About Workforce Health

Our team has more than three decades of experience in workforce and occupational health. Take a moment to get to know the people who can help you achieve better workforce health at your business.

Barbara Fagan, MSBarbara Fagan, MS

Director of Workforce Health

Education:
University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, BS
University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, MS, Clinical Exercise Physiology
ACSM Registered Physiologist

What wellness activities do you incorporate into your life?

Over 20 years, it has been a part of me and a way of life. I build into my schedule regular exercise and healthy eating. Whether I am training for an event of just life, its part of my daily routine.

Experience:
Over 20 years in cardiopulmonary rehabilitation with emphasis on primary and secondary prevention of heart disease.


Carole BenderCarole Bender

Registered Dietitian, Health Educator

Education:
Loma Linda University, BS, Nutrition and Dietetics
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Adult Weight Management (Certificate of Training)

It is a challenge to live and breathe wellness 24/7. However, it is a lifestyle that needs constant balance. It is my passion to hear people share with me stories about their health and wellness journey. Everyone has a story and no two stories are alike.

Experience:
I have worked in a variety of healthcare settings which included hospitals, outpatient care and public health.


Nicole BengstonNicole Bengtson

Registered Dietitian, Health Educator

Education:
University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, BS, Food Science and Human Nutrition
Georgia State University, Dietetics Internship

Experience:
I have more than 10 years of experience in the area of dietetics. As a registered dietitian, I am especially interested in weight loss/management, disease management, healthy cooking and menu planning.


Laura BraunLaura Braun

NCBTMB, AMTA Member
Massage Therapist

Education:
Lakeside School of Massage Therapy
Milwaukee Little Kidz Foundation, Pediatric Massage Certification
Body Therapy Associates, Pre- and Perinatal Massage Therapy Certification

I receive an hour massage every week and workout out at least three times per week.

Experience:
Three years of experience in employee health programs with Froedtert Health, formerly in Froedtert Health’s staff healthcare clinic.


Elizabeth BrothenElizabeth Brothen

Project Manager

Education:
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, BS, Healthcare Administration, Business Administration
University of Colorado-Denver, MBA, Health Administration

I have been an avid runner for over a decade, competing in Division 1 collegiate cross country and track. I continue to run on a regular basis and compete in local races, but also incorporate strength, core or kayaking workouts to my daily routine. In my opinion, there are not many things better than the high after a hard workout. I enjoy trying new recipes, reading and traveling with my fiancé.

Experience:
Three years of experience in employee health programs with Froedtert Health, formerly in Froedtert Health’s staff healthcare clinic.


Tese Casick-RoeslerTese Casick-Roesler

Registered Nurse, Health Educator

Education:
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, BSN

I work wellness into my life with a regular exercise program. I am also much more aware of nutrition. I try to eat fresh foods daily and during the summer I have an organic garden.

Experience:
I have been an RN for 35 years, with 32 of those years being in home healthcare where the emphasis was on health and wellness promotion.


Colleen DavidsonColleen Davidson

Health Educator

Education:
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, BS, Certified Health Education Specialist, Certified Health Promotion Director
Concordia College, Health Promotion, Health Education

Most days of the week I enjoy exercise such as fitness walking and strength training, biking and/or hiking. Spending leisure time with my family - playing board games, watching movies, and playing sports - is an important weekend routine for us. Adapting recipes to be healthier and preparing good-tasting healthy foods is also one of my passions.

Experience:
Over 17 years, I have actively promoted corporate wellness in roles as a program coordinator, health educator, speaker and advocate of healthy living.


Melissa FryattMelissa Fryatt

Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Educator

Education:
Mount Mary College, BS, Dietetics

Wellness to me means having a preventative approach to everything we do each and every day. As for myself, I put a big emphasis on staying active and having fun while doing it. I love the outdoors and spending time with my family. I have a passion for entertaining and enjoy finding new ways to make things healthy yet at the same time still taste good!!!

Experience:
I have been a dietitian for 10 years, which has included long term care, cardiac health, weight loss and diabetes management.


Renee GlapinskiRenee Glapinski

Registered Nurse

Education:
Ottawa University, completing BA, Health Care Management
Milwaukee County Medical Complex School of Nursing

I have personally participated in annual Health and Risk assessments for over 20 years. My weekly routine includes hiking, and walking the trails in our beautiful WI parks. I have also incorporated a home fitness training routine that includes an elliptical for a core Cardio workout and the use of a Power Plate for strength and flexibility. I live on a lake and am fortunate to share the fun, great food, and late night campfires with my family and friends.

