Meet Our Team

Carlene Cardosi

MSW, LCSW, CADC

Carlene Cardosi is Regional President of Rosecrance, Inc. a subsidiary of the Rosecrance Health Network.  As a member of Rosecrance executive team, Cardosi is Connections Counseling corporate liaison.   Cardosi started Read More

Shelly Dutch

CSAC, ICS - Founding Director

Shelly Dutch has been dedicating her life work to young people and their families for almost 30 years. She has received numerous awards and recognition for her dedication to the alcohol and drug problem in our society. She is certified at both the state and national levels, and emphasizes mentoring and service as the key to recovery...

Chuck Callender

Director

Chuck is responsible for Rosecrance Connections Madison operations and services. Chuck brings decades of corporate experience with a strong personal understanding and compassion for the importance of what we do for the patients Connections serves and their families. Chuck also serves on the Recovery Foundation Board of Directors.

Rob McCreadie

CSAC, ICS, Asst Director

Rob brings a depth of experience and compassion working with individuals who suffer from substance use disorders.  Rob is recently relocated from the Milwaukee area where he provided clinical leadership, Read More

Pete Meagher

PhD, LCSW, Clinical Supervisor

Dr Pete Meagher is a full time professor who offers his expertise and passion part time at Connections. Pete teaches in a clinical social work program and specializes in mindfulness Read More

Ian Powell

MD, Internal Medicine, Addiction Medicine

Dr. Ian Powell is an Internal Medicine MD specializing in Addiction Medicine.  Dr Powell has over 25 years of diverse experience with out-patient and in-patient settings.  Dr Powell supports patients Read More

Yee Xiong

MD, Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine

Dr Xiong is a board certified psychiatrist with an addiction specialty earned during an addiction MD fellowship at the University of Wisconsin Madison.  Dr Xiong provides psychiatry via telehealth only.

Cory Divine

MA, LPC, CSAC

Cory works primarily with teens and young adults through the process of change. He believes in the strength of individuals, but also in the power of group thoughts as a means of transformation. He is also a musician who performs in a successful band, which has received recognition in Rolling Stone Magazine, and has toured nationally.

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Joe Kuehn

MA, LPC, SAC

Joe currently is a licensed mental health and substance abuse counselor. He started his own journey of recovery in 2007 at Connections Counseling and has continued to learn, grow and give back in the years since. Joe has experience working with a wide variety of ages, cultural and economic backgrounds. He believes that people who were once deemed "hopeless" in their struggles with mental health and substance use disorders, can become hopeful. Joe holds a BBA in Marketing and Finance, and a Master of Arts in Counseling with a Community Counseling emphasis. In addition to being a counselor, he is responsible for community outreach where he organizes and participates in speaking panels for schools, organizations and conferences.

Mary Kay Aide

MS, LPC

Mary Kay has over 25 years working with individuals, couples and families in a variety of settings and organizations, such as day treatment for youth, community mental health, employee assistance consulting, and private practice. She has a master’s in Rehabilitiation Counseling, with an emphasis in AODA issues, is a Professional Certified Coach and Licensed Professional Counselor. Mary Kay brings a solution-focused and strength based philosophy to her work with couples and families that help her clients move forward in a healthy, positive direction.

Shannon Adamczyk

MS, LPC, SAC

Shannon is dually licensed for both mental health and substance use and has been a member of the Connections counseling family since 2014. Shannon works primarily with young adults, college students, and teens Read More

Ethan Scofield

MSE, LPC, SAC-IT

Ethan obtained his bachelor’s degree in psychology from UW-Madison and his master’s degree in professional counseling, with an emphasis in clinical mental health, from UW-Oshkosh.  He sincerely believes the therapeutic space he Read More

Brooke Mulcahy

MSW, LCSW, SAC-IT

Brooke enjoys therapeutic work with people from all walks of life, especially adolescents and young adults who are struggling with mental health and substance use disorders. She has a background working Read More

Jennifer Pitzo

MS, LPC, CSAC

Jennifer enjoys working with clients from all walks of life, and believes a holistic approach is important in supporting clients to make lasting changes.  Jennifer is an EMDRIA certified EMDR practitioner. She is also nationally certified Read More

Leslie Taylor

MD, Psychiatry

Dr. Leslie Taylor is a board certified psychiatrist specializing in mood disorders, addiction, clinical research and medication management of psychiatric disorders. Dr Taylor is a pioneer in guiding FDA approved Read More

Lara Lewandowski

MFT-IT, SAC-IT

Lara is a mental health and substance abuse therapist who has been a part of the Connections Counseling family since 2014.  Lara has a passion for working with individuals, primarily Read More

Emily Ricter

LMFT

Emily works with individuals, adults and couples on issues including anxiety, depression, self esteem, trauma, grief and loss, addiction, life transitions, interpersonal relationships and parenting. Emily believe that change happens Read More

Tom Farley

Rosecrance Community Relations Coordinator

Tom Farley is the Community Relations Coordinator responsible for arranging community activities and developing business relationships in southern Wisconsin. He manages strategic relationships with local and regional referral sources and Read More

Lisa Moon

Lisa is a Substance Abuse Counselor in long term Recovery, who began her own sobriety journey with Connections in 2017. Lisa enjoys working with adults both in individual counseling and Read More

Kim Hurd

Mentor Coordinator, CCAR Recovery Coach

Kim is a recovery coach and interventionist in long-term recovery, passionate about mentoring clients and families to a path of long-term, sustainable recovery through multiple pathways.  At Connections, Kim has Read More

William Howell

MA, LPC-IT, SAC-IT

Will is grateful to be in long-term recovery and a therapist working with mental health and substance use disorders. Will aims to provide a safe, non-judgmental space to allow for Read More

Jason Plesh

MA, LPC, SAC-IT

Jason brings compassionate person-centered care to both substance use and mental health concerns.  Jason brings a depth of experience working in a medication assisted treatment facility with individuals with opiate Read More

Taryn Cates

MS, Art Therapist, LPC-IT

Sometimes words just aren’t enough to capture the essence of how we’re doing. This is where the power of art comes in. As a Master’s level Art Therapist and licensed Read More

Alison Owens

Ali is a compassionate woman in long-term recovery who has worked in the area of Mental Health and Substance Abuse. She started at the TMS Center of Madison in January Read More

Shadow Backus

LCSW

Shadow has been a Licensed Clinical Social Worker since 1997. She specializes in treating trauma, anxiety & depression. She dedicates her energy to individuals wanting clarity & support around stress, relationships, Read More

Liz Light

MFT-IT

Liz earned her Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Edgewood College and has experience in day treatment, in-home, group, and outpatient clinical settings. As a mental health therapist, Read More

Alexis Aney

LPC-IT, SAC-IT

Alexis earned her Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from UW-Whitewater. As a therapist, Alexis works towards building a strong therapeutic relationship with her clients by utilizing a person-centered approach Read More

Tim Kauer

LPC-IT

Tim is a behavioral health therapist who believes focusing on the individual is a key component in his work.  He strives to build strong therapeutic relationships with each person he Read More

Dana Fritche

APSW, SAC-IT

Dana earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from UW- Whitewater in 2014 with a major in social work and minor in music and a Master of Social Work degree from Read More

Casey Wagner

LPC-IT, SAC-IT

I have always been passionate about helping others and living a happy, healthy life. It is this passion that has brought me into the field of counseling. I bring my Read More