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Contact Us

We’d love to tell you more about how you can get involved in MCW’s lifesaving work. If you have a question about philanthropic giving or would like to meet with a Development Director, please get in touch.

Office of Institutional Advancement

(414) 955-4700 | (414) 955-0031 (fax) | 

Mailing address:
Medical College of Wisconsin
Attn: Office of Institutional Advancement
P.O. Box 26509
Milwaukee, WI 53226-0509

Tax ID: 39-0806261

Please make checks payable to the Medical College of Wisconsin

Mitchell R. Beckman
Vice President & Chief Development Officer

Jason Kraiss
Associate Vice President for Philanthropy

James Peck
Assistant Vice President for Engagement

Meet Our Staff

Alumni Relations

Angela Nelson, Executive Director
Medical College of Wisconsin/Marquette Medical Alumni Association
(414) 955-4708

Emily Gessner, Alumni Program Coordinator
(414) 955-4781

Alumni Giving

Marla Habert, Senior Director of Development
(414) 955-4520

Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research
Sherry Fischer, Associate Director
Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research
(414) 805-0687
Communications and Donor Relations / Annual Giving

Michael Mathias, Director of Communications and Donor Relations
(414) 955-4738

Bethany Hansen, Donor Relations Coordinator
(414) 955-4717

Elsa Knysak, Director of Development
(414) 955-4516

Dana Lackore, Project Coordinator, Communications and Donor Relations
(414) 955-4730

Emily Marquardt, Communications Consultant
(414) 955-4770

Lucy McColgan, Development Specialist
(414) 955-4508

Corporate and Foundation Giving

Abigail Tietjen, Senior Director of Development, Corporations
(414) 955-5837

Karen Ropel, Director of Development, Foundations
(414) 955-4739

Development Operations

Carrie Hansen, Department Administrator
(414) 955-4705

Mary Echeverria, Senior Business Manager
(414) 955-4710

Marina Alexander, Data Analyst
(414) 955-4515 

Megan Fay, Administrative Coordinator
(414) 955-4718

Nathaniel Henrichs, Financial Specialist

Sue Hermann, Data Analyst
(414) 955-5827

Kathy Isherwood, Database Analyst
(414) 955-4519

Mallory Luedtke, Prospect Research Coordinator
(414) 955-4734

Karen Wolf, Prospect Research Coordinator
(414) 955-4716

Christopher Zello, Database Analyst
(414) 955-3565

Development Directors

Sylvia Ameen, Senior Director of Development, Healthcare Philanthropy
(414) 955-4767

Meg Bilicki, Senior Director of Development, Neurosciences
(414) 955-1841

Marla Habert, Senior Director of Development, Cancer
(414) 955-4520

Hailey Hennessy, Director of Development
(414) 955-4702

Kelly Hillhouse, Associate Director of Development, MCW-Green Bay

Ashley Thompson, Director of Development, CVC & Surgery
(414) 955-4706

Todd Hollister, Director of Development, Cancer
(414) 955-4528

Gina Vrtochnick, Director of Development, Ophthalmology
(414) 805-3309 

Beth Wickersham, Director of Development, Regionalist
(414) 955-3561 

Michael Kielczewski, Assistant Director of Development
(414) 805-3066

Stephanie Kolb, Development Coordinator
(414) 955-4547


Sydney Earle, Events Specialist
(414) 955-4732

Planned Giving

Justin Ward, CFP®, CAP®
Director of Planned Giving
(414) 955-4518