Briarpatch Youth Services, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization serving Dane County.  The agency’s mission is to provide innovative services dedicated to strengthening and improving the lives of youth, their families and our community. 

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

 

 

 

 

NyetpicJackie Wehrenberg
Development & Communications Director |
 
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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.

 

 

 

 
NyetpicBrock Cooper

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

 

 

  

 

NyetpicAlex De Sena

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

 

 

 

 

NyetpicKendra Green

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

 

 

 

  Nancy GomezNancyGomez

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 NyetpicZaia Hartman-Semtry

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

 

 

 

 

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Ben Hickmann
Case Manager - Americorps, Transitional Living Program | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

  

 

TylerSchueffner

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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NyetpicJosh VanMoorleghem

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

 

 

  

NyetpicYesenia Villalpando-Torres
Outreach Specialist, Street Outreach Program | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

NyetpicSammy Zola

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

 

 

 

 

  


 

Parent Support Services

 

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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

 

NyetpicSean Hubbard
Program Coordinator, Youth Job Center & Madison Street Team | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

NyetpicLilly 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.

 

 

 

 

NyetpicOnyx Rose

Youth Employment Counselor/Office Assistant, Support for Success/Administration | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

  

 

 


Court Involved Youth Programs

NyetpicDean Bossenbroek
Program Coordinator, Youth Restitution Program | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

NyetpicHannah Christianson
Peer Court Specialist, Youth Peer Court | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

NyetpicJanae Harris

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

 

 

 

NyetpicRoss Hazlewood
Program Coordinator, Intensive Supervision Program | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

NyetpicSam Heim

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

 

 

 

 


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

  

 

 

HannahHannah Horkan
Program Coordinator, Municipal & Youth Peer Court | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

NyetpicLauren 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.

 

 

 

CarlosCarlos Martinez
Youth Counselor, Intensive Supervision Program & 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.

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

NyetpicMax Rosen
Youth Counselor & Work Team Supervisor, Youth Restitution Program | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

NyetpicTammy Salzwedel
Peer Court Specialist, Youth Peer Court | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

 

 

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