Amber Canto, MPH, RDN
Amber Canto is the Director of the Extension Institute for Health and Well-Being. She provides administrative and programmatic leadership for community-based health promotion programs across multiple issue areas such as healthy eating, active living and behavioral health throughout an individual’s life.
Randal Brown, MD, PhD
Dr. Randall Brown is an Associate Professor at UW-Madison Department of Family Medicine and Public Health and a physician for addiction medicine at UW Health. Dr. Brown’s primary interests revolve around the treatment and prevention of substance use disorders and their complications in settings outside of the specialist treatment environment (such as primary care, hospitals, pharmacies, and criminal justice settings).
Jennifer Park-Mroch, PhD
Jennifer Park-Mroch, PhD is a Health and Well-Being State Specialist in the Division of Extension and has led Wisconsin Extension’s Opioid Task Force, Extension’s Youth Mental Health Team, and Extension’s Stress and Coping Team. Dr. Park-Mroch has overseen the development and implementation of several Extension community-based education programs.
Beth Smetana, MSSW
Behavioral Health Program Coordinator
Beth is the Behavioral Health Program Manager within the Health and Well-Being Institute in Extension. The Behavioral Health Program works to promote and support the development of social/emotional well-being of youth and adults through evidence-based health promotion programs. As program manager, Beth provides statewide leadership for the development, implementation and evaluation of Extension educational programs provided by Extension educators throughout the state.
Elizabeth (Dorsey) Adams, MPH
Elizabeth Dorsey, MPH is a Population Health Fellow working at the UW-Extension Health and Well-being Institute. During her time at Extension, Elizabeth has managed projects related to health equity, evaluation, youth engagement and policy, systems and environmental change work. She is a member of the Youth Mental Health Team and Extension’s Stress and Coping Team.
Kristi Anderson is a Network Development Lead and Community Coach for Mobilizing Action Toward Community. Kristi’s work at MATCH centers on active participation and facilitation of activities that align local and statewide efforts to advance health equity. Kristi will work with coalitions to develop a strategic plan to meet community needs. Kristi has a Master of Science in Human Ecology – Civil Society and Community Studies from the University of Wisconsin and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from St. Norbert College.
Maureen Fitzgerald is a senior editor for the Center for Health Enhancement Systems Studies. Maureen manages communications for the Great Lakes Addiction Technology Transfer Center (ATTC), the Great Lakes Mental Health Technology Transfer Center (MHTTC), the Great Lakes Prevention Technology Transfer Center (PTTC), and NIATx.
Research Program Manager
Megan Ringo is a Research Program Manager for the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health (DFMCH). She has research and teaching experience in psychology, leadership, education, and aging. She primarily works with the research portion of DFMCH, working on grant writing, but also works on some outreach efforts, such as the WiROSE project.
- Larissa Duncan, PhD – UW-Madison School of Human Ecology
- Todd Molfenter, PhD – UW-Madison College of Engineering/CHES
- Shannon Sparks, PhD – UW- Madison Division of Extension
- Raina Haralampopoulos – WI Department of Health Services
- Meagan Pichler – Marshfield Clinic/Northwoods Coalition
- Sarah Chilenski, PhD – Edna Bennett Pierce Prevention Research Center, Pennsylvania State University
- Andy Garbacz, PhD – UW-Madison Educational Psychology