Staff and Trainees


Samantha AllisonSamantha Allison, PhD

Research Associate
slallison@wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Elena BeckmanElena Beckman, BA

Associate Research Specialist
ebeckman@medicine.wisc.edu OR elena.beckman@va.gov
 

 

 

 


Hanna Blazel, MS, CCC-SLPHanna Blazel, MS, CCC-SLP

ADRC Administrator
hmb@medicine.wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Cynthia Carlson, DNP, APNP Cynthia Carlson, DNP, APNP

Research Nurse Practitioner
ccarlson@medicine.wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Fabu Carter, MSFabu Carter, MS

Outreach Specialist
fpcarter@medicine.wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Paul Cary, BSPaul Cary, BS

Research Specialist
rpcary@medicine.wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Christina Chin, BAChristina Chin, BA

Study Coordinator
cechin@wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Erin Chin, BSErin Chin, BS

Regulatory Specialist
echin@medicine.wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Aleshia Cole, RN, APNPAleshia Cole, RN, APNP

Research Nurse Practitioner
amcole@medicine.wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Caitlin ClearyCaitlin Cleary, BS

Neuroimaging Research Manager
ccleary@medicine.wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Nancy Davenport-Sis, BSNancy Davenport-Sis, BS

Administrative Research Specialist

njdavenpor@medicine.wisc.edu

 

 

 


Gilda EnnisGilda Ennis, PhD

Research Associate
geennis@medicine.wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Benjamin Farral, BSBenjamin Farral, BS

Study Coordinator
bofarral@medicine.wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Susie FernandezSusie Fernandez, BS

Associate Research Specialist
sfernandez@medicine.wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Jay FruehlingJ. Jay Fruehling, MA

Brain Bank Manager
jjfruehling@medicine.wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Max GaitanMax Gaitan, MEd

Associate Research Specialist
jgaitan@medicine.wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Sandra Harding, MSSandra Harding, MS

Senior Research Specialist
sjharding@medicine.wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Brieanna Harris, BSBrieanna Harris, BA

Research Specialist
blharris2@wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Amy A. Hawley, BAAmy A. Hawley, BA

Brain Biomarkers Administrator
ahawley@medicine.wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Jack HuntJack Hunt, BA

Graduate Student
jfhunt2@wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Chuck Illingworth, MSChuck Illingworth, MS

Information Processing Consultant
caillingworth@medicine.wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Michael KozuchMichael Kozuch, BS

Research Specialist
mpkozuch@medicine.wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Rachel Krause, BSRachel Krause, MS

Brain Bank Coordinator/ADRC Lab Technician
rakrause@medicine.wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Erin Lacey, BSErin Lacey, BS

Research Specialist
eelacey@medicine.wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Karen Lazar, MSKaren Lazar, MS

Research Program Manager
klazar@medicine.wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Dayne Legreid, BSDayne Legreid, MS

Research Specialist
dtlegreid@medicine.wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Stephanie Li, MSStephanie Li, MS

Senior Research Specialist
smli@medicine.wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Sarah LoseSarah Lose, MS

Research Specialist/Exercise Physiologist
srlose@medicine.wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Nygil MatthewsNygil Matthews, DNP

Research Nurse Practitioner
ndmatthews@medicine.wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Colleen MellertColleen Mellert, BS

Research Intern
cmellert@medicine.wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Jennifer M. Oh, BSJennifer M. Oh, BS

Research Specialist
jmoh@medicine.wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Mary-Elizabeth PasquesiMary-Elizabeth Pasquesi, BA

Senior Research Specialist
mpasquesi@wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Jennifer PoetterJennifer Poetter, BS

Senior Research Specialist
jpoetter@medicine.wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Hector SalazarHector Salazar, BSN

Outreach and Recruitment Specialist
hsalazar@medicine.wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Leah Sanson, BSLeah Sanson, BS

Research Specialist
lksanson@medicine.wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Heather Shouel, BSHeather Shouel, BS

Research Specialist
hlshouel@medicine.wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Tierra Smith, BSTierra Smith, BA

Research Specialist
tmsmith9@wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Alice Spalitta, BS

ADRC Data Service Liaison
spalitta@medicine.wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Chase TaylorChase Taylor, BS

Research Specialist
ctaylor23@wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Carol Van Hulle, PhDCarol Van Hulle, PhD

Associate Scientist
vanhulle@medicine.wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Nick VogtNick Vogt, BA

