Leadership

Karrie Knapp

Director

Karrie Knapp is the director of First Person Care Consultants. She has special experience working with persons with intellectual disabilities, developmental disabilities, and chronic mental health diagnoses. She began her career working for the Centers for Independence (CFI) as a case manager, eventually supervising a staff of 40 consultants providing long-term care services to more than 900 members of the My Choice Family Care program. She holds an MA degree in Clinical Psychology from Cardinal Stritch University and obtained her License in Professional Counseling in 2011. She became a Lead Supervisor in 2009 and was named Director of Case Management in 2012. 
Karrie is excited about leading First Person Care Consultants and working with IRIS participants because she is an enthusiastic advocate for self-direction and empowering people to make their own life choices. Since 2003, She has been working to help people reach their personal goals and achieve their dreams.
When she isn’t working, Karrie enjoys camping and vacationing with her husband and children.
She can be reached at 414-312-2654 or via email at karrie.knapp@firstpersoncare.com.

Susan Rothe

Supervisor

Susan Rothe has years of experience assisting adults who want to develop independent living skills, or who need mental health and community services. She is also skilled in working with frail elders, people who have chronic mental health diagnoses, and physical disabilities. Prior to joining First Person Care Consultants, Susan Rothe was a Lead Supervisor at the Milwaukee Center for Independence, supervising more than 10 case managers and RNs working to provide long-term care services to members in the My Choice Family Care program. She earned her BA degree in psychology from UW-Milwaukee, and an MA in gerontology from Mount Mary University.
She began her career working in a Community-Based Residential Facility setting, followed by working in a Community Support Program, and eventually transitioning to the Family Care Program. She has a wealth of knowledge about community resources and enjoys building a rapport with families while helping connect them reach their life goals.
When she isn’t working, Susan enjoys hiking with her husband, watching sports, and spending time with her children and pets.
She can be reached at 414-559-3392 or via email at sue.rothe@firstpersoncare.com.

Travis Wick

Supervisor

Travis is a graduate of Marian University, earning a degree in psychology, and has been certified by Northeast Wisconsin Technical College to work with people on the autism spectrum. Travis has experience working with people of all ages with all types of disabilities including cognitive, physical, developmental and behavioral.
Other specialties include employment placement for people with disabilities, disability advocacy, and various forms of training related to mental health, behavior modification, and adaptive and assistive technology. He has a personal interest in working with people with challenges, as one of his two children has a disability.
When not working, Travis serves on various boards and groups that support early intervention strategy services and autism. He also likes the outdoors – he’s a competitively ranked woodcarver and archer – and spending time with his family and friends.
Travis can be reached at 414-639-5534 or via email at travis.wick@firstpersoncare.com.

Kelsey Mowery

Quality Supervisor

Kelsey Mowery has experience working with people of all ages in group homes. She also has experience helping young adults with disabilities engage in the community through improving vocational and social skills.
Kelsey has served First Person as a master IRIS Consultant and then as a training coordinator to help new consultants learn how to provide the best possible to service to clients. Her work in these roles led to her becoming the supervisor of the First Person Quality Team, where she leads initiatives to improve the quality of services being provided to clients served through our ICA.
Kelsey earned her bachelor’s degree in criminal justice from Aurora University and previously worked as a community integration specialist for the Kenosha Achievement Center.
In her spare time, Kelsey enjoys spending time with her family, watching her children participate in extracurricular activities, reading, and traveling.
She can be reached at 414-207-7026 or via email at kelsey.mowery@firstpersoncare.com.

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