Our Committees

UW CIPE Steering Committee

The Steering Committee provides leadership for the Interprofessional Practice and Education (IPE) at University of Wisconsin-Madison and beyond. The Committee’s role is to provide support, guidance and oversight of UW CIPE’s progress towards achieving the UW CIPE Strategic Directions.

Steering Committee Membership

The Steering Committee includes members from all health/social programs, schools, community at large, and clinical partners as listed below:

Barb Anderson UW ICEP Chair barbara.anderson@wisc.edu
Shobhina G. Chheda SMPH – Associate Dean for Medical Education sgc@medicine.wisc.edu
Melgardt De Villiers

Karen Kopacek (Alternate)

SoP – Vice Dean and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

SoP – Associate Dean for Student Affairs



Mel Freitag

Lisa Imhoff (Alternate)

Health Science Schools Diversity Officers Representative mbfreitag@wisc.edu


Sharon G. Gartland Director, Occupational Therapy Program sgartland@wisc.edu
Michele J. Glynn Director, Education & Development for Nursing & Patient Care Services, University Hospital MGlynn@uwhealth.org
Erica Keenan IPHC President emkeenan@wisc.edu
Hossein Khalili (Chair)

Nina Berge

UW CIPE Director

UW CIPE Admin Assistant



Lynn M Maki SVM – Associate Dean for Student Academic Affairs lynn.maki@wisc.edu
Elizabeth M Petty SMPH – Senior Associate Dean, Academic Affairs epetty@wisc.edu
Laurie Pirtle SoN Simulation Coordinator lpirtle@wisc.edu
George Quinn WCMEW Executive Director gquinn@wcmew.org
Catherine Reiser Director, Genetic Counselor Training Program reiser@pediatrics.wisc.edu
Roberta Rusch UW CIPE Associate Director rrusch@wisc.edu


Ryan J Thompson Medical Director, UW Health Clinical Simulation Program rthompson@medicine.wisc.edu
Dan Willis

Katie Bleier (Alternate)

SoN – Associate Dean for Academic Affairs dgwillis@wisc.edu



UW CIPE Advisory Council

The Advisory Council’s role, as a strategic advisory and consulting body, is to provide strategic guidance and consultation to UW CIPE in achieving its mission: To work collaboratively locally, nationally and globally to champion, integrate, and advance Interprofessional Practice and Education (IPE) to achieve the Quadruple Aim: better health, better care, better value, and better work experience.


Advisory Council Membership

The Advisory Council members represent the community at large and UW Centers/Programs across campus:

  • Center for Patient Partnerships (CPP) Director (or Representative)
  • Community Representative – Dr. Elaine Mischler
  • Epic Representative
  • Global Health Institute (GHI) Director (or Representative)
  • MEDiC Representative
  • Native American Center for Health Professions Director (or Representative)
  • Patient/family Representative
  • Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin (PSW) Director (or Representative)
  • Pre-Health Advising Director (or Representative)
  • Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative Director (or Representative)
  • SMPH Office of Health Professions Research Director (or Representative)
  • SoN CARES Representative
  • Student Representative
  • UW CIPE Director (or Associate Director) as the Chair of the Council
  • UW Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (CITRI) Representative
  • UW Health Administration Representative
  • WI LEND Director (or Representative)
  • WisCARES Director (or Representative)
  • Wisconsin Area Health Education Centers (WI AHEC) Program Director (or Representative)
  • Wisconsin Center for Nursing (WCN) Director (or Representative)
  • Wisconsin Department of Health Services Representative
  • Wisconsin Hospital Association (WHA) Representative
  • Wisconsin Office of Rural Health Director (or Representative)
  • Wisconsin Primary Health Care Association (WPHCA) Director (or Representative)