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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

Chief Executive Officer

Programs

Maigenete Mengesha, Ph.D.

Director of Cancer Health Equity Initiatives

Tracy Lester, MS

Director of Programs

Nevada Bennett, LCPC

Oncology Support and Family Counselor

Alex Bohnstedt, ACSM-EP

Oncology Exercise and Engagement Specialist

Michelle Carnagio

Oncology Engagement Associate

Jadyn Chipman, ACSM GEI, ACSM/ACS CET

Exercise and Stress Management Programs Manager

Angela Dennison, RD, LDN

Nutrition Program Manager

Emily Guzman, MS, RD, LDN

Community Oncology Dietitian

Earl King, MS

Oncology Support and Family Counselor

Jeri Lau, ACSM/ACS CET, CETI CES

Oncology Exercise Specialist

Ellen Nieman, MSW, LCSW

Associate Director of Programs

Participant Engagement Manager

Kara Niekamp

Oncology Education and Engagement Associate

Ima Garcia-Perez, LSW

Bilingual Oncology Support and Family Counselor

Beth Possley

Program Associate

Angie Ruggiero, ACE CPT, ACE GFI, ACSM/ACS CET

Exercise and Stress Management Coordinator

Leanne Siewert,  NASM-CPT, VCS

Oncology Exercise and Engagement Specialist

Saige Spears, MS, CCLS

Child and Family Specialist

Allison Wenclawski, AM, LCSW

Support and Counseling Program Manager

Michael Williams, Psy.D.

Senior Oncology Support Counselor

Development

Kate Fridholm

Director of Development

Annie Hart

Manager of Special Events and Annual Giving

Annah Schmidt

Development Assistant

Marketing

Deb Kwiatt

Marketing and Communications Manager

Finance & Operations

Gaye E. Preston, MBA

Director of Finance and Operations

Lizz Hawkey

HR and Volunteer Manager

Bradley Schafer

Office Manager

The Courtyard

Jamie Ott

Courtyard General Manager