The Alliance Members

Brooke Davis

Member

Organization: D.C. Everest School District

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Bio

Brooke represents the education sector. As a school counselor for DC Everest Junior High School, Brooke works daily with students in areas related to academic progress, behavioral issues and emotional concerns. Brooke also works with the school district and community leaders on programs to support the needs of our students.

Katie DivelyKatie Dively

Member

Community Member

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Bio

Katie serves as a community representative on Healthy Marathon County. Through her position with the Montana State University – Center for Health and Safety Culture, Katie provides support and guidance to communities and organizations engaging in strategies to improve health and safety.

Tara DraegerTara Draeger

Vice-President

Organization: Aspirus Wausau Hospital

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Bio

Tara is Vice-President of Healthy Marathon County, representing the healthcare sector. She is Manager, Community Health Programs, for Aspirus, and is responsible for overseeing requirements related to Community Benefit for non-profit hospitals.

Brad Gast

Brad Gast

Member

Organization: Northcentral Technical College

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Bio

Brad represents the education sector as Dean of Continuing Education and Virtual College for Northcentral Technical College. He leads the College’s ongoing and adult education programs as well as all programs offered through virtual college.

Jeff GressJeff Gress

President

Community Member

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Bio

Jeff is currently the President of Healthy Marathon County, and formerly served as Director of Human Resources & Employee Relations for the Wausau School District. In his role with the school district, Jeff lead, directed, and oversaw all aspects of human resources management and administration for a PreK-12 public school district with over 1,200 employees.

Brad JourdanBrad Jourdan

Member

Organization: Diagnostic and Treatment Center

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Bio

Brad is a member of Healthy Marathon County representing the healthcare sector as the Director of Rehab Services for the Diagnostic & Treatment Center. As the co-Chair of Partnership for Healthy Aging (PHA), Brad actively supports the Health Needs of Aging priority.

Christy Keele

Member

Organization: Law Offices of Christin E. Keele, Inc.

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Bio

Christy is a member of Healthy Marathon County, and is an Attorney/Guardian ad litem through her own law firm, Law Offices of Christin E. Keele, LLC. Additionally, she serves as Vice Chair for the Department of Social Services Board, and AOD Partnership Board.

Michael Loy

Member

Organization: North Central Health Care

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Bio

Michael is a member of Healthy Marathon County, and is Chief Executive Officer for North Central Health Care. Additionally, he is a member of the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, North Central Health Foundation, Inc., and Wausau Early Bird Rotary Club.

Corrie Norrbom

Treasurer/Secretary

Organization: WIPPS – UW Center for Civic Engagement

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Bio

Corrie serves as the Treasurer/Secretary of Healthy Marathon County and represents the education and healthcare sectors. Corrie is the Health Policy Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Public Policy and Service (WIPPS), where her work focuses on community engagement and action around addressing the social determinants of health and development of Community Health Business Partnerships. Corrie also is a physician for the Aspirus Family Walk-In Clinic, and teaches at Medical College of Wisconsin-Central Wisconsin, and will be taking on the role of course director for the Scholarly Pathways – Physician in the Community course.

Nick O’Brien

Member

Organization: Community Member

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Bio

Nick is a member of Healthy Marathon County, and serves as a community member.  Nick is experienced in connecting and engaging people with people, and people with place within Marathon County.

Jeff Sargent

Member

Organization: United Way Marathon County

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Bio

Jeff is a member of Healthy Marathon County, and as Director/CEO of United Way Marathon County, unite peoples and organizations in Marathon County to build a stronger community, and strategically invest in health, education, and financial security priorities to improve lives now and into the future.

Shepherd, Lori L MDLori Shepherd MD

Member

Organization: Community Member/Board of Health Liaison

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Bio

Lori is a member of Healthy Marathon County, and serves as a community member. As a pediatrician with Marshfield Clinic, Lori works with well and special needs children in the community. Lori also serves as liaison and member of the Marathon County Board of Health.

Jen SmithJennifer Smith

Member

Organization: Bridge Community Health Clinic

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Bio

Jennifer is the immediate past president and nominations chair of Healthy Marathon County. As Executive Director of Bridge Community Health Clinic, Jennifer is accountable for strategic direction, Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) programmatic and 330e grant requirements, and Board development/management.

joan-theurerJoan Theurer

Health Officer

Organization: Marathon County Health Department

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Bio

Joan is the Health Officer for Marathon County, and a permanent member of Healthy Marathon County. As Health Officer, Joan provides leadership to ensure the Health Department carries out its mission, that is, to advance a healthy Marathon County community by preventing disease, promoting health, and protecting the public from environmental hazards.

Debi TraederDebi Traeder

Member

Community Member

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Bio

Debi Traeder is a member of Healthy Marathon County, and works to support behavioral health and substance abuse issues in the community. Debi is Chair of Prevent Suicide Marathon County, providing information and training throughout Marathon County on mental health and suicide awareness and prevention.

Yauo Yang

Member

Organization: DC Everest School District & The Cross Church

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Yauo Yang is a member of Healthy Marathon County, and works as Hmong Liaison for the DC Everest School District, as well as pastor of The Cross Church.  Yauo works to bridge the communication and culture between the school district and the Hmong community. At the church he leads spiritual support and growth of the congregation.

Laura Zelenak

Member

Organization: Marshfield Clinic Health System

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Bio

Laura is a member of Healthy Marathon County, and represents the healthcare sector. As the Community Benefits Coordinator serving Portage and Marathon Counties, Laura coordinates Marshfield Clinic Health System support of community health initiatives with a focus on Alcohol and Substance Abuse, Behavioral Health and Chronic Disease Prevention.