Family Health Section - Contacts

The Family Health Section has responsibility to improve the health of women, infants, children, teens and families as they progress through the critical developmental milestones of life. A major emphasis of the programs in the Family Health Section involves prevention, early screening, and early intervention. Our programs include Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN), Maternal and Child Health (MCH), Newborn Screening (NBS) and Injury Prevention.

Main Phone Line:  608-266-3890
Fax Number:          608-267-3824

Jody Brassfield - Family Health Section Chief
608-267-7174

Sharon Fleischfresser, MD, MPH - CYSHCN Medical Director
608-266-3674

Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Unit, including Newborn Screening, Genetics Program

Tim Lybeck - Clerical Assistant
608-266-1794

Vacant - Grants Coordinator
 

Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Program (CYSHCN)

Becky Burns, MSSW - CYSHCN Statewide Coordinator
608-265-0505

Peggy Helm-Quest, MSed, MHA - CYSHCN Health Promotion Consultant
608-267-2945

Kelsey Stevenson, MPH - Newborn Screening Data and System Integration Specialist
608-267-7148

Vacant - CYSHCN Epidemiologist

Newborn Screening Program

Blood Screening and Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD)

Tami Horzewski, MS, CHES - Newborn Screening Program Coordinator
608-266-8904

Hearing Screening (Wisconsin Sound Beginnings)

Elizabeth Seeliger, Au.D - Wisconsin Sound Beginnings Program Director
608-267-9191

Shari Galitzer - Quality and Data Manager
608-267-7250

Jeanne Gustafson, BS - Follow-Through Parent & Follow-up Outreach Specialist Northern and Western Regions
715-726-7900. ext. 2131

Christi Hess, PhD, CCC-SLP - Early Intervention Outreach Specialist Southern Region
608-358-5053

Rebecca Martin, MPH, IMH-E(II) - Outreach Specialist, Follow-up Coordinator, WIsconsin Sound Beginnings
608-261-7654

Susan Picione, BSN, RN - Follow-up Outreach Specialist Southeastern Region
414-286-6618 

Connie Stevens, MA - WSB Parent Reaching Out and REIL (Regional Early Intervention Liaison)
608-577-3895 (voice text facetime) / 608-263-5884 (fax) 

Vacant - Out of Hospital Outreach Specialist

Injury Prevention and System Integration Unit

Injury and Violence Prevention

Melissa Heinz, MPH - Injury and Violence Prevention Coordinator
608-266-1451

Vacant - Injury and Violence Prevention Strategic Planning

Vacant - Injury and Violence Prevention Epidemiologist/Evaluator

National Violent Death Reporting System

Brittany Grogan, MPH - Wisconsin Coordinator
608-267-9008

Opioid Harm Prevention Program

Lisa Bullard-Cawthore, MS, MPH - Opioid Harm Prevention Coordinator
608-266-3008

Betsy Swenson, MSM - Opioid Harm Prevention Outreach Consultant
608-267-2173 

Jennifer Tranmer, MA - Opioid Harm Prevention Communications Specialist
608-267-0329 

Kerry Zaleski, MPH - Opioid Harm Prevention Evaluation Consultant
608-266-3411 

Vacant - Opioid Harm Prevention Epidemiologist

System Integration

Shari Galitzer - Quality and Data Manager
608-267-7250

Julie Maccoux - SPHERE System, Office Operations Associate
920-448-5229

Vacant - State SPHERE System Administrator
 

Maternal and Child Health Unit (MCH)

Katie Gillespie, RN, BSN - Unit Supervisor
608-266-1538 

Mariah Geiger - Public Health Associate Program Fellow
608-266-2684

Terry Kruse - Maternal and Perinatal Consultant
608-267-9662 / Terry.Kruse@dhs.wisconsin.gov

Leah Ludlum, RN, BSN - Maternal and Child Health Nurse Consultant
608-267-6716

Shawn Meyer, RN - Maternal and Child Health Nurse Consultant
608-504-6373

Karen Morris, RN, BSN - Maternal and Child Health Nurse Consultant
715-836-4989

Nafla Poff, MPH - State Systems Development Initiative (SSDI) Program Director
608-267-2204 

Mary Rosecky, RN, BSN, CHES - Maternal and Child Health Nurse Consultant
608-267-9473

Cathy Sendelbach, MS, CHES - Family Planning/Reproductive Health Consultant
920-448-5221 

Debbie Schmidt - Adolescent Health Consultant
608-266-3959

Fiona Weeks, MPH - MCH Epidemiologist/PRAMS Director
608-266-1049

Vacant - MCH Equity Consultant

Vacant - Epidemiologist Evaluator

Vacant - Family Planning and Reproductive Health Consultant

Vacant - Office Operations Associate

Vacant - Population Health Service Fellow

Vacant - Population Health Service Fellow

Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN)

Early Screening

Injury Prevention

Maternal and Child Health

Last Revised: March 14, 2018