Maigenete Mengesha, Ph.D.

Senior Oncology Support Counselor

In her role as Senior Oncology Support Counselor, Maigenete facilitates numerous oncology psychosocial support programs. Maigenete joined the Wellness House team in 2014 and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, Masters of Arts degree, and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Counseling Psychology, all from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a member of the American Psychosocial Oncology Society. Maigenete continues to be impressed by the ripple effect of positivity that unfolds when people come together in the support groups at Wellness House; she also finds great reward in encountering the resiliency of the human spirit during what often can be traumatic times in many participants’ lives. Maigenete’s interests include watching documentaries and reading biographies.