Meet your Policy Committee.

The Wisconsin Cancer Collaborative's Policy Committee develops and promotes a biennial Policy Agenda that supports the Wisconsin Cancer Plan 2020-2030.

The Policy Committee educates our membership about the connections between public policy and cancer control, and helps our members take action to advance the Policy Agenda's goals. Policy Committee members monitor emerging issues at the local, state, and federal level; advise the development of policy-related resources; and provide guidance to our members and staff.

2021-2022 Policy Committee members

Chair: Kurt Oettel, MD, Gundersen Health System


Henry Anderson, UW Population Health Sciences

Dana Bacon, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Jennifer Balistreri, Aurora Cancer Center

Carmyn Berg, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Nathan Berken, Medical College of Wisconsin

Beth Brunner, Wisconsin Cancer Collaborative

Maureen Busalacchi, Wisconsin Alcohol Policy Project

Ginny Finn, Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition

Rob Gundermann, Coalition of Wisconsin Aging and Health Groups

Nicole Hudzinski, American Heart Association

Jeron Jackson, Marshfield Clinic

Jeremy Levin, Rural Wisconsin Health Cooperative

Noelle LoConte, MD, UW Carbone Cancer Center

Sara Sahli, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

Connie Schulze, UW Health

Sarah Strawbridge, Merck

Wendy Vander Zanden, DHS Tobacco Prevention & Control Program

Darcie Warren, Wisconsin Public Health Association and Wisconsin Association of Local Health Departments and Boards

Paul Westrick, Past Committee Chair and member-at-large

Explore our Policy Program or contact WCC Policy Coordinator Amy Johnson to learn more.