Trainer Biographies

Lisa Anderson

Lisa Anderson is a Licensed Professional Counselor and Certified Social Worker. She received her Master's of Science and Bachelor's of Arts degrees at UW-Whitewater. Lisa is a Crisis Supervisor at Outagamie County Health and Human Services Department in the Mental Health Division. Lisa also works a clinical therapist at Psychology Associates of the Fox Cities providing therapy to children and adults who have a trauma history.

Lisa has been in the Human Services field for twenty years with an eclectic professional work experience within different systems. Lisa weaves her knowledge of systems into her presentations to break down silos and develop team building between systems.

Lisa has presented to a variety of audiences on topics such as, suicide prevention, crisis planning, trauma informed care and team/relationship building. Lisa is passionate about training and is a very energetic and interactive trainer who uses humor and storytelling to engage and entertain the audience while they are learning.

Jonathan Cloud

Jonathan I. Cloud has thirty years of experience in the human services field that encompasses case management, administration, and program development. His career has included special initiatives in youth outreach, family support, community organizing, child protective services, foster care reform, disproportionate minority contact, juvenile justice systems reform, and youth-focused disaster recovery. His areas of demonstrated expertise include strategy development, organizational and systems diagnosis and development, program planning and development, partnership-building, and systems change through targeted project planning and execution.

Jonathan began full-time independent consulting in 1992. His initial consulting included serving as the Urban Initiatives Consultant for the U.S. Department of Education's Southeast Regional Center for Drug-Free Schools and Communities. He also served as a Certified Trainer and Strategic Consultant for Developmental Research and Programs, Inc., (which was a key organization in bringing about the national shift to science-based prevention utilizing risk and protective factors). Since this initial work, Jonathan has provided technical assistance to communities engaged in the Weed & Seed national crime reduction initiative, assisted with a juvenile court improvement project, conducted an in-depth analysis in a county of factors associated with DMC and developed a training for three counties focused on alternatives to suspensions, expulsions, and arrests for low-risk youth of color. He has provided training and technical assistance to scores of communities on behalf of the Department of Justice's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP). For this federal agency, he assisted with the development and delivery of their Comprehensive Strategy for Serious, Violent, Chronic Juvenile Offenders Initiative, and their Targeted Community Action Planning Initiative. Both initiatives were rigorous, science-based planning processes that linked a community's prevention, intervention, and corrections systems. Other consulting highlights include:

  • Project Safe Neighborhoods: Department of Justice national gun violence reduction initiative.
  • Outagamie County (Wisconsin) Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking Partnership: technical assistance in developing and implementing a three-year strategic plan.
  • National Center for Missing and Exploited Children: numerous trainings on protecting victims of child sex trafficking and on school safety.
  • Outagamie County, Wisconsin Division of Youth and Family Services: assistance in improving its efforts to reduce disproportionate minority contact, integration of child welfare and juvenile justice (e.g. "dual-status youth"), and community-wide strategy to address child sex trafficking.
  • Georgia Governor's Office for Children and Families/Georgia Criminal Justice Coordinating Council: consultation, technical support, and training to address domestic minor sex trafficking and adult sex and labor trafficking.
  • U.S. Department of Labor/YouthBuild USA: technical assistance provider to YouthBuild Programs focused on training and support of development for youth out of the education mainstream.

Jonathan has provided trainings on numerous topics and delivered keynote addresses for conferences across the country. He is the author of Parenting the Guardian Class: Validating Spirited Youth, Ending Adolescence, and Renewing America's Greatness, which argues for empowering youth rather than controlling youth. His higher education includes holding B.A. degrees in Religion and Psychology and extensive graduate studies in Public Administration and Social Work.

Jessica Delzer

Jessica is a trainer with the Behavioral Health Training Partnership at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She holds a Master's Degree in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is a Licensed Professional Counselor in the state of Wisconsin. Prior to working at the BHTP, she was employed for 12 years at the Shawano County Department of Human Services. While working in Shawano County, she provided crisis intervention services directly, worked closely with the court system through Chapters 51, 54, and 55, and managed behavioral health services for the county, which included Outpatient mental health and substance abuse services, Crisis Intervention, Adult Protective Services, Coordinated Services Team, Comprehensive Community Services, and intermittent management of the Community Support Program.

