About Us

Get to Know Arbor Place

We hold the basic belief in the dignity and worth of each human being. We recognize that this sense of dignity and self-worth often is lost or suffers when individuals are struggling with substance use and mental health disorders. One of the primary goals of Arbor Place, Inc. is to insure the right of self-determination, the ability to regain control over one’s life, and the individual’s re-involvement in the family, the family of the community and society within a lifestyle based on recovery.

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Our Mission

The mission of Arbor Place, Inc. is to provide prevention, treatment, and renewal opportunities to individuals, families, and communities impacted by substance use and mental health disorders.

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Meet The Team

Dedicated and ready to support you throughout the whole recovery journey, the Arbor Place team is the most caring group to help those in need.
Jill Gamez

Executive Director

Jill Gamez

Credentials: MPH, MBA, CSAC, PS

Jill Gamez has worked at Arbor Place since 2001 and has served as Executive Director since 2008. One of Jill’s favorite things is hearing from former clients, and it is those messages that continue to inspire her.

Chuck Cramer

Substance Use Disorder Counselor

Chuck Cramer

Credentials: MS, CSAC, ICS

As the Outpatient Manager and a clinical substance abuse counselor, Chuck works with clients individually for substance use disorder treatment. He enjoys hiking with his family and visiting the fjords in Norway.

Christina Kewin

Substance Use Disorder Counselor

Christina Kewin

Credentials: SAC

As a substance abuse counselor, Christina uses a strength based approach to working with her clients, and believes that her primary purpose is to assist them in building themselves up.

Tontiana Strong

Substance Use Disorder Counselor

Tontiana Strong

Credentials: CSAC

Tonny believes in a person-centered and collaborative approach to client sessions, and that compassion and being non-judgmental are key. She enjoys hockey, as well as spending time with her husband and two kids.

Tracy Humphress

Substance Use Disorder Counselor

Tracy Humphress

Credentials: CSAC

Tracy uses a strength based approach with her clients to help them see what is working for them, and how they can use their strengths to discover more about themselves. She enjoys the outdoors- camping, boating and kayaking in her free time.

Lorraine Garland

Substance Use Disorder Counselor and Outreach Coordinator

Lorraine Garland

Credentials: CSAC, BS,

Lorraine loves talking to people and working with families. Making connections with others around Wisconsin and Minnesota is what makes her happiest. She recently went back to school and is working on her Master’s in Marriage and Family therapy.

Jolee Buhr

Residential Clinical Manager

Jolee Buhr

Credentials: BA, CSAC, ICS

As residential clinical manager, Jolee uses a variety of approaches to help both staff and clients break out of their comfort zones and believes everyone has the strength to grow, both in recovery and professionally.

Tanja Munguia

Residential Substance Use Disorder Counselor

Tanja Munguia

Credentials: CSAC

Tanja uses warmth, humor and compassion to help her clients believe in and achieve recovery. She loves being a part of a team, and sharing hope with clients and colleagues alike. She lives with her husband, three children and Dexter the dog.

Monica Bruner

Residential Substance Use Disorder Counselor

Monica Bruner

Credentials: CSAC

Monica is one of our residential counselors, and believes that counseling and helping others is her purpose in life. She is also willing to admit, unashamedly, that she is one of the biggest Vikings fans going and knows one day they will win the Super Bowl.

Barbara Bartz

Residential Substance Use Disorder Counselor

Barbara Bartz

Credentials: SAC-IT

Barb works with clients using a person-centered approach and believes that everyone is capable of recovery. She loves watching clients transform and grow, while learning about themselves and the world. She runs a dairy farm with her husband in her spare time.

Dana Whitcome

Outpatient Counselor

Dana Whitcome

Credentials: CSAC

Dana likes going with her clients on their journey and seeing the spark that happens when they realize that things can be different. She enjoys volunteering and giving back to the community in her spare time.

Jake Bloom

Outpatient Manager and Therapist

Jake Bloom

Credentials: MS, LPC

Everyone knows the direction they want to go in, but sometimes the compass spins out of control. Jakes helps his clients to get back on point. He and his family enjoy the outdoors, fishing, and playing with their dog, Rocket.

Kora Ramirez

SOR Project Coordinator

Kora Ramirez

Credentials: BS

Kora knows that every client has a different story, and she loves learning about her clients while helping them. She enjoys working as the SOR Project Coordinator as it gives her a chance to work with people from all over.

Samantha Anderson

Residential Manager

Samantha Anderson

Credentials: BS

Sami loves talking to people, hearing their stories, and helping them get the help they need. She lives with her family, five dogs, three cats, and one horses.

Sherry Berg

Prevention Manager

Sherry Berg

Credentials:

Sherry has served in this community for over 21 years and is excited to work on improving and enhancing the Prevention program at Arbor Place. When not working, she enjoys jogging, camping, and spending time with her children and grandchildren.

Kathy Asper

Prevention Coordinator

Kathy Asper

Credentials: BS, PS

Kathy is a Certified Prevention Specialist with 30 years experience providing substance abuse prevention education to coalitions, parents, students, school staff and others across the state.

Andrew Schultz

Prevention Coordinator

Andrew Schultz

Credentials: BA, PS

A former teacher, Andy loves working in prevention and helping people. He is particularly interested in developing new programs for the community, and doing whatever he can to help make life better for all. Andy spends his free time with his wife, and their dogs.

Heather Lutze

Substance Use Disorder Counselor

Heather Lutze

Credentials: SAC

Heather uses a person-centered and strength-based approach with Motivational Interviewing to help her clients with substance use issues achieve and maintain their recovery. She enjoys her cats, hiking, and being outdoors.

Ann Marcks

Recovery Coordinator

Ann Marcks

Credentials: BS

Ann believes that every client has the potential to reach their goals and she is there to help them achieve that. Ann loves spending time outdoors with family and friends.

Kallie Girdeen

Prevention Coordinator and OWI Assessor

Kallie Girdeen

Credentials:

Kallie enjoys the variety of the work she does at Arbor Place, with all age groups. She loves Karaoke and Sunday morning cartoons.

Aida Camay

Residential Counselor

Aida Camay

Credentials: SAC-IT

Aida believes that change can be hard, and a counselor can help. She enjoys being at home, by the fireplace, with her dogs and cat.

Erika Forester

Residential Counselor

Erika Forester

Credentials: SAC-IT

Erika believes in helping each person reach their full potential, one person at a time. She enjoys traveling around the country with her family.

Emma Roedler

Admissions Coordinator and Residential Counselor

Emma Roedler

Credentials: BS SAC-IT

Emma loves giving people the chance they need to create change their lives. She enjoys running and her two orange cats.

We Are Ready To Support You

The path to a guided recovery and support is right around the corner. At Arbor Place we promise to be there for you, in confidence, every step of the way.


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