Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation Selects Six 2018 Champions in Women’s Health
Champions to be awarded by Sue Ann Thompson at the Champions in Women’s Health Awards Ceremony & Reception
Tuesday, January 16, 2018- (MADISON, WI) – The Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation (WWHF) is excited to announce the six recipients of the ‘2018 Champions in Women’s Health Award’. The award is a unique opportunity to raise awareness about the remarkable work of talented health leaders in Wisconsin and recognize individuals who have devoted themselves to improving the lives of Wisconsin women and their families.
Over 20 applications were received from statewide nominations and reviewed by representatives of the WWHF including community members and local health representatives. The awardees have demonstrated their dedication to women’s health through exemplary achievement in their specific area of expertise. The following individuals are the recipients of the
‘2018 Champions in Women’s Health Award’.
Deborah Ehrenthal, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Director, Division of Reproductive and Population Health
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, UW School of Medicine and Public Health
Madison, WI Area of Health: Cardiovascular Disease/General Women’s Health
Jennifer Froh, BS
Community Health Educator
Juneau County Health Department
Area of Health: Cancer/Rural Women’s Health/General Women’s Health
Jan Penn, NP-C
Essentia Health (Retired)
Area of Health: Rural Women’s Health
Lucinda Prue, BA, RT (R) (M) (ARRT) (WI)
Mammography QA/QC Technologist
UnityPoint Health- Meriter
Area of Health: Mammography/Breast Cancer
“Mickey” Helen Baetke Rizzi
Teacher, Friend and Advocate to the Deaf & Hearing Impaired
Champion of the Americans With Disabilities Act
Innovator and Role Model to the Deaf Community
Eau Claire, WI
Area of Health: Deaf Community
Christine Ullstrup, LCSW, CSAC, ICS
Vice President of Clinical Services
Meta House, Inc.
Area of Health: Addictions/Mental Illness
Champions are honored by WWHF Founder & President, Sue Ann Thompson, at the Champions in Women’s Health Awards Ceremony & Reception on Saturday April 14th, 2018.
“We received many nominations from all over the state,” says Sue Ann Thompson. “After the difficult task of narrowing them down, we chose six individuals who are instrumental in raising awareness of women’s health issues, expanding the base of knowledge about women’s health through their work, and impacting the quality of health care that Wisconsin women receive.”
For more information on the 2018 Champions in Women’s Health, please visit the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation’s website: www.wwhf.org
The Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation (WWHF) is a statewide non-profit organization whose mission is to help Wisconsin women and their families reach their healthiest potential. WWHF provides programs and conducts forums that focus on education, prevention, and early detection; connects individuals to health resources; produces and distributes the most up-to-date health education and resource materials; and, awards grants and scholarships to women health researchers and related community non-profits. To learn more, visit wwhf.org or call 1-800-448-5148.