Meet Our Team

Shelly Dutch

CSAC, ICS - Founder, Co-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...

Krystle Haviland

LPC, CSAC, ICS, Co-Director

Krystle is currently working as a licensed mental health counselor, substance abuse counselor and co-assistant clinic director and manages Connections UW affiliated programs. Krystle brings a vast experience working with teens and adults struggling with a wide range of mental health and substance use concerns. From a holistic and person-centered approach, Krystle recognizes barriers that may be present when counseling individuals from diverse backgrounds. She believes it is within the context of a person-to-person connection that each client experiences growth. Krystle is a EMDRIA trained and active EMDR practitioner.

Todd Kammerzelt, MD

Medical Director

Dr Todd Kammerzelt is ABPN board certified in both psychiatry and addiction medicine.  Dr Kammerzelt brings tremendous experience treating mental health concerns, substance use and co-occurring disorders.  Dr Kammerzelt received education and training at Tulane University, Columbia University and UW Madison School of Medicine and Public Health including an Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship at UW School Read More

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, quality assurance management and MAT clinical support to local programs.  Rob is trained brain spotting practitioner.  Rob has provided valuable community support to various substance Read More

Fred Harris

MA, MA, LPC, SAC, CCTP, Clinical Supervisor

Frederick Harris has over 15 years in the field of behavioral health. His journey started working in the criminal justice system; where he served a diverse population comprised of substance abuse, mental health, homelessness, transitions, family dynamics, and criminal behavior. He has had great opportunities to develop restorative and rehabilitation programs, managed in-patient, and outpatient Read More

Chuck Callender

Business Director

Chuck is responsible for Connections non-clinical business activities. 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.

Ashley Seltzner

Office Manager

Ashley supervises office operations and administrative staff and sits on the clinic leadership team.  Ashley brings caring, compassion and competence to the challenges of medical billing, scheduling and staffing.

Tim Bautch

MA, LPC, CSAC

Tim has worked in the field of substance abuse/mental health for 16+ years in inpatient, outpatient, residential and correctional settings. He believes people know what they need to do to become healthy, however need assistance through positive relationships.

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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Patrick Nichols

LCSW, SAC

Patrick has over 22 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families. He has worked in various settings - inpatient and outpatient, AODA and mental health clinics, domestic violence treatment and private practice. He will bring his years of experience doing interventions to Connections Counseling, and help families shepherd their loved ones into an appropriate treatment setting.

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 and is involved in individual work, group counseling, as well as UW-Madison BASICS, CASICS, and CHOICES programs. She has experience working with a wide range of issues Read More

Alex Kress

MS, LPC, SAC

  Alex brings enthusiasm and compassion to understanding and working with individuals with mental health and substance concerns.  Alex practice emphasizes working with college students, adolescents and young adults.  Alex is an avid muscision and a founding member of the bi-weekly music group at Connections.  

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 in Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and works in the Adolescent Program.  She serves clients of all ages in both mental health and substance abuse counseling.  She loves working Read More

Pete Meagher

PhD, LCSW

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 based approaches to treating anxiety, depression, trauma and dually diagnosed clients. Pete uses a unique approach to help clients discover and own their strengths to Read More

Hadeel Hasan

MSW, CAPSW, SAC-IT

Hadeel assists adolescents and adults struggling with mental health and substance use disorders.   She works closely with Connections University of Wisconsin affiliated programs, BASICS, CASICS and Choices. Hadeel is very passionate about a person-centered and holistic approach when treating clients of diverse backgrounds.

Ethan Scofield

MSE, LPC-IT, 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 shares with a client is sacred, and considers it an honor to bear witness to, and celebrate, an individual’s lived experience. He is convinced that change occurs Read More

Brooke Mulcahy

MSW, CAPSW, 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 in a variety of inpatient and outpatient programs and a foundation in DBT.  Brooke believes in empowering clients through a person-centered and strengths-based treatment approach.

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 most effectively in the context of relationship and views the relationship between client and therapist to be one of the most important pieces of successful Read More

Kim Hurd

Mentor Coordinator, CCAR Recovery Coach

Kim is a woman in long-term recovery, passionate about mentoring others to a path of long-term, sustainable recovery through multiple physical, mental, and spiritual pathways.  At Connections, Kim has primary responsibility for the MARI program providing innovative diversion to treatment for opioid offenders referred by Madison Police Department.  The MARI program utilizes Certified Recovery Coaches Read More

John Weibel

LPC, CSAC

John is a dually credentialed counselor focused on mental health counseling and substance abuse counseling. John has been practicing since 2010 and has a passion to help improve treatment outcomes for persons with diverse backgrounds.  John has substantial experience with adolescents and adults.  John is an EMDRIA trained and active EMDR practitioner.

Polly Sackett

LPC-IT, SAC-IT

Polly Sackett is a National Board Certified Counselor, Substance Abuse Counselor, and Grief Support Specialist. Polly's counseling approach is person-centered and incorporates humanistic, holistic, and recovery model techniques. Polly works with adolescent and adult clients as well as individuals and couples. Polly's areas of specialty are grief and loss, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and relationship challenges. Polly values people from all 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 disorders.  His broader training, experience and passion brings help and hope.

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 college students and young adults. She has facilitated Connections University of Wisconsin and Edgewood affiliated college programs, BASICS, CASICS and Choices.  In her practice, Lara 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 clients to process struggles and growth in both individual and group settings. Will endorses a holistic, interpersonal style of counseling helping to build healthy relationships Read More

Briana Thomas

LMFT, SAC-IT

Experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, lack of helpful coping skills or sometimes are just unsure what’s going on inside of you?  Briana works with each client starting where they are and collaborates closely to achieve your goals.  Briana firmly believes that mental health is vital for overall personal wellness.  We can do this together!  As your Read More