Our Mission

Painting Pathways Clubhouse empowers adults with diagnosed mental illness by building community, supporting recovery and changing lives.

Painting Pathways creates ‘family’ for those with mental illness


What is a Clubhouse?

A Clubhouse is a community intentionally organized to support individuals living with mental illness. Through participation in a Clubhouse, people are given the opportunity to join the worlds of friendship, family, important work, employment, and education. They can also access the services that they may individually need.

A Clubhouse is a restorative environment for people who have had their lives drastically disrupted and need the support of others who believe that recovery from mental illness is possible for all.

Ribbon cutting at Painting Pathways

We comply with the 37 Standards of Clubhouse International

Components of a Clubhouse

Work Day

Members and staff work side by side as colleagues to carry out the tasks that are important to their Clubhouse community.


The Clubhouse offers educational opportunities for members to complete or start certificate degree programs at academic institutions and adult education programs.

Employment Programs

The Clubhouse provides members opportunities to return to paid employment in integrated work settings.


Safe housing is the right of all members. The Clubhouse helps members access quality housing.

Community Support

Clubhouse members are given help accessing the best quality services in their community.


Part of the daily work of the Clubhouse is keeping track of and being in contact with all active members.

Evening, Weekend & Holiday Programs

Members and staff together organize structured and non-structured social activities.

Decision-making & Governance

Members and staff meet in open forums to discuss policy issues and future planning for the clubhouse.

Meet Our Team


Brian Portzen- Executive Director

Linda Kerscher- Staff Generalist

Stephani Lasco- Staff Generalist

Board of Directors

Dan Hornung – Board President
Callie Schroeder – Board Vice President
Cheryl Reinke – Board Secretary
John Stangel – Board Treasurer
Colleen Wisnicky– Board Member
Robert Bubolz – Board Member
Gary Keesling – Board Member
Dan Phillips – Board Member
Heather Behnke– Board Member
Becky Richards – Board Member
Susan Lind – Board Member Emeritus