Catalpa Health Celebrates Retirement of Board Chair and Welcomes New Board Chair

Catalpa Health Celebrates Retirement of Board Chair and Welcomes New Board Chair

APPLETON, Wis. (December 7, 2023) – Catalpa Health, a mental health and wellness service provider for children and adolescents in the Fox Valley, hosted an open house to celebrate Dave Vander Zanden’s 10 years of dedicated service as the Catalpa Health Board Chair and welcome our new Board Chair, Shaun Gunderson!

“Dave is a leader with both vision and persistence. His service as Catalpa Health’s Board Chair for more than a decade will have a lasting impact for years to come,” said Tracy Guiou, President and CEO of Catalpa Health. “Through her role at J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc., Shaun has been a great support for our patients, our team and our mission – we are so fortunate to have her stepping into the role of Board Chair.”

From the Catalpa Team, our community and the clients we serve, thank you, Dave, for your tireless commitment to helping children and families in our community access the mental health care services they need. We are excited for Catalpa’s future under Shaun’s guidance!

The members of the 2024 Catalpa Health Board of Directors are: Chair, Shaun Gunderson of J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.; Secretary, Gail Ostrander of Children’s Wisconsin; Treasurer, Julie Meyer of ThedaCare Behavioral Health; Wendy Barton, M.D. of ThedaCare; Amy Herbst of Children’s Wisconsin; Heather Hoeffler of Ascension Wisconsin; Michelle Swardenski of Outagamie County and Tricia Schutz of Ascension Wisconsin

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 30 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