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Foundation Staff

Leadership

Sig Gundersen III, MD, FACS
Chairman
(608) 775-6607
sbgunder@gundersenhealth.org

A. Erik Gundersen, MD
Vice Chairman
(608) 775-6616
aegunder@gundersenhealth.org

Jack Schwartz, CFP
Executive Director of Operations
(608) 775-4620
jwschwar@gundersenhealth.org

Dawn Meyer
Executive Assistant
(608) 775-4418
drmeyer@gundersenhealth.org

Global Partners

Elizabeth (Liz) Arnold
Administrative Director
(608) 775-3833
ejarnold@gundersenhealth.org

Lisa Sauer
Program Assistant
(608) 775-1904
lnsauer@gundersenhealth.org

Heather Willis
Program Coordinator
(608) 775-1903
hjwillis@gundersenhealth.org

Grants Office

Toby Wolf
Grants Manager
(608) 775-1561
tcwolf@gundersenhealth.org

Jim Burmester, PhD
Grants Development Specialist
(608) 775-2906
jkburmes@gundersenhealth.org

Jennifer Klonecki, MS
Research Manager
(608) 775-6693
jkklonec@gundersenhealth.org

Medical Education

Greg Thompson, MD
Designated Institutional Official
Director, Medical Education
(608) 775-2081
gpthomps@gundersenhealth.org

Jennifer Lee
Administrative Director, Medical Education
Interim Manager, Graduate Medical Education Programs
(608) 775-3349
jalee@gundersenhealth.org

Shari Kjos
Manager, Graduate & Undergraduate Allied Health Programs
(608) 775-1542
skkjos@gundersenhealth.org

Liz Moldenhauer
Manager, Continuing Medical Education Programs
(608) 775-2500
ejmolden@gundersenhealth.org

Gale Bagstad
Senior Office Assistant, Continuing Medical Education Programs
(608) 775-2281
gabagsta@gundersenhealth.org

Polly Berendes
Program Specialist, Continuing Medical Education Programs
(608) 775-6736
pnberene@gundersenhealth.org

Jo Berg
Program Specialist, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Podiatric Medicine & Surgery, and Transitional Year Residency Programs
(608) 775-2961
jgberg@gundersenhealth.org

Chelsey Dehning
Program Specialist, Graduate & Undergraduate Allied Health Student Programs
(608) 775-6749
cldehnin@gundersenhealth.org

Paula Ebert
Program Specialist, Family Medicine Residency Program
(608) 775-1540
pmebert@gundersenhealth.org

Jennifer Ellingson
Senior Office Assistant, Graduate Medical Education Programs
(608) 775-2267
jkelling@gundersenhealth.org

Melissa Elsen
Senior Office Assistant, Graduate Medical Education Programs
(608) 775-6741
mselsen@gundersenhealth.org

Sara George
Medical Education Specialist, Hematology & Medical Oncology Fellowship
Optometry, Pharmacy, and Sports Physical Therapy Residency Programs
(608) 775-1175
sjgeorge@gundersenhealth.org

Allyson Hennessy
Program Specialist, Medical Student Programs
(608) 775-0959
ajhennes@gundersenhealth.org

Cindy Leitz
Program Specialist, Internal Medicine Residency Program
(608) 775-1910
celeitz@gundersenhealth.org

Rhonda Mullen
Program Specialist, Continuing Medical Education Programs
(608) 775-1138
rlmullen@gundersenhealth.org

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

Pam Phelps
Senior Office Assistant, Graduate Medical Education Programs
(608) 775-2057
pkphelps@gundersenhealth.org

Pamela Schneider
Program Specialist, Medical Student Programs
(608) 775-1531
prschnei@gundersenhealth.org

Cindy Steinhoff
Executive Assistant
(608) 775-1539
clsteinh@gundersenhealth.org

Mai Vue
Program Specialist, Graduate & Undergraduate Nursing Student Programs
(608) 775-5953
mvue1@gundersenhealth.org

Katie Wing
Senior Office Assistant, Graduate & Undergraduate Allied Health Programs
(608) 775-6743
klwing@gundersenhealth.org

Philanthropy

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

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

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

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

Ilene Kernozek
Development Officer
(608) 775-6610

Jonathan McKenzie
Development Officer
(608) 775-6609

Debbie Kroner 
Associate Director, Special Events
(608) 775-5662

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

Heather Gilles 
Associate Director, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals
(608) 775-6663

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

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

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

Mandy Dawson 
Events Specialist
(608) 775-4931

Katie Berkedal
Fund Allocation Specialist
(608) 775-1978
kmberked@gundersenhealth.org

Bonnie Fedie 
Accountant
(608) 775-4384

Tiffany Carlson 
Development Data Specialist
(608) 775-6613

Bonnie Hafemann 
Annual Support Specialist
(608) 775-6634

Jeannie Gordon 
Special Project Coordinator
(608) 775-2895

Mary Lichtie 
Program Assistant
(608) 775-6606

Rhonda Smith 
Office Assistant
(608) 775-6600

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

Research

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

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

Denise Albrecht 
Senior Office Assistant
(608) 775-9080

Dana Barbour 
Clinical Research Coordinator
(608) 775-0646

Brent Bearwald
Research Associate
(608) 775-6781

Andrew Borgert, PhD
Biostatistician
(608) 775-2483

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

Steve Cash 
Supervisor – BioBank
(608) 775-3626

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

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

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

Nancy Fisher
Clinical Research Coordinator
(608) 775-2733

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

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

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

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

Kim Halverson
Clinical Research Coordinator
(608) 775-0852

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

Karen Hayter, Phd, RN
Nurse Researcher
(608) 775-4784

Dean Jobe
Supervisor
(608) 775-3743

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

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

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

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

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

Kristopher Lofgren, PhD
Research Scientist
(608) 775-3548

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

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

Christine Meyer
Clinical Research Coordinator
(608) 775-2837

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

Sara Meyers
Clinical Research Coordinator
(608) 775-0238

Cindy Murphy
Clinical Research Coordinator
(608) 775-6782

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

TBD
Clinical Research Coordinator
(608) 775-1103

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

Nicholas Poellinger
Research Technician
(608) 775-3548

Luis Ramirez, MS
Biostatistician
(608) 775-3891

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

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

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

Chelsea Slagle
Research Technologist
(608) 775-3743

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

Jaclyn Stadler
Clinical Research Coordinator
(608) 775-6639

Dawn Steffes
Clinical Research Coordinator
(608) 775-3173

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

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

Cullen Vos
Research Technician

Sandra Wee
Clinical Research Coordinator
(608) 775-2695

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

Resolve Through Sharing

Providing Bereavement Education

Mary Beth Hensel
Director
(608) 775-4272
mnhensel@gundersenhealth.org

Rana Limbo
Associate Director
(608) 775-5278
rklimbo@gundersenhealth.org

Kathleen Cassidy
Senior Office Assistant
(608) 775-3971
kacassid@gundersenhealth.org

Nathan Haase
Manager and Business Development Consultant
(608) 775-3658
nbhaase@gundersenhealth.org

Jean Henderson
Office Assistant
(608) 775-3696
jfhender@gundersenhealth.org

Melissa Koch
Materials Specialist
(608) 775-4024
makoch@gundersenhealth.org

Andrew Manson
Business Coordinator
(608) 775-0885
armanson@gundersenhealth.org

Marie Walter
Lead Educator
(608) 775-3796
mawalter@gundersenhealth.org

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