Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System

Staff Directory

Lea Alexander

Position title: Finance Manager

Email: alexandl@uwm.edu

Phone: (414)964-7411

Patty Baker

Position title: Foster/Adoptive/Relative Caregiver Training Program Manager

Email: bakerp@uwm.edu

Phone: (414) 659-4351


Position title: Out-of-Home Care Training Coordinator

Email: megan.baltz@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 890-3678

Johanna Barkei

Position title: Curriculum and Instruction Manager

Email: barkei@uwm.edu

Phone: (414) 964-1328

Hannah Bounds

Position title: Materials Production Coordinator

Email: hbounds@wisc.edu

Kelli Bowe

Position title: Worker Ongoing Training Manager

Email: kjbowe@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 514-6543

Serena Breining

Position title: Applied Professional Development Coordinator

Email: sbreining@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 263-1001

Micaela Broetzmann

Position title: Worker Foundation Trainer

Email: broetzmann@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 514-6611

Julie R. Brown

Position title: Director, WCWPDS-UW-Milwaukee

Email: jrbrown@uwm.edu

Phone: (414) 964-7412

Julie Cherney

Position title: Curriculum Editor/Office Assistant

Email: office@wcwpds.wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 890-3965

Andrea Cleland

Position title: Safety Trainer

Email: acleland@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 890-4605

Ericka Copeland-Malone

Position title: Communication and Instruction Specialist

Email: yafaye@uwm.edu

Elisabeth Dalton

Position title: Office Manager & Project Assistant

Email: edalton2@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 890-3965

Elizabeth Diez

Position title: Business Services

Email: ebdiez@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 263-4718

Kim Eithun

Position title: Special Initiatives Coordinator

Email: keithun@wisc.edu

Phone: (608)265-1417

Jenny Fahy

Position title: Organizational Improvement Facilitator

Email: jlfahy@wisc.edu

Phone: (608)263-6115

Jen Filz

Position title: Instructional Designer

Email: jfilz@wisc.edu

Carrie Finkbiner

Position title: Special Initiatives Coordinator

Email: finkbiner@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-264-1366

Taylor Fote

Position title: Graphic Designer and Web Editor/Designer

Email: tfote@wisc.edu

Joseph Franklin

Position title: Customer Service Coordinator

Email: faptpreg@uwm.edu

Phone: (414) 964-7397

Jen Gundry

Position title: Systems Support Specialist

Email: Jennifer.gundry@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 890-3621

Heather Halonie

Position title: Associate Director for Intertribal Child Welfare Specialist

Email: halonie@wisc.edu

Phone: (715) 416-3535

Roger Nathan Hayes

Position title: Financial Specialist Senior

Email: rnhayes@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 598-1282

Jennifer Heil

Position title: Worker Foundation Training Manager

Email: jheil@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 514-6655

Victoria (Vicki) Heling

Position title: Worker Foundation Trainer

Email: vheling@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 514-6668

Becki Hietpas

Position title: Worker Foundation Trainer

Email: rlhietpas@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 381-3360

Colin Holden

Position title: Instructional Design Program Manager

Email: cholden@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 220-7147

Jade Johnson

Position title: Foster/Adoptive/Relative Caregiver Trainer

Email: johns745@uwm.edu

Phone: 414-840-3681

Kim Kelly

Position title: OE Facilitator

Email: kimberly.j.kelly@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 890-4614

Mike Kluesner

Position title: Child Welfare Training Program Manager

Email: kluesner@uwm.edu

Phone: (414) 964-7410

Connie Koebke

Position title: Worker Foundation Trainer and Development Manager

Email: connie.koebke@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 514-6683

Nicki Laudolff

Position title: Youth Justice Curriculum Coordinator

Email: nllaudolff@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 263-0168

Gwat-Yong Lie

Position title: Principal Investigator - UW-Milwaukee

Email: gwatlie@uwm.edu

Phone: (414) 229-2241

Marta Magnuson

Position title: Instructional Design and Technology Manager

Email: magnuson@uwm.edu

Phone: (414) 964-7318

Jillian Marx-Wenig

Position title: Administrative Operations Manager

Email: jmmarx@uwm.edu

Phone: (414) 964-5054

Lynn Matzke

Position title: Registration and Curriculum Coordinator

Email: matzke@uwm.edu

Phone: (414) 964-7406

Cindy Muhar

Position title: Professional Development Specialist

Email: cmmuhar@uwm.edu

Phone: (414) 964-7402

Erin Nasgovitz

Position title: Safety Coaching Specialist

Email: enasgovitz@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 509-8549

Patricia Parker

Position title: Curriculum and Instruction Manager

Email: parkerp@uwm.edu

Phone: (414) 964-7407

Bonnie Phernetton

Position title: Home Visiting National Model Specialist – Healthy Families

Email: phernett@uwm.edu

Phone: 262-923-6297

Christy Pomerening

Position title: Business Manager

Email: pomerening@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 890-0976

Dion Racks

Position title: Curriculum and Instruction Manager

Email: dmracks@uwm.edu

Phone: (414) 964-7304

Gloria E. Rathkamp

Position title: Senior Financial Specialist

Email: rathcamg@uwm.edu

Phone: (414) 964-7409

Stephanie Reilly

Position title: Associate Director

Email: sjreilly@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 514-6692

Mateja Schuck

Position title: Training Support Coordinator

Email: mschuck@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 262-3519

Karen Schultz

Position title: Financial Specialist

Email: schultzkm@uwm.edu

Phone: 414-964-7401

Wendy Schwalbe

Position title: PAT Model Specialist

Email: schwalbw@uwm.edu

Phone: 414-315-7357

Amy Smith

Position title: Safety Curriculum Manager

Email: aesmith9@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 263-2367

Darin Smith

Position title: WCWPDS Executive Director

Email: dsmith27@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 890-2338

Ellen Smith

Position title: Principal Investigator - UW-Madison

Email: ellen.smith@wisc.edu

Kelly Smithback

Position title: CQI Research Analyst and Facilitator

Email: Kelly.Smithback@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-6148

Tammy Snortum

Position title: Leadership Training Manager

Email: tsnortum@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 514-6738

Staci Sontoski

Position title: Home Visiting Professional Development Manager

Email: sontoski@uwm.edu

Phone: (414) 964-7399

Merrisa Touray

Position title: Leadership Trainer and Project Manager

Email: mmtouray@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-514-5321

Deb Turnell

Position title: Curriculum Specialist

Email: dturnell@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 265-6468

Amy Weber

Position title: Curriculum and Instruction Manager

Email: weberamy@uwm.edu

Phone: 414-840-3658

Quinn Wilder

Position title: Foster/Adoptive/Relative Caregiver Trainer

Email: qwild@uwm.edu

Susie Wirka

Position title: Training Coordinator

Email: wikra@uwm.edu

Phone: (414) 964-7360

Richelle Zimmerman

Position title: Worker Foundation Trainer

Email: rpzimmerman@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 514-6760