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: Officer Appointments & Job Definitions

Officers of the Pierce County Department of Human Services Board are a Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson elected per Pierce County Code.Officers of the Pierce County Department of Human Services Board are elected as servant-leaders of the Board. No officer will have any authority to speak or act on behalf of the Board other than that authority specifically granted in county code, board policy or by majority vote of the Board.The Chairperson’s primary duties are to:

  • collaborate with the Director to prepare board meeting agendas;preside at board meetings;appoint sub-committees and make special assignments, subject to the Pierce County Code;sign official documents requiring signature; and
  • represent the Board in public and official capacities as instructed by the Board.

The Chairperson will also:

  • act as liaison between the Board and the Director;encourage the Board to do strategic planning;assist board members in building their board skills;refer board member conduct or performance violations to the Pierce County Board of Supervisors Chairperson for possible disciplinary action;
  • encourage all board members to participate in board activities; and
  • ensure that all board member’s views are represented in board meetings.

The Vice-Chairperson’s primary duties are to:

  • preside at board meetings in the absence of the Chairperson; and
  • assume the duties of the Chairperson when the Board determines that the Chairperson can no longer serve.

The Vice-Chairperson will also:

  • be prepared to assume the duties of Chairperson, as needed; and
  • manage special assignments as requested by the Board Chairperson.


Pierce County Code 4-38