in a variety of settings. In her various roles, she has witnessed the effects emotional wellness can have not only on the individual, but also their family, school, work and activities. As a result, Samantha Jo is passionate about being proactive in early emotional wellness intervention and connecting youth and families to resources that can provide support and hope.

Contact Samantha Jo via email or at (920) 866.9319 Ext. 130

Hannah Konetzke, BA, CSAC

Hannah Konetzke, BA, CSAC

WS Clinician

Hannah is a clinician on the Connected Community Wellness Screen traveling team and serves in Appleton, Brillion, Hilbert, and Kaukauna school districts. She holds a bachelor’s degree in behavioral science and is pursuing her master’s in counseling from Lakeland University. Hannah has a background in child protective services and clinical substance abuse counseling, especially helping people who have dual diagnoses of mental illness and substance use disorders. At Samaritan, she administers online youth mental health screenings and meets with students and families who test positive for potential concerns so they can get help to access the care they need. “Samaritan can meet kids at the early stages of their mental health concerns, before problems can have a chance to escalate. It is so refreshing to be part of a proactive approach to wellness and help change the trajectory of people’s lives for the better.”

Contact Hannah via email or at (920) 886-9319 ext. 136

Kelsi Lohaus, BA

Kelsi Lohaus, BA

WS Case Manager
Oshkosh Area School District (Rise Up)

Kelsi is a case manager with the Connected Community Wellness Screen program and the Oshkosh Area School District (Rise Up). She grew up in Stillwater, MN and graduated from the University of Minnesota with a BA degree in child psychology. Kelsi has over 8 years of experience working with youth in the mental health field. She is passionate about connecting youth and families to resources that can provide support and hope while reducing the stigma of mental health.

Contact Kelsi via email or at (920) 886.9319 Ext. 125

Stefany Murillo

Stefany Murillo

Administrative Specialist

Stephany supports the Wellness Screen program and manages the program’s screening database. Previously, Stefany served as Samaritan’s English/Spanish bilingual client benefits specialist supervisor.

Jen Parsons

Jen Parsons

Wellness Screen Program Director

Jen has 10+ years experience working with youth and adults in various roles within the mental health setting. Jen is proud of the Connected Community Wellness Screen program mission, as the main focus is on early identification, intervention and connection to supportive community resources for any mental health concern that a student may be struggling with. Jen’s role consists of being a resource for community partners, school districts as well as parents. Jen and her family are a part of the Kaukauna School District, where her daughter began attending in 2016. “I am so proud that this program is within many districts in this region, and I am excited that mental wellness is becoming a part of each school’s overall culture.”

Please contact Jen if you would like to become a partner in providing this program to your students, or if you would like to donate to its cause.

(920) 886-9319 ext. 109

Patricia (Tricia) Plutz, MSE

Patricia (Tricia) Plutz, MSE

WS Program Coordinator
Appleton Area School District 

Tricia is an on-site clinician for the Connected Community Wellness Screen program. Tricia has over 10 years’ experience serving children, youth, adults and families in a variety of settings including inpatient psychiatric, outpatient counseling, schools and colleges. Tricia is passionate about empowering individuals to make positives changes that allow them to truly thrive. She is excited to partner with schools to ensure students have access to mental health resources so they can succeed and reach their highest potential.

Contact Tricia via email or at (920) 886-9319 ext. 122.

Choua Schommer

Choua Schommer

Candid Product Manager and Data Analyst

Choua engages with current and prospective counseling centers that wish to implement Candid™ to expand their roles in school-based mental health, including the provision of complete onboarding and implementation support. Candid™ Mental Wellness Screening Systems are based on the success and efficacy of Samaritan Wellness Screen. Choua holds a bachelor’s degree in human development and psychology from UW-Green Bay.

Contact Choua via email or at (920) 886-9319 ext. 101.

Mariah Tralongo

Mariah Tralongo

Clinician

Mariah holds a master’s degree in social work from UW-Green Bay and works as a clinician for Samaritan Wellness Screen in the Appleton Area School District. She has extensive experience as a crisis text-line counselor, working with children with developmental disabilities, and helping victims of crime and survivors of domestic abuse as a crisis and shelter advocate. Mariah has a special interest in effectively supporting and advocating for vulnerable people using trauma-informed methods, especially children and youth.

Hayley Wiese

Hayley Wiese

Case Manager

Hayley is a case manager for Samaritan Wellness Screen and serves on the traveling team across 12 area school districts. Her job is to help connect students and families to mental health services after young people screen positive for mental health concerns.

Hayley holds a degree in psychology from UW-Madison and a master’s degree in teaching from Seattle University. She joined Samaritan after 15 years as a classroom teacher and is committed to building trusting relationships with students and families to help them achieve their goals for mental wellness.