Staff

Allison Ackerman, MS, CCC-SLP

Position title: Speech-Language Pathologist

Mike Ales

Position title: Facilities Maintenance

Email: ales@waisman.wisc.edu

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

Address:
Waisman Center, Room 202

Grace Anders

Position title: iPSC/Gene Editing Service Staff

Email: gnanders@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 890-4911

Address:
1500 Highland Ave
Room 641c
Madison, WI 53705

Carrie Arneson, MS

Position title: UCEDD Associate Director

Email: clarneso@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-5964

Address:
Waisman Center, Room S101D

Randolph Ashton, PhD

Position title: Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Karla Ausderau, PhD

Position title: Associate Professor, Kinesiology

Madeline C. Barger, MS, LMFT, BCBA, CST

Position title: Lead Behavior Analyst, Teen/Adult Clinic Lead

Email: Madeline.barger@uwmf.wisc.edu

Erin Bartnick

Position title: ECHO Content Expert (Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Social Work)

Craig Becker, MSSW

Position title: ECHO Content Expert (Social Work)

Email: CBecker@uwhealth.org

Katie Benavente, PT, DPT

Position title: Physical Therapist

Jaclyn Bender, MS OTR/L

Position title: Occupational Therapist

Viridiana Benitez, PhD

Position title: Morse Scholar 2016–2017

Jaime Bergh, PsyD, BCBA

Position title: Licensed Psychologist and Board-Certified Behavior Analyst

Lauren Bishop, PhD

Position title: Associate Professor, School of Social Work

Amy Blake Susnow, MD

Position title: Clinical Geneticist

Jody Bleck

Position title: Associate Director, Finance and Administration

Email: jpbleck@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-5900

Address:
Waisman Center, Room T201C

Camryn Bockelmann, SLP, CFY

Position title: Speech-Language Pathologist Fellow

Daniel Bolt, PhD

Position title: Nancy C. Hoefs-Bascom Professor of Educational Psychology

Laura Bradley, MS

Position title: Manager, Clinical Translation Core

Therese Breunig, RD, CD, CLC

Position title: Metabolic Dietitian

Nicole Brys, MPH

Position title: ECHO Data Coordinator

Email: nabrys@wisc.edu

Karen Carpenter, MS, CRC, LPC

Position title: Certified Rehabilitation Counselor

Melisa Carrasco McCaul, MD, PhD

Position title: Neonatal Neurologist, Epileptologist

Theresa Cassel, MOTR/L, ATP

Position title: Occupational Therapist

Pelin Cengiz, MD

Position title: Professor, Pediatrics

Qiang Chang, PhD

Position title: Professor, Medical Genetics and Neurology

Christopher L. Coe, PhD

Position title: Professor Emeritus, Psychology

Leah Colligan, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC, IBCLC

Position title: Nurse Practitioner

Luis Columna, PhD

Position title: Associate Professor, Kinesiology

Emily Cowen, BS

Position title: ECHO Content Expert (Lived Experience)

Hayley Crain, PsyD

Position title: Psychologist

Richard J Davidson, PhD

Position title: William James & Vilas Professor of Psychology & Psychiatry

Leann Smith DaWalt, PhD

Position title: Director, University Center for Excellence In Developmental Disabilities

Doug Dean III, PhD

Position title: Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Medical Physics

Erik W. Dent, PhD

Position title: Professor, Neuroscience

Jon Douglas, AuD, CH-TM

Position title: Audiologist

Nicoletta Drilias, RD, CD

Position title: Metabolic Dietitian

Meggan Dubin, MA, BCBA

Position title: Behavior Analyst

Waverly Duck, PhD

Position title: Morse Scholar 2013–2014

Maureen S. Durkin, PhD, DrPH

Position title: Evan and Marion Helfaer Professor of Public Health and Chair, Population Health Sciences and Pediatrics

Spencer Eckerty

Position title: Business Office Support Specialist

Email: seckerty@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-1656

Address:
Waisman Center, Room 202

Ed Esbeck

Position title: ECHO Content Expert (Lived Experience)

