Briarpatch Youth Services, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization serving Dane County.  The agency’s mission is:

Strengthening the Lives of Youth and Families

The organization was formed in 2003 by the merger of Briarpatch, Inc. (established 1971) and Community Adolescent Programs, Inc. (established 1978).  Project HUGS (established 1995) joined the agency in 2009.  The agency offers a broad array of services to runaway, homeless, and at-risk youth.  Briarpatch works closely with local governments and other non-profit organizations to provide unique programs that fill service gaps.  Each year, Briarpatch serves approximately 3,000 unduplicated youth. 

 

Briarpatch Youth Services Staff

 

GloriaGloria R.
Executive Director & CEO

 

  

 

 

JayKieferJay K.
Program Director

 

 

 

 

ShannonAlgremShannon A.
Director of Finance

 

 

 

 

JoeBednarowski Joseph B.
Grants & IT Director

 

 

 

 

Jackie

Jackie W.
Development & Communications Director

 

 

 

 

 

Runaway & Homeless Youth Programs

 

Mark

Mark B
Youth Counselor, Shelter, Runaway & Homeless Youth Program

 

 

  

Brock

Brock C.
Youth Counselor, Shelter, Runaway & Homeless Youth Program

 

  

 

  

Andrew

Andrew F.
AmeriCorps Youth Counselor, Runaway & Homeless Youth Program

 

  

 

  

Kendra

Kendra G.
Program & Volunteer Coordinator, Runaway & Homeless Youth Program

 

  

  

 
NyetpicAlexandria L.

Youth Counselor, Shelter, Runaway & Homeless Youth Program

 

  

 

JessieL

Jessie L.

Bilingual Youth Counselor & Case Manager, Runaway & Homeless Youth Program

 

  

 

Dylan

Dylan K.

Youth Counselor, Shelter, Runaway & Homeless Youth Program

 

 

 

 
NyetpicKesha M.

Youth Counselor, Shelter, Runaway & Homeless Youth Program

 

  

 

 
NyetpicMaria P.

Bilingual Youth Counselor, Shelter, Runaway & Homeless Youth Program

 

  

 

Taylor

Taylor R.
Shelter Manager & Shelter Program Director, Runaway & Homeless Youth Program

 

 

 

 

Tyler

Tyler S.
Program Coordinator, Street Outreach Program

 

 

 

 

Chris

Chris S.
Youth Counselor, Runaway & Homeless Youth Program

 

 

 

 

Whitney

Whitney T.
Outreach Specialist, Street Outreach Program

 

 

 

 

Willie

Willie W.
Housing Specialist, Street Outreach Program

 

 

 

 

 

 
NyetpicConnie W.

Youth Counselor, Shelter, Runaway & Homeless Youth Program

 

  

 

 

Parent Support Program

 

Amy

Amy N.
Interim Program Coordinator, Parent Support Services

 

  

 

 

 

Youth Employment Programs

Gary Davis Gary D.
Youth Employment Counselor, Youth Job Center

  

 

 

 

Kim Simmons Kim S.
Youth Employment Counselor, Youth Job Center

  

 

 

 

Court Involved Youth Programs

Dean Bossenbroek Dean B.
Program Coordinator, Youth Restitution Program and Youth Job Center

 

 

 

 

Ross Hazlewood Emily F.

Youth Counselor, Youth Restitution Program

 

 

 

 

 

Ross HazlewoodRoss H.
Program Coordinator, Intensive Supervision Program

 

 

 

 

Sam HeiimSam H.
Youth Counselor, Youth Restitution Program

  

 

 

 

Whitley1Whitley H.
Youth Counselor, Intensive Supervision Program

  

 

 

Anthony JohnsonAnthony J.
Youth Counselor, Intensive Supervision Program & Youth Restitution Program

 

 

 

 

Simone LawrenceSimone L.
Youth Counselor, Intensive Supervision Program & Youth Restitution Program

 

 

 

 

Jessie McKay

 

Jessie M.
Program Specialist, Youth Restitution Program/Office Assistant

 

 

 

 

Mariah Ortega-FlowersMariah O.
Youth Counselor, Intensive Supervision Program & Youth Restitution Program

 

 

 

 

Claudia Parkes Claudia P.

Agency Racial Equity & Social Justice Coordinator; Program Coordinator, Restorative Justice Program

 

 

 

Jen  RippJen R.
Program Coordinator, Intensive Supervision Program & Youth Restitution Program

 

 

 

 

Max RosenMax R.
Youth Counselor & Work Team Supervisor, Youth Restitution Program

 

 

 

 

OllieOllie S.
Youth Counselor, Restorative Justice Program

 

  

 

 

Jonathan TefelJonathan T.
Youth Counselor, Intensive Supervision Program & Youth Restitution Program