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Kate S. Baer, M.A.

Executive Director & Mindful Instructor
MHA Office:  920-458-3951 ext. 103



Kate Baer is a long time mental health champion and advocate. A pathfinder in bringing the mindfulness movement to Sheboygan County, Kate Baer works as executive director of Mental Health America in Sheboygan County, a nonprofit mental health resource center serving the Sheboygan community since 1963.  Her formal education with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology/Nonprofit Management and Master of Arts degree in Counseling, both from Lakeland University, help her serve as an organizational leader and educator.   In her role with MHA, she teaches on a variety of subjects related to emotional health, resilience, suicide prevention, and greater happiness. She values her own mindfulness meditation practice and teaches mindfulness as a mind body approach towards wellness. Kate lives in Elkhart Lake where her and her husband own and operate the Brown Baer.  Their two sons, JJ (5 years) and Brady (1.5 years), plus one old golden retriever, Ivy, keep them blessed and busy. She counts mindfulness as helping her be her best version (on most days) in her roles as friend, wife, mom, sister, daughter, employee and director. 

Q&A with Kate 

For my mental health I.....

enjoy being silly with my boys: my husband Mike and our three year old son, JJ.  I also love traveling with my family and friends, exploring new places and different cultures.  Lastly, I try to practice yoga for my mental health, but not as often as I should!  :)                                                                                                                         

One thing on my bucket list is....

travel to Thailand!  New Zealand is right up there, too.  Adventures (big and small) always await around the corner!

A favorite Sheboygan County spot of mine is...

Elkhart Lake - the lake itself & the people, too!

I like working at MHA because.....

I believe in our mission to promote good mental health.  Providing services for mental health & illness in areas of prevention, education, access, recovery and support is fulfilling, meaningful, and needed.  We simply could not have the positive impacts we do without all of us joining together!  I am proud to be a part of a little agency that does BIG things and I get to work with a fantastic team of co-workers, board members, volunteers, donors, partner agencies and colleagues!

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