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Staff Directory

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Executive Director: Jim Freiburger
Director for Health: Julie Martindale
Medical Supervisor: Donene Rowe
Physicians: Donene Rowe, Elizabeth Brownell
Nurse Practitioners:  Forrest Bright, Rebecca McAllister, Melissa Miller
Physical Therapist: Vacant
Medical Technologists: Germaine Olm, JoAnn Matheus
Medical Assistants: Arin Diederich, Robyne Gunderson, Leah Jurgens, Cindy Millian, Sheila Stirmel, Sue Powell, Katie Sheffield
Clinical Social Workers: Matt Mallin
Licensed Professional Counselor: Gwen Hering, Sharon Mueller Alisa Thompson
Licensed Psychologist: Jill Mallin, Terri DeWalt
Case Manager: Melissa Bleiler
Doctoral Interns: Amy Perkins
Psychiatrist: Joshua Babu
Wellness Coordinator: Vacant
Wellness/AOD Educator: Erica Fischer
EAP Coordinator: Matt Mallin
Business Manager: Leslie Boe
Medical Program Assistant: Karen Brueggeman

Alphabetical Listing:

Melissa BleilerMelissa Bleiler, MS, NCC, LMFT-IT, LPC-IT
Case Manager/Counselor
M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling - UW-Whitewater
Started at UHCS in 2016

"I enjoy working at UHCS because of the connections not only with a diverse group of students, but also with the University programs and staff who are so passionate about student wellness. Every day is different, and I look forward to being present for students facing a variety of challenges, and being inspired by their unique strengths."

Leslie BoeLeslie Boe
Business Manager
B.S. - Business, Winona State
Started at UHCS in 2013

"I enjoy working at UW-Whitewater because I can see the difference we as a whole at UHCS make in these young adults lives."

Forrest Bright

Forrest Bright, DNP, APNP, BC
Family Nurse Practitioner
Doctor of Nursing Practice - Rush University, Chicago, IL
Master of Science - Nursing and Bachelor of Science Nursing - UW-Milwaukee
Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Started at UHCS in 2001

"Working in College Health is a wonderful opportunity to help young adults learn health care skills to take with them throughout their lives. This population helps me keep a youthful perspective on our community and the world. I also love the diversity of the students!"

Elizabeth BrownellElizabeth Brownell, MD
Senior Physician
M.D. - St. George's University
Board Certified in Family Medicine
Started at UHCS in 2017

"I am excited to work in the university setting and look forward to caring for the needs of all students"

Karen Brueggeman

Karen Brueggeman
Medical Program Assistant - Associate
Started at UHCS in 1997

"I enjoy working here because of the help we offer students"

Arin Diederich, LPN
Medical Assistant II
Started at UHCS in 2015


Terri DeWalt, PhD, LP, LPC

Licensed Psychologist & Training Director
B.A. Pschology & Political Science, Beloit College
M.A. Counseling, Marquette University
Ph.D. Counseling Psychology, Marquette University
Started at UHCS in 2013

"I enjoy working with the variety of students who come to UHCS for counseling. I appreciate the various strengths of each student and the opportunity to help them utilize those strengths to succeed in life. In addition, I value the opportunity I have to help graduate students in counseling, social work and psychology develp their skills and identitites as mental health professionals."

Erica Fischer

Erica Fischer, MPH
Wellness & AODA Educator
B.S. Exercise & Sport Science, UW-La Crosse
M.P.H. Community Health Education, UW-La Crosse
Started at UHCS in 2016

  "It's a privilege to support students through their journey of growth and transition. I enjoy creating a healthy campus environment and empowering students to make safe and healthy choices."

Robyne GundersonRobyne Gunderson, RMA
Medical Assistant II

Started at UHCS in 2014


Gwen Hering

Gwen Hering, MS, NCC, LPC
Associate Counselor
BSE in Physical and Health Education
MS from UW-Whitewater
Started at UHCS in 2003

"Working on a college campus offers me the opportunity to meet and talk with a variety of college aged students. I enjoy exploring students' strengths and supporting the utilization of those strengths in the many roles college students play."

