NAMI Wisconsin's CIT/CIP Program Director

The CIT/CIP Program Director supports and helps training teams meet CIT&CIP Wisconsin state standards by providing:

  • Individuals technical assistance to new and existing training teams
  • CIT&CIP expansion grant funding to support the development and/or expansion of CIT&CIP training programs in your community
  • Resources for training teams
  • Connections to a network of officers, speakers, actors, and trainers
  • Evaluates and reports on CIT&CIP state wide data
  • Hosts the bi-annual CIT&CIP Wisconsin trainers meeting bringing teams together to share best practices and resources

Chrisanna Manders, CIT/CIP Program Director
NAMI Wisconsin (608) 268-6000


The Wisconsin CIT Advisory Committee was formed in October, 2016. They are a committee of Wisconsin law enforcement, mental health advocates, behavioral health specialists, and those with lived experience who promote and support the CIT&CIP Wisconsin initiative and best practices anchored within the Memphis Model. Their primary responsibilities include:

  • Implementing Wisconsin state standards to provide consistent and sustainable trainings within all CIT&CIP Wisconsin training teams. These standards include:
    • Partnerships of law enforcement, behavioral health specialists, mental health advocates, and those with lived experience/family members
    • Core element topics for CIT, CIP, and CIT for Dispatch trainings (required, recommended, and additional)
    •  Local data tracking plan system
    •   Sustainability within the county/community  
  • Mentorship  
  • Evaluation of state resources such as the CIT&CIP Wisconsin pre/post evaluation, 6 and 12 month follow up surveys, toolkits offered to new training teams, learning objective summaries, etc.

WI CIT Advisory Committee Members:

Lt. Dave BeBeau, Chippewa Falls PD

Chief Al Elvins, Tomahawk PD      

Sonia Hill, Walworth Co. Health and Human Services

Jenny Kleinert, Mercy Hospital – Psychiatric Unit 

Capt. Christy Knowles, Ozaukee Co. Sheriff’s Office

Mary Madden, NAMI Waukesha Co, Executive Director

Sgt. Eugene Woehrle, Madison Police Dept.

Brad Munger, DHS, Bureau of Prevention, Treatment, and Recovery                        

Capt. Michael Newton, UW–Madison PD

Stephanie Pederson, Training and Standards Bureau

Chief Michael Steffes, Rhinelander PD

Chrisanna Manders, CIT/CIP Program Director – NAMI Wisconsin