No one should experience breast cancer alone. We know.

Founded in 1999 by Melodie Wilson, ABCD is governed by a Board of Directors and served by a committed Medical and Community Advisory Board.

Board of Directors

  • Wayne Oldenburg, President
  • Elizabeth Brenner, Vice President
  • Ruth Kallio-Mielke, Secretary
  • Rohini Desai CPA, Treasurer
  • Audrey Warner, Immediate Past President
  • Bonnie Anderson
  • Therese Burkhart
  • Mary J. Dowell
  • Linda E.B. Hansen
  • Margaret Harris
  • Laurie Hobbs
  • Patricia Sara
  • Billie Jean Smith
  • Sandra Underwood, Ph.D. 
  • Mark S. Young

Past Presidents

  • Melodie Wilson Oldenburg
  • Kathy Ehley
  • M. Kathleen Eilers
  • Elizabeth Brenner
  • Mark S. Young
  • Audrey Warner

Meet the Staff

Medical and Community Advisory Council

  • Dawn Anderson
    Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition
  • Rebecca Anderson, PhD
    Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Saleem Bakhtiar, MD
    Aurora Sinai Medical Center
  • Brian Bear, MD
    Milwaukee, OB-GYN
  • Carol Cameron
    Pink Shawl Initiative
  • Darryl Cremer
    Jane Cremer Foundation
  • Kathryn Klein Havens, MD
    Clement J Zablocki VA Center, Women’s Medical Director
  • Oza Holmes, RN, MSN, OCN
    Aurora Sinai Medical Center
  • Gwen Jackson
    Community Volunteer
  • Kathy LaTour
    Patient Advocate & Speaker
  • Gary Lewis, MD, MA
    Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare
  • Pam Lyon, RN
    Aurora West Allis Memorial Hospital-Women’s Pavilion
  • Karen Maynard
    Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition
  • Wendy Mikkelson, MD
    Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center
  • Michele Nygro
    M&I Bank/BMO Harris
  • Jane Perlumtter, PhD
    Patient Advocate & Speaker
  • Joan Prince, PhD
    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Anna Purdy, NP
    Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Mark Sabljak
    The Business Journal
  • Robyn Shapiro, JD
    Drinker, Biddle & Reath LLP
  • Thelma Sias
    We Energies
  • Deb Theine, RN
    St. Mary’s Columbia Hospital – Van Dyke Haebler Center
  • Sue Ann Thompson
    Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation
  • Judy Tjoe, MD
    Aurora Sinai Medical Center
  • Sue Toth, RN, MS
    Aurora West Allis Memorial Hospital – Women’s Pavilion
  • Sandra Millon Underwood, RN, PhD, FAAN
    UWM College of Nursing
  • Debra Ushakow
    Southeastern Oneida Tribal Services
  • Marjorie Vukelich, MD
    Aurora Health Center – Slinger
  • Alonzo Walker, MD
    Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Leslie Waltke, PT
    Aurora Rehabilitation Center
  • J Frank Wilson, MD
    Medical College of Wisconsin
  • John Yousif, MD
    Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery Associates, SC