Leah Jurgens

Leah Jurgens, CMA
Certified Medical Assistant
Started at UHCS in 2011

Jill Mallin

Jill Mallin, Ph.D., LP
Licensed Psychologist
M.A. - Psychology - The University of Akron
Ph.D. - Counseling Psychology - The University of Akron
Started at UHCS in 2006

"I enjoy working at UHCS because of the opportunity to interact with a wide variety of students."

Matt Mallin

Matt Mallin, MSSA, LCSW
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
B.S.- Psychology, John Carroll University
MSSA- Social Work Case Western Reserve University

"Working with college students has easily been my favorite job I've ever had. I enjoy the wide range of issues I encounter and trying to help at a very important time in a young person's life."

Julie MartindaleJulie Martindale, MSN, RN, NEA-BC
Health Director
BSN - UW-Eau Claire
MSN - UC-Ohio
Started at UHCS in 2016

"I am thrilled to be at UW-Whitewater - the amazing campus and all it offers for students to be successful. I hope to contribute to student and staff wellbeing in efforts to stay healthy as well as be a resource when not so healthy. I appreciate all that students are having to contront for the first time as they begin building their future. It is exciting to be a part of preparing the next generation."

JoAnn Mattheus, MT (ASCP)
Senior Medical Laboratory Scientist
Started at UHCS in 2011

"I really love working with the students here at UW-Whitewater."

Rebecca McAllisterRebecca McAllister, DNP, FNP-BC
Family Nurse Practitioner
BA- Augustana College
BSN - Saint Louis University
Doctor of Nursing Practice - Rush University
Started at UHCS in 2016

"I have worked in a lot of settings and with many different populations, and working with college students is my favorite. I love teaching meditation on campus and helping people make lifestyle choices that will benefit them for the rest of their lives."

Melissa MillerMelissa Miller MSN, AGPCNP-BC, APRN
Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner
BS - Kinesiology from University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee
MSN - Masters in Nursing from Marquette University
Started at UHCS in 2014

"There is a great energy being a part of a college campus. I love working with young adults because I can provide education during this important transition in their lives. "

Cindy Millian

Cindy Millian
Certified Medical Assistant - II
Started at UHCS in 2010

"I enjoy working with college students because of their different stories and diverse backgrounds. I really enjoy giving the care they need."

ShaSharon Muellerron Mueller, MS, LPC, NCC
Senior Counselor
B.S. Art, UW-Madison
MS Counseling Psychology, UW-Madison
Licensed Professional Counselor
National Certified Counselor
Started at UHCS in 2010

"I enjoy the energy of college students, their curiosity and passion. It's a privilege ot have the opportunity to work with them at this important stage in their lives."

Germaine Olm

Germaine Olm, MLS (ASCP)
Senior Medical Laboratory Technologist
Bachelor of Science
American Society of Clinical Pathologists certification
Started at UHCS in 1999

"I enjoy working in an academic (learning and teaching) setting. I also am proud to be a part of a group of caring professionals dedicated to the health of our student body."

Donene Rowe

Donene Rowe, MD, PhD
Medical Supervisor for Health Services
M.D. - UW-Madison
Ph.D. in Anatomy - UW-Madison
Residency at UW-Madison in Family Practice.
Board certified in Family Medicine.
Volunteer clinical faculty at UW Medical School for 12 years.
Member of the Health Board for the City of Watertown and am the physician member of the disaster response team for the City of Watertown.
Volunteer physician for the Watertown Area Cares Clinic.
Started at UHCS in 2003

"It's a privilege being able to work with the dynamic group of individuals that make up the student body at UWW. We've long known in health care that we can improve people's lives so much more with preventive measures than with treating conditions once they develop. The group of students that we see at UHCS are at an age where we hope to influence their health behaviors to promote healthy lifelong lifestyles."

Katie Sheffield
Medical Assistant II
Started at UHCS in 2015

"I enjoy working with the diverse population of students."

Sheila StirmelSheila Stirmel, LPN
Medical Assistant II
MSTI- Practical Nursing

Started at UHCS in 2016

Alisa ThompsonAlisa Thompson, MS, LPC, NCC
AODA Counselor
Master of Science in Counseling
Started at UHCS in 2014

"I appreciate the opportunity to work with college students. I enjoy the wide range of backgrounds, personal experiences, and strengths that they bring to the counseling process."

Last Updated: 06/13/18


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