Leadership & Staff

Board of Directors

Don Carufel-Wert, M.D., President

Steve Kelley, CFP/CPA, Vice President/ Treasurer

Bob Combs

Shannon Byrnes , Secretary

Jessica Thanas

Nicholas Curran CPA, CNAP

Tammy Conrad LMFT


Administrative Staff

Chris Webster, MS LMFT, B.Ed, CCTP – Executive Director

Ellen Eggen, MS, LPC, ATR-BC – Director of Clinical Services

Rachel Wright, PhD, Special Education Teaching License – Director of Student Services

Judy Endow, MSW, LCSW – Resource Specialist for Autism Services

Karl Pierick- Human Resources

Michael Jones – Administrative Coordinator


Education Staff

Laura Moran, BS, Special Education Teaching License

Heather Mattice, BS, Special Education Teaching License

Jennifer Grasty, BA

Joe Koopmans, BS, Special Education Teaching License

Corey Poedtke, BS

Jesse Klemp, BS, Regular Education Teaching License


Mental Health Staff

Rachael Erickson, M.Ed, LPC

Elyse Gardner, PC-IT

Chris Burton, MS, LPC, CRC

Elizabeth Disch, PC-IT


Occupational Therapy Staff

Lindsey Blazel, MS, OTR/L

Melanie Petersen, MS, OTR/L


Speech and Language Staff

Brenda Vicen, MS, CCC-SLP

Diane Milanese, MA, CCC-SLP


Comprehensive Community Services

Erica Fogeltanz, BS



Learn more about Common Threads Family Resource Center programs and services.


... You were all able to provide the setting and care to work with our daughter’s emotional, physical, and sensory needs. Even our extended family and friends have expressed how much more engaged she is in all types of activities.

Parents of 3 Year Old Girl

Our Support …

Common Threads support children, adolescents and adults with:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Mental health challenges
  • Developmental delays
  • Sensory integration needs
  • Behavioral issues
  • Social challenges

We Understand …

We understand the challenges you face as a parent and offer a helping hand of support. If you’ve struggled with the constant demands, fully aware that you are doing all you can but still in search of that extra something to unlock your remarkable child’s full potential, you are not alone. We promise to do everything in our power to assist you in your mission to secure the best possible care. From psychological, therapeutic, and behavioral therapies to ongoing emotional support, we are here for you and we can help.

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