LEADERSHIP & STAFF:

Allison Espeseth | Managing Director

aehales@wisc.edu

Allison oversees programming, development, staffing, and impact of Covering Wisconsin.  Allison has worked with CWI since 2004 and is additionally involved designing and conducting evaluations.  She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology and Anthropology from Oberlin College and her Master’s of Science degree in Consumer Behavior and Family Economics from University of Wisconsin-Madison.

​Adam VanSpankeren | Navigator Program Manager

vanspankeren@wisc.edu

Adam VanSpankeren joined the CWI team in June 2016, becoming the Southwest Regional Navigator Lead. He is responsible for coordinating Navigator and outreach efforts and for providing direct assistance to consumers. Before coming to CWI, Adam was the Partner Outreach Coordinator for the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services for three years. Adam graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2010 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative Writing.

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MADISON

Kathleen Duschene | Navigator

kduschene@wisc.edu

Kathie has been the Navigator for both Rock and Walworth Counties since November 2014. Prior to her work as a Navigator, Kathie was a social worker, program director and volunteer manager for several organizations working with child development, Alzheimer’s Disease research and developmentally disabled youth and adults. She also tried retirement for 3 years which she quickly discovered was not for her. She graduated with a BS in Psychology, (minor in Social Work) and MS study in General Psychology in Michigan and Minnesota.

Colleen Harryman | Lead Navigator

charryman@wisc.edu

After a decade of parenting children, cats, dogs, and the occasional amphibian, Colleen returned to the world of work at the Wisconsin Historical Society Press.  After four years surrounded by books, she began searching for a way in which to help others more directly. Colleen is thrilled to be a navigator with Covering Wisconsin. Colleen grew up in New York and received her bachelor's degree in English from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.  She lives with her husband, daughter, and three naughty but well-intentioned dogs.

Michael Moriarty | Design & Media Specialist

memoriarty@wisc.edu

Mike is the graphic design and media specialist with Covering Wisconsin. He works closely with all members of the Covering Wisconsin team to help create and distribute materials to help consumers learn and better understand health insurance. Mike utilizes a variety of specialty software to create these unique and visually interesting materials that can be used across various media. He joined the CWI team in January of 2017 and earned a Bachelor of Science in Graphic Design from the University of Dubuque in 2015.

Stephanie Severs | Communications Manager

ssevers@wisc.edu

Stephanie Severs is a Health Insurance Literacy Lead at Covering Wisconsin. Stephanie leads programs that create materials to help consumers better understand and use their health insurance. She writes plain language curriculum and materials that are accessible to consumers at all literacy levels, and provides trainings to organizations in how to use these materials. Stephanie has extensive experience in teaching and curriculum development, including materials to be used with non-native English speakers. She has taught at state universities, and at a refugee resettlement organization. Stephanie holds a master’s degree in Spanish Linguistics and a bachelor’s degree in English.

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MILWAUKEE

Jeni Appleby | Milwaukee Enrollment Network Specialist

jappleby@wisc.edu

Jeni Appleby is a Health Insurance Literacy Specialist for Covering Wisconsin. She provides healthcare outreach and support, with a focus on coverage through Medicaid and the Health Insurance Marketplace. Jeni works on a team to create and disseminate health insurance literacy how-to sheets and conduct trainings to professionals and consumers. Jeni earned a Bachelor of Science in Human Development & Families Studies and Spanish from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. 

Nicholas Duke | Navigator

nduke@wisc.edu

Nicholas Duke has been a Licensed Navigator since the first open enrollment of the Affordable Care Act. He has experience in program management, Outreach, and training.He is the Covering Wisconsin Southeast Regional lead. Nicholas received his undergraduate degree from Marquette University in Writing Intensive English and Criminology and law studies, and his M.B.A. from Concordia University. 

Quentella Perry | Navigator

qperry@wisc.edu

Kimberly Turner | Lead Navigator

kmueller9@wisc.edu

Kimberly is an enrolled tribal member of Sokaogon Chippewa Community Mole Lake Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indian Reservation. Kimberly is a licensed Navigator at Covering Wisconsin where she provides education about health insurance to the community and enrolls consumers into Medicaid or federