Wisconsin Child Welfare Professional Development System

Susie Wirka

Position title: Training Coordinator

Email: wikra@uwm.edu

Phone: (414) 964-7360

Susan Wirka (“Susie”) joined the MCWP in October 2014. As the Home Visiting Registration Coordinator, she is responsible for registrations, materials and trainer support for all trainings in the Home Visiting program . She has over 10 years of experience teaching in Women’s Studies and History at both UWM and UW-Madison. She has also worked for the State Historical Society where she facilitated a long-term research project on the architectural history of Wisconsin. She holds advanced degrees in Urban Planning (UCLA) and Women’s History (UW-Madison) where she studied the role of public health nurses in early home visiting programs within the tenement districts of turn-of-the-century New York City.