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 Medical Home – Project Manager. He has 35 years of experience working with special populations, including teaching, case management, service coordination and grant management, including the last 22 years focused on children with special health care needs.
Brad has a bachelor’s degree in education/special education & health. He also has a certification in non-profit administration. His professional background in public health and education, provide him with experiences that guide his work at the Southeast Regional Center.
Brad also enjoys spending time with his wife, dog and cat, as well as watching sports and home remodeling projects. He also enjoys time he spends running a non-profit organization the he and his wife started in memory of their children to assist families of children with life-limiting diseases and chronic disorders.
Meg is the CYSHCN Project Manager for Transition. Meg brings over 24 years of experience to the job. She helps families consider the options of moving from pediatric to adult health care as well as other transition to adulthood topics. As parent of a young adult son with significant challenges, Meg has walked the road of transition with her son and is able to share what she has learned. He brings great joy to Meg and her husband’s life and gives them a wonderful sense of connection with other families on this path.
Meg earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Cardinal Stritch University. She completed a fellowship with the Maternal and Child Health Public Health Leadership Institute at UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and trained with Partners in Policymaking through the WI Board for People with Developmental Disabilities. Meg is a strong advocate for families and helps them navigate an often complex system of services.
Lori’s role is Family Engagement Coordinator. She coordinates family advisors on a variety of workgroups, committees, and advisory councils through the Children’s Hospital Healthcare System. She also oversees the hospital’s E-advisory Team. Her main goal is to utilize the patient family experience to improve service, safety and care for the patients and families we serve.
Lori is the mother of two children who are frequent fliers at CHW. She has first-hand knowledge of the clinics here at Children’s and is familiar with many struggles that parents face. When she isn’t running to therapy or playing foosball with her kids, she writes about her adventures as a mom whose kids have chronic health conditions.
Ann’s role is Project Coordinator for CYSHCN. She works in the Family Resource Center at Children's Hospital where she strives to support families in large ways, such as matching them to important resource people or organizations, and small ways, such as supplying a comfortable place to take a break with a cup of coffee. She is proud to be able to help each unique family or child be healthy and happy.
Ann has a Master’s Degree in Education/Instructional Technology. She is experienced as a classroom educator as well as a library media specialist. As such she served children of many ages, backgrounds, strengths, abilities, and needs. She always valued making strong connections with families to best support each student. She continues to be dedicated to serving families.
Ann is a native of the Milwaukee area but loves to travel with her husband or two daughters to meet new people and learn about new places. She also enjoys hiking in Wisconsin State Parks such as Peninsula and Devil’s Lake, or taking long walks in Milwaukee’s Lake Shore Park.