Leadership and Staff

The WNA Board of Directors is the corporate body that serves as the agent of the Wisconsin Nurses Association membership. The Board consists of four Officers: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer, along with five Directors. There are three Directors-at-Large, in addition to a Director representing staff nursing, and a Director representing advanced practice registered nursing.



Linda Gobis President
Linda Gobis, MN, RN, JD 
Instructional Staff, UW-Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI
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Beth Markham Vice President
Elizabeth Markham, PhD, RN, BSN, MSN

Retired, Currently working adjunct to assist with faculty development
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download Treasurer
Cathy Berry, MSN, RN, CNE, CCRN
Retired from Clinical Assistant Professor UW-Eau Claire
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Julie Raaum Secretary
Director, Medical College Physicians Advanced Practice Providers at the Medical College of Wisconsin
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Pam Sanberg Director-at-Large
Pamela M Sanberg, MS, RN, NEA-BC, HA
Healthcare Safety Advocate at Assurance Agency
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TiffanyBarta Director-at-Large
Tiffany Barta, RN, BSN
Director of Nursing, City of Milwaukee Health Department
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Jaime L. Potopinski, MBA, MSW, RN

Vice President of Operations at Ministry Home Care
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Nicole Faulkner Staff Nurse Representative
Nicole Faulkner, RN, BSN
Registered Nurse-Endoscopy, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare
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Deb Schwallie APRN Representative
Deborah Schwallie, PhD, APRN, CNS-BC
Nurse Practitioner and Adjunct Faculty, Froedtert Health and Marquette University
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Gina Photo Cropped Chief Executive Officer / Lobbyist
Gina Dennik-Champion, MSN, RN, MSHA –
Serves as the chief executive officer of the Wisconsin Nurses Association. In close
collaboration with the President and Board of Directors, plans, develops, directs,
administers, and coordinates activities of the Association; is accountable to the
membership through the Board of Directors. Gina began her service as the Association’s
Executive Director in September of 1997. She joined WNA with a background in clinical
geriatric nursing and health care administration.
Megan Associate Director
Megan Leadholm –
Performs administrative services related to continuing education and assists in the
development, implementation of conferences coordination, and assists in the
development, implementation, and coordination of other Association activities, if appropriate.
Megan administers accreditation programs for WNA. She joined the WNA in February of 1998.
Brianna Neiderman Communications and Membership Director
Brianna Neiderman – (Email)
Develops communication plans and membership strategies for the association. Edits
newspaper articles, exhibits at nursing events, sends out membership and
state-wide communications, and manages the website. Brianna joined WNA in October 2015.
Janine Elliott – (Email)
Support the success of WNA and members through the performance of duties that
include clerical, reception, exhibits at nursing events, and administrative support.
Janine joined WNA in August 2015.
Teresa Prattke Education Program Coordinator
Teresa Prattke –
Assists the Director of Educational Programs with conference and meeting planning for
WNA. Teresa works part-time remotely from home with occasional hours in the office.