Our Team

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Dr. D. Scott Stoner, LMFT - Executive Director

Dr. D. Scott Stoner, LMFT,  has been a family therapist in 1985, first in the Chicago area and then in Milwaukee. His focus is working with individuals, couples, men, and families. He is the co-director, with his wife, Holly Hughes Stoner, of the Samaritan Family Wellness Foundation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The foundation’s focus is creating preventative wellness materials for adults, families, and teens. He is also the creator of the national Living Compass Wellness Initiative.  Scott lives in Shorewood, Wisconsin, with Holly, and also has three grown children and two grandsons.


Holly Hughes Stoner, M. Ed., LMFT - Director of Family and Youth Programming

For almost forty years Holly Hughes Stoner, M. Ed., LMFT, has taught grade school in Prairie View, Illinois, middle school in Whitefish Bay, WI at Milwaukee Jewish Day School and as a special education teacher at Shorewood High School in Shorewood, Wisconsin. Additionally, she has had a K-12 tutoring practice for over thirty years in Milwaukee and is currently in practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist.  Holly has also co-authored The Teen Compass Wellness Notebook, The Parent Wellness Compass and other wellness materials with her husband, Scott. Together they also co-direct the Samaritan Family Wellness Foundation. Holly lives in Shorewood, Wisconsin and has three adult children and two grandsons.


Edith Everly - Director of Operations

Edith Everly is a professional coach with a background of over 15 years of experience in marketing and publishing. Edith is the Director of Logistics and Client Communications for Samaritan Family Wellness and also manages our trainings in WI, IL and on the road. She coaches our clients and actively engages with customers on a daily basis to develop wellness initiatives in their communities. Edith lives in Chicago with her husband and enjoys her blended family with four teenage sons.

Robbin Brent Whittingham

Robbin Brent - Director of Publications and Resource Development

Robbin Whittington serves as Director of Publications and Resource Development. She also owns and manages R. Brent and Company, which she established in 1993 as a publishing and consulting company, producing and publishing a wide array of books and resources for enrichment, education, and inspiration. Robbin is also a certified Enneagram teacher in the Narrative Tradition, hosts individual and small-group discernment conversations, and is passionate about filming, editing, and writing about life-giving events. She has two grown sons and a grandson, and lives, works, and plays in Johnson City, Tennessee.

Carolyn Karl

Carolyn Morgan Karl - Program Coordinator for Family & Youth Programming

Carolyn Morgan Karl is a trained lawyer who practiced law in IL, and MO. For over 20 years she has also worked in ministry to youth and families, with a recent focus on cross+generational connections at congregations in Missouri, Illinois and Wisconsin. Carolyn serves on the Board of REDgen, a nonprofit in Milwaukee, WI, heading up their Interfaith Group, advocating for the mental health and wellness of youth. Carolyn serves as a facilitator for both Teen and Parent Wellness Circles, helps with trainings, and helps Samaritan Family Wellness grow by connecting and supporting those who use our materials. Carolyn lives in WI with her husband Steve, who have recently become empty nesters, with three children at University.


Jan Kwiatkowski - Program Coordinator for Family & Youth Programming

Jan Kwiatkowski, LMFT, has been a family therapist in the Milwaukee and North Shore area since 2010. She is dedicated to whole person and family wellness and has experience working with couples, families with children of all ages, special needs families, and families facing aging & serious medical challenges. With her background she is helping to create new resources, running trainings, and supporting groups who are using our materials to help greater wellness in their communities. Jan and her husband Dennis, have been married for almost 40 years, have four adult children and 8 grandchildren.