Administration, Staff and Faculty

Administration


Jill Berg, President


Jill Berg, Columbia College of Nursing Dean



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Education:

PhD, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

MSN, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

BSN, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI


Areas of Expertise:

  • Biobehavioral interventions to improve outcomes in cardiovascular populations
  • Telehealth
  • Heart rate variability
  • Exercise
  • Therapeutic use of music
  • Measurement


Email:
jill.berg@ccon.edu


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Kathryn Schroeter, Interim Dean

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Education:

PhD – University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

MA – Bioethics / Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

MS – University of Wisconsin Milwaukee

BSN – Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI

 

Areas of Expertise:

  • Ethics, Bioethics, and Clinical Ethics Consultation

  • Education

  • Perioperative Nursing

Email: Kathryn.schroeter@ccon.edu

 

Heather Vartanian, Associate Dean of Practice

Heaher Vartanian, Associate Dean of Practice



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Education:

PhD, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

MSN, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

BSN, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI


Areas of Expertise:

  • Adult Nurse Practitioner
  • Acute care
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Preventative health

 
Email:
heather.vartanian@ccon.edu


Christina Italiano, Assistant Dean of Finance

Christina Italiano, Assistant Dean



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Education:

MBA, Alverno College, Milwaukee, WI

BA, Mt. Mary College, Milwaukee, WI


Areas of Expertise:

  • Accounting
  • Budgeting
  • Project management
  • Financial analysis


Email:
christina.italiano@ccon.edu


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Staff


Wendy Hilvo, Director of Financial Aid

Wendy Hilvo, Director of Financial Aid



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Education:

MS, Cardinal Stritch University, Glendale, WI

BA, Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN


Email: wendy.hilvo@ccon.edu


Keith Jackson, Learning Resources Coordinator

Keith Jackson, Learning Resources Coordinator



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Education:

BS Psychology, University of South Mississippi, Hattiesburg, MS

Email: kjackso4@ccon.edu


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Tyler Lorenz, Admissions Specialist

Tyler Lorenz, Admissions Specialist


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Education:

BBA, University of Wisconsin - Green Bay, Green Bay, WI

Areas of Expertise:

  • Marketing and Management

Email: tyler.lorenz@ccon.edu


   

Gail Peterson, Executive Assistant

Gail Peterson, Executive Assistant



 
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Education:

BS, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI

Email: gpeterso@ccon.edu


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Norberto Rodriguez, Administrative Assistant

Norberto Rodriguez, Administrative Assistant


   

Education:

HSGD, South Division High School, Milwaukee, WI

Email: norberto.rodriguez@ccon.edu



 

 

Faculty


Linda Baker, Associate Professor

Linda Baker, Associate Professor



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Education:

PhD, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

BSN, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI


Areas of Expertise:

  • Women's Health - maternal/child nursing
  • Labor and delivery
  • Post-partum
  • Ante-partum
  • Nursery 


Email:
lbake001@ccon.edu


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Margaret Brethauer, Clinical Assistant Professor

Margaret Brethauer, Clinical Assistant Professpr


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Education:

MSN, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI

BSN, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

ADN, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, Indiana 


Areas of Expertise:

  • Nursing Professional Development 
  • Maternal Child Nursing
  • Qualitative Research
  • Health Promotion

 
Email:
margaretmeg.brethauer@columbia-stmarys.org


Sue Cole, Clinical Professor

Sue Cole, Clinical Professor



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Education:

PhD, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI 

MSN, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

BSN, Silver Lake College, Manitowoc, WI

ADN, Northeast Wisconsin Technical Institute, Green Bay, WI


Areas of Expertise:

  • Medical - surgical nursing
  • Critical care
  • Would care
  • Nursing education


Email: scole@ccon.edu


Lori Cronin, Clinical Associate Professor

Lori Cronin, Clinical Associate Professor



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Education:

DNP, Concordia University, Mequon, WI

MSN, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI

BSN, Carroll/Columbia College of Nursing, Milwaukee, WI

Diploma, St. Mary of Nazareth, Chicago, IL


Areas of Expertise:

  • Community/Public Health Nursing
  • Diabetes Care
  • Cultural Considerations in Health Care
  • Nursing Leadership


Email: lcronin@ccon.edu


Monica Demuth, Clinical Assistant Professor

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Education:

MSN, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI

BSN, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI


Areas of Expertise:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Health Promotion
  • Chronic Disease Management
  • Resistant Hypertension
  • Chronic Kidney Disease


