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Family Health Section: Contacts

The Family Health Section of the Bureau of Community Health Promotion within the Division of Public Health has responsibility to improve the health of women, infants, children, teens and families as they progress through the critical developmental milestones of life. A major emphasis of the programs in the Family Health Section involves prevention, early screening, and early intervention.

Our programs include Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN), Maternal and Child Health (MCH), Newborn Screening (NBS), Violence and Injury Prevention, Opioid and Overdose Harm Prevention, Reproductive Health and Family Planning (RHFP), and Infant and Maternal Health.

Unless otherwise indicated, staff are based out of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services building at 1 W. Wilson St., Madison

Fax Number: 608-267-3824

Ashley BergeronFamily Health Section Manager

Kathy Hanson Grant Specialist Advanced

Maren HolmStaff Development Specialist

Maddie KempCouncil for State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Applied Epidemiology Fellow

Ashley KreulGrant Specialist

Angela Rohan, PhD Senior MCH Epidemiologist/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Assignee

Bob Steiner, Newborn Screening Program Medical Consultant

Meg DiedrickCouncil of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Fellow

Health Equity Coordinator - vacant

Kara BenjaminDirector of Adolescent Health Initiatives

Sharon Gilbert Home Visiting Nurse Consultant
608-640-6040 (mobile)

Erika Hagen MS, PhDAdolescent Health Coordinator

Katrina Heche, MPHTitle V Block Grant Director/State Systems Development Initiative Grant Director

Mary Kusch, MPHTitle V Evaluator and Epidemiologist

Virginia LoehrChild and Adolescent Health Consultant

Leah LudlumMaternal and Child Health Public Health Nurse Consultant

Shawn MeyerMaternal and Child Health Public Health Nurse Consultant

Maggie SmithAdolescent Health Coordinator

Maternal and Child Health Public Health Nurse Consultant – vacant

Maternal and Child Health Nurse Consultant – vacant

Julie Thiel,BS Pharm , PharmDCYSHCN Unit Supervisor

Becky Burns, MSSWCYSHCN Statewide Coordinator
608-265-0505 (Waisman)

Tami Horzewski, MS, CHES Wisconsin Newborn Blood Screening Coordinator

Michelle LundChildren and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) Director

Tim LybeckClerical Assistant

Vince MilisauskasWE-TRAC and Wisconsin Birth Defects Registry Information System Specialist

Melissa Olson, MSCYSHCN Epidemiologist/Birth Defects Epidemiologist

Mandy QuainooNewborn Screening Follow-up Coordinator

Leah Reuter - Newborn Screening Data Reporting and System Integration Specialist

Elizabeth Seeliger, AuDWisconsin Sound Beginnings Program Director

Kaitlin Tolliver, MSW, LCSWCYSHCN Birth Defects Program Coordinator

Tamara Thompson Newborn Screening Out of Hospital Coordinator

Julie Katrichis, MSN, CNL – RHFP Unit Supervisor

Alexa DeBothRHFP Epidemiologist

Dr. Mary Landry, MDTitle X Medical Director

Chelsea Onchuck RHFP RN Consultant

Ashley Dombrowicki - RHFP RN Consultant

RHFP Advanced Practice Nurse Prescriber (APNP) - vacant

Kenmikiiya TerryMaternal and Infant Mortality Prevention Unit Supervisor

Sharain Anderson, MSN, RN – Maternal Mortality Review Nurse Abstractor

Amy Bardon, MSN, RN – Maternal Mortality Review Nurse Abstractor

Robert Fontella Health Education and Outreach Specialist

Emily Morian-Lozano, MPH, MSWMaternal Mortality Review Epidemiologist

Karen MorrisMaternal Mortality Review Nurse Abstractor (Western Regional Office)

Mireille PerzanMaternal and Infant Mortality Prevention Epidemiologist/Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Project Director

Jacqueline Sills-WareCommunity Partnership Specialist

Hannah SchmidtCommunity Partnership Specialist

Mary Wienkers, MPHMaternal Mortality Review Coordinator

Lidarose YoungMaternal Mortality Review Program Records Gatherer

Last revised March 24, 2023