MACY recognizes community leaders for substance abuse prevention efforts
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD — The Marshfield Clinic Center for Community Outreach and Marshfield Area Coalition for Youth (MACY) have partnered the past decade to focus efforts on substance abuse prevention in Marshfield. The partnership has evolved to tackle underage drinking, prescription drug abuse, and heroin use.
On July 18, 32 people and 37 community partners were recognized by the coalition for their support in the past year. Individuals recognized include those who dedicated over 10 hours to coalition efforts, served on the MACY Steering Committee, and served as a Marshfield Clinic AmeriCorps member. In total, MACY members volunteered over 1,000 hours of their time to the coalition.
Individuals recognized included:
—Beth Albee, Pathway Partners.
—DaNita Carlson, Wood County Health Department.
—Destinee Coenen, Central Wisconsin Tobacco Free Coalition.
—Jim Cramm, community volunteer.
—Catie Eaton, Youth Initiatives.
—Yvette Fernandez, parent volunteer.
—Karmen Gorman, community volunteer.
—Chief Rick Gramza, Marshfield Police Department.
—Detective Kevin Hamill, Marshfield Police Department.
—Ben Hardy, CROSSroads 2 Recovery.
—Jim Hoese, parent volunteer.
—Officer Derek Iverson, Marshfield Police Department.
—Hunter Karau, Youth Initiatives.
—Tracey Kelz, Unified School District of Marshfield.
—Julianna Kollross, Youth Initiatives.
—Judge John Adam Kruse, Marshfield Municipal Court.
—Lt. Darren Larson, Marshfield Police Department.
—Becky Lee, Unified School District of Marshfield.
—Leia Linzmeier, Youth Initiatives.
—Sara McCormick, Wood County Sheriff’s Department.
—Kayleigh Mengel, Marshfield Clinic AmeriCorps.
—Detective Allan Neinast, Marshfield Police Department.
—Courtney Nikolai, Marshfield Clinic AmeriCorps.
—Casey Parks, Wood County Human Services.
—Detective Jason Parks, Marshfield Police Department.
—Pastor Peter Ruggles, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
—Michelle Schooley, Marshfield Clinic Psychiatry and Behavioral Health.
—Dan Schroeder, Probation and Parole.
—Emma Stangl, Marshfield Clinic AmeriCorps.
—Steve Van Wyhe, Columbus Catholic Schools.
—Corinne Voss, Youth Initiatives.
—Selena Yang, Youth Initiatives.
Community organizations recognized included partners in prevention and organizations supporting the coalition through donations such as meeting space or monetary.
Community partners included:
—Central Wisconsin State Fair.
—City of Marshfield.
—CROSSroads 2 Recovery.
—Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
—Marshfield Clinic Psychiatry and Behavioral Health.
—Marshfield Professional Police Association.
—Youth for Christ.