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The vision of WAPC...
"A healthy baby born into a family prepared to nurture, love, and support."

Who we are

WAPC is an individual membership association of 600 members located throughout the state of Wisconsin and nationally. The statewide office is located in Madison. Through its multidisciplinary membership and its partnerships with health care providers, consumers, governmental agencies, professional societies, and corporate health care systems, WAPC stays current about key issues in perinatal care and how they affect women, infants, and families. 

(Additional Listing of Directors)
 

Executive Committee


President
Lisa Lokken, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CNS-BC
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-St. Joseph
Milwaukee, WI


President-Elect
Cresta Jones, MD, FACOG
Medical College of Wisconsin
Wauwatosa, WI

Secretary
Linda Kent, RN, MSN
Northcentral Technical College
Wausau, WI
Treasurer
Lynn Kryfke, RN, MSN
Children's Community Health Plan
Milwaukee, WI


Immediate-Past President
Julie Kessel, MD
UW School of Medicine and Public Health
Madison, WI

Perinatal Foundation Rep.
Chris Van Mullem, MS, RNC
Sussex, WI

 

Directors

In addition to the Executive Committee, the WAPC Board is made up of three representatives of each of the seven regions, consumers or other members at-large, representatives from related organizations, and program committee chairs.

View alphabetical listing of directors

Committees

Click on a WAPC Committee below to view more information such as the committee charge, name of the committee chair, the committee description, and publications the committee has developed.

WAPC Annual Conference Planning Committee (ad hoc)

Chairperson

Cresta Jones, MD, FACOG
Medical College of Wisconsin
Wauwatosa, WI

Charge: Responsible to plan and coordinate the annual WAPC Statewide Perinatal Conference.
WAPC Annual Meeting: The 2017 WAPC Statewide Perinatal Conference will be held April 30-May 2 at the Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells

Infant & Family Committee

Co-Chairs Mary Jo Snorek, RN, MSN, NNP
Neonatal Resources of Wisconsin, Inc.
Stoughton, WI

Anne Weinfurter, RN
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-St. Joseph, Inc.
Madison, WI
Charge: To study and place in priority the needs to be addressed in the area of infant health care and family support.

 

Infant & Family Committee Publications
Baby Steps (English & Spanish)
Caring for the Late Preterm Infant
Community Provider Support of Growth in Premature Infants (2nd Edition of "Catch-Up Growth")
Expectant Father’s Wish List
Newborn Withdrawal Project Educational Toolkit
NICU Babies in the Community: A Continuum of Care
NICU Parent’s Wish List
Safe Sleep Bassinet Card (English & Spanish)

Nutrition Committee

Chairperson Judy Zunk, MS, RD
Menomonee Falls, WI
Charge: To provide a means to coordinate relationships between persons and programs involved with perinatal nutrition and to otherwise promote quality assurance in perinatal nutrition.

 

Nutrition Committee Publications
Neonatal Nutritional Discharge Plan (Printable or Fill-A-Form)

Perinatal Data Committee

Co-Chairs Marianne Weiss, DNSc, RN
Marquette University, College of Nursing
Milwaukee, WI

Lisa Lokken, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CNS-BC
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-St. Joseph
Milwaukee, WI
Charge: To establish, collect, maintain and promote standardized data to support the goals of improved perinatal health. This is done primarily through administration of PeriData.Net®, a comprehensive perinatal database used in most birth hospitals in Wisconsin.

Peripartum Committee

Chairperson

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Charge: To explore contemporary issues and promote education about evidence based care for women in the intrapartum and postpartum periods.

 

Peripartum Committee Publications

Cesarean Reduction Toolkit (developed by the Cesarean Reduction Work Group – a sub-group of the Peripartum Committee

Planning Committee

Chairperson

Lisa Lokken, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CNS-BC
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-St. Joseph
Milwaukee, WI

Charge 1. To address strategic issues related to the mission and goals of WAPC.
2. To develop the overall policies and procedures that WAPC follows to design, implement and evaluate its perinatal continuing education programs.
3. In cooperation with other WAPC Committees, to identify and address perinatal continuing education needs and themes.
4. To foster communication on WAPC activities and issues among WAPC statewide. committees, WAPC Regional organizations, WAPC members, and other interested individuals and organizations throughout the state.
5. To develop an annual plan of WAPC goals and activities.
6. To promote awareness of and membership in WAPC.

