Leadership and Staff

The WNA Board of Directors is the corporate body that serves as the agent of the Wisconsin Nurses Association membership. The Board consists of four Officers: President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer, along with five Directors. There are three Directors-at-Large, in addition to a Director representing staff nursing, and a Director representing advanced practice registered nursing.



Linda Gobis President
Linda Gobis, MN, RN, JD 
Instructional Staff, UW-Oshkosh, Oshkosh, WI
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Why are you a WNA Member? WNA has been an invaluable resource to me over the years. Outstanding continued education, a network of nurse experts and leaders to consult and share policy and healthcare issues, and opportunities to personally weigh in on important nursing issues are just a few of the benefits. WNA has also provided me invaluable opportunities to grow and develop as a nurse. The breadth of exposure to issues through service on state and national committees, learning leadership, strategic and advocacy skills, and the privilege to serve in leadership positions on state and national Boards have opened my eyes, broadened my horizons and given me insights I never would have had otherwise. Seriously consider taking advantage of what WNA has to offer!
Vice President
Elizabeth Markham, PhD, RN, BSN, MSN

Chief Nurse Administrator Ashworth College
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Pam Sanberg Treasurer
Pam Sanberg, MS, RN, NEA-BC, NHA
Administrator at Atrium Health and Senior Living
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Megan LeClair-Netzel, RN, DNP
Clinical Coordinator, UW Health
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Wendy Crary, PhD, RN, CNE

Accelerated BSN Program,  University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Nursing
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Julie Olson, DNP, MS, RN, CQIA, CBE
Director, Clinical Programs & Product Development, Navitus Health
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Laura Tidwell, MSN, RN, APNP
State Wide Travel APNP, United Healthcare
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Staff Nurse Representative
Adey Tewolde, RN
Staff Nurse, Aurora Healthcare
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 Lisa Pisney APRN Representative
Lisa Pisney, RN, MSN, ANP-C
Nurse Practitioner at Gundersen Health
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Gina Photo Cropped Chief Executive Officer / Lobbyist
Gina Dennik-Champion, MSN, RN, MSHA –
Serves as the chief executive officer of the Wisconsin Nurses Association. In close collaboration with the President and Board of Directors, plans, develops, directs, administers, and coordinates activities of the Association; is accountable to the membership through the Board of Directors. Gina began her service as the Association’s Executive Director in September of 1997. She joined WNA with a background in clinical geriatric nursing and healthcare administration.
Megan Associate Director
Megan Leadholm –
Performs administrative services related to continuing education and assists in the development, implementation of conferences coordination, and assists in the development, implementation, and coordination of other Association activities, if appropriate.  Megan administers accreditation programs for WNA. She joined the WNA in February of 1998.
Events and Membership Coordinator
Bri Dunbar – (Email)
Develops communication plans and membership strategies for the association. Manages office operations, edits newspaper articles, exhibits at nursing events, sends out membership and state-wide communications, and manages the website. Bri joined WNA in September, 2019.
Teresa Prattke Education Program Coordinator
Teresa Prattke, RN, MSN, WHNP-BC –
Assists the Associate Director with conference and meeting planning for WNA, and serves as the Primary Nurse Planner for the WNA Continuing Nursing Education Program (CNEP). Teresa joined the WNA staff in 2010, and works part-time remotely from home with weekly hours in the office.