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.

2016-2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

OFFICERS

Linda Gobis President
Linda Gobis, MN, RN, JD 
Instructional Staff, UW-Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI
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Why are you a WNA Member? WNA has been an invaluable resource to me over the years. Outstanding continued education, a network of nurse experts and leaders to consult and share policy and healthcare issues, and opportunities to personally weigh in on important nursing issues are just a few of the benefits. WNA has also provided me invaluable opportunities to grow and develop as a nurse. The breadth of exposure to issues through service on state and national committees, learning leadership, strategic and advocacy skills, and the privilege to serve in leadership positions on state and national Boards have opened my eyes, broadened my horizons and given me insights I never would have had otherwise. Seriously consider taking advantage of what WNA has to offer!
Beth Markham Vice President
Elizabeth Markham, PhD, RN, BSN, MSN

Retired, Currently working adjunct to assist with faculty development
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Cathy Berry Treasurer
Cathy Berry, MSN, RN, CNE, CCRN
Retired from Clinical Assistant Professor UW-Eau Claire
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Julie Raaum Secretary
Julie Raaum, MSN, DNP, FNP-BC, AAHIVMS
Director, Medical College Physicians Advanced Practice Providers at the Medical College of Wisconsin
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Why are you a WNA Member? I am a member of WNA because I too am committed to nurses advancing our profession and to the promotion of health care as a fundamental human right in Wisconsin.

DIRECTORS

 Pam Sanberg Director-at-Large
Pamela M Sanberg, MS, RN, NEA-BC, HA
Healthcare Safety Advocate at Assurance Agency
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Why are you a WNA Member? I am a WNA Member because I believe that becoming involved in the profession of Nursing on a global scale is important; working with RN colleagues that impact care in the State of WI has been rewarding.
 TiffanyBarta Director-at-Large
Tiffany Barta, RN, BSN
Director of Nursing, City of Milwaukee Health Department
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 Jamie Potopinski Director-at-Large
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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STAFF

Gina Photo Cropped Chief Executive Officer / Lobbyist
Gina Dennik-Champion, MSN, RN, MSHA –
 (Email) 
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 –
 (Email)
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.
Teresa Prattke Education Program Coordinator
Teresa Prattke, RN, MSN, WHNP-BC –
 (Email)
Assists the Associate Director with conference and meeting planning for WNA, and serves as the Primary Nurse Planner for the WNA Continuing Nursing Education Program (CNEP). Teresa joined the WNA staff in 2010, and works part-time remotely from home with weekly hours in the office.