About Us
Association of Family and Conciliation Courts - Wisconsin Chapter

AFCC is an international professional organization that has been since its inception in 1963, the critical point of intersection for judicial officers, attorneys, and mental health professionals working with family court issues. 

AFCC provides opportunities for cross-professional communication and training. Wisconsin AFCC has as its mission, to bring cutting edge interdisciplinary educational programs to our state, and to generate ideas to benefit high conflict families and children in the Wisconsin Courts system. 

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2020 Board of Directors
The Wisconsin Chapter of AFCC received full Charter Chapter status from AFCC International on November 6, 2014.  

It is a growing, inclusive community of interdisciplinary professionals dedicated to improving the family court system and its outcomes for children and their families.  Members of the Wisconsin Chapter are judicial officers, attorneys, psychologist and other mental health professionals, Family Court Services professionals, mediators, evaluators, educators and program administrators. 
The goals of the Wisconsin Chapter are:  

1. To provide professionals throughout the state with education, communication, research, and a forum for exchange of ideas.
2. To identify and promote best practices.

3. To provide regional collaboration within the state, thereby increasing consistency in the policies, practices, and local rules of the family courts and related entities throughout the state.

Finance Committee
Lynn, Galbraith-Wilson, Co-Chair
Daniel Bestul, Co-Chair

Program Committee: 
2019 Chair – Sally Danner
2020 Co-Chairs: 
Heidi Gahr
Christine Harness

Communications Committee:
Josie Cusma, Co-Chair
Shelby Brandsma, Co-Chair​

Policies and Procedures Committee:
Mike Dwyer

Executive Committee

Nominating Committee: 
Josie Cusma

Education Committee: 
​Cathryn Daniels-Kriss

Membership Committee
Graham Wiemer

Resource Development Committee
Carlton Stansbury

​Past Presidents Advisory Committee:
Consists of all past presidents who are current members of AFCC WI
Nina Bartell
Lynn Galbraith-Wilson
Daniel Bestul
Past President: Christine Knudtson
Sally-Anne Danner
Shelby Brandsma
Vice President:  
Thomas Walsh

​Korey Lundin
Dennis Milbrath
​Nancy Mills
Toni Vacca
Sarah Whiting
Graham Wiemer
Shelby Brandsma
Cathryn Daniels-Kriss
Lorenzo Edwards
Heidi Gahr
Christine Harness
Casey Holtz
Committee Chairs
All question or comments for officers or members of the Board of Directors can be sent to afccwi@gmail.com. Please specify to whom you would like your question or comment directed.