Jason Domagalski, MDJason Domagalski, MD, FAAFP - Program Director and Assistant Professor

Jason E. Domagalski, MD, joined the Medical College of Wisconsin to serve as the founding Program Director of the new Community Memorial Family Medicine Residency after successfully assisting in the development of a new Family Medicine residency in California and several years of service as a physician in the United States Army.

Dr. Domagalski has served as a faculty member and instructor at a variety of military and public hospitals, including serving as an Associate Program Director for the University of California-Riverside, as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, Maryland, as a faculty member in the Family Medicine Residency Programs at both Martin Army Community Hospital at Fort Benning in Georgia as well as Madigan Army Medical Center in Washington, and as a clinical instructor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine.

He is a diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine, a fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians, a member of the American Association for Primary Care Endoscopy and a member of the Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians.

Medical School:
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA

Colonoscopy Fellowship, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA

Kathleen Brass, MD, PhDKathleen Brass, MD, PhD - Clinic Director and Assistant Professor

Kathleen Brass, MD, PhD came to the Medical College of Wisconsin after teaching medical students while in private practice for 7 years. Her passion for teaching and developing the next generation of primary care providers led her to a decision to help build this residency program. She loves learning and watching others learn. Her practice focus is directed towards women's and children's medicine and obstetrics.

In her free time, she travel extensively and is a true food enthusiast.

Karen Nelson, MDKaren Nelson, MD - Core Faculty and Assistant Professor

Karen Nelson, MD, has been with the Medical College of Wisconsin since 2008, but transferred to the Community Memorial Residency for its opening in 2017. She is married and has two dogs that keep her busy running to daycare and obedience classes. Her and her husband are very involved in their Streetlife Ministry, and when not doing that, like to take trips to their recently purchased Nelson Shine Farm where they plan to try their hands at a little bit of farming.

Julie Rickert, MDJulie Rickert, PsyD - Behavior Health Director and Associate Professor

Julie Rickert, PsyD, joined the faculty of Community Memorial Hospital's Family Medicine Residency Program with 14 years of experience in Family Medicine Education at the University of North Dakota. Trained as a generalist, she has developed interests in chronic pain, primary care management of psychiatric disorders particularly during the peripartum period, brief primary care change interventions, and physician wellbeing. She has three daughters, is passionate about music and loves to garden.

Graduate School:
Baylor University, Waco, TX

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY

Ken Schellhase, MDKenneth Schellhase, MD, MPH - Professor

Kenneth Schellhase, MD, MPH, has been at the Medical College of Wisconsin since 2001, after some military experience, Penn for medical school, residency at the University of Washington, and a research fellowship through the RWJ foundation. His career has evolved from being a grant-funded researcher to medical director of a Medicaid health plan, but all the while he has remained clinically active taking care of predominantly underserved populations. Currently he also is the President of the Wisconsin Academy of Family Physicians. Outside of work and family, he likes to perform as a semi-pro drummer, try to stay fit, and ponder how long it will be before he gets to have an air-cooled VW Beetle again.

Medical School:
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program Research Fellowship, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
Micro-Fellowship in Administrative Leadership, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI


Corynne Bigelow, RN - Program Administrator

Corynne Bigelow, RN, graduated from Lakeland College. She has spent most of her career in Ambulatory leadership and joined the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2016. Corynne is new to the academic and is enjoying working with the residency program. She is married, has two beautiful daughters and is an animal lover.

Amy MatenaerAmy Matenaer, BS - Education Program Coordinator

Amy Matenaer, has been with the Medical College of Wisconsin since 2005. She lived in Newport Beach, CA while attending and graduating from California State University - Long Beach. Then Amy moved backed to Wisconsin and started at MCW. She works closely with the Program Director and Faculty to manage the residency program. Amy manages resident orientation and recruitment, reporting to stakeholders and maintaining accreditation. She enjoys working with and getting to know the residents, faculty and clinic staff. In her spare time, she likes spending time with her family, camping, exploring the Wisconsin state parks and reading books.

Leisa Sunier, BALeisa Sunier, BA - Administrative Assistant

Leisa Sunier has been with the Medical College of Wisconsin since 2016. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, with an emphasis on opera. Leisa plans to continue her education with an advanced degree in clinical neuropsychology. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, horseback riding, exploring downtown Milwaukee, reading, and knitting.