Please contact:

Chrisanna Manders, Associate Director, NAMI Wisconsin 
(608) 268-6000




The Wisconsin CIT Advisory Committee was formed in October, 2016. They are a committee of Wisconsin law enforcement, mental health advocates, behavioral health specialists, and those with lived experience who promote and support the CIT&CIP Wisconsin initiative and best practices anchored within the Memphis Model. Their primary responsibilities include:

  • Implementing Wisconsin state standards to provide consistent and sustainable trainings within all CIT&CIP Wisconsin training teams. These standards include:

    • Partnerships of law enforcement, behavioral health specialists, mental health advocates, and those with lived experience/family members

    • Core element topics for CIT, CIP, and CIT for Dispatch trainings (required, recommended, and additional)

    • Local data tracking plan system

    • Sustainability within the county/community

  • Mentorship

  • Evaluation of state resources such as the CIT&CIP Wisconsin pre/post evaluation, 6 and 12 month follow up surveys, toolkits offered to new training teams, learning objective summaries, etc.

Wisconsin CIT Advisory Committee Members:

Chief Al Elvins, Tomahawk Police Department      

Tina Elvins, Director, Three Rivers United Temporary Housing

Lieutenant Brent Gruber, University of Wisconsin–Madison Police Department

Sonia Hill, Walworth County Health and Human Services

Mary Madden, NAMI Waukesha County, Executive Director

Chrisanna Manders, Associate Director, NAMI Wisconsin

Brad Munger, Department of Human Services, Bureau of Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery   

Stephanie Pederson, Training and Standards Bureau

Sergeant Sarah Shimko, Madison Police Department's Mental Health Unit

John Wallschlaeger, CIT International Board Member 2017 - 2019