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Family Health Section: Contacts

The Family Health Section of the Bureau of Community Health Promotion within the Division of Public Health 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), Violence and Injury Prevention, Opioid and Overdose Harm Prevention, Reproductive Health and Family Planning (RHFP), and Infant and Maternal Health.

Unless otherwise indicated, staff are based out of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services building at 1 W. Wilson St., Madison

Fax Number: 608-267-3824

Kathy HansonGrant Specialist Advanced

Katrina Heche, MPHTitle V Block Grant Director

Maren HolmStaff Development Specialist

Ashley KreulGrant Specialist

Julia Norton, CDFTHealth Equity Coordinator

Angela Rohan, PhDSenior MCH Epidemiologist/Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Assignee

Bob Steiner, Newborn Screening Program Medical Consultant

Meg DiedrickCouncil of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Fellow

Deirdre Sperry – Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists Fellow

Nikki Ripp – Maternal and Child Health Unit Supervisor

Kara Benjamin, MPH – Director of Adolescent Health Initiatives

Sharon GilbertHome Visiting Nurse Consultant
608-640-6040 (mobile)

Erika Hagen MS, PhDAdolescent Health Coordinator

Alicia Hynek Perinatal Nurse Consultant

Mary Kusch, MPHTitle V Evaluator and Epidemiologist/State Systems Development Initiative Grant Director

Virginia LoehrChild and Adolescent Health Consultant

Leah LudlumMaternal and Child Health Public Health Nurse Consultant

Heidi MasseyTitle V Community Health Promotion Specialist

Shawn MeyerMaternal and Child Health Public Health Nurse Consultant

Maggie SmithAdolescent Health Coordinator

Maternal and Child Health Public Health Nurse Consultant – vacant

Maternal and Child Health Nurse Consultant – vacant

Julie Thiel,BS Pharm, PharmDCYSHCN Unit Supervisor

Michelle Lund, LPCChildren and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) Program Director

Tami Horzewski, MS, CHES Wisconsin Newborn Screening Program Coordinator

Tim LybeckClerical Assistant

Vince MilisauskasWE-TRAC and Wisconsin Birth Defects Registry Information System Specialist

Melissa Olson, MSCYSHCN Epidemiologist/Birth Defects Epidemiologist

Mandy QuainooNewborn Screening Follow-through Coordinator

Leah Ricci - Newborn Screening Data Reporting and System Integration Specialist

Elizabeth Seeliger, AuDWisconsin Sound Beginnings Program Director

Kaitlin Tolliver, MSW, LCSWCYSHCN & Birth Defects Program Coordinator

Tamara ThompsonNewborn Screening Out of Hospital Coordinator

Isabella WaltersUW Population Health Service Fellow

Julie Katrichis, MSN, RN, CNLRHFP Unit Supervisor

Alexa DeBothRHFP Epidemiologist

Dr. Mary Landry, MDTitle X Medical Director

Chelsea Onchuck, RNRHFP RN Consultant

Ashley Dombrowicki MSN, RN, BSN - RHFP RN Consultant

Kenmikiiya TerryMaternal and Infant Mortality Prevention Unit Supervisor

Robert FontellaHealth Education and Outreach Specialist

Emily Morian-Lozano, MPH, MSWMaternal Mortality Review Epidemiologist

Karen MorrisMaternal Mortality Review Nurse Abstractor (Western Regional Office)

Mireille PerzanMaternal and Infant Mortality Prevention Epidemiologist/Pregnancy Risk Assessment Monitoring System (PRAMS) Project Director

Mary RoseckyMaternal Mortality Review Nurse Abstractor

Jacqueline Sills-WareCommunity Partnership Specialist

Hannah SchmidtCommunity Partnership Specialist

Mary Wienkers, MPHMaternal Mortality Review Coordinator

Lidarose YoungMaternal Mortality Review Program Records Gatherer

Resource contacts

National Maternal Mental Health Hotline

You're Not Alone. Becoming a new parent can be hard. It is normal to feel depressed, anxious, and overwhelmed after having a baby. You are not alone. It's important to remember that mental health challenges are common during this time and there is no shame in seeking help. If you need someone to talk to, call or text the National Maternal Mental Health Hotline at 1-833-TLC-MAMA (1-833-852-6262) any time. The service is available via phone and text in English or Spanish.

Grief support and bereavement resources

Have you or your family been impacted by an infant loss? The Wisconsin Department of Health Services funds partners across the state so that families who lose a baby have access to grief support and bereavement resources. These partners also provide resources for those serving grieving families. The services are free and available to anyone in Wisconsin.

Wisconsin Center for Stillbirth and Infant Death
Dignity With Departure

Last revised September 6, 2023