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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Tracy Humphress

Substance Use Disorder Counselor

Tracy Humphress

Credentials: SAC

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.

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Lorraine Garland

Outreach Coordinator & Substance Use Disorder Counselor

Lorraine Garland

Credentials: SAC, BS, CCTP

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.

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Angelakay Seehaver

Outpatient Substance Use Disorder & Mental Health Therapist - River Falls Office

Angelakay Seehaver

Credentials: MS, LPC

Angélakay is a Licensed Professional Counselor, who works with clients seeking Mental Health or Substance use services, or a combination of the two. She also enjoys working with adolescents and their parents.. She is unfailingly optimistic and full of hope. When she isn’t working with clients she loves spontaneous adventures and all kinds of play.

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Elyse Henke

Outpatient Substance Use Disorder & Mental Health Therapist - River Falls Office

Elyse Henke

Credentials: MS, LPC-IT, SAC-IT

Elyse works in our River Falls location.Elyse helps clients reach their full potential by noticing their strengths, her complete acceptance of clients as they are, and her commitment to therapy to help clients move forward through adversity. She’s a fan of the Packers, Brewers and Badgers and her cat Georgie. She also plays Pickleball.

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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.

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Tanja Munguia

Residential Substance Use Disorder Counselor

Tanja Munguia

Credentials: SACIT

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.

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Monica Bruner

Residential Substance Use Disorder Counselor

Monica Bruner

Credentials: SAC-IT

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.

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Barbara Bartz

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.

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Dana Whitcome

Residential Substance Use Disorder Counselor

Dana Whitcome

Credentials: SACIT

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.

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Jeanna Lucia

Residential Substance Use Disorder Counselor

Jeanna Lucia

Credentials: SAC-IT

Jeanna is enthusiastic abut working with clients and building an empathetic and therapeutic relationship with them. She loves being on the lake with her husband, son and two dogs every weekend.

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Trisha Taft Burdick

Residential Manager

Trisha Taft Burdick

Credentials: SAC-IT

Trisha understands the connections between trauma and substances abuse, and likes to take a person-centered approach while working with clients, to help them understand themselves, and achieve autonomy. She has two cats, Bo and Belly.

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Jake Bloom

Recovery Support Manager

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.

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Lauren Huttunen

Admission Coordinator

Lauren Huttunen

Credentials: Lauren Huttunen

Lauren uses an empathetic and caring approach to help clients realize their unique potential, and to achieve their goals. She loves planning events, being up North and spontaneous adventures.

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Kora Ramirez

SOR Project Coordinator

Kora Ramirez

Credentials: BS

Kora is a Human Development and Family Studies major who knows that everyone has a different story, and loves learning from clients while helping them as a Recovery Coordinator and Case Manager.

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Laura Bryan

Recovery Coordinator

Laura Bryan

Credentials: Laura Bryan

Laura believes in helping people be the best they can be. She enjoys watching her 5 children play almost any sport.

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Tony Mouw

Recovery Coordinator

Tony Mouw

Credentials: Tony Mouw

Tony believes at every moment there is the possibility to help someone and strengthen hope for the future. He lives with his family, including three dogs, and never misses a football game in the fall.

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Kathy Asper

Prevention Manager

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.

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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.

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Mackenzie Brooks

Prevention Coordinator

Mackenzie Brooks

Credentials: BS

Mackenzie is currently working on her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Stout University. On working in Preventions she says that enjoys meeting people where they are at and helping them find ways to make their lives better. She lives at home with her five cats.

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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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