Experience:
I have been a RN for 25 years and am excited to join the Workforce Health team! I have experience in Critical Care and Trauma training from a Level I Trauma Center, the Emergency Room, Nursing Supervision/Clinician, Post Anesthesia Patient Care, and Private-geriatric Home Health Care.


Nancy GoodingNancy Gooding

Event Coordinator

Education:
University of Wiscsonsin-Milwaukee, BS, Medical Technologist

To stay active and motivated, I do a variety of activities...aerobics, walking, biking, golfing and pilates. Therefore, it never gets boring.

Experience:
My past experiences have included providing companies with drug and alcohol testing along with wellness programs. I have also worked as the liaison between the hospital laboratory and a wide variety of clients including home care agencies, skilled nursing facilities and physicians’ offices.


Elisha Gray-HarrisElisha Gray-Harris

Resource Representative

Education:
Sanford Brown College, Medical Coding and Billing

Experience:
With years of experience providing Best in Class Customer Service, my motto is "There is no I in TEAM." I enjoy my family time, worshiping with my church family and being helpful wherever I'm needed. I love keeping my body and mind in motion because it promotes longevity.


Robin HoellRobin Hoell

Event Coordinator

Education:
Waukesha County Technical Institute, Operating Room Surgical Tech.
Waukesha County Technical Institute, Emergency Medical Technician
Waukesha County Technical Institute, Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate

I incorporate wellness into my life by staying active, eating a balanced diet (I try!) and making sure I take time for a good laugh!

Experience:
I have numerous years of experience in the healthcare field including a Surgical Technician, Podiatric Assistant and Administrative Assistant in Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Urgent Care, Occupational Health and Workforce Health. I recently went back to school to further my medical knowledge by becoming an EMT. I then took it one step further and became an EMT-Intermediate.


Julie JakubowskiJulie Jakubowski

Certified Occupational Health Nurse - Specialist
CAOHC Certified
Certified Wellness Coach

Education:
University of Wisconsin-Madison
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, BSN

I incorporate wellness in my everyday life. I work out a minimum of 6 days/week, eat healthy and enjoy life with friends and family. I see the glass as half-full and sparkling!!

Experience: Over 24 years as an Occupational Health Nurse

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Melissa KaulMelissa Kaul

Sales Account Representative

Education:
Vanderbilt University, BS, Molecular Biology and Biophysics
Ottawa University, MBA, Business Administration

I enjoy spending time outdoors with my husband and our two toddlers. My goal is to make sure that the family has healthy meals and plenty of time outdoors every day. Sometimes it seems the only time we are sitting still is at the dinner table! To nurture my body I enjoy running, Pilates, and scuba diving. To nurture my spirit I try to meditate every day as well- even if it is only for a few minutes. I also volunteer as a nonprofessional baker with an organization called Icing Smiles, a nonprofit organization that provides custom celebration cakes and other treats to families impacted by the critical illness of a child. To nurture my mind I paint, play the guitar, and am advancing my Spanish language skills.

Experience:
I have over fifteen years of sales experience in the healthcare sector with a variety of companies including an orthopaedic division of Johnson & Johnson, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Philips. I enjoy acting as a resource by recommending products and services that will help my clients reach their business goals. In particular, I enjoy analyzing data and business practices to tailor solutions based on the specific needs of each client.


Brad KemmBrad Kemm

Health Educator

Education:
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, BS, Health Promotion, minors in Nutrition and Safety

They say if you choose a career in a field that you have a passion for, you will never have to “work” a day in your life. Exercise and health have been a passion of mine for over 20 years, making my career choice an easy one. My workouts range from three to six days per week, depending on the type of training cycle I am on. For cardio I prefer interval training on either an incline trainer or an elliptical. I like to change my workout routine on a monthly basis, it allows for a larger variety of exercises to prevent muscle imbalances and it helps prevent both physical and mental plateaus.

Experience:
Over 12 years of experience in fitness, wellness and safety.


