Our ‘Team’ approach means that our Medical, Clinical and Administration Teams work together to provide each patient with what they need. Addiction and mental illness are medical conditions that need to be treated medically and with counseling. It’s this combination of treatment (dual diagnosis) that sets us apart from other treatment facilities.
Each year, Tellurian provides much needed help and assistance to more than 8500 people around the country via treatment and a wide range of support services. Tellurian continues in its mission of optimizing every patient’s chance for recovery by making recovery a reality for all individuals and families seeking help.
Director of AODA Services
The Program Director at Tellurian for over 10 years and in the field for over 11 years; Ann enjoys ‘seeing patients and their families begin the process of healing’ through recovery. Ann attended Edgewood College in Madison, Wisconsin.
Laura LaRue, GSN, CARN
Director of Nursing - Detoxification Center
‘Encouraging hopeless, chronic alcoholics and addicts to embrace a new way of life through sobriety’ is what Laura loves best about her work. Tellurian’s Director of Nursing for over 6 years, Laura is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. She is a member of the Wisconsin Nursing Association (WNA), American Nursing Association (ANA) and International Nurses Society on Addiction.
She is married and has an adult daughter who will be graduating from the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse in May, 2016. Together they enjoy running, mosaics and traveling.
Dave Mack, M.A.
Director of Spiritual Care
Dave has been leading patients at Tellurian with spiritual care for over 18 years. He likes ‘collaborating with my peers to serve others’ in his role at Tellurian. He is a graduate of Wheaton College and attended North Park Theological Seminary, Fuller Seminary and Luther School of Theology of Chicago.
He is married to his wife, Kathy, and together they enjoy golfing, hiking and camping.
Detoxification Center Director
Allison has been helping patients through addiction recovery for over 17 years; all of those years of experience have been at Tellurian. She finds her work rewarding when she helps patients get into recovery so they can begin their journey to sobriety. Allison attended Madison College and is a member of Recovery Dane, a Dane County Human information and referral regarding mental health and AODA in Dane County.
Allison and her family enjoy traveling and spending time together. She also likes shopping and cheering for the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers!
Director of Mental Health Services
Working with the Tellurian staff who truly care about the patients they are serving” is why Tim continues helping patients, and he has for over 36 years. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Tim is a member of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).
Tim is married and has two terrific daughters.
Jerry Wistein, ICS, CSAC, SW
What Jerry likes best about his work at Tellurian is interacting with both, patients and staff, of Tellurian. For over 35 years, Jerry has been working in the field as an Independent Clinical Supervisor, Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor and Social Worker after graduating from Western College.
Jerry is a member of the National Association of Social Workers and volunteers at the Multiple Sclerosis Society. He has also served on the Board of Directors for Family Treatment Court, Wounded Warriors Program, Drug Court & Georgia’s House in Virginia. Jerry was an appointee to Governor McAuliffe’s task force on Mental Health Reform, Transforming Behavioral Healthcare, Jail Diversion & Community Re-entry and was also appointed to his task force on Prescription Drug And Heroin Abuse.
Jerry is married, he has 2 children, 2 grandchildren and is a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW). He has coached Girls Senior League Softball (14 years) where his team won two (2) State Championships. Jerry also coached boys High School Basketball for seven (7) years.
John Smith, LPC, ICS, CSAC
For the past 27 years, John has been ‘helping people reconnect with their own lives’, which is what he enjoys most about being at Tellurian. After graduating from the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater with a Master of Science Degree (MS) in Counseling, John also earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree (BA) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Outside of work, John enjoys photography and scuba diving, particularly Great Lakes Shipwrecks.
Diane Kelley, MSN, ANP-BC, APNP
Diane Kelley is Tellurian's Nurse Practitioner with advanced training in diagnosing and treating illness. With an appreciation for the ‘Team’ approach among Tellurian's Medical, Clinical and Administration Teams; Diane enjoys working together to provide each patient with what they need in their recovery journey.