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Shel Gross has been Director of Public Policy for Mental Health America of Wisconsin (MHA) since 2000. Shel has been an RPC member since 2009. Shel is a member of the Wisconsin Council on Mental Health (the state planning and advisory council) and Chairs its Legislative and Policy Committee. He is a past board member of the Wisconsin Prevention Network, past co-chair of Wisconsin United for Mental Health, a statewide anti-stigma initiative, and past co-chair of the Survival Coalition of Wisconsin Disability Organizations. Shel is Project Manager for a grant which focuses on suicide prevention and formerly managed Wisconsin’s Garrett Lee Smith youth suicide prevention grant. He is also the Project Manager for “Building the Mentally Healthy Workplace”, a grant from the Wisconsin Partnership Program of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. Shel holds a Masters Degree in Public Policy from the LaFollette Institute for Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and has 40 years of experience in the mental health field. Prior to joining MHA he worked for ten years in the Wisconsin Medicaid program.