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LCO Behavioral Health Center hires new Prevention Specialist

Gina Krizan is an LCO Tribal member, the daughter of MaryAnn Wolf and has recently moved back home with her family. Gina spent many years in the area and attended school in Stone Lake before moving to South Dakota's Black Hills. Gina and her husband Shannon have three children, daughter Alyssa 24, daughter Jesse 22 and son Archer 9.

Gina will be working with at-risk youth in the community who are dealing with substance abuse issues and prevention as well as instilling culture into their lives. Gina will be planning events for the entire community focusing on building pride and assisting youth by finding positive support systems that they can trust. Gina comes with a vast number of years planning events in many venues throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin.

"Like Charles Swindall says, life is 10 percent, what happens to you and 90 percent on how you react to it," said Gina. "I want to inspire the youth in the community achieve higher levels of themselves by building confidence and self-respect."

Gina also explained that her husband and her own a strategic martial arts studio in Stanley, Wisconsin where he husband works with kids at- risk or abused that are referred through the county. She is also a purple belt and they will also be opening a studio in the LCO/Hayward area in the future.


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