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Teddy L. Thompson, M.D.; Medical Director

Teddy ThompsonDr. Ted was raised in Bloomington, MN.  He completed his undergraduate work at the University of Minnesota and graduated from St. Louis University School of Medicine.  He completed his Family Practice Residency with the University of Minnesota Fairview & St. Mary’s Hospital.




Tom Bolan MSSW, LCSW, CSAC, ICS, IDP-AT, Executive Director, Mental Health Professional

Tom is a therapist licensed as a mental health professional, clinical substance abuse counselor, and clinical supervisor. He has completed degrees from the University of Wisconsin and Aurora University. Tom has also received training in office based treatment for opiate addiction with the American Society of Addiction Medicine. He has extensive experience in the behavioral health field working in the public and private sector. He is a strength based patient centered clinician and has developed and implemented mental health and addiction treatment programs including intensive outpatient, partial hospitalization, and residential/transitional. In addition to his clinical experience Tom has served as an educator and field placement supervisor for graduate level students and entry level clinicians.

Jenny Coppens-Sobolewski, MS, CSAC, Assistant Director

Jenny, Medical ReceptionistJenny graduated from Viterbo University in the spring of 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and minoring in Substance Abuse Counseling. She recently graduated from the Winona State Counselor Education graduate program in Community Counseling. Jenny recently completed an Internship at La Crosse County Health and Human Services in the Mental Health Crisis Unit working with individuals with mental health and substance use. Jenny will continue to complete education and clinical hours in order to obtain licensure as a licensed professional counselor.





Tracy Weber BSN, RN, Nursing Supervisor


Tracy has been in the healthcare field for fourteen years in many different settings working in various capacities.  She has been a nurse since 2011, and completed her BSN in 2016.  She is dedicated to the care and recovery of the patients she serves.  She takes a non-judgmental approach and focuses on patient centered care.  Her extensive experience working in different nursing roles provides her with a diverse perspective to patient care.



Dan Geronime ADN, RN, Dispensing Nurse

Dan comes to AMS with fourteen years of experience in the field of nursing. He completed his ADN in 2008. Dan is patient centered and makes every effort to empower his patients through education. His work experience includes leadership roles and critical care nursing






Janet Verthein, ICS, CSAC, Clinical Supervisor

Janet Janet graduated from Viterbo University with a major in Psychology, a minor in business management and additional education in prevention and addiction. Her current credentials include Prevention Specialist and Clinical Substance Abuse Counselor with the WI DSPS. 
Throughout her career, she has provided individual and group counseling. She has experience working with adolescent, adult and geriatric populations. She has experience working with Addiction, Mental Illness and Crisis Clients. She coordinated cares with other professional local law enforcement, medical providers and community mental health providers.

James Kerckhove, MS, SAC, Counselor

James KerckhoveJames has completed degrees from Viterbo University’s Addiction Studies and Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling programs. He has worked regionally in both transitional and inpatient treatment settings. James invests his professional skills and enthusiasm into mental health and addiction service outreach. His treatment advocacy goals include facilitating individual change and potential within the setting of a mobilized and informed community.


Michelle Richardson, BS,SAC, Counselor

Michelle attended Western Technical College, graduating with her Associate Degree in Criminal Justice. She is currently enrolled at Viterbo University where she has obtained her Bachelor Degree in Addiction Studies and has begun working on her Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling. 





Kim Johnson, BS, SAC-IT, Counselor

Kim received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice in 2007 from Viterbo University then later returned to Viterbo University to receive her Addiction Studies Degree in 2011. She is currently finishing up her Master’s Degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for her Master of Social Work (MSW) Degree with a concentration in mental health, to pursue her Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) certification after graduation.

Kim is an Air Force veteran, who deployed overseas for Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF).  She has worked at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in the inpatient substance abuse program. She has also worked with adolescents with substance abuse issues at two different agencies. Kim is currently licensed by the state of Wisconsin as a Substance Abuse Counselor – In Training (SAC-IT), and is working towards her Substance Abuse Counselor (SAC) certification.



Kimberly Hanson, MA, Counselor

Kimberly received her Bachelor degree in Addiction Studies and Master degree in Mental Health Counseling from Viterbo University.  Kimberly completed an internship at La Crosse County Integrated Support and Recovery Services providing individual and group counseling for mental health and substance abuse issues.  She is currently working on obtaining her certification for License Professional Counselor.  Kimberly believes that counseling should be individualized to meet the unique situation of the person.

Makayla Moran, Front Desk/Receptionist

Makayla graduated from the Medical Assistant program at WWTC in 2015.  She is currently pursuing a degree in Human Services. Makayla is excited to continue her education to help others help themselves on the road to recovery. Makayla Joined the AMS team in November 2016 and is excited to be part of this dynamic team of administrative, clinical and medical professionals.

Chad Redman, MS, ICS, CSAC, Corporate Compliance Officer


Chad Redman is Corporate Compliance Officer for AMS. He has overall responsibility for the Company's corporate compliance programs. He specializes in compliance, performance improvement, licensing and regulatory guidelines, CARF preparation, case management, clinical guidelines, quality management, strategic planning and business development.

Chad has been with AMS since 2013. Prior to joining AMS he has served in a number of leadership positions. Chad's most recent positions include director, Clinical Supervisor, Drug court coordinator, surveyor, therapist and employee assistance.   He holds a bachelor's degree in criminology and a master's degree in counseling