Staff

Allison Ackerman, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Mike Ales

Facilities Maintenance

ales@waisman.wisc.edu

608-263-5883 / Mobile 608-516-8563

1500 Highland Ave
Room 202
Madison, WI 53705

Grace Anbouba, MS, CGC

Genetic Counselor

Carrie Arneson, MS

Clinical Translational Core Manager

Cindy Bahr

Human Resources Generalist

cmbahr@wisc.edu

608-262-9613

1500 Highland Ave
Room 251
Madison, WI 53705

Heather Bellamy

Human Resources Generalist

heather.gratz@wisc.edu

608-263-5671

1500 Highland Ave
Room 251
Madison, WI 53705

Viridiana Benitez, PhD

Morse Scholar 2016–2017

Lauren Bishop, PhD

Morse Scholar 2015–2017

Zoe Blair

Office Operations Associate

zblair@waisman.wisc.edu

608-263-1656

1500 Highland Ave
Room 202
Madison, WI 53705

Jody Bleck

Associate Director, Finance and Administration

bleck@waisman.wisc.edu

608-263-5900

1500 Highland Ave
Room T201C
Madison, WI 53705

Murray Brilliant, PhD

Clinical Adjunct Professor, Genetics

Karen Carpenter, MS, CRC, LPC

Certified Rehabilitation Counselor

Pelin Cengiz, MD

Associate Professor, Pediatrics

Gail Chodron, PhD

Act Early Initiative

Richard J Davidson, PhD

William James & Vilas Professor of Psychology & Psychiatry

Leann Smith DaWalt, PhD

Director, University Center for Excellence In Developmental Disabilities

Doug Dean III, PhD

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Joni Dean, NP

Nurse Practitioner

Doug Dean, PhD

Morse Scholar 2014–2016

Jenna DeCarlo, MA, CF-SLP

Speech Language Pathologist, Clinical Fellow

Nicoletta Drilias, RD, CD

Metabolic Dietitian

Meggan Dubin, MA, BCBA

Treatment Coordinator

Waverly Duck, PhD

Morse Scholar 2013–2014

Laura Friedman, MS

Morse Scholar 2016–2017

H. Hill Goldsmith, PhD

Fluno Bascom Professor & Leona Tyler Professor of Psychology

Dan Guilfoil

Shipping and Mailing Associate

dguilfoil@wisc.edu

608-262-5763

1500 Highland Ave
Room 202
Madison, WI 53705

Michael Harlowe, MS, OT

Occupational Therapist

Sigan Hartley, PhD

Associate Professor, 100 Women Chair in Human Ecology

Kellie Haugen, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Lynn Havemann, MA

Family Navigator

Liz Hecht

Parent Projects Coordinator

Melissa Henning Strupp

Human Resources Manager

melissa.henning@wisc.edu

608-890-1388

1500 Highland Ave
Room 253
Madison, WI 53705

Sonja Henry, MS, CGC

Genetic Counselor

Lizzie Hilvert, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Zhen Huang, PhD

Associate Professor, Neurology

Sarah A Johnson-Schlueter

Research Program Manager, Animal Care Facility Operations

Sterling C. Johnson, PhD

Professor, Department of Medicine

Axel Junker

Manager, Community Outreach Wisconsin

Peter Jurich

Science Writer

jurich@wisc.edu

608-263-5908

Catherine Kanter, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Carl Karcher

Information Technology

Karcher@Waisman.Wisc.Edu

608-263-5896

1500 Highland Ave
Room 227
Madison, WI 53705

Lisa Karnes

Development and Donor Relations Manager

lkarnes@wisc.edu

608-262-6503

Kathleen Kastner, MD

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician

Rick Keir

Information Technology - Help Desk

keir@waisman.wisc.edu

608-890-1000

1500 Highland Ave
Room 232
Madison, WI 53705

Clark Kellogg

Media Specialist

kellogg@waisman.wisc.edu

608-263-8726

1500 Highland Ave
Room 240
Madison, WI 53705

Alanna M. Kessler-Jones, PsyD

Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Karla M. Knobel, PhD

Cellular Imaging and Analysis Manager

kknobel@wisc.edu

608-890-2280

Waisman Center
1500 Highland Ave
Room T605
Madison, WI 53705

Lisa Koob, MSSW

Social Worker

Kayla Kristensen, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Ashley Kuhl, MS, CGC

Genetic Counselor

Mary Leatherman-Roberts

Treatment Specialist

Pao Lee

Grants Administration - Accountant

paolee@waisman.wisc.edu

608-263-6903

1500 Highland Ave
Room 273
Madison, WI 53705

Brian Leitzke, MS

Morse Scholar 2013–2016

James J. Li, PhD

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Sara Liegel, MD

Rehabilitation Medicine

Mary Locast, OTR

Occupational Therapist

Amy Lyle, MSSW

Family Navigator, Waisman Resource Center

Brendan MaGee

Treatment Specialist

Marsha R. Mailick, PhD

Emeritus Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education

Tim Markle

Southern Regional Center Director

Sarah Marshall, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Abygail Marx, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Laurie Matzdorf, MS, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Brianna McMillan, PhD

Morse Scholar 2013–2016

Cassie Meffert, PA

Physician Assistant

Iulia Mihaila, PhD

Morse Scholar 2015–2017

Peggy Modaff, MS, CGC

Genetic Counselor

Mollie Moore, PhD

Morse Scholar 2013–2015

Arezoo Movaghar, MS

Morse Scholar 2016–2018

Molly Murphy, PhD, BCBA-D

Behavior Analyst, Program Director

Denise Ney, PhD

Billings-Bascom Professor of Nutritional Sciences

Maria Nogueron

Chair, Constituent Advisory Committee

Robert Olson, PhD

Associate Researcher

rolson@waisman.wisc.edu

608-890-3075

Teresa Palumbo

Communications Manager

palumbo@waisman.wisc.edu

608-263-5837

1500 Highland Ave
Room 239
Madison, WI 53705

Jules Panksepp, PhD

Behavioral Services Manager

Tonia Peters

Grants Administration

tpeters2@wisc.edu

608-890-1405

1500 Highland Ave
Room 269
Madison, WI 53705

Rista Plate, MS

Morse Scholar 2016–2019

Seth Pollak, PhD

Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Pediatrics

Ron Pomper, MS

Morse Scholar 2017–2019

William Rhead, MD, PHD

Clinical Geneticist

Gregory Rice, MD

Clinical Biochemical Geneticist

Geovanna Rodriguez , PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Linda Rowley

Web Manager

rowley@waisman.wisc.edu

608-263-5973

1500 Highland Ave
Room 229
Madison, WI 53705

Eric Rubenstein, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow 2017–2019, Morse Scholar 2017–2019

Eric Rubenstein, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Jenny Saffran, PhD

Distinguished Professor, Psychology

Julie A. Schears

Outreach Specialist

Marybeth Schlueter

Administrative Assistant, Autism Treatment Programs

Stephan Schmid

Treatment Specialist

Shelly Schoch

Treatment Specialist

Danielle Scholze, MD

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician / Medical Lead for Fragile X Team

Jessica Scott Schwoerer, MD

Clinical Biochemical Geneticist

Lynne Sears, CPNP

Nurse Practitioner

Madeline Severson, BS

Treatment Specialist

Jenn Soriano, MS, CF-SLP, MHPE

Speech Language Pathologist, Clinical Fellow

Lindsey Stanek, DPT

Physical Therapist

Kerry Stanhope, MS, OT

Occupational Therapist

Maria Stanley, MD

Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician

Annette Stone, MA, CCC-SLP

Speech-Language Pathologist

Olivia Surgent

Morse Scholar

Douglas Swiggum

Information Technology

Swiggum@Waisman.Wisc.Edu

608-263-3467

1500 Highland Ave
Room 241
Madison, WI 53705

Erin Thomson, MSW, LCSW

Social Worker, Parent Coach

Janet Torkildson

Financial Specialist

torkildson@waisman.wisc.edu

608-263-5910

1500 Highland Ave
Room 202
Madison, WI 53705

Brittany Travers, PhD

Morse Scholar 2013–2015

Jason Turowetz, PhD

Morse Scholar 2013–2016

Melissa Villegas, MD

Rehabilitation Medicine

Houri K. Vorperian, PhD

Senior Scientist, Waisman Center

Michael Ward, MD

Rehabilitation Medicine

David Wargowski, MD

Clinical Geneticist

Sara Warner, PsyD

Psychology Postdoctoral Fellow

Donna Werling, PhD

Assistant Professor, Genetics

Amy Whitehead

Clinics Operations Manager

Katie Williams, MD, PhD

Medical Genetics Fellow

Choutae Yang

Human Resources

cyang@waisman.wisc.edu

608-263-5671

1500 Highland Ave
Room 251
Madison, WI 53705

Betsy Zahn, PT

Physical Therapist

Sara Zoran, MS, CGC

Genetic Counselor

Lisa Zurbuchen, MA, BCBA

Treatment Coordinator