"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.
Linda Kent, RN, MSN
Northcentral Technical College
Lynn Kryfke, RN, MSN
Children's Community Health Plan
Perinatal Foundation Rep.
Chris Van Mullem, MS, RNC
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.
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Tina Marie Baeten, MSW, LCSW, CSAC, ICS, Allied Health Representative, Northeast Region, Baeten Counseling & Consultation Team, S.C., Green Bay, WI
Kiana L. Beaudin, Representative from Professional or Consumer Groups, Ho Chunk Nation, Baraboo, WI
Kim M. Beaudin, BSN, RN, Nurse Representative, Northwest Region, LacCourte Oreilles Community Health Center, Hayward, WI
Dennis Costakos, MD, Physician Representative, Western Region, Mayo Clinic Health System - Franciscan Healthcare, La Crosse, WI
Kelly Court, Representative from Professional or Consumer Groups, Wisconsin Hospital Association, Madison, WI
Lynn Dahlen, BSN, RNC-NIC, Nurse Representative, Western Region, Mayo Clinic Health System - Franciscan Healthcare, La Crosse, WI
Jill Denson, MSW, APSW, Allied Health Representative, Southeast Region, Independent Care Health Plan (iCare), Milwaukee, WI
Ann Ebert, PharmD, WAPC Representative to Perinatal Foundation Board, UnityPoint Health-Meriter, Madison, WI
Amy Falkenberg, MD, Physician Representative, Northcentral Region, Aspirus Medford Hospital & Clinics, Medford, WI
Sara Finger, Public Affairs Committee, Wisconsin Alliance for Women's Health, Madison, WI
Charlene Galston, RNC, BSN, ME-PD, IBCLC, Preconception & Prenatal Care Committee, Black River Memorial Hospital, Black River Falls, WI
Amy Gilliland, PhD, BPT (DONA), Consumer/Member-at-Large Representative, Madison College, Madison, WI
Elizabeth M. Goetz, MD, MPH, IBCLC, Physician Representative, Southcentral Region, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
Anna Igler, MD, Physician Representative, Northeast Region, Bellin Health, Green Bay, WI
Cresta W. Jones, MD, Physician Representative, Southeast Region, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Deborah Larkey, MD, Prenatal Testing Committee, Columbia-St. Mary's Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
Lisa Lokken, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CNS-BC, Nurse Representative, Southeast Region, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-St. Joseph, Milwaukee, WI
Kristin Lyerly, MD, Representative from Professional or Consumer Groups, American Congress of Obstetricians & Gynecologists, Green Bay, WI
Beth Martinka, RN, Nurse Representative, Southcentral Region, Meriter Hospital, Madison, WI
Paul Neary, MD, WAPC Representative to Perinatal Foundation Board, UW School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
Phillip Nielsen, MSW, WAPC Representative to Perinatal Foundation Board, Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare, La Crosse, WI
Sally Norlin, RD, CD, Nurse Representative, Southcentral Region, UnityPoint Health-Meriter, Madison, WI
Juli Novak, RNC, BSN, MS, CLS, Nurse Representative, Northeast Region, Manitowoc Co., Health Dept., Manitowoc, WI
Heather Pauls, JD, Consumer/Member-at-Large Representative, Johnson & Cohen, S.C., Eau Claire, WI
Samantha Perry, MPH, CHES, Consumer/Member-at-Large Representative, Racine Kenosha Community Action Agency, Racine, WI
Nancy A. Pontius, BS, Allied Health Representative, Fox Valley Region, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Kimberly Seeger, MD, Physician Representative, St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Appleton, WI
Mary Jo Snorek, RN, MSN, NNP, Infant & Family Committee, Neonatal Resources of Wisconsin, Inc., Stoughton, WI
Amy St. Laurent, MSN, Nurse Representative, Fox Valley Region, Theda Clark Regional Medical Center, Appleton, WI
Keith Torgerud, RRT, BBA, Allied Health Representative, Western Region, Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare, La Crosse, WI
Sarah Walder, RNC, BSN, Nurse Representative, Northcentral Region, Aspirus Wausau Hospital, Wausau, WI
Marianne Weiss, RN, DNSc, Perinatal Data Committee, Marquette University, College of Nursing, Milwaukee, WI
Lindsey Welch, BS, CCLS, CTRS, CIMI, Allied Health Representative, Northcentral Region, Ministry Saint Joseph Children's Hospital, Marshfield, WI
Jean Willard, CPA, Reilly, Penner & Benton, LLP, Madison, WI
Judy Zunk, MS, RD, Nutrition Committee, Wee Care WIC, Milwaukee, WIHide listing of directors...
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)
Cresta Jones, MD, FACOG
|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
Mary Jo Snorek, RN, MSN, NNP
Neonatal Resources of Wisconsin, Inc.
Anne Weinfurter, RN
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-St. Joseph, Inc.
|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)
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.|
Perinatal Data Committee
Marianne Weiss, DNSc, RN
Marquette University, College of Nursing
Lisa Lokken, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CNS-BC
Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare-St. Joseph
|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.|
|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
Lisa Lokken, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CNS-BC
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
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
Deborah Larkey, MD
Columbia – St. Mary’s Hospital
Cresta Jones, MD, FACOG
Medical College of Wisconsin
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
Wisconsin Alliance for Women’s Health
Paul Neary, MD
UW School of Medicine & Public Health
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
Chris Van Mullem, RNC, MS
|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
Jan McIntosh, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, Co-Chair
|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
Chris Van Mullem, RNC, MS
|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
Chris Van Mullem, RNC, MS
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.
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