Location and Office Hours

Third Floor
Pierce County Office Building
412 W. Kinne St.
PO Box 670
Ellsworth, WI 54011

General Office Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 4:30pm
(Closed Holidays)

Phone: 715.273.6766 or 715.273.6770
Fax: 715.273.6862

Staff Contacts

Ron Schmidt - EXT 6777

Children, Youth & Families Program Manager
Carly Ohman - EXT 6772
Kristi Frederick - EXT 6773

Mental Health & AODA Program Manager
Ron Kiesler - EXT 6642

Economic Support Manager
Christina Tuenge - EXT 6795

Child Support Manager
Luann Berger - EXT 6625

ADRC Manager
Heather Conway - EXT 6593






Human Services

Accounting for Disclosure


Generally, Pierce County Department of Human Services does not release private client information without written authorization by the client unless it is to carry out treatment, payment or operational activities of the Department. However, state and/or federal laws do allow for the release of private information, often for the health and safety of the client or others, without client authorization or notification. The Department records, or keeps an accounting, of these disclosures.The Department recognizes that each client has the right to request the accounting of disclosures of their private information. The Department will provide them with the accounting of disclosures of their private information on an annual basis, without charge. Clients requesting an accounting on a more frequent basis will be charged for photocopying and mailing costs. The accounting will not include disclosures made:

  • to carry out the treatment, payment and operations of the Department;with the client’s authorization;
  • directly to the client;
  • for national security or intelligence purposes; and
  • to correctional institutions or law enforcement agencies in custodial situations.