Wisconsin Chapter

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Chapter Contacts

WI Executive Director Leslie Del Ponte

Leslie Del Ponte
Executive Director
[email protected]


Kelly Fitzgerald
Education Manager
[email protected]


Walk Coordinator Meggie Besaw

Meggie Besaw
Coordinator, Fundraising Campaigns & Volunteer Engagement
[email protected]

Development Assistant Alison Struve Henkel

Alison Struve Henkel
Administrator, Chapter Operations
[email protected]


2020 Leadership Board

Rebecca Conway, President
Adam Benjamin
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin
Jacob Brandt
Just Your Way Media, LLC
Scott Cooney
Johnson Financial Group
Ken Greve
The Boldt Company
Jennifer Hardin
GI Associates 
Dr. Joshua Noe
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Dr. Lilani Perera, CMAC Chair
Advocate Aurora Health
Kevin Schalk
Baker Tilly
Kai Sorenson
Werner Electric Supply
Wally Stelzer
ITW ARK-Les Corporation (Retired)
Dr. Daniel Stein
Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin

Take Steps Walk Committees 

Our Take Steps fundraising walks are in MilwaukeeMadison, and Green Bay, and we have a planning committee for each walk. We are looking for assistance in planning, finding sponsors and securing in-kind donations, encouraging team involvement, and helping on the day of the walk. Committees start meeting monthly in advance of the walk.  


Support Group Facilitator 

We are looking for volunteers to lead our in-person support groups throughout the state. Facilitators establish frequency and time of meetings, and assist in selecting the meeting site, advertising the meetings and recruiting participants. Facilitators lead group discussions and invite guest speakers on topics of interest. They provide education and create an open forum for group discussion and encourage, impact and explain often difficult topics in an approachable way. When possible, support groups facilitators should attend Foundation-sponsored training conferences, which are designed to enhance knowledge of medical and psychosocial issues in Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis.   


Leadership Board 

Board members are asked to support the organization in many ways including financially, by supporting various Chapter events (Take Steps, special events, etc.), and helping advance the mission of the Foundation by increasing awareness, building relationships, and increasing volunteer engagement. Board members should serve on at least one committee. There are typically five board meetings per year, held in the evening.  


Special Events Committee 

We are looking for assistance on a special event committee. In addition to planning and developing ideas for events, we’d like assistance finding and soliciting sponsors, as well as office assistance the days/weeks leading up to the event and help on the night of the event.   


If you have other ideas of ways you'd like to volunteer, please contact us at the Wisconsin Chapter. Call (414) 475-5520 or email [email protected]


17100 W Bluemound Rd
Suite 101
Brookfield, WI 53005
United States


(414) 475.5520

Upcoming Events


Madison CME Program

February 22, 2020

Middleton, WI


Madison Updates in IBD CME Program

February 22, 2020

Middleton, WI


Milwaukee Take Steps

June 7, 2020

Milwaukee, WI


Madison Take Steps

June 13, 2020

Fitchburg, WI
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