Suicide is a preventable public health problem. To this end, the Brown County Coalition for Suicide Prevention is committed to providing education, overcoming stigma, and promoting awareness of suicide prevention for the benefit of all people in Brown County. Download our updated brochure
Hello! My name is Kim Sandstrom. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor, with Bellin Psychiatric Outpatient. I graduated from UWGB in 2004 with a bachelor’s in human development and began my counseling career as a Crisis Counselor at Family Services Crisis Center for 7 years. While at the Crisis Center I completed my Masters in Counseling Degree at Lakeland College. In 2012, I began working as a Licensed Professional Counselor at Bellin Psychiatric on the Children and Adolescent Unit. Every day, I met with children of all ages struggling with mental health with most wanting or had attempted to take their own lives by suicide. In 2015, I made the move to outpatient mental health therapy with Bellin and had the opportunity to represent Bellin on the Coalition and have been a member ever since.
I have been an active member of the Brown County Coalition for Suicide Prevention since 2015. Since becoming a member of the Coalition, I have been trained as a QPR trainer. I am a member of the Be the Light Walk Committee assisting in managing registration. In 2019-2022, I led the development of the LOSS Team here in Brown County.
What I have observed and learned over my years on the Coalition is that we have incredible members with so much knowledge, compassion, leadership, connections and passion for breaking the stigma of mental health and suicide prevention.
Hi, my name is Jenny Younk, and I am the Program Manager for Family Services’ Crisis Center and Wisconsin Lifeline programs. Since receiving my Master’s Degree in Educational Psychology – Community Counseling in 2004, I have spent my entire career in crisis services. For the first 10 years of my career, I was a Crisis Counselor who provided direct care to consumers, and over the last 6 years, I have been in management and have worked to evolve and, in the case of Wisconsin Lifeline, develop, our suicide prevention programming at Family Services and throughout Brown County.
I have been an active member of the Brown County Coalition for Suicide Prevention and the Postvention Committee, since September 2019. With the exception of when I was in college, I have lived in Brown County my entire life, having grown up in Suamico and now living in De Pere. I am the proud wife of a law enforcement officer and mother of two children – a son attending college and a daughter in 4K. It has been a pleasure to work with the Coalition to reduce, and ideally eliminate, deaths by suicide in Brown County.
Margo Petroll, MSW, MAC
Margo has been an active member of the Brown County Coalition for Suicide Prevention since 2010 and has served as your Secretary 2 years. Within the Coalition, she is involved with the Youth Initiatives, Be The Light Walk, Postvention, and Gatekeeper Committees. Margo’s background is in social work where she has worked with youth and families in residential care, trauma, mental health, AODA, adoption, and medical social work.
Margo has both a Master’s Degree in Social Work and a Master’s Degree in Arts – Counseling. After moving to the Green Bay area in 2006, Margo has worked as a School Counselor and a School Social Worker within Brown County. Margo is passionate about reducing the stigma around mental illness and preventing lives lost to suicide by increasing awareness and support within our community. She was instrumental in creating the Table Talk Dinner & Discussion forum series on youth mental health.
Outside of volunteer work, Margo enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, gardening, and the performing arts. She and her husband have been blessed with three awesome children who are now young adults.
I am the Donor Services & Gift Planning Coordinator at The Bellin Health Foundation and have been a part of the Foundation team for 9 years. I started at Bellin Health as a Patient Rep at Bellin Psychiatric Center in 2012.
I have since obtained my Certification in Fund Raising Management from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. Prior to coming to Bellin Health, I had a 16-year career in mortgage finance, starting at Trans Union Credit Bureau and then becoming a Mortgage Loan Officer.
The Bellin Health Foundation serves as the Fiscal Agent for the Brown County Coalition for Suicide Prevention. I enjoy being able to apply some of my financial experience by handling accounts payables and receivables, budgeting and invoicing for the Coalition. I have recently expanded my Executive role with the Coalition as Board Treasurer.
As an individual that has struggled with depression, anxiety and PTSD, I am passionate about helping to reduce the stigma of mental illness.
In the past, I was shamed and viewed in a negative way because of it, and that eventually led to an adverse view of myself. I now realize mental health conditions are very common and so many others face the same struggles. I want to provide guidance to those who battle this illness to obtain the best help and treatment. If we all work as a team to promote awareness, provide education on how to overcome stigma, support survivors and work to prevent suicides in Brown County, we will be closer to reaching our mission and vision, together.
I started working at the Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC) in August of 2019 as the Community Resource Assistant. My primary role is to keep existing ADRC resources up-to-date and adding new resources that assist our customers. I work collaboratively as a member of the regional Inclusion/Exclusion Committee with United Way 211, Family Services Crisis Center, Help of Door County, Kewaunee ADRC/Aging Services, and Brown County Network of Care/Trilogy.
I have lived in Green Bay for 20 years and have worked in the human services field for 15 years. My educational background is in social work, and I’m a certified Advanced Practice Social Worker. I have worked with various populations in the human services field and have always been drawn to mental health services, which is one reason I joined BCCFSP. I have been a member of BCCFSP since the start of my employment with the ADRC. I recently joined the LOSS Subcommittee, and I’m a clinical volunteer with the LOSS Team (started in September with the team’s launch).
Member at Large
Anthony Klingert earned his Bachelors in Psychology in 2013 from the University of Wisconsin – Green Bay. He went on to earn his Masters Degre e in Professional Counseling from the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. Anthony also earned a Certification in Thanatology from the Association for Death Education and Counseling in 2020. After volunteering with Unity Hospice for about 6 years, he was hired on as a Grief Counselor in 2017. At Unity, Anthony facilitates grief groups, offers individual counseling, and works to educate other professionals and community members about death, dying and loss.
Anthony’s involvement with the Brown County Coalition for Suicide Prevention began shortly after joining Unity’s Grief Services team, and his passion for suicide prevention and support of those who have experienced a death by suicide has grown since connecting with like minded professionals in the coalition. He now helps with co-facilitating Brown County’s Suicide Loss Support Group, and he is also a member of the Local Outreach to Survivors of Suicide (LOSS) team that was launched in 2020. He is a member of the Be The Light Walk Committee since 2020 and intends to continue his work in the coalition for many years to come!
Member at Large
Bree is the Community Engagement Director with Connections for Mental Wellness, a local mental health coalition that works to address community needs and issues related to mental wellness. She provides oversight of the School Based Mental Health Initiative in Brown County, working alongside a consortium of school districts & mental health providers in the provision of mental healthcare for youth within schools. After college, Bree has worked within the non-profit, human services for the past 20 years. For 17 years, Bree was the director of a local Transitional Housing Program for families within our community experiencing homelessness.
Bree is involved with the Coalition since 2018, specifically within the subcommittees of: the L.O.S.S. Team, Youth Initiatives and the Outreach Committee.
The Brown County Coalition for Suicide Prevention is comprised of individuals and organizations committed to the prevention of suicide. Membership List
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