ABCD After Breast Cancer Diagnosis Our People, board and advisors

Our People

Board of Directors

Wayne C. Oldenburg, Board President
CEO, Oldenburg Group Incorporated

Elizabeth (Betsy) Brenner,
Board Vice President 

Community Advocate

Ruth Kallio-Mielke,
Board Secretary

Director, Deloitte Tax LLP

Billie Jean Smith
Board Treasurer

Partner, Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Audrey J. Warner, Immediate Past Board President
Director, Baird Foundation

Bonnie Anderson
Day Program Director, Milwaukee Catholic Home

Therese Burkhart
Director, Northwestern Mutual (ret)

Rohini Desai CPA,
CFO, Milwaukee Catholic Home

Mary J. Dowell
VP Global Community Affairs, Johnson Controls (ret)

Linda E.B. Hansen
Partner, Foley & Lardner LLP (ret)

John LoGiudice, M.D.
Associate Professor, Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, MCW

Cindy Moon-Mogush
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer, Bethesda Lutheran

Gina Rich
Writer, Community Volunteer

Sandra Underwood RN, Ph.D.
Professor, UWM College of Nursing

Leslie J. Waltke, PT, DPT, Physical Therapist
Founder of the Waltke Cancer Rehabilitation Academy

Past Presidents

  • Melodie Wilson Oldenburg (1950-2009)   |   Television Journalist & Anchorwoman  |  ABCD Founder & President 1999-2007
  • Kathy Ehley   |   Mayor, City of Wauwatosa  |  ABCD President 2008-2010
  • Kathleen Eilers   |   RN, President, St. John’s Communities (ret)  |  ABCD President 2011
  • Elizabeth “Betsy” Brenner   |   Publisher and President, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (ret)  |  ABCD President 2012
  • Mark S. Young   |   Partner, Habush, Habush, & Rottier SC  |  ABCD President 2013 & 2014
  • Audrey J. Warner   |   Director, Baird Foundation  |  ABCD President 2015 & 2016

Our Team

Ellen Friebert Schupper
Executive Director

Judy Mindin
Director of Program Services and Healthcare Partnerships

Betsey Bryant
Senior Match Specialist and Support Center Manager

Julie Frinzi
Events, Marketing & Community Engagement

Debbie Hayes
Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

Leanne Mindin
Data Manager and Communications Associate

Samson
Resident Nap Expert

Medical & Community Advisory Council

  • Dawn Anderson, Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition (ret)
  • Rebecca Anderson PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Saleem Bakhtiar MD, Aurora Sinai Medical Center
  • Carol Cameron, Pink Shawl Initiative
  • Darryl Cremer, Jane Cremer Foundation
  • Kathryn Klein Havens MD, Clement J Zablocki, VA Center
  • Gwen Jackson, Community Volunteer
  • Kathy LaTour, Patient Advocate & Speaker
  • Gary Lewis MD, MA, Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare
  • Pam Lyon RN, Aurora West Allis Medical Center
  • Wendy Mikkelson MD, Aurora St. Luke’s Medical Center
  • Michele Nygro BMO Harris (ret)
  • Jane Perlmutter PhD, Patient Advocate & Speaker
  • Joan Prince PhD, Vice Chancellor University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Anna Purdy NP, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Mark Sabljak, The Business Journal (ret)
  • Robyn Shapiro JD, Drinker, Health Sciences Law Group, LLC
  • Thelma Sias, We Energies (ret)
  • 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
  • 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, DPT, Aurora Rehabilitation Center
  • J Frank Wilson MD, Medical College of Wisconsin (ret)
  • John Yousif, MD, Sier Medi-Spa