Peter Ferrazzano, MD

Position title: Professor, Pediatrics

Lauren Fetsko, DO

Position title: Rehabilitation Medicine

Gina Forte, DO

Position title: Child Psychiatrist

Laura Friedman, MS

Position title: Morse Scholar 2016–2017

Molly Gard, RN, BSN

Position title: Nurse

Kailee Gawlik

Position title: Human Resources Generalist

Email: kailee.gawlik@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-9613

Address:
Waisman Center, Room 251

Cheryl Ginther, PT, DPT

Position title: Physical Therapist

Scott Gletty-Syoen

Position title: Information Technology

Email: scottgs@waisman.wisc.edu

Address:
Waisman Center, Room 245

H. Hill Goldsmith, PhD

Position title: Antoine Bascom Professor & Leona Tyler Professor of Psychology

Timothy M. Gomez, PhD

Position title: Professor, Department of Neuroscience

Jose Guerrero, MS

Position title: Morse Scholar 2018-2020

Dan Guilfoil

Email: dguilfoil@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-5763

Tracy L. Hagemann, PhD

Position title: Associate Research Professor

Aviad Hai, PhD

Position title: Assistant Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Julie Hajewski, NP

Position title: ECHO Content Expert (Nursing)

Email: jhajewski@wisc.edu

April Hall, PhD, MS, CGC

Position title: Clinic Coordinator, Genetic Counselor

Lauren Hammer, MS, CCC-SLP

Position title: Speech-Language Pathologist

Anne Harris, PhD, MPH, RD

Position title: LEND Director

Sigan Hartley, PhD

Position title: Professor, 100 Women Distinguished Chair in Human Ecology

Kellie Haugen, MS, CCC-SLP

Position title: Speech-Language Pathologist

Lynn Havemann, MA

Position title: Family Navigator and Outreach Specialist

Liz Hecht

Position title: Parent Projects Coordinator

Melissa Henning

Position title: Human Resources Manager

Email: melissa.henning@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-1388

Address:
Waisman Center, Room 253

Sonja Henry, MS, CGC

Position title: Genetic Counselor

Lizzie Hilvert, PhD

Position title: Postdoctoral Fellow

Anne Hinker, MS, CCC-SLP

Position title: Speech Language Pathologist

Libby Hladik, OT

Position title: Autism ECHO Coordinator

Lynn Hrabik, MPH, RD

Position title: ECHO Lead

Email: hrabik@wisc.edu

Zhen Huang, PhD

Position title: Associate Professor, Neurology

Edward Michael Hubbard, PhD

Position title: Associate Professor, Educational Psychology

Philip James, MD

Position title: Clinical geneticist

Ping Jiang, PhD

Position title: Manager

Email: pjiang39@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 262-9441

Address:
1500 Highland Ave
Room 622
Madison, WI 53705

Jeffrey Johnson, PhD

Position title: Professor, Pharmacy

Sterling C. Johnson, PhD

Position title: Professor, Department of Medicine

Axel Junker

Position title: Manager, Community Outreach Wisconsin

Ned H. Kalin, MD

Position title: Professor, Psychiatry

Jean Marie Kammer, RN

Position title: Nurse

Kathleen Kastner, MD

Position title: Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician

Rick Keir

Position title: Information Technology - Help Desk

Email: rdkeir@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-1000

Address:
Waisman Center, Room 232

Clark Kellogg

Position title: Media Specialist

Email: kellogg@waisman.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-8726

Address:
Waisman Center, Room 240

Elizabeth Kellom, MS, CGC

Position title: Genetic Counselor

Kim M. Keppler-Noreuil, MD

Position title: Clinical Geneticist

Alanna M. Kessler-Jones, PsyD

Position title: Pediatric Neuropsychologist

Karla M. Knobel, PhD

Position title: Cellular Imaging and Analysis Manager

Email: kknobel@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-2280

Address:
Waisman Center
1500 Highland Ave
Room T605
Madison, WI 53705

Lisa Koob, MSW

Position title: Social Worker

Kayla Kristensen, MS, CCC-SLP

Position title: Speech-Language Pathologist

Ashley Kuhl, MS, CGC

Position title: Genetic Counselor

Janet E. Lainhart, MD

Position title: Psychiatrist and Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health

Mary Leatherman-Roberts, BS

Position title: Treatment Specialist

Emily Leclerc

Position title: Science Writer

Email: ecleclerc@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-0943

Address:
Waisman Center, Room 227

Pao Lee

Position title: Grants Administration

Email: paolee@waisman.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-265-6903

