The vision of WAPC...
"A healthy baby born into a family prepared to nurture, love, and support."

Who we are

WAPC is an individual membership association of 600 members located throughout the state of Wisconsin and nationally. The statewide office is located in Madison. Through its multidisciplinary membership and its partnerships with health care providers, consumers, governmental agencies, professional societies, and corporate health care systems, WAPC stays current about key issues in perinatal care and how they affect women, infants, and families. 

(Additional Listing of Directors)

Executive Committee

Cresta Jones, MD, FACOG
Wauwatosa, WI




Elizabeth Goetz, MD, MPH, IBCLC, FAAP
UW School of Medicine & Public Health
Milwaukee, WI

Linda Kent, RN, MSN
Northcentral Technical College
Wausau, WI

Janet Letter, MSN, RN-OB, C-EFM
Bellin Hospital
Green Bay, WI

Immediate-Past President
Lisa Lokken, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CNS-BC
Ascension / St. Joseph
Milwaukee, WI

Perinatal Foundation Rep.
Chris Van Mullem, MS, RNC
Sussex, WI



In addition to the Executive Committee, the WAPC Board is made up of three representatives of each of the seven regions, consumers or other members at-large, representatives from related organizations, and program committee chairs.

View alphabetical listing of directors

2019 WAPC Board of Directors nominations are due October 1, 2018



Click on a WAPC Committee below to view more information such as the committee charge, name of the committee chair, the committee description, and publications the committee has developed.

WAPC Annual Conference Planning Committee (ad hoc)


Sarah Walder, RN, MSN, APNP, NNP-BC
Aspirus Wausau Hospital
Wausau, WI

Charge: Responsible to plan and coordinate the annual WAPC Statewide Perinatal Conference.
WAPC Annual Meeting: The 2019 WAPC Statewide Perinatal Conference will be held April 7-9 at the Best Western Premier Waterfront Hotel & Convention Center, Oshkosh, WI

Infant & Family Committee

Co-Chairs Mary Jo Snorek, RN, MSN, NNP
Neonatal Resources of Wisconsin, Inc.
Stoughton, WI

Anne Weinfurter, RN
Ascension /  St. Joseph, Inc.
Milwaukee, WI
Charge: To study and place in priority the needs to be addressed in the area of infant health care and family support.


Infant & Family Committee Publications
Baby Steps (English & Spanish)
Caring for the Late Preterm Infant
Community Provider Support of Growth in Premature Infants (2nd Edition of "Catch-Up Growth")
Expectant Father’s Wish List
Newborn Withdrawal Project Educational Toolkit
NICU Babies in the Community: A Continuum of Care
NICU Parent’s Wish List
Safe Sleep Bassinet Card (English & Spanish)

Nutrition Committee

Chairperson Judy Zunk, MS, RD
Menomonee Falls, WI
Charge: To provide a means to coordinate relationships between persons and programs involved with perinatal nutrition and to otherwise promote quality assurance in perinatal nutrition.


Nutrition Committee Publications
Neonatal Nutritional Discharge Plan (Printable or Fill-A-Form)

Perinatal Data Committee

Co-Chairs Lisa Lokken, MSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, CNS-BC
Ascension / St. Joseph
Milwaukee, WI
Charge: To establish, collect, maintain and promote standardized data to support the goals of improved perinatal health. This is done primarily through administration of PeriData.Net®, a comprehensive perinatal database used in most birth hospitals in Wisconsin.

Peripartum Committee



Charge: To explore contemporary issues and promote education about evidence based care for women in the intrapartum and postpartum periods.


Peripartum Committee Publications

Cesarean Reduction Toolkit (developed by the Cesarean Reduction Work Group – a sub-group of the Peripartum Committee

Strategic Advisory Committee


Elizabeth Goetz, MD, MPH, IBCLC, FAAP
UW School of Medicine & Public Health
Madison, WI

Charge 1. To address strategic issues related to the mission and goals of WAPC.
2. To develop the overall policies and procedures that WAPC follows to design, implement and evaluate its perinatal continuing education programs.
3. In cooperation with other WAPC Committees, to identify and address perinatal continuing education needs and themes.
4. To foster communication on WAPC activities and issues among WAPC statewide. committees, WAPC Regional organizations, WAPC members, and other interested individuals and organizations throughout the state.
5. To develop an annual plan of WAPC goals and activities.
6. To promote awareness of and membership in WAPC.


