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

POLICY: Board / Director relationship

The Pierce County Department of Human Services board recognizes and maintains the following guidelines in the Board’s relationship with the Director:

  • Good management is an essential factor in the success of the Department. The Board acknowledges its role in governing program and policies, and recognizes the authority of the Director to implement those programs and policies, and carry out those duties vested to him or her by state statute;
  • Efficient management exists through mutual understanding and cooperation between the Board and the Director. While the Director is accountable to the Board to show results, the Director cannot perform well and show good results if not given latitude to exercise independent judgment in executing board-approved policies. Therefore, the Board respects the Director’s need for latitude of judgment and discretion, and expects a full accounting of performance from the Director;
  • Board members will refrain from individually discussing management and personnel issues with Department staff, other than the Director or Administrative Coordinator. The Board, in consultation with the Director, may confer with key staff at regular or special board meetings; and
  • Authority for management of the Department will be through the Pierce County Board of Supervisors to the Pierce County Department of Human Services Board and Administrative Coordinator to the Director and then to other staff. The Board will require full and timely information from the Director concerning pertinent matters that relate to the management of the Department.