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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 | 

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

Carrie Hansen
Department Administrator

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

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

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
(414) 955-4767

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

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

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

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

Kelly Hillhouse, Associate Director of Development, Regionalist (MCW-Green Bay)

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

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

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

Stephanie Kolb, Development Coordinator
(414) 955-4547


Kayla Pierce, Event Marketing and Experience Manager
(414) 955-4741

Planned Giving

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