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Meet the Team

Our agency comprises a team of CCS certified and seasoned mental health professionals committed to assisting you in understanding and managing your mental health complexities.

Melanie Scharrer - MD


Dr. Melanie Scharrer completed her medical education, psychiatric residency and geriatric psychiatry fellowship at the University of Wisconsin's School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH). Her professional interests include decisional capacity, caregiver support, spiritual and transcultural psychiatry. Dr. Scharrer works to advocate for older adults with the American Psychiatric Association and the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, where she served as the Public Policy Committee Chair. Dr. Scharrer conducts forensic psychiatric interviews for the Physicians for Human Rights’ Asylum Network. She is a member of the Association for LBGTQ+ Psychiatrists (AGLP) and on the GLMA’s out-provider directory. Dr. Scharrer teaches residents and medical students as an adjunct professor in the UWSMPH's Department of Psychiatry. She finds poetry and storytelling integral to healing, and is certified in tabletop role-playing therapy.

Coming soon.



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Deb Temerbekova

Administrative Support Specialist

Deb brings a wealth of experience and a positive, can-do attitude that perfectly aligns with our commitment to excellence in providing compassionate care and support. As our Administrative Support Specialist, she will be an integral part of our team, ensuring smooth operations and contributing to the overall success of Caring Connection


Tracey Yang

Individual Skills Development

Tracey brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our team as a CCS providing Individual Skills Development services . With a genuine passion for [mention relevant skills or specialties], she is dedicated to making a positive impact in the lives of our clients.


Jennifer Ludolph, MS

CCS Service Facilitator 

Jennifer has over six years of experience in the social work field, specifically working with older adults with mental health and substance use issues. She has a bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Stout and a master’s degree in Human Services from Wilmington University.

Megan Kulinski - BSW, CSW

CCS Service Facilitator 

coming soon

Jennifer Brown - MSW, CAPSW



Comprehensive Community Services

The Dane County Department of Human Services

Compressive Community Services (CCS) program "is a voluntary, community-based program."

For additional information click here.

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