Teresa Gross, President
Teresa Gross worked as an English teacher at Appleton East High School for 20 years. She interned and completed the 3000 hours required to achieve her status as a State of Wisconsin Licensed Professional Counselor while working at the Harbor House (Shelter for Abused women and children) and the Outagamie County Jail. She has her State License as a Substance Abuse Counselor –in Training, and a Certification in Trauma Informed Care through UW-Milwaukee. “I am so happy to finally see this dream of Education Not Incarceration, Inc. become a reality. Too often I worked with students and clients who were taking the wrong path because they experienced trauma or were in need of positive role models. Now we have the programs created to support those individuals and help move them forward.”
Ellen Lutz, Vice-President
Ellen Lutz has many decades of counseling includes work at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Sexual Assault Crisis Center, Clair Koepke Outreach Center, and Outagamie County Criminal Justice Treatment Center. She has a degree in Liberal Studies and a Master’s degree in Counseling. She is a State of Wisconsin Licensed Professional Counselor. For the past twenty plus years, at Outagamie County, Ellen worked as a counselor and supervisor for future counselors-in-training. Ellen developed programming that targeted what she refers to as “integrated isolation.” This is a term used to describe incarceration - -persons with criminal behavior exposed to more criminal minds and limited opportunities to work on overcoming their past. “I am excited to be a part of Education Not Incarceration, Inc., as this program offers support in the areas of health, addiction, academics, employment, etc., in an effort to alter past, present, and future outcomes, in a positive way.”
Chad Beauvais, Secretary
Chad Beauvais graduated from UW-Oshkosh with a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and hired in 2003 as a Correctional Officer at the Outagamie County Sheriff’s Department, and promoted to the position of Classification Specialist. Recently, he has been working with the department to try to reduce recidivism. “My goal at Education Not Incarceration, Inc. is to bring my knowledge in the Criminal Justice Field and target individuals in need of help before they become criminally involved so they have a greater chance of success in their personal lives.”
Satia Kavanaugh Vanderloop, Program Coordinator
Satia Kavanaugh Vanderloop MS, CRC, LPC-IT is a clinical rehabilitation counselor with a wide array of experience across many domains. Satia has experience in vocational rehabilitation, working with individual’s post-incarceration to help reduce rates of recidivism, working with individuals living with dual-diagnoses, and working with individuals living with physical disabilities and mental health diagnoses. Satia has facilitated domestic violence, anger management, moral reconation therapy, and healthy relationships groups. Satia completed her master’s degree at the University of Wisconsin-Stout, where she graduated summa cum laude. Satia is passionate about serving vulnerable, underserved, and under recognized populations by helping them reach their full potential. “My goal is to help ENI clients succeed by helping them learn and acquire the tools necessary to reach their goals and be positive members of society, all while reducing rates of recidivism.”
Kyle Basler, Sponsorship Coordinator
Kyle Basler, recently
joined ENI, assisting with program input and sponsorship donations. Kyle has been employed with the Local 400
Plumbers and Steamfitters Union for the last 8 years. Kyle is in recovery and on a mission to help
others who are looking for a path out of their problems, of all types. He enjoys
sharing with people the different strategies he learned to better his life.
Ben, Marketing Director and Brand Manager
Ben Watson, recently joined ENI as the Marketing Director and Brand Manager. Ben graduated in 2013 from the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, with a degree in Marketing Management/Business Administration. After graduation Ben spent 5+ years as a Finance Manager and Analyst at a large fortune 100 company. During that time, he held a variety of positions and had the opportunity to live and work all over the US and the world. Upon invitation, Ben joined the ENI board of directors with the goal of combining his business experience and passion for mental heath to effect positive change in the greater Fox Valley area.