In an ever-changing society, it is imperative for mental and behavioral health professionals to remain current. Support and networking are necessary to meet the increasing mental health needs and professional expectations within the school environment. Consulting with other professionals in a confidential setting enhances one’s skills and abilities. In order to foster student success, a team approach is most effective.
Unfortunately, professionals providing mental and behavioral health services in urban, non-public schools are often isolated and without collegial partnerships. For these reasons, the Urban School Professional Network was formed.
Board of Directors
Chair: Mary Hanrahan received her Masters in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee in 1992. She has been working as a state licensed School Social Worker for the past 25 years at various schools in the city of Milwaukee. Currently, she is the director of School Social Work services at Messmer Saint Rose and Messmer St. Mary.
Vice-Chair: Meggie Kopplin received her Master of Arts in School Counseling from Marquette University. In addition to being a licensed school counselor, Meggie is also a professional member of both the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) and the Wisconsin School Counseling Association (WSCA).
Secretary: Diane Meredith
Treasurer: Elizabeth Kunze
Consultant: Amy Nelson graduated in 2002 from the University of Wisconsin – Madison with her Masters of Science in Social Work. She maintains her state licenses both as a School Social Worker and a Certified Advanced Practice Social Worker. Amy has worked in the city of Milwaukee since 2002 in various capacities, including in the Child Welfare and Treatment Foster Care systems. She has been a school social worker in the Milwaukee area for nearly 15 years and currently works at Wauwatosa West High School.