Our specialists - Meet the Milwaukee NICU medical team

The NICU team at Children's Wisconsin is specially trained and dedicated to helping critically-ill newborns and their families.


Neonatal nurse practitioners

Lactation consultants

  • Sara Anderson RN, IBCLC
  • Nicole Binder, RN, CLC
  • Lisa Brock, RN, IBCLC
  • Lori Collins, CLC
  • Maria Collins, CLC
  • Barbara Hayes-Dineen, RN, IBCLC
  • Reggie Drewek RN, IBCLC
  • Michelle Eversdyk,CLC
  • Chelsea Gates, RN, CLC
  • Maria Haldeman, CLC
  • Amber Harshaw, RN, CLC
  • Julie Kapla , RN, IBCLC
  • Paulette Krolikowski, CLC
  • Linda McNamara, RN, IBCLC
  • Cheri Mulholland, RN, CLC
  • Sara Peluso, CLC
  • Lindsey Schneider, CLC
  • Heather Tanner, CLC
  • Kristine Walleser, RN, IBCLC
  • Michelle Weiss, RN, CLC

Physical & occupational therapists

  • Denise Bibis, PT
  • Anne Becker, OT
  • Chris Casey, OT, Lead NICU Therapist
  • Jennifer Goldbaum, OT
  • Dawn Gresham, PT
  • Brandy Helchen, PT
  • Paula Jasperson, PT
  • Jackie Shay, PT

Speech language pathologists

Clinical dietitians


Social workers

  • Sandra Dykstra, MSW
  • Jennifer Schaefer, MSW
  • Jill Winkler, MSW

Clinical nurse specialists

  • Ann Grippe, MSN RN
  • Genesee Hornung, MSN, RN, CNS, CPNP-PC

NICU family support specialists

  • Angie Biersach, March of Dimes

Noah at Children's Wisconsin PICU

Read stories about patients and families in our NICU.

IBCLC Care Award 2019 logo

Children's Wisconsin has been designated an IBCLC Care Award winner for more than 5 years.