Catalpa Health Announces New Board Member

Catalpa Health Announces New Board Member

APPLETON, Wis. (February 28, 2022) – Catalpa Health, a mental health and wellness service provider for children and adolescents in the Fox Valley, is pleased to announce the appointment of a new board member; Paul A. Klister, President, Commercial Horizons Properties of Appleton, Wisc.

“I am excited to bring Paul’s experience and expertise to the board,” said Tracy Guiou, President and CEO of Catalpa Health. “Each member of our board brings a unique perspective that will help us continue to shape the future of Catalpa and support our mission of helping children and families improve their mental health and wellness.”

Paul A. Klister is currently the President of Commercial Horizons Properties, a commercial real estate developer with a variety of regional partners through their private equity investment firm, Capital Connection, LLC. His years of business experience paired with his prior practice as an attorney will bring a wealth of knowledge to Catalpa. In addition to his professional roles, Paul has been involved as a board member with the YMCA, the Community Foundation of the Fox Valley and the ThedaCare Health System, among others. He is also involved with coaching for the Special Olympics and other youth sports and was a founding member of the Marquette Real Estate Program.

The 2022 Catalpa Health Board of Directors are: Chair, David Vander Zanden, Retired; Vice Chair, Paul Klister of Commercial Horizons Properties; Secretary, Gail Ostrander of Children’s Wisconsin; Treasurer, Julie Meyer of ThedaCare Behavioral Health; Michael Bergmann of Ascension; Tina Lechnir of Ascension; Wendy Barton, M.D. of ThedaCare; Amy Herbst of Children’s Wisconsin and Shaun Gunderson of J. J. Keller & Associates.

Catalpa Health is a pediatric mental health organization that provides pediatric and youth mental health services including psychiatry, mental health therapy and psychological evaluations to children and their families through clinics in Appleton, Oshkosh, and Waupaca. Additionally, mental health therapy services are offered in more than 50 area schools. Founded and managed as a collaboration between healthcare systems Ascension Wisconsin, Children’s Wisconsin, ThedaCare, and our community, Catalpa Health is invested in community partnerships and works with other mental health providers to ensure that all children are receiving the right care at the right time, close to home. For more information on Catalpa Health, please visit our website at or follow us at