Wisconsin Department of Children and Families

Protecting Children, Strengthening Families, Building Communities

Brighter Futures Initiative Programs

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State BFI Coordinator

Name: Yolanda Shelton-Morris

Phone: (608) 422-6991

Email: Yolandad.sheltonmorris@wisconsin.gov

Website: dcf.wi.gov/brighterfutures

Barron County

Name: Ashley Weinert

Phone: (715) 537‐6166

Email: ashley.weinert@co.barron.wi.us

Website: http://www.barroncountywi.gov

Dane County Human Services

Name: Andre Johnson

Phone: (608) 242‐6416

Email: Johnson.andre@countyofdane.com

Website: https://danecountyhumanservices.org

Diverse & Resilient

Name: Gerry Coon

Phone: (414) 390‐0444

Email: gcoon@diverseandresilient.org

Website: http://www.diverseandresilient.org

Kenosha County Human Services

Name: Donna Rhodes

Phone: (262) 605‐6528

Email: donna.rhodes@kenoshacounty.org

Website: http://co.kenosha.wi.us/242/Brighter-Futures-Initiative

La Causa Crisis Nursery and Respite Center

Name: Karl Schoendorf

Phone: (414) 647‐5990

Email: karls@lacausa.org

Website: http://www.lacausa.org/

Milwaukee County (Community Advocates)

Name: Elysse Chay Wageman

Phone: (414) 270‐6936

Email: EChay@CommunityAdvocates.net

Website: http://ppi.communityadvocates.net/prevention_services/milwaukee_brighter_futures_initiative/

Outagamie County

Name: Heather Lawrence

Phone: (920) 832‐4915

Email: heather.lawrence@outgamie.org


Portage County

Name: Kim Vagueiro

Phone: (715) 345‐5880

Email: vagueirk@co.portage.wi.us

Website: http://www.co.portage.wi.us/department/health-and-human-services

Red Cliff Family and Human Service Division

Name: Peter Newago

Phone: (715) 779‐3706

Email: peter.newago@redcliff‐nsn.gov

Website: http://redcliff‐nsn.gov

Washington County

Name: Sandy Hoefert

Phone: (262) 335‐4639

Email: sandy.hoefert@co.washington.wi.us

Website: http://www.co.washington.wi.us/


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