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 Member Responsibilities

Serving as a board member for the Pierce County Department of Human Services involves personal commitment and responsibility. To meet these obligations, board members are expected to:

  • supervise the Department, ensuring compliance with legal requirements;perform all duties prescribed by state law;perform all duties prescribed by Pierce County Code;ensure adherence to the Department’s mission;advocate and promote the Department’s program and services;understand and support the Department’s policies;attend and actively participate in all of the board meetings, and notify the Board Chairperson or Director of anticipated absence;when absent from a meeting, review minutes and results of the missed meeting;be prepared to participate fully in board meetings;pay attention to department affairs and keep informed about department activities;act only with the full board, not individually unless authorized to do so by the full board;
  • speak for the full board only when the full board sanctions doing so; and Board members should be careful to define when their remarks represent personal opinion and when their remarks represent official board position. Board members must be aware that they may be viewed as board members even when they designate comments as personal.
  • review fiscal records and controls at regular intervals.


Wisconsin Statute 46.23(5)

Pierce County Code 4-23