 

Planning Committee Publications
2014 Program Agenda

Preconception & Prenatal Care Committee

Preconception care is defined as the time before conception, through pregnancy and birth, and through the infant’s first year of life.
Chairperson Charlene Galston, RNC, BSN, LCCE, MEd
Black River Memorial Hospital
Black River Falls, WI
Charge To identify and set priorities to address preconception and prenatal health care needs and to create, implement and evaluate strategies to meet those needs.

 

Preconception & Prenatal Care Committee Online Publications
Becoming a Parent Leaflet (English & Spanish)
Becoming a Parent Booklet & Preconception Checklist
Early Pregnancy Information Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy (English & Spanish)
Folic Acid Position Statement
Pre- and Interconception Care and Reproductive Life Planning - Position Statement
Screening for Prenatal and Postpartum Depression

Planning for Pregnancy Information Sheets:
Women with Asthma (English & Spanish)
Women with Depression (English & Spanish)
Women with Diabetes (English & Spanish)
Women with Epilepsy (English & Spanish)
X-Ray Tests and Pregnancy (English & Spanish)
The Safety of Diagnostic Imaging During Pregnancy (English only)
Interconception Health for Women (English & Spanish)
Preconception Health for Men (English & Spanish)

Other Publications and Videos
Becoming a Parent: Things to Think About

Prenatal Testing Committee

Co-Chair Deborah Larkey, MD
Columbia – St. Mary’s Hospital
Milwaukee, WI

Cresta Jones, MD, FACOG
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI
Charge: 1. Review and maintain a knowledge base of current professional literature on prenatal testing.
2. Develop a set of criteria to assess individual prenatal tests in terms of their clinical, ethical and economic values.
3. Determine which tests may be more appropriately recommended for the preconceptional period.
4. Recommend specific tests appropriate for prenatal screening.
5. Facilitate the development of collaborative professional and public education programs on prenatal testing and follow up.
6. Consider recommendations for public policy initiatives that could promote effective and efficient prenatal testing.

 

Prenatal Testing Committee Publications
Laboratory Testing During Pregnancy (4th edition)

Public Affairs Committee

Co-Chair Sara Finger
Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health
Madison, WI

Paul Neary, MD
UW School of Medicine & Public Health
Madison, WI
Charge: 1. Monitor public policies.
2. Advocate for public policies that affect perinatal health.
3. Provide information to members.
4. Educate the public and professionals about how to affect the public policy process.

Tertiary Care Committee

Chairperson Chris Van Mullem, RNC, MS
Sussex, WI
Charge: To serve as a forum within individuals who are involved in the provision of tertiary level perinatal care to discuss and address issues of mutual interest and concern.

Tertiary Care Committee Publications
Guidelines for the Responsible Utilization of Neonatal Intensive Care

Continuing Education & Outreach (CEO) Workgroup

Chairperson Jan McIntosh, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, Co-Chair
Meriter Hospital
Madison, WI
Charge: To identify outreach education issues and make recommendations to WAPC about what the association might do to strengthen perinatal continuing education.

Fetal Monitoring Workgroup

Chairperson Chris Van Mullem, RNC, MS
Sussex, WI
Charge: To produce, disseminate, and update a standardized curriculum for teaching basic fetal monitoring to health care providers.

 

Fetal Monitoring Work Group Educational Materials and Courses
Basics of Fetal Monitoring CD-ROM version 2.0
Beyond the Basics: The Art & Science of Strip Interpretation

Levels of Care Review Team

Chairperson Chris Van Mullem, RNC, MS
Sussex, WI
Charge: 1. To establish a consistent set of minimum expectations for each level of perinatal services.
2. To enable each institution to provide consumers with a consistent level and quality of perinatal services.

 

Levels of Care Resources
 


 

 

 

WAPC Staff

Executive Director:
Ann E. Conway, RN, MS, MPA
Communications Consultant:
Eva Fassbinder Brummel, MPH
Program Director:
Kyle Mounts, MPH
Executive Assistant/Event Planner:
Barbara J. Wienholtz

 

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