Ken MaltbyKen Maltby

Sales Account Representative

Education:
University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, BS, Communication

I became interested in health and wellness at an early age and continue to enjoy participating in many different types of outdoor activities such as running, strength training, bicycling, kayaking, walks with our dog and gardening. Changing my routine often helps me stay interested and motivated. Cross-training benefits help to keep my mind and body in balance

Experience:
I have 20+ years of sales and marketing background in the promotions field and over 10 years of experience working with clients at a local health club. I am excited that I get to combine these areas of interest to help educate and hopefully influence a change in corporate culture towards providing healthier workplaces.


Susan MeilingerSusan Meilinger

Registered Nurse

Education:
UW-La Crosse
Cardinal Stritch University

I am an avid exerciser: walking, running, biking, weight training. My diet is mostly vegetarian. I choose to see the glass as "half full," and I laugh every day.

Experience: Over 20 years in health promotion/wellness. Over 15 years in Medical/Surgical and Occupational Health nursing. BLS (CPR) instructor, Certified Occupational Hearing Conservationist, taught group exercise (aerobic, muscle strength).


Marilyn K. RanneyMarilyn K. Ranney

Health Educator

Clinical Exercise Physiologist
Certified Wellness Coach
ACSM certified CES

Education:
Iowa State University, BS, Exercise Science
University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, MS, Clinical Exercise Physiology

My wellness practices include: nurturing relationships with family and friends; exercising 3 to 5 days per week; making sure to have a few moments of “me” time each day; eating a healthy diet with a little bit of red wine and dark chocolate thrown in.

Experience:
25 years as a Clinical Exercise Physiologist working in both Wellness and Cardiac Rehabilitation.

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Dana RichterDana Richter

Workforce Health Assistant

Education:
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, BS, Criminal Justice and Political Science

I try and live a healthy lifestyle. I walk/run at least 5-6 times a week. I love to be outdoors. I also teach figure skating throughout the year; it has been a passion of mine since childhood. I eat healthy, sticking with a heart healthy diet and staying away from most red meats, and still enjoy red wine and the occasional chocolate chip cookie. Spending time with my family and good friends keeps me happy and healthy too.

Experience:
My previous work experience included an extensive background in the fire protection sprinkler industry. I’ve enjoyed shifting my focus to health and wellness.


Chris SchlagenhaufChris Schlagenhauf

Registered Dietician, Clinical Dietician

Education:
Mount Holyoke College, BA, English
Mount Mary College, Coordinated Program in Dietetics and Certificate in Dietetics

I am a competitive age-group tri-athlete since 1986. I continue to train and race year-round. I also practice yoga and lift weights. I try to eat balanced, colorful meals and keep a positive outlook on life. I aim to set a good example for my two daughters to be mentally and physically strong.

Experience:
I have been a registered dietitian since 1993 with a personal focus in sports nutrition.


Barb ScottyBarb Scotty

Health Education/Clinical Exercise Physiologist

Education:
University of Illinois, BS, Physical Education
University of Illinois, MS, Adult Fitness and Cardiac Rehab
Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist by the American College of Sports Medicine

Away from work, I enjoy maintaining my fitness, outdoor activities, rehabbing our 100-year-old house and spending time with friends and family – I especially enjoy my first full-time job as a mom!

Experience:
I’ve spent the majority of my professional career in the areas of cardiac and pulmonary rehabilitation. I’ve enjoyed applying my past experience to promoting wellness in the workplace.


Martha Stollberg

Workforce Health Educator

Education:
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, BS, Community Health Education

I enjoy activities that allow me to be healthy in mind, body and spirit. I enjoy exercising three to five days per week, I am an avid gardener and during the spring, I work at a friend’s green house and nursery. I also enjoy reading and, when time allows, quilting. To nourish my spirit, I am active in our church working with confirmation age kids, as well as, an active member of the Christian Education Committee and Human Concerns Committee.

Experience:
My professional experience ranges from fund raising to health promotion which included coordination of statewide research projects, coalition and capacity building. Most recently, I have been working in Pulmonary Rehab at Community Memorial Hospital. Also, I am a Certified Childbirth Educator working for Columbia Center in the Columbia St. Mary's Health System.


Judy WendelJudy Wendel, RN

Nurse

Education:
Milwaukee County School of Nursing

I walk at least four miles a day, follow a low-fat diet, and Chi Gong every morning.

Experience: Over 40 years of nursing!

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