Faculty and Staff

Paul Benedict

Credentials: MBA

Position title: Chief Financial Officer

Email: paul.benedict@wvdl.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-265-7991

Keith Poulsen

Credentials: DVM, PhD, DACVIM

Position title: Director

Email: keith.poulsen@wvdl.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-5422

Laura Zitur

Credentials: MS, MBA

Position title: Chief Operating Officer

Pronouns: she/her

Email: laura.zitur@wvdl.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-265-8719

Scientific Section Heads

Nicole Aulik

Credentials: PhD

Position title: Section Head of Bacteriology and Serology

Email: nicole.aulik@wvdl.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-5432

Maggie Highland

Credentials: DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVP

Position title: Section Head of Pathology Sciences and Professional Veterinary Services & Anatomic Veterinary Pathologist

Email: maggie.highland@wvdl.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-0720

Ailam Lim

Credentials: PhD

Position title: Section Head of Virology and Molecular Diagnostics

Email: ailam.lim@wvdl.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-263-5609

Administrative Directors

Scott Brinen

Position title: Director of IT

Email: scott.brinen@wvdl.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-5338

Anita Herrick

Credentials: SPHR, SHRM-SCP

Position title: HR Director & Divisional Disability Representative

Email: anita.herrick@wvdl.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-6972

Kristin Zuzek

Credentials: MS

Position title: Quality Manager/Compliance Director

Email: kristin.zuzek@wvdl.wisc.edu

Phone: 715-637-3151 ext. 122

Pathologists and Doctors of Veterinary Medicine

Philip Bochsler

Credentials: DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVP

Position title: Clinical Professor & Veterinary Anatomic Pathologist

Ryan Breuer

Credentials: DVM, DACVIM-LAIM

Position title: Clinical Assistant Professor of Large Animal Internal Medicine & Diagnostic Case and Outreach Coordinator

Kathleen Deering

Credentials: DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVP

Position title: Clinical Assistant Professor & Veterinary Anatomic Pathologist

Betsy Elsmo

Credentials: DVM, Dipl. ACVP

Position title: Clinical Associate Professor & Veterinary Anatomic Pathologist

Hui-Min Hsu

Credentials: DVM, PhD

Position title: Veterinary Lab Specimen Specialist and Quality Coordinator

Andrea Pohly

Credentials: DVM, MS, Dipl. ACVP

Position title: Clinical Assistant Professor & Veterinary Anatomic Pathologist

Stephani Ruppert

Credentials: DVM, Dipl. ACVP

Position title: Clinical Assistant Professor & Veterinary Anatomic Pathologist

Don Sockett

Credentials: DVM, MS, PhD

Position title: Diagnostic Case and Outreach Coordinator

Holly Taylor

Credentials: DVM, Dipl. ACVP

Position title: Clinical Instructor & Veterinary Anatomic Pathologist (Barron)

WVDL Supervisors

Brenda Anderson

Position title: Supervisor: Business Services

Email: brenda.anderson@wvdl.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-5432

Beth Angell

Position title: Supervisor: Bacteriology

Email: beth.angell@wvdl.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-3633

Dan Barr

Position title: Supervisor: Pathology Sciences

Email: daniel.barr@wvdl.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-265-7987

Dan Christensen

Position title: Supervisor: Client Services

Email: dan.christensen@wvdl.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-5432

Jennifer Cooper

Credentials: MS

Position title: Supervisor: Molecular Lab

Email: jennifer.cooper@wvdl.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-3967

Audrey Dikkeboom

Credentials: MS

Position title: Supervisor: Virology

Email: audrey.dikkeboom@wvdl.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-3876

Jill Fries

Position title: Supervisor: Client Services (Barron)

Email: jill.fries@wvdl.wisc.edu

Phone: 715-637-3151, ext. 111

Melissa Lund

Position title: Supervisor: Serology

Email: melissa.lund@wvdl.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-5432

Ashlee McDonald

Position title: Supervisor: Pathology Sciences

Email: ashlee.mcdonald@wvdl.wisc.edu

Phone: (608)265-8987

Lindsey Smith

Position title: Supervisor: Microbiology (Barron)

Email: lindsey.smith@wvdl.wisc.edu

Phone: 715-637-3151

Client Services

Kathleen Brown

Position title: Client Services (Barron)

Email: kathie.brown@WVDL.wisc.edu

Phone: 715-637-3151 ext. 110

Cory Cloutier

Position title: Client Services

Email: cory.cloutier@wvdl.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-3879

