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Wisconsin HAI: Contact Information

The Wisconsin Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAI) Prevention Program conducts statewide HAI surveillance and provides technical assistance in a variety of areas for health care and public health partners, including infection prevention and control, the National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), multidrug-resistant organism containment, and antimicrobial stewardship.

For general program questions, contact:

Contact information for program staff is provided below.

Program staff

Ashlie Dowdell
Program Director
Phone: 608-266-1122

Kimberly Goffard, MBA/HCM, RN
Surveillance and Education Unit Supervisor
Phone: 608-358-1299

Linda Ramthun, BSN, RN, MBA
Infection Preventionist Unit Supervisor
Phone: 608-261-6978

Lindsay Taylor, MS, MD
Antimicrobial Stewardship Coordinator
Phone: 608-709-6473

Mariah Welke, MPH, CHES
Health Educator

Megan Lasure, MPH
Antibiotic Resistance Lab Network Epidemiologist
Phone: 608-266-0915

Molly Bieber, CHES
Health Educator

Nancy Eberle, MPH
Surveillance Coordinator
Phone: 608-267-9189

Summer Shaw, MPH
Phone: 608-267-2488

Infection preventionists

Regional infection preventionists

The Wisconsin HAI Prevention Program has experienced infection preventionists that provide infection prevention support to each public health region, including for local health departments and health care facilities across settings.

Western Region:
Nikki Mueller, MLS(ASCP)CM, MBA, CIC

Phone: 608-628-4464

Northern Region:
Anna Marciniak, MLS(ASCP), CIC

Phone: 608-590-2980

Northeastern Region:
Tess Hendricks, BS, MLS, CIC

Phone: 608-338-9071

Southeastern Region:
Aimee Mikesch, BSN, RN, LTC-CIP, CIC

Phone: 608-867-4625

Southern Region:
Paula Pintar, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CIC, FAPIC 

Phone: 608-471-0499

Map showing the Public Health regions of Wisconsin

Additional infection prevention support

The Wisconsin HAI Prevention Program also has experienced infection preventionists that provide infection prevention support for specific care settings and topics.

Ambulatory Care: Jennifer Kuhn, BSN, RN, CIC
Phone: 608-772-4768

Dialysis: Rebecca LeMay, MSN, RN
Phone: 608-609-1918

Infection Preventionist Onboarding: Ashley O'Keefe, MLS(ASCP)CM, CIC, CDIPC
Phone: 608-556-8608

Multidrug-Resistant Organisms: Greta Michaelson, MHA, BSN, RN, LTC-CIP
Phone: 608-867-4647

Outbreaks and Emerging Diseases: Beth Ellinger, MS, MPH, CIC
Phone: 608-219-3483

Special Projects: Linda Coakley, RN, MS, CIC

Last revised August 16, 2023