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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

Director of Strategic Program Initiatives

Nevada Bennett, LPC

Oncology Support and Family Counselor

Brittany Brady

Community Engagement and Program Events Manager

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

Beth Gomez, LCSW, OSW-C

Child and Family Program Manager

Ikea Johnson

Community Relations Advocate

Jeri Lau, ACSM/ACS CET, CETI CES

Oncology Exercise Specialist

Ellen Nieman, MSW, LCSW

Education, Engagement and Evaluation Manager

Jill Otto, LCSW

Sr. Oncology Support and Counseling Program Manager

Beth Possley

Program Associate

Angie Ruggiero, ACE CPT, ACE GFI

Exercise and Stress Management Coordinator

Thelma Razo, LSW

Bilingual Oncology Support and Family Counselor

Allison Wenclawski, AM, LCSW

Oncology Support Counselor

Michael Williams, Psy.D.

Senior Oncology Support Counselor

Participant Engagement Manager

Kara Niekamp

Oncology Education and Engagement Associate

Jamie Shifley

Community Oncology Dietitian

Development & Marketing

Kate Fridholm

Director of Development

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

Lizz Hawkey

HR and Volunteer Manager

Bradley Schafer

Office Manager

The Courtyard

Tami Cartensen

Courtyard General Manager

Jamie Ott

Courtyard Retail Manager