Graduate Student
nvogt@wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Michelle Wahoske, MSMichelle Wahoske, MS

Clinical Research Program Manager
mlwahoske@medicine.wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Heidi Walaski, RN, MSN, APNPHeidi Walaski, RN, MSN, APNP

Research Nurse Practitioner
hpwalaski@medicine.wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Rebecca WasieleskiRebecca Wasieleski, BA

Communication Specialist
rwasiel@medicine.wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Kao Lee YangKao Lee Yang, MS

Assistant Researcher
klyang3@wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Megan ZuelsdorffMegan Zuelsdorff, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
mlzuelsd@wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Zachary ZuginZachary Zugin, MS

Senior Research Specialist
zcz@medicine.wisc.edu
 

 

 

 


Students

Riley Barnharst

Riley Barnharst

I am an undergraduate pre-nursing major with a business certificate from Poynette, Wisconsin, planning to graduate in 2021. Here at the ADRC, my job includes data entry, breaking down paperwork after visits have been entered into our system, and sending reminder letters. In the future, I hope to work at one of the hospitals in the Madison area in either geriatrics or anesthesia.

 

 

 

 

Derek May

Derek May

I am from Dubuque, Iowa. I am majoring in Biology and expect to graduate in December. Here in the ADRC I help with data entry, visit paperwork, reminder letters, along with other tasks. I am still undecided about my future career path.

 

 

 

 

 

Lauren Putnam

Lauren Putnam

I am an undergraduate rehabilitation psychology major from Blaine, Minnesota, planning to graduate in 2018. Here at the ADRC, my job includes day-to-day clerical tasks such as, data entry, breaking down paperwork after visits have been entered into our system, and sending reminder letters. In the future, I hope to attend graduate school for occupational therapy, but am still unsure of what population I would like to work with.

 

 

 

Sylvie Rising

Sylvie Rising

I am an undergraduate personal finance major from Viroqua, Wisconsin, planning to graduate in 2018. At the ADRC I assist with event planning and administrative tasks. In the future, I hope to become a financial advisor. 

 

 

 

 

 

Zoey Rugel

Zoey Rugel

I am an undergraduate Life Sciences Communication and Community & Environmental Sociology major from Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, planning on graduating in 2019. I am also pursuing certificates in Digital Studies, Graphic Design, and Environmental Studies. Here at the Wisconsin ADRC, I help out with various projects related to communications. Ideally, my future career path would combine my two majors, potentially working in the marketing department for an environmentally focused non-profit or NGO.

 

 

 

Claudia Schmitt

Claudia Schmitt

I am from St. Paul, MN. I am majoring in Pharmacology and Toxicology with an Art certificate. After undergraduate I will go Pharmacy school to get my PharmD, and become a hospital pharmacist. At the ADRC I help out with different projects mostly with Hanna Blazel. 

 

 

 

 

Amelia Stoeberl

I am originally from the east side of Madison, so going to UW it has been great that I have a job I can get to both at school and commute from home. I am double majoring in Biology and Human Development and Family Studies. As of an intended career, I am torn between either a Child Life Specialist, or a Maternal Health Specialist, I am very interested in both so I am not looking forward to having to make a decision. Around the ADRC I help out with reminder letters, and organizing the flow sheets after they come to the office post-visit. I also help out with biomarker paperwork, and updating the calendar with other students.

 

Brandon Stringer

Brandon Stringer

I am an undergraduate psychology major from Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, planning to graduate in 2019. My main job here at the ADRC is data entry and helping coordinators prepare for their visits with patients. In the future, I plan to continue my education to eventually become a child psychologist.

 

 

 

 

Boyang Wei

Peter Boyang Wei

I am an undergraduate from China majoring in Statistics and Math and planning to graduate in 2019. I am also pursuing a certificate in Computer Science. My work in ADRC includes data cleaning and organizing, resolving cross-database inconsistencies, and occasional data entry. With the help of the ADRC team, especially the Data Service Manager, Alice, I am learning and improving every day. In the future, I am planning to pursue a degree in Biostatistics after my undergraduate education.

 

 

 

Alex Wehrli

Alex Wehrli

I am an undergraduate Communication Arts- Radio, TV, Film major planning on graduating in 2019. I'm also pursuing certificates in German and Entrepreneurship. My job here at the ADRC involves media production and helping produce the department’s podcast. I hope to land a career in media production in the future.