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Department of Health

The Ho-Chunk Nation | Wisconsin

Health & Wellness

The mission of the Ho-Chunk Health and Wellness Division is to promote a healthy lifestyle among the Ho-Chunk people. The purpose of the team is to develop, implement and evaluate a comprehensive health promotion program targeted toward educating, energizing, and empowering communities.

Fitness Membership / Community Supported Agriculture Policy

Fitness Membership Program: The Health and Wellness Division offers fitness memberships to tribal members and their families to increase activity levels.

Family Fitness Membership Application and Agreement

Community Supported Agriculture Shares (CSA’s): Tribal members and their families are participating in the Community Supported Agriculture Program, receiving fresh fruits and vegetables weekly or bi-weekly.

Community Supported Agriculture Application and Agreement

Sara Peterson, BBM, AA, CNA
Supervisor
Health & Wellness Coordinator
Ho-Chunk Health Care Center


Diabetes Prevention Manager
Taking Care of You Facilitator
CDC Diabetes Prevention Facilitator
Native Life Skills Empowerment Trainer
CDC Lifestyle Change Facilitator

Sara Peterson is a proud member of the Ho-Chunk Nation and Bear Clan. She has a Bachelor’s in Business Management and a associates in Accounting. She is the mother to three children ages 14, 11, and 6. Her main focus in life is to assist in changing the narrative for health in Indian Country and namely within the Ho-Chunk Nation. She is passionate about history and the knowledge that can be gained from knowing where you came from. In her free time she loves to hike, bead, ride horses and to read a good book.

N6520 Lumberjack Guy Road
Black River Falls, WI 54615
715-284-9851 ext. 5385
Sara.Peterson@ho-chunk.com

Chris Frederick, BS, CCEP, CMES, CDE, EIM-III
Exercise Physiologist
House of Wellness


Chris is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire and holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Corporate Exercise Management. He is certified as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist by the American College of Sports Medicine, and a Medical Exercise Specialist by the American Council on Exercise. He is also a Certified Diabetes Educator. Chris works as a coach and trainer one-on-one with clients, leads exercise classes, and teaches group education on diabetes management and weight loss. He has been an Exercise Physiologist for the Ho-Chunk Nation for 15 years working in community health with the Special Diabetes Program for Indians Grant.


S2845 White Eagle Rd
Baraboo, WI 53913
888-552-7889
Email: Chris.Frederick@ho-chunk.com

Kathleen Clemons, MS, RCEP, CDE, CHWC
Exercise Physiologist
Ho-Chunk Health Care Center


Kathleen has a BS in Physical Education and an MS in Kinesiology from Cal State University at Fullerton (CSUF). Kathleen is certified by the American College of Sports Medicine as a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Clinical Exercise Specialist and is a Level-III Exercise Is Medicine credentialed professional. She is also a Certified Diabetes Educator and Certified Health and Wellness Coach. She has been with the Ho-Chunk Nation for 12 years as an Exercise Physiologist, working for the Special Diabetes Program for Indians Grant.


N6520 Lumberjack Guy Road
Black River Falls, WI 54615
715-284-9851
Email: Kathleen.Clemons@ho-chunk.com

Rachel Montana
Program Recruiter
Ho-Chunk Health Care Center


Well Coach Trained

I am from Black River Falls, WI. I have two children a son who is 25 years old and lives in Madison, WI and a daughter who is 12 years old and is going into the 7th grade. I enjoy helping others; I have worked in the Health & Wellness Division for about 10 years. On my off time I enjoy reading, watching movies, spending time with my children and trying new activities.


N6520 Lumberjack Guy Road
Black River Falls, WI 54615
715-284-9851
Email: Rachel.Montana@ho-chunk.com

Lyndsey Killian, CMA (AAMA)
Program Recruiter
Ho-Chunk Health Care Center


Associate of Applied Science Degree – Globe University

Lyndsey is originally from Eau Claire, WI and since has moved to the “big” city of Black River Falls, WI. Lyndsey is married and has two young boys, Zayden and Waylen. And baby number 3 coming in April 2019! She has been working for the Ho Chunk Nation Health & Wellness Division since 2012 as a Certified Medical Assistant/Program Recruiter. In her spare time she likes to play sports, read, listen to music and watch her son in wrestling tournaments.


N6520 Lumberjack Guy Road
Black River Falls, WI 54615
715-284-9851
Email: Lyndsey.Killian@ho-chunk.com

Jessica Artz, BS, CPT, CGEI/T
Exercise Physiologist
Nekoosa/Wittenberg


I am from Wisconsin Rapids, WI and serve as the Exercise Physiologist for the Nekoosa and Wittenberg areas. I have worked in the Health and Wellness Field for the past 10 years as a Community Health and Wellness Director for the South Wood County YMCA.

I enjoy spending time with family and friends, especially my niece and 3 nephews. I am an avid runner and enjoy competing in distance races as well as teaching a wide variety of group fitness classes, and helping others to achieve their optimal health and wellness. I am very excited to be part of the Wellness Team here at the Ho-Chunk Nation, and look forward to helping others be healthy in any way that I can.


C1021 County Hwy G
Nekoosa, WI 54457
715-886-5444
Email: Jessica.Artz@ho-chunk.com

Rebecca Krause, Nacgepi wi
Secretary
Ho-Chunk Health Care Center


Rebecca was born on Feb.3, (Sunday) 1957 in Jackson County. She grew up in La Crosse, graduated in 1975, and gave birth to 1 child, a girl (Amy). Rebecca will become a Great Grandmother in October and December with 2 Great Granddaughters on the way, and has four grandchildren all grown and gone. Hired by the Nation in Feb. 25, 2013, Rebecca has been working for the tribe for almost 6 yrs. She started working for the Nation in the Maintenance department. And is now working in Community Health as the Secretary for the Health & Wellness Division.


N6520 Lumberjack Guy Road
Black River Falls, WI 54615
715-284-9851
Email: Rebecca.Krause@ho-chunk.com