Strategic Advisory Committee Publications
2018 Action Agenda

Preconception & Prenatal Care Committee

Preconception care is defined as the time before conception, through pregnancy and birth, and through the infant’s first year of life.

Sarah Gnadt, PharmD, BCPS
UnityPoint Health-Meriter
Madison, WI

Charge To identify and set priorities to address preconception and prenatal health care needs and to create, implement and evaluate strategies to meet those needs.


Preconception & Prenatal Care Committee Online Publications
Becoming a Parent Leaflet (English & Spanish)
Becoming a Parent Booklet & Preconception Checklist
Early Pregnancy Information Tips for a Healthy Pregnancy (English & Spanish)
Folic Acid Position Statement
Pre- and Interconception Care and Reproductive Life Planning - Position Statement
Screening for Prenatal and Postpartum Depression

Planning for Pregnancy Information Sheets:
Women with Asthma (English & Spanish)
Women with Depression (English & Spanish)
Women with Diabetes (English & Spanish)
Women with Epilepsy (English & Spanish)
X-Ray Tests and Pregnancy (English & Spanish)
The Safety of Diagnostic Imaging During Pregnancy (English only)
Interconception Health for Women (English & Spanish)
Preconception Health for Men (English & Spanish)

Other Publications and Videos
Becoming a Parent: Things to Think About

Prenatal Testing Committee


Cresta Jones, MD, FACOG

Charge: 1. Review and maintain a knowledge base of current professional literature on prenatal testing.
2. Develop a set of criteria to assess individual prenatal tests in terms of their clinical, ethical and economic values.
3. Determine which tests may be more appropriately recommended for the preconceptional period.
4. Recommend specific tests appropriate for prenatal screening.
5. Facilitate the development of collaborative professional and public education programs on prenatal testing and follow up.
6. Consider recommendations for public policy initiatives that could promote effective and efficient prenatal testing.


Prenatal Testing Committee Publications
Laboratory Testing During Pregnancy (4th edition)

Tertiary Care Committee

Chairperson Chris Van Mullem, RNC, MS
Sussex, WI
Charge: To serve as a forum within individuals who are involved in the provision of tertiary level perinatal care to discuss and address issues of mutual interest and concern.

Tertiary Care Committee Publications
Guidelines for the Responsible Utilization of Neonatal Intensive Care

Continuing Education & Outreach (CEO) Workgroup

Chairperson Jan McIntosh, BSN, RNC-OB, C-EFM, Co-Chair
Meriter Hospital
Madison, WI
Charge: To identify outreach education issues and make recommendations to WAPC about what the association might do to strengthen perinatal continuing education.

Fetal Monitoring Workgroup

Chairperson Chris Van Mullem, RNC, MS
Sussex, WI
Charge: To produce, disseminate, and update a standardized curriculum for teaching basic fetal monitoring to health care providers.


Fetal Monitoring Work Group Educational Materials and Courses
Basics of Fetal Monitoring CD-ROM version 2.0
Beyond the Basics: The Art & Science of Strip Interpretation

Levels of Care Review Team

Chairperson Chris Van Mullem, RNC, MS
Sussex, WI
Charge: 1. To establish a consistent set of minimum expectations for each level of perinatal services.
2. To enable each institution to provide consumers with a consistent level and quality of perinatal services.


Levels of Care Resources




WAPC Staff

Executive Director:
Eileen Zeiger, MA
Communications Consultant:
Eva Fassbinder Brummel, MPH
Program Coordinator:
Jenee Jerome, MA
Deputy Executive Director-Programs:
Kyle Mounts, MPH
Senior Executive Assistant:
Barbara J. Wienholtz


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