Email: mdemuth@ccon.edu


Daniela Eichelberger, Clinical Associate Professor

Daniela Eichelberger, Clinical Associate Professor



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Education:

MSN, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

BSN, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

ADN, Gwynedd Mercy College, Gwynedd Valley, PA


Areas of Expertise:

  • Quality
  • Safety
  • Leadership


Email: deichel1@ccon.edu


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Samuel Garland, Clinical Associate Professor

Samuel Garland, Clinical Associate Professor


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Education:

MSN, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI

BSN, Carrol/Columbia College of Nursing, Milwaukee, WI

BA, Cedarville University, Cedarville, OH


Areas of Expertise:

  • Medical - surgical nursing
  • Cardiac care/stroke/telemetry

Email: sgarland@ccon.edu
   

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Karen A. Ivantic, Clinical Professor

Karen IVantic, Clinical Professor

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Education:

DNP, Concordia University, Mequon, Wisconsin

MSN, Marquette University, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

BSN, Marquette University, Milwaukee Wisconsin


Areas of Expertise:

  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Chronic Disease Management & Palliative Care
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Informatics
  • Healthcare in Resource Limited Settings

Email: kivantic@ccon.edu

Tammy Kasprovich, Clinical Associate Professor

Tammy Kasprovich, Clinical Associate Professor


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Education:

PhD, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI 

MSN, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI

BSN, Carrol/Columbia College of Nursing, Milwaukee, WI


Areas of Expertise:

  • NCLEX preparation
  • Emergency Room RN

Email: tkasprov@ccon.edu

 Karie Ruekert Kobiske, Clinical Associate Professor

 Karie Ruekert Kobiske, Clinical Associate Professor

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Education:

PhD, in progress at Marquette University 

MSN, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

BSN, Carroll University, Waukesha WI/Columbia College of Nursing, Milwaukee, WI


Areas of Expertise:

  • Geriatrics
  • Dementia
  • Family Caregivers
  • Resilience, Stress and Biomarkers
  • Educating Nurses
  • Community Wellness 


Email: kkobiske@ccon.edu

   

Jean Majeski, Clinical Assistant Professor

Jean Majeski, Clinical Assistant Professor

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Education:

MSN, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI

BSN, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Diploma, Milwaukee County General Hospital School of Nursing, Milwaukee, WI


Areas of Expertise:

  • Burns
  • Critical Care
  • Medical/Surgical Nursing 

Email: jean.majeski@ccon.edu   

 


Kristen Miller, Clinical Assistant Professor

    Kristen Miller, Clinical Assistant Professor


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Education:

MSN,  Concordia University, Mequon, WI

BSN, Winona State University, Winona, WI


Areas of Expertise:

  • Medical/Surgical Nursing
  • Oncology
  • End of Life Care


Email:
Kristen.Miller@ccon.edu


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Kim Schuster, Clinical Associate Professor

Kim Schuster, Clinical Associate Professor



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Education:

MS, Northern Illinois University, Dekalb, IL

BSN, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, WI


Areas of Expertise:

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Preventative health
  • Health assessment 

 
Email:
kschuste@ccon.edu


Beth Stay, Clinical Assistant Professor

Beth Stay, Clinical Assistant Professor


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Education:

MSN, Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI

BSN, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI 


Areas of Expertise:

  • Medical/Surgical Nursing
  • Acute care
  • Perioperative care


Email:
beth.stay@ccon.edu


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Tiffany Wachowiak, Clinical Assistant Professor

Tiffany Wachowiak, CCON Instructor

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Education:

MSN, Cardinal Stritch University, Glendale, WI

BSN, University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI


Areas of Expertise:

  • Cardiovascular disease

 
Email:
tiffany.wochiak@ccon.edu


Theresa Wollersheim, Clinical Assistant Professor

Theresa Wollersheim, Clinical Assistant Professor


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Education:

MSN, Cardinal Stritch University, Glendale, WI

BSN, Cardinal Stritch University, Glendale, WI

ADN, Lake-Sumter Community College, Leesburg, FL


Areas of Expertise:

  • Nursing Professional Development
  • Nurse Residency Program Coordinator

 
Email:
theresa.wollersheim@ccon.edu


Kristin Wood, Clinical Assistant Professor

Kristin Wood, Clinical Assistant Professor



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Education:

MSN, Marian University, West Allis, WI

BSN, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Eau Claire, WI


Areas of Expertise:

  • Medical/ Surgical Nursing
  • Critical Care
  • Neurosurgery

Email: kristin.wood@ccon.edu


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