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Specialists Directory


Your local county Extension Family Living agent/educator is your first line of contact.
Please contact them with questions related to families.

State Contact:
Your state specialists provide expertise on a wide range of topics related to families.

Name Title Phone Email
Laurie Boyce State Program Director and
Assistant Dean, Cooperative Extension
Jackie Askins Associate University Relations Specialist  608-262-8083
Clifton Barber Program Specialist in Aging  608-890-3283
Judi Bartfeld Food Security Research and Policy Specialist  608-262-4765
Libby Bestul Outreach Specialist 608-262-2611
Nancy Brooks Program Specialist, East Metro & Northwest Region State Liaison  608-262-7886
Amber Canto Poverty and Food Security Specialist  608-265-4975
Anne Clarkson Digital Parenting Specialist 608-206-6317
Gayle Coleman Nutrition Education Program Specialist  608-265-8928
J. Michael Collins Family and Consumer
Economics Specialist
Nancy Crevier Interim Health Literacy Specialist 715-732-7510
Teresa Curtis Nutrition Education Program
Laura Froyen Early Childhood Development and Parenting Specialist 608-263-4294
Meg Gores University Relations Specialist  608-262-4563
Becky Gutzman Interim Food Preservation Specialist 608-742-9693
Mary Huser Program Specialist – Special Projects and State Liaison  608-265-3589
Barbara Ingham Food Safety Specialist  608-263-7383
Ann Keim Associate Program Director, Central
and Southern District State Liaison
Betsy Kelley Associate Outreach Specialist  608-265-8785
Nutrition Education Program Specialist  608-265-5069
Amy (Alvig) Korth Nutrition Education & School
Breakfast Initiatives Specialist
Rebecca Mather Outreach Specialist  608-262-1115
Kären Miskimen Interim FLP Conferences Coordinator  608-262-1411
Peggy Olive Financial Capability Specialist 608-262-6766
Beth Olson Extension Nutrition Specialist 608-265-2108
Bev Phillips State WNEP Coordinator  608-262-0384
Linda Roberts Human Development Family
Relations Specialist
Steve Small Human Development Family
Relations Specialist
Shelley Tidemann WAHCE State Liaison 920-929-3174
Lori Zierl FLP State Liaison 715-273-6781
Tom Zinnen Biotechnology Education Specialist  608-265-2420