University of Wisconsin–Madison

Shanna Vander Galien, MSW, CISW

Social Worker

Shanna Vander Galien, MSW, CISW


Shanna Vander Galien, MSW, CISW, is a social worker and family navigator in the Autism and Developmental Disabilities Clinic. Vander Galien, also works in the Waisman Resource Center that houses the Southern Regional Center for Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs and is a study coordinator for the Wisconsin Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program. Vander Galien has experience working with children and youth with special healthcare needs, home therapy and respite for children with autism, and various adoption environments including special needs, domestic and international adoptions.

Professional Certifications and Education

  • Wisconsin Certificated Advanced Practice Social Worker
  • University of Wisconsin Pediatric Pulmonary Center Graduate
  • MS, Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • BS, Social Work, University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh