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Our Experts

Meet our staff of experts who focus on the individual needs of people through every step of cancer — before, during, and after treatment. When you connect with a Wellness House specialist, we trust that you’ll discover an ideal balance between professional expertise and compassion.

Lisa K. Kolavennu, MA, LCPC

Executive Director

Programs

Maigenete Mengesha, Ph.D.

Director of Programs

Tracy Lester, MS, ACSM/ACS CET, ACE Health Coach, 200RYT

Director of Strategic Program Initiatives

Nevada Bennett, LPC

Oncology Support and Family Counselor

Brittany Brady

Oncology Education Coordinator

Madeline Butler-Sanchez, MS

Bilingual Community Oncology Dietitian

Jadyn Chipman, ACSM GEI, ACSM/ACS CET

Exercise and Stress Management Programs Manager

Angela Dennison, RD, LDN

Nutrition Program Manager

Blanca Diaz-Martinez

Participant Navigator

Ikea Johnson

Community Relations Advocate

Barbara Kilkus

Engagement Coordinator

Jeri Lau, ACSM/ACS CET, CETI CES

Oncology Exercise Specialist

Kelli Mitchell

Community Relations Manager

Ellen Nieman, MSW, LCSW

Education, Engagement and Evaluation Manager

Jill Otto, LCSW

Support and Family Programs Manager

Vania Perry, MS, NASM-CPT, CETI CES

Oncology Exercise Specialist

Beth Possley

Program Associate

Thelma Razo, LSW

Bilingual Oncology Support and Family Counselor

Michael Williams, Psy.D.

Senior Oncology Support Counselor

Amanda Woods, MS, ACSM/ACS CET, ACSM CEP

Wellness Programs Coordinator

Development & Marketing

Mary Kreller

Director of Development and Marketing

Alice Fillers

Development and Marketing Assistant

Deb Kwiatt

Marketing Communications Manager

Liza Larsen

Manager of Special Events and Annual Giving

Finance & Operations

Gaye E. Preston, MBA

Director of Finance and Operations

Caly Meyers-Mixa, Ph.D.

Human Resource and Volunteer Manager

Bradley Schafer

Office Manager

The Courtyard

Marna Slawson, MBA

The Courtyard Manager

Tami Cartensen

Assistant Courtyard Manager