Meet Your Team
Read on to learn more about our staff:
Katie serves as the Program Administrator. She focuses on supporting the Family Advisory Council at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and leading efforts to create new opportunities to help family members tell their stories and provide input on making things better for children and their families.
Katie has a master’s degree in counseling and a post-masters certification as an Infant Mental Health Specialist. Her professional background in community mental health, child-parent psychotherapy, and six years as a manager and therapist at a birth to three program in the Seattle area, provide her with a wealth of family stories and experiences that inspire passion for her work with the Southeast Regional Center.
Katie moved to Wisconsin with her daughter from the West Coast in 2012. They are enjoying all things Wisconsin – ice fishing, the Packers, summer festivals and State Fair cream puffs.
Brad is the Service Coordination Specialist. He has more than 30 years of experience working with special populations, including teaching, case management, service development and grant management, including the last 20 years focused on children with special health care needs.
Brad enjoys spending time with his wife, watching and participating in many different sports and caring for his dog, two cats, three birds and a tank full of fish. He also enjoys the time he spends running a non-profit organization called “Our Guardian Angels” that he and his wife started in memory of his children to assist families of children with life-limiting diseases and chronic disorders.
Fahmi is a certified Arabic medical interpreter at Children’s Hospital Wisconsin and a part time receptionist for the Daniel M. Soref Family Resource Center. He has 14 years of interpreting /translating experience plus four years of administration work. When Fahmi is not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters. His main hobbies include art and watercolor painting.
Latisha is the Information and Referral Specialist. She has more than 10 years of experience providing families with information and connecting them to community resources. Prior to working at the center, Latisha worked for a BadgerCare HMO company and in the child welfare field. Latisha has a strong passion in working with families to assist them in meeting their needs and to enhance their community awareness as it pertains to resources.
Lori is the Family Resource Coordinator. She coordinates the daily operations of the Daniel M. Soref Family Resource Center and is also an ad-hoc member of the Family Advisory Committee. Her main goal is to increase the patient family experience by bringing family voices to the table through Families as Partners program.
Lori has degrees in communication processes and technical theater. Her creative background assists her with the planning of the Beaupre Family Fun Nights hosted by the Family Resource Center.
Lori is the mother of two young children. Her son has hydrocephalus, cerebral palsy, epilepsy and is on the Autism spectrum. She has first-hand knowledge of many of the clinics here at Children’s and is familiar with many struggles that parents face. When not doing homework or playing board games with her kids, she enjoys writing, making cards and scrapbooking.