Geof Swain, MD, MPH - Geof started the WCHE in 2006 and remains its Director. He has been involved in issues relating to the social and economic determinants of health and in reducing health disparities through upstream, policy-level interventions for over two decades, including serving on multiple state health plan committees and teams focused on social determinants of health. He has extensive clinical, teaching, health policy, and leadership experience, including his appointment as emeritus faculty at UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. Prior to his retirement, he served for over 26 years as Medical Director and Chief Medical Officer at the City of Milwaukee Health Department. Dr. Swain currently serves on the Wisconsin Public Health Association Policy and Advocacy Committee, and also as WPHA's President for 2022. Previously, he provided key leadership to the Social and Economic Factors subcommittees for the Wisconsin’s 2010 and 2020 State Health Plans, and served for 4 years on the Health Equity and Social Justice Strategic Direction Team of the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).
Shelly Shaw, MPH - Shelly is the Associate Director of the Office of Community Health in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Victoria Faust, MPA - Victoria is an Action Researcher and Evaluator with the Mobilizing Action Towards Community Health (MATCH) Group in the Population Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin.
Jonathan Heller, PhD - Jonathan is a Senior Health Equity Fellow in the Population Health Institute at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He co-founded (and until 2020 co-directed) Human Impact Partners, a national non-profit focused on bringing the power of public health to campaigns and movements for a just society.
Our Advisory Board
Elizabeth Giese, RN, MSPH, Director and Health Officer, Eau Claire City County Health Department
Raisa Koltun, MPH, PharmD, Senior Advisor, CSA Enterprises, Milwaukee WI
Langston Verdin, MPH, Director of Health Strategy, City of Milwaukee Health Department
Eric Krawczyk, MPH, MCHES, Senior Human Services Program Coordinator, Wisconsin Division of Public Health, Madison WI