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

 

CaseyBehrend

Casey Behrend
Executive Director |
 
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JayKieferJay Kiefer
Program Director | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

ShannonAlgremShannon Algrem
Director of Finance | 
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Joe

Joseph Bednarowski
Grants & IT Director | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

Jackie

Jackie Wehrenberg
Development and Communications Director | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 

Runaway & Homeless Youth Programs

 

NyetpicV Andreani
Group Facilitator, Teens Like Us | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

Mariah

Mariah Apollon
Americorps, Runaway & Homeless Youth Program | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

  

 

 
NyetpicBrock Cooper

Youth Counselor - Shelter, Runaway & Homeless Youth Program | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

  

 

  

Alex

Alex DeSena
Outreach Specialist, Street Outreach Program | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

  

 

NancyGomez

Nancy Gomez
Program & Volunteer Coordinator, Runaway & Homeless Youth Program | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kendra

Kendra Green
Youth Counselor, Runaway & Homeless Youth Program | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

  

 

Selina

Selina Lor
Americorps, Runaway & Homeless Youth Program | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

  

 

 
NyetpicMichelle McNeil

Transitional Living Program, Americorps, Runaway & Homeless Youth Program | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

  

 

 
NyetpicLolita Phillips

Street Outreach Specialist, Americorps, Runaway & Homeless Youth Program | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

  

 

Taylor

Taylor Rozman
Shelter Manager, Runaway & Homeless Youth Program | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

Erika

Erika Schneider
Case Manager, Street Outreach Program | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

Tyler

Tyler Schueffner
Program Coordinator, Street Outreach Program | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

NyetpicMorgan Tazifua
Youth Counselor - Shelter, Runaway & Homeless Youth Program | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

 

 

 

James Van AbelNyetpic
Group Facilitator, Teens Like Us | 
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Josh

Josh VanMoorleghem
Youth Counselor, Shelter, Runaway & Homeless Youth Program | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 
Nyetpic Alec West

Transitional Living Program, Americorps, Runaway & Homeless Youth Program | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

  

 

 
NyetpicWolly Wollinger

Case Manager, Transitional Living Program, Runaway & Homeless Youth Program | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

  

 

Sammy

Sammy Zola
Youth Counselor, Runaway & Homeless Youth Program | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 

  


 

Parent Support Services

 

LibbyLee

Libby Lee
Program Coordinator, Parent Support Services | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

  

 

Youth Employment Programs

 

Karl

Karl Johnson
Program Coordinator, Youth Job Center | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 

Lilly

Lilly Nimmer
Youth Employment Counselor, Youth Job Center & Support For Success | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

Court Involved Youth Programs

Dean BossenbroekDean Bossenbroek
Program Coordinator, Youth Restitution Program | 
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 Hannah Christianson Hannah Christianson
Peer Court Specialist, Youth Peer Court | 
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 Ciarra Grobe Ciarra Grobe
Peer Court Coordinator, Youth Peer Court | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

 

Ross HazlewoodRoss Hazlewood
Program Coordinator, Intensive Supervision Program | 
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Sam HeiimSam Heim
Youth Counselor, Youth Restitution Program | 
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Choua HerChoua Her
Youth Counselor, Intensive Supervision Program & Youth Restitution Program | 
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Janae HarrisJanae Hummons
Youth Counselor, Intensive Supervision Program | 
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Anthony JohnsonAnthony Johnson
Youth Counselor, Intensive Supervision Program & Youth Restitution Program | 
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Lauren LammertLauren Lammert
Program Specialist, Youth Restitution Program | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

CalandraBensonCalandra Locatelli-Benson
Youth Counselor, Youth Restitution Program | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

KrystaMooreKrysta Moore
Youth Counselor, Intensive Supervision Program & Youth Restitution Program | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

Jen  RippJen Ripp
Program Coordinator, Intensive Supervision Program & Youth Restitution Program | 
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Max RosenMax Rosen
Youth Counselor & Work Team Supervisor, Youth Restitution Program | 
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NyetpicTammy Salzwedel
Peer Court Specialist, Youth Peer Court | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

Sergio VelasquezSergio Velasquez
Youth Counselor, Intensive Supervision Program & Youth Restitution Program | 
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