Jessica is also a trained Family Court Mediator, and provided mediation services in Shawano County for almost 4 years. She is on the board of directors for the organization ROADS (Reaching Out About Depression and Suicide), which serves Shawano and Menominee Counties. While working in Shawano, she maintained close partnerships with the local schools, hospital, and law enforcement, and served on a variety of committees.

Julie Jensen

Julie Jensen is currently employed at Marathon County. Julie has been a Supervisor for Marathon County Department of Social Services for 15 years. Julie supervises the Ongoing Child Protection Services Unit, Children's Long Term Support Unit, and Specialized Foster Care Services. Julie has a Master's Degree in Social Work from UW-Milwaukee. Prior to Social Services, Julie's specialty was in the area of mental health where she provided such services as intensive in-home family therapy in rural Wisconsin counties, mobile crisis intervention services to severally emotionally disturbed youth in Dane County, counseling services to victims of crime, and outpatient mental health services to children and their families.

Sharon Locklin

Sharon is currently the Training Manager for the Behavioral Health Training Partnership, which is part of the NEW Partnership for Children and Families at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. Prior to this position, Sharon was the Grant Coordinator for the Northeast Regional Crisis Grant.

Sharon holds a BS in Psychology and Criminal Justice Certificate from UW-Madison. She has worked in both Wisconsin and New Mexico as a Certified/Licensed Substance Abuse Counselor, including supervising other counseling staff at the Dane County Detoxification Center in Madison, WI and the SHARE Program in Stoughton, WI.

Sharon has also worked as a Community Support Specialist for Outagamie County in Wisconsin and as Case Manager at the Bernalillo County Mental Health Center in Albuquerque. While in Albuquerque, she was also involved in research projects related to dual diagnosis and eventually went to work at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico, coordinating an outreach program aimed at increasing the capacity of rural providers to deal with substance abuse and mental health issues. During that time Sharon was involved with programs such as integration of behavioral health services into primary care and school settings, rural residency programs, telehealth programs, and the establishment of networks aimed at creating integrated systems of care for those with co-occurring disorders.

Sharon has presented at numerous conferences in both Wisconsin and New Mexico and has served on Boards and Committees, including the WAAODA Board, the Consumer Wellness Conference Committee and the DD Health Disparities Workgroup.

Tana Koss

Tana Koss, MSW, CAPSW Division Director of the Crisis and Counseling Services Division with Family Services in Green Bay, WI. Tana is a past chairperson and currently active member of the Brown County Coalition for Suicide Prevention, an active local group of individuals and organizations working for suicide prevention. A native of Northern Wisconsin, she has spent most of her life in Green Bay. Tana is a foster parent. She earned both a Bachelor of Social Work and Master's in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin- Green Bay. Tana has over 16 years of experience in providing and/or administering emergency human services. She is very proud to work with Family Services, an organization that shares her passion to help make a positive impact on the lives of people facing challenges and doing whatever it takes.

Mark Morrison

Mark Morrison is the Deputy Director of Calumet County Department of Health and Human Services. He has extensive clinical and administrative experience working in human services programs, and is knowledgeable of federal and state program guidelines. He holds a Master's in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee and a Master of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary of Chicago, IL. Mark began his career in 1982 as a therapist working with youth and families in a private non-profit agency in Illinois. During his tenure there, he worked his way up to Clinical Director and then Executive Director of the agency. He is a Wisconsin Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1995, and was the 1994 NASW Social Worker of the Year in the Jane Adams District. Since coming to Wisconsin in 1994 he has provided leadership to county human service programs in 2 counties in northeastern Wisconsin. In his current position as Deputy Director in Calumet County, he is responsible for clinical oversight of long term care, behavioral health and child welfare units. He was recently hired as an Ad Hoc Faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay to train for the Behavioral Health Training Partnership.

Paula Verrett

Paula Verrett is a Recovery Specialist at NAMI Fox Valley in Appleton. She has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from UW-Oshkosh. Paula is also a consumer of mental health services and an advocate for persons with mental health problems. She is Peer Specialist trainer and a Trauma-informed care trainer. She did her graduate research on what consumers want and need in a psychiatric emergency. Prior to returning to graduate school, Paula worked as a Special Education Teacher. Paula brings a unique perspective to the training room.