Leadership & Staff

Board of Directors

Don Carufel-Wert, M.D., President

Steve Kelley, CFP/CPA, Vice President/ Treasurer

Bob Combs

Lauren Henderson

Daniel Henderson

Administrative Staff

Kate Poppe – Executive Director

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

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

Karl Pierick- Human Resources

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


We watched our child’s self confidence grow daily. Most competent and compassionate staff. It was a gift for our whole family.

Mother of 5 Year Old Boy

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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5979 Siggelkow Road, McFarland, WI 53558 | (608) 838-8999