Leadership and Governance:
The Children's Fire
Indigenous and Western Archtypes
In our journey, as an organization, we are committed to forging deeper conversations and cultivating systemic change around decolonizing mental health practices, treatment, and pedagogy, which was designed to support an individualistic and Western worldview of illness. The trauma experienced, intergenerationally, from social injustice, racism, discrimination, and the cascading effects of Historical Trauma, require a culturally responsive, relevant, and community-informed and co-created mental health services and programming. Communal healing requires a shared responsibility and accountability; it takes a tribe to raise a community. This is why our founder developed our Healing Pathways Model, an approach we use to meet our community and client's healing and therapy needs.
Out of respect and relationship to one another, Healing Intergenerational Roots (HIR) Wellness Center chooses to follow the ancient and Indigenous leadership teachings called, The Children’s Fire. It’s about resilience, trust, community and democracy. The two laws of the Children’s Fire are that (1) The Children’s Fire must forever keep going, and (2) The feminine must be protected. We will always seek to protect our future by pledging that no harm will come to our children by doing what’s in their best interest and ensuring the continuation of our ways. Our focus is on intergenerational healing and we offer programming that encourages this practice to address the unique needs of Historical Trauma Informed Community-Centered Healing.
The various archetypes involved in this model include the Grandparents, Creators, the Pattern Keepers, the Tricksters, the Storytellers, the Warriors, the Healers, the Feminine, and the Council. It is with these archetypes that HIR Wellness identifies its leadership with the most crucial decisions being made by the grandparent types, our board members. HIR Wellness Center is still growing, so there are some of our archetypes that are filled by more familiar titles. As you scroll through our leadership and governance positions, you will notice the Indigenous Archetypes shared first and by clicking on the arrows, the Western Archetype will appear.
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Meet our Healing Support Team
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Jamie Kellicut, CSW, CCEP
Community Engagement and
Indigenous Affairs Director
Malia Chow, AS
Community Advocate & Healer
Hillary Wynn, MD
Volunteer Clinical Intern Supervisor, Psychiatrist
Ho Chunk Tribal Member
Jim Hastings, PhD
Clinical Psychologist, Researcher
HIR Executive Team
Lea S. Denny, MS, LPC, NCC, NMT
Clinical Director & Trainer
HIR Core Healing Team
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Sexual Assault Advocate
Mark Powless, PhD
Volunteer Clinical Intern Supervisor, Psychologist
Margo Camacho, LPC
Infant Mental Health Specialist, Clinical Intern Supervision
HIR Board of Directors
Courtney Barry, PsyD
Tammy Scheidegger, PhD
Mount Mary University
Deanna Schwenner, MPA
Support Services Director
Cory Carline, MSW
Bruce D. Perry, M.D., PhD.
Fellow of Child Trauma Academy and Founder of the Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics (NMT)
Mark W. Powless
Oneida Tribal Member
Amy Bogost, JD
Civil Rights Attorney
CEO Healing Informed Mentors
HIR Clinical Supervisors & Consultants
CARES Counselor, Graduate Clinical Mental Health Intern
VOC Support Services Coordinator
Warriors, Pattern Keepers, Healers, and the Feminine
Grandparents, occasional Story Tellers, occasional Creators, occasional Council
Creators, Pattern Keepers, Story Tellers, and Tricksters