Katy Reed

Credentials: MS

Position title: CS Team Lead

Email: katy.reed@wvdl.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-2714

MaryAnn Schaalma

Position title: Client Services

Email: maryann.schaalma@wvdl.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-2759

Taylor Truttmann

Position title: Client Services

Email: taylor.truttmann@wvdl.wisc.edu

Phone: 608-890-2532

Sample Receiving

Katie Cadd

Position title: Specimen Receiving Technician

Steve Dimino

Position title: Senior Specimen Receiving Technician

Amy Hagen

Position title: Senior Specimen Receiving Technician

Dana Jaronsinski

Position title: Specimen Receiving Technician

Asia Johnson

Position title: SR Team Lead

Vicki Vangsness

Position title: Specimen Receiving Technician (Barron)

Barron Microbiology Laboratory

Patricia Cuppini

Position title: Microbiologist

Kristin Garza

Position title: Micro Lab Technician

Peter Knepler

Position title: Microbiologist

Barbara Reisner

Credentials: PhD

Position title: Microbiologist

Hannah Rothmeier

Position title: Microbiologist

Rachel Sanford

Position title: Laboratory Technician

Jacob Steiner

Position title: Barron Lab Team Lead

Madison Bacteriology Laboratory

Farhan Al Behadili

Position title: Microbiologist

Heather Cushing

Position title: Microbiologist

Ellie Leafgren

Position title: Microbiologist

Caleb Peck

Position title: Microbiologist

Frank Pellegrini

Position title: Microbiologist

Desiree Schnaitman

Position title: Microbiologist

Marianne Siebert

Position title: Microbiologist

Susmi Surendran

Credentials: MS

Position title: Microbiologist

Erik Twaroski

Position title: Bacteriology Team Lead

Katherine Walters

Credentials: MS

Position title: Microbiologist

Shashi Yadav

Credentials: MS

Position title: Microbiologist

Madison Molecular Laboratory

Max Benstine

Credentials: MS

Position title: Microbiologist

Chrystal Egstad

Position title: Molecular Team Lead

Amanda Ellis

Position title: Microbiologist

Fiona Georgousi

Position title: Microbiologist

Molly MacNab

Position title: Microbiologist

Kyle Matthews

Position title: Microbiologist

Josh TeSlaa

Position title: Microbiologist

Jared Van Thiel

Position title: Molecular Team Lead

Jenna Wilson

Position title: Microbiologist

Madison Pathology Sciences

Allyson Breitinger

Position title: Microbiologist

Harrison Catoe

Credentials: MS

Position title: Microbiologist

Gage Harmes

Position title: Microbiologist

Ben Johnson

Position title: TSE Team Lead and Chemical Hygiene Officer

Sophia Miranda

Position title: Microbiologist

Rose Parker

Position title: Microbiologist

Lin Schure

Position title: Microbiologist

Tori Smith

Position title: Histo/Necro Team Lead

Madison Serology Laboratory

Alex Aviles

Position title: Microbiologist

Alexander Carlos

Position title: Serology Team Lead

Isaiah Couch

Position title: Microbiologist

Russell Kutz

Position title: Microbiologist

Joel Larson

Position title: Microbiologist

Claire Sykes

Position title: Microbiologist

Madison Virology Laboratory

Christian Bartholomay

Credentials: MS

Position title: Virology Team Lead

Sarah Betzler

Credentials: MS

Position title: Microbiologist

Pronouns: she/her

Rodney Clark

Position title: Virology Team Lead

Doug Dawson

Credentials: MS

Position title: Microbiologist

Andie Hach

Position title: Microbiologist

Ruibin Liang

Credentials: MS

Position title: Microbiologist

Bonnie Nelson

Position title: Laboratory Technician

Eryn Opgenorth

Credentials: MS

Position title: Microbiologist and BSL-3 Coordinator

Anne Vandenburg-Carroll

Credentials: MS

Position title: Microbiologist

Essential Services

Donna Carlson

Position title: Help Desk Specialist

Deb Hartley

Position title: Safety Specialist and Quality Coordinator

Matthew Hegge

Position title: Building Manager

Amie Hering

Position title: HR Generalist

Maegen Howes-Podoll

Position title: Quality Coordinator

Julie Kluge

Position title: Administrative Assistant III

Doug Neitzel

Position title: Systems Engineer

Brianna Quasius

Position title: HR Payroll and Benefits Specialist

Bonnie Reid

Position title: Administrative Assistant III

Stacy Trumpy

Position title: Inventory Control Coordinator

Ryan Vinova

Position title: Systems Engineer