Foundation Staff

Development

Sig Gundersen III, MD, FACS, (608) 775-6607
Chairman

A. Erik Gundersen, MD, (608) 775-6616
Vice Chairman

Jack Schwartz, CFP, (608) 775-4620
Executive Director of Operations

Dawn Meyer, (608) 775-4418
Executive Assistant

Robyn Tanke, CFRE, (608) 775-4711
Chief Development Officer

Jill Blokhuis, CFRE, (608) 775-6605
Director of Development, Operations

Sara Gundersen Battison, CFRE, (608) 775-1061
Director of Development, Major Gifts

Mandy Nogle, (608) 775-9887
Associate Director of Development

Debbie Kroner, (608) 775-5662
Project Manager, Special Events

Amanda Acklin, (608) 775-1575
Associate Director of Annual Support

Katie Berkedal, (608) 775-1978
Fund Allocation Specialist

Heather Gilles, (608) 775-6663
Program Coordinator, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals

Rena Cash, (608) 775-4469
CMN Hospitals Program Specialist

Ashley Zibrowski, (608) 775-0012
CMN Hospitals Program Specialist

Mandy Dawson, (608) 775-4931
Special Events Specialist

Brady Lowe, (608) 775-2900
Marketing Consultant, ePhilanthropy

Bonnie Fedie, (608) 775-4384
Accountant

Tiffany Carlson, (608) 775-6613
Development Data Specialist

Bonnie Bathalon, (608) 775-6634
Donor Prospect Coordinator

Jeannie Gordon, (608) 775-2895
Special Project Coordinator

Mary Lichtie, (608) 775-6606
Foundation Program Assistant

Dawn Meyer, (608) 775-4418
Executive Assistant

Rhonda Smith, (608) 775-6600 
Office Assistant

Kay Cimpl Wagner, MLS, (605) 351-9059
Archivist

Medical Education

Greg Thompson, MD, (608) 775-2081
Designated Institutional Official
Director, Medical Education

Jennifer Lee, (608) 775-3349
Administrative Director, Medical Education

Sara George, (608) 775-1634
Manager, Graduate Medical Education

Shari Kjos, (608) 775-1542
Manager, Academic Admission Center

Liz Moldenhauer, (608) 775-2500
Manager, Continuing Medical Education

Jo Berg, (608) 775-2961
Program Specialist, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Podiatric Medicine & Surgery, and Transitional Year Residencies

Chelsey Dehning, (608) 775-6749
Program Specialist, Undergraduate Student Programs

Paula Ebert, (608) 775-1540
Program Specialist, Family Medicine Residency

Jennifer Ellingson, (608) 775-2267
Senior Office Assistant

Melissa Elsen, (608) 775-6741
Senior Office Assistant

Emma Crawford, (608) 775-2281
Program Specialist, Pharmacy, Sports Medicine/Physical Therapy, and Optometry Residencies, and Graduate Student Programs

Allyson Hennessy, (608) 775-0959
Program Specialist, WARM and Traditional Medical Student Programs

Cindy Leitz, (608) 775-1910
Program Specialist, Internal Medicine Residency and Hematology & Medical Oncology Fellowship

Rhonda Mullen, (608) 775-1138
Senior Office Assistant

Colette O'Heron, (608) 775-2431
Program Specialist, General Surgery Residency and Advanced GI Minimally Invasive/Bariatric Surgery Fellowship

Pam Phelps, (608) 775-2057
Senior Office Assistant

Cindy Steinhoff, (608) 775-1539
Senior Office Assistant

Mai Vue, (608) 775-5953
Program Specialist, Undergraduate Nursing Programs

Research

William Agger, MD, (608) 775-2140
Research Director

Denise Albrecht, (608) 775-9080
Senior Office Assistant

Dana Barbour, (608) 775-0646
Clinical Research Coordinator

Andrew Borgert, PhD, (608) 775-2483
Biostatistician

Jim Burmester, PhD, (608) 775-2906
Grants Development Specialist

Steve Callsister, PhD, (608) 775-2042
Research Scientist

Steve Cash, (608) 775-3626
Supervisor – BioBank

Shelly Clements, (608) 775-6781
Clinical Research Coordinator

Tracey Coleman, (608) 775-2894
RN-Clinical Research Coordinator

Ann Falkenberg Olson, PhD, (608) 775-2758
Nursing Research Scientist

Cathy Fischer, MA, ELS (608) 775-6648
Managing Editor/Writer

Nancy Fisher, (608) 775-2733
Clinical Research Coordinator

Kathleen Frisby, (608) 775-6631
RN-Clinical Research Coordinator

Sunny Guin, PhD, (608) 775-3548
Research Scientist

Mary Lu Gerke, PhD, (608) 775-3162
Nursing Executive

Melinda Hadley, (608) 775-3996
Medical Research/IRB Coordinator

Kim Halverson, (608) 775-0852
Clinical Research Coordinator

Bud Hammes, PhD, (608) 775-2412
Clinical Ethicist

Tom Harter, PhD, (608) 775-0708
Associate Clinical Ethicist

Karen Hayter, MS (608) 775-4784
Nurse Educator

Dean Jobe, (608) 775-3743
Supervisor

Kara Kallies, MS (608) 775-2904
Academic Researcher

Paraic Kenny, PhD (608) 775-3918
Director, Kabara Cancer Research Institute

Debbie Kettner-Sieber, (608) 775-1195
Program Manager

Jennifer Klonecki, MS (608) 775-6693
Research Manager

Jeffrey Landercasper, MD, (608) 775-5695
Medical Outcomes Research

Jayne Laylan, MSN, ANP-BC (608) 775-6815
Nurse Researcher

Kristopher Lofgren, PhD, (608) 775-3548
Postdoctoral Fellow

Steven Lovrich, PhD, (608) 775-3743
Research Scientist

Vicki McHugh, MS-CRM (608) 775-3857
Administrative Director, Research Operations

David Meier, (608) 775-3548
Research Technician - BioBank

Christine Meyer, (608) 775-2837
Clinical Research Coordinator

Lori Meyer, (608) 775-2579
RN-Clinical Research Coordinator

Sara Meyers, (608) 775-0238
Clinical Research Coordinator

Cindy Murphy, (608) 775-6782
Clinical Research Coordinator

Darby Oldenburg, PhD, (608) 775-4866
Research Scientist

Erica Osley, (608) 775-1103
Clinical Research Coordinator

Linda Peterson, (608) 775-1640
RN-Clinical Research Coordinator

Nicholas Poellinger, (608) 775-3548
Research Technician

Luis Ramirez, MS, (608) 775-3891
Biostatistician

Caryleigh (Cary) Rasmussen, MS (608) 775-6639
Academic Researcher

Christine Roraff, (608) 775-3474
RN-Clinical Research Coordinator

Brooklynn Scholze, (608) 775-3548
Research Technician – BioBank

Chelsea Slagle, (608) 775-3743
Research Technologist

Angela Smith, MA (608) 775-1563
Academic Researcher

Jaclyn Stadler, (608) 775-6639
Clinical Research Coordinator

Dawn Steffes, (608) 775-3173
Clinical Research Coordinator

Jonean Thorsen, (608) 775-2651
RN-Clinical Research Coordinator

Choua (Amee) Vang, (608) 775-0495
Clinical Research Coordinator

Cullen Vos
Research Technician

Sandra Wee, (608) 775-2695
Clinical Research Coordinator

Doug White, MD, PhD, (608) 775-2572
Research Scientist

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