Ann E. Budzak M.D.Pediatrician Medical Director, Gundersen National Child Protection Training Center Adjunct Clinical Professor, University of WI School of Medicine and Public Health Gundersen Health System
Dr. Budzak has practiced at Gundersen Health for 28 years, providing care to children with concerns of maltreatment. Other activities include development of a Foster Care Assessment Clinic as well as GunderKids, a model of care for infants born to parents with substance use disorder. She currently serves on the executive committee of the AAP Council for Child Abuse and Neglect. She is a member of the La Crosse Co. Child Death Review team. She works with Stepping Stones Children’s Advocacy Center in La Crosse, WI. She enjoyos teaching medical students and residents about child abuse and neglect.
Elizabeth Champion, MSExecutive Director - Child Advocacy Centers of Wisconsin
Amy DomaszekDirector of Statewide Prosecutor’s Education and Training (SPET) WI Dept. of Justice
Amy earned her B.A. in English from Luther College and an M.S. in Human and Community Resources from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point. Amy has been professionally engaged in domestic violence advocacy and batterers treatment facilitation. Her background also includes wellness and professional development programming, community leadership, event planning, and property management.
Emily EricksonChild Welfare Policy and Program Section Manager WI Dept. of Children and Families
Emily Erickson is a Licensed Professional Counselor and has worked in both child/family mental health as well as child protective services. Emily has a passion for supporting healthy children and families. She is particularly interested in the intersection of trauma, alcohol and other drug abuse, mental health and child maltreatment. Emily received her Bachelor of Science in Social Work from UW-Madison and her Master of Science in Community Counseling from Denver Seminary.
Thomas J. FallonAssistant Attorney General Child Abuse Resource Prosecutor WI Dept. of Justice
Tom Fallon is an Assistant Attorney General in the Criminal Litigation Unit and Wisconsin’s first-ever Child Abuse Resource Prosecutor. Before returning to the Attorney General’s office, Mr. Fallon was a Deputy (Supervising) District Attorney in Dane County District Attorney’s Office in Madison Wisconsin. Prior to assuming managerial responsibilities, Mr. Fallon had been an Assistant District Attorney in Dane County where he was the prosecution coordinator and interagency liaison for child abuse cases. He specialized in Sexually Violent Person proceedings, Sexual Assault, Murder and Child Abuse prosecutions.
Kristen Iniguez, DOPediatrician Marshfield Child Advocacy Center
Michelle M. JensenExecutive Director Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board
Michelle M. Jensen started working with the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board in September 2014. Previously, she served as Director of the Wisconsin Supreme Court Children’s Court Improvement Program. She currently serves on several statewide advisory committees related to children and families, is a former member of the Wisconsin State Bar Children and the Law Section Board of Directors, and is a University of Wisconsin Law School graduate.
Connie Klick, MSWDirector of Child Advocacy and Protection Services, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Board Member, Child Advocacy Centers of Wisconsin
Connie is the director of Child Advocacy and Protection Services for Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. She oversees seven child advocacy centers (CACs) and two medical satellite offices across Wisconsin, one of the largest child advocacy networks in the country. She has experience working with victims of child maltreatment in both public and private agencies and is involved in state and national initiatives that address child maltreatment and family violence issues. Connie is also a Child Advocacy Centers of Wisconsin board member. This organization supports and promotes the development of CACs in Wisconsin in the effort to provide child-friendly locations to facilitate multidisciplinary team child maltreatment assessments.
Barbara L. Knox, MDChild Abuse Pediatrician UW American Family Children’s Hospital Child Protection Program
Pennie MeyersExecutive Director Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault (WCASA)
Melodee NugentStatistician Quantitative Health Sciences Medical College of Wisconsin
I have over 20 years of experience of working with medical data as a biostatistician. Experience includes implementing statistical analyses and providing data management in support of projects. I have collaborated with physicians in the design and analysis of research data, provided essential scientific and technical expertise to develop scientifically and statistically valid study and project protocols; and analyzed and reported results in a statistically valid manner for section projects and studies.
Amanda Palm, PA-C, LCSWPhysician Assistant UW American Family Children’s Hospital Child Protection Program
Ray PrzybelskiDirector, Portage County Health and Human Services Department Vice President, Wisconsin Counties Human Services Association (WCHSA)
Lynn K. Sheets, MDMedical Director, Child Advocacy and Protection Services Professor, Medical College of Wisconsin Section Chief, Child Advocacy and Protection
Dr. Sheets is a board-certified child abuse pediatrician who has over 25 years of experience in evaluating children suspected of being maltreated. She is a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) and section chief of the Child Advocacy and Protection Division. She is also the Medical Director of Children’s Hospital and Health System’s Child Advocacy and Protection Services which provides services to children in foster care and children suspected of being maltreated.
Erica StuckertManager Milwaukee Child Advocacy Center
Eric SwansonIndian Child Welfare Supervisor Forest County Potawatomi
Lori L. ThompsonStatewide SANE coordinator WI Dept. of Justice
Lori graduated from Northern Illinois University with a BS in Nursing and University of Illinois with a MS in Nursing. As a nurse practitioner, Lori holds dual board certifications in Pediatrics and Forensics. She co-developed and was executive director of a child abuse response team in Northern Illinois that covered 15 counties. Last year, she assisted a child advocacy center in coastal North Carolina become accredited for the first time in their 14 year history. As an advance practice nurse, she has been qualified and testified as an expert in child abuse pediatrics in several states. Having held faculty positions at various educational institutions, she has taught general pediatrics and child abuse pediatrics to undergraduate; graduate nursing students, as well as, third and fourth year medical students.
Michelle Urban, MDMedical Director Division of Milwaukee Child Protective Services WI Dept. of Children and Families
Rita Ventura, DNP, FNP-BCChild Advocacy and Protection Services Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Dr. Ventura received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Marquette University, Master of Science from the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee and Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Marquette University. She is a certified family nurse practitioner. She has been working in the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Child Advocacy and Protection Services program since 2001. Dr. Ventura provides service to children in foster care and those suspected of being maltreated in both the Kenosha and Racine Child Advocacy Centers.
Michelle L. VisteExecutive Director, Office of Crime Victim Services WI Dept. of Justice
Jessica WipperfurthSocial Worker UW American Family Children’s Hospital Child Protection Program
Jennifer Yates, MSN, FNP-BCChild Advocacy and Protection Services Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Jennifer received her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UW-Madison and Master of Science in Nursing from California State University, Long Beach. She is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner and began working as a nurse practitioner at Miller Children’s Hospital in Long Beach, California providing medical management of children and families affected by HIV/AIDS. Jennifer started providing medical evaluations to potential victims of child maltreatment in 2006 at the Child Abuse Services Team in Orange County, California. Jennifer started working for Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s Child Advocacy and Protection Services Program in 2009 and provides medical evaluations to potential victims of child maltreatment at the Fox Valley Child Advocacy Center in Neenah and the Willow Tree Cornerstone Child Advocacy Center in Green Bay.