Address:
Waisman Center, Room 273

Yi-Tang Lee, PhD

Position title: hPSC Manager

Email: ylee864@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 262-9441

Address:
1500 Highland Ave
Room 641c
Madison, WI 53705

Janet M. Legare, MD

Position title: Pediatrician, Clinical Professor

Brian Leitzke, MS

Position title: Morse Scholar 2013–2016

Alyssa Lentine

Position title: iPSC/Gene Editing Service Staff

Email: lentine@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 890-4911

Address:
1500 Highland Ave
Room 641C
Madison, WI 53705

James J. Li, PhD

Position title: A. A. Alexander Associate Professor, Psychology and Psychiatry

Shuang Liu, PhD

Position title: Data Scientist

Emily Lorang, MS, CCC-SLP

Position title: Morse Scholar 2018-2021

Brynna Lunde, BS

Position title: Treatment Specialist

Sharon Luu, MGCS, CGC

Position title: Genetic Counselor

Amy Lyle, MSSW

Position title: Social Worker

Heather Mabie

Position title: Grants Administration

Email: hmabie@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-261-1514

Address:
Waisman Center, Room 265

Brendan MaGee

Position title: Treatment Specialist

Marsha R. Mailick, PhD

Position title: Emeritus Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education

Mary Marcus, MS, RDN, CSP, CD

Position title: Dietitian

Tim Markle

Position title: Southern Regional Center Director

Jill Markus, RN

Position title: Nurse

Abygail Marx, MS, CCC-SLP

Position title: Speech-Language Pathologist

Laurie Matzdorf, MS, CCC-SLP

Position title: Speech-Language Pathologist

Rosie Mayo, NPN

Position title: Nurse Practitioner

Kristin McArdle, MSSW

Position title: Social Worker

Andrew McCormick, MD

Position title: ECHO Content Expert (Pediatrics)

Brianna McMillan, PhD

Position title: Morse Scholar 2013–2016

Cassie Meffert, PA-C, AQH

Position title: Physician Assistant

Albee Messing, VMD, PhD

Position title: Professor Emeritus, Comparative Biosciences

Stephen Meyn, MD, PhD

Position title: Clinic Director

Iulia Mihaila, PhD

Position title: Morse Scholar 2015–2017

Michelle Minter, MS, CCC-SLP

Position title: Speech-Language Pathologist

Peggy Modaff, MS, CGC

Position title: Genetic Counselor

Darcie L. Moore, PhD

Position title: Associate Professor, Neuroscience

Mollie Moore, PhD

Position title: Morse Scholar 2013–2015

Brooke Mortensen

Position title: ECHO Recruitment Support

Email: bmmortensen@wisc.edu

Arezoo Movaghar, MS

Position title: Morse Scholar 2016–2018

Molly Murphy, PhD, BCBA-D

Position title: Behavior Analyst, Program Director

AJ Naatz, MEd

Position title: ECHO Content Expert

Molly Naef, DNP

Position title: Parent

Abby Neisius, PsyD

Position title: Psychologist

Maria Nogueron

Position title: Chair, Constituent Advisory Committee

Lisa Obernolte, MS, RD, CD

Position title: Metabolic Dietitian

Haley Olig

Position title: Accountant

Email: holig2@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 263-5910

Address:
Waisman Center, Room 202

Robert Olson, PhD

Position title: Associate Researcher

Email: rolson@waisman.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-3075

Teresa Palumbo

Position title: Communications Manager

Email: palumbo@waisman.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-5837

Address:
Waisman Center, Room 239

Jules Panksepp, PhD

Position title: Behavioral Services Manager

Ben Parrell, PhD

Position title: Associate Professor, Communication Sciences and Disorders

Paola Perez, MSSW

Position title: Social worker

Tonia Peters

Position title: Grants Administration

Email: tpeters2@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-1405

Address:
Waisman Center, Room 265

Rista Plate, MS

Position title: Morse Scholar 2016–2019

Amy Plica

Position title: ECHO Content Expert

Seth Pollak, PhD

Position title: Vaughan Bascom Professor of Psychology and Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics

Ron Pomper, MS

Position title: Morse Scholar 2017–2019

Aracely Portillo

Position title: ECHO Content Expert (Lived Experience, Family Navigation)

