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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


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

Brittany Brady

Community Engagement and Program Events Manager


Exercise and Stress Management Programs Manager

Angela Dennison, RD, LDN

Nutrition Program Manager

Blanca Diaz-Martinez

Participant Navigator


Oncology Exercise Specialist

Ellen Nieman, MSW, LCSW

Associate Director of Programs

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

Support and Counseling Program Manager

Michael Williams, Psy.D.

Senior Oncology Support Counselor

Participant Engagement Manager

Kara Niekamp

Oncology Education and Engagement Associate

Jamie Shifley

Community Oncology Dietitian

Leanne Siewert

Oncology Exercise and Engagement Specialist

Development & Marketing

Kate Fridholm

Director of Development

Alice Fillers

Development and Marketing Assistant

Mery Vieira

Director of Marketing and Communications

Deb Kwiatt

Marketing 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

Tami Cartensen

Courtyard General Manager

Jamie Ott

Courtyard Retail Manager