Wendy Borner is a Mother of a child that has Substance Use Disorder (SUD) and is currently incarcerated due to choices made while in active addiction. She has other family members that have also been affected by SUD. She is a Certified Recovery Coach and is a Certified Trainer for Narloxone/Narcan. She has been employed for the Department of Corrections for over 14 years and sees the mass incarceration due to substance use and substance use incidents. She sees the need for more awareness, prevention, education and available resources for families to prevent incarceration and overdose fatalities. She founded and is currently the President of C.A.R.E. for Dodge County, Inc. (Community Awareness and Recovery Environment). She also founded the Hope Heals Support group which follows the Nar-Anon 12-step approach. She is currently a member of a newly formed Interagency Committee for Dodge County to collaborate and bring resources to our community for the youth and families affected by SUD. She is a member of the Dodge County WI CAN group and is currently on two Advisory Boards for Wisconsin Voices for Recovery. She currently works with families in an advocacy role to connect resources to person(s) in need of assistance. She is very active in her community in bringing awareness, education and prevention about SUD and actively promoting the reduction of stigma in the community.
She previously was an active member of the ImPACT group until it was dissolved and was the contact person in Dodge County for Stop Heroin Now. Her previous experience includes being a Crisis Line Coordinator and volunteer, an office manager at a physician’s office and holding a wide array of job responsibilities at Grant Co. Mental Health.
In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family, friends and her two Teddy Bear dogs (Benny and Dexter).