Email: aracely.portillo@wisc.edu

Bethany Prevost, MS, CCC-SLP

Position title: Speech-Language Pathologist

Email: brprevost@wisc.edu

Anjali Rao, MD

Position title: Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrician

Matthew Rasberry, RD, CNSC

Position title: Metabolic Dietitian

Maryann Rehani, MPH

Position title: Project Coordinator

William Rhead, MD, PHD

Position title: Clinical Geneticist

Gregory Rice, MD

Position title: Clinical Biochemical Geneticist

Charlene Rivera-Bonet

Position title: Science Writer

Email: riverabonet@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-1033

Address:
Waisman Center, Room 227

Abbas Rizvi, PhD

Position title: Assistant Professor, Neuroscience

Geovanna Rodriguez , PhD

Position title: Postdoctoral Fellow

Ari Rosenberg, PhD

Position title: Associate Professor, Computational Neuroscience

Linda Rowley

Position title: Web Manager

Email: rowley@waisman.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-5973

Address:
Waisman Center, Room 229

Eric Rubenstein, PhD

Position title: Postdoctoral Fellow 2017–2019, Morse Scholar 2017–2019

Eric Rubenstein, PhD

Position title: Postdoctoral Fellow

Jenny Saffran, PhD

Position title: Letters & Science Mary Herman Rubinstein Professor, Psychology

Krishanu Saha, PhD

Position title: Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering

Julie A. Schears

Position title: Outreach Specialist

Marybeth Schlueter

Position title: Administrative Assistant, Autism Treatment Programs

Stephan Schmid

Position title: Treatment Specialist

Charlene Schulz, MS, CGC

Position title: Genetic Counselor

Emily Schumacher, DNP, RN, CPNP

Position title: Nurse Practitioner

Michelle Schumacher, MSSW

Position title: Social Worker

Jennifer Seale, PhD, CCC-SLP

Position title: Clinic Director

Lynne Sears, CPNP

Position title: Nurse Practitioner

Kristin Shutts, PhD

Position title: Professor, Psychology

Cory Smid, MGCS, CGC

Position title: Genetic Counselor

Cheryl Soref

Position title: iPSC/Gene Editing Service Staff

Email: cmsoref@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 890-4911

Address:
1500 Highland Ave
Room 641c
Madison, WI 53705

André Sousa, PhD

Position title: Assistant Professor, Neuroscience

Brittany St. John, MS, OTR/L

Position title: Morse Scholar 2017-2020

Lindsey Stanek, PT, DPT

Position title: Physical Therapist

Kerry Stanhope, OTR/L

Position title: Occupational Therapist

Maria Stanley, MD

Position title: Developmental Behavioral Pediatrician

Kalyn Stroik, MS, CGC

Position title: Genetic Counselor

Mariah Stuckey

Position title: Human Resources Generalist

Email: mvginter@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-5671

Address:
Waisman Center, Room 251

Rachel Sullivan, MS, CGC

Position title: Genetic Counselor

Olivia Surgent

Position title: Morse Scholar 2019-2022

Kate Szidon, MS

Position title: ECHO Facilitator, Lead, and Content Expert

Erin Thomson, MSW, LCSW

Position title: Social Worker, Parent Coach

Janet Torkildson

Position title: Financial Specialist

Email: torkildson@waisman.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-5910

Address:
Waisman Center, Room 202

Brittany G. Travers, PhD

Position title: Associate Professor, Kinesiology

Christie Turcott, MS, CGC

Position title: Genetic Counselor

Jason Turowetz, PhD

Position title: Morse Scholar 2013–2016

Melissa Villegas, MD

Position title: Rehabilitation Medicine

Houri K. Vorperian, PhD

Position title: Senior Scientist, Waisman Center

Alyssa Walsh, PhD

Position title: Psychologist, School-age Clinic Lead

Martha Walter, PhD

Position title: Psychologist

David Wargowski, MD

Position title: Clinical Geneticist

Sara Warner, PsyD

Position title: Psychologist

Katelyn Watkin, MS, CGC

Position title: Genetic Counselor

Bryn D Webb, MD, FACMG

Position title: Medical Geneticist

Jacob Werla

Position title: Information Technology

Email: werla@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-3467

Address:
Waisman Center, Room 238

Donna Werling, PhD

Position title: Assistant Professor, Genetics

Patience White, MD

Position title: ECHO Content Expert (Pediatrics)

Katie Williams, MD, PhD

Position title: Medical Genetics Fellow

Ida Winters

Position title: Parent, Family Engagement Specialist

Email: iwinters@wisc.edu

Justin Wolter, PhD

Position title: Assistant Professor, Medical Genetics

Choutae Yang

Position title: Grants Administration

Email: cyang96@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 261-1514

Yingnan Yin

Position title: iPSC Service Staff

Email: yyin8@wisc.edu

Phone: (608) 890-4911

Address:
1500 Highland Ave
Room 641c
Madison, WI 53705

Frank Yokosh, RN

Position title: Nurse

Jeung Yoon, PhD

Position title: Psychologist

Su-Chun Zhang, MD, PhD

Position title: Professor, Neuroscience and Neurology

Xinyu Zhao, PhD

Position title: Professor, Neuroscience, Jenni & Kyle Professor

Sara Zoran, MS, CGC

Position title: Genetic Counselor

Lisa Zurbuchen, MA, BCBA

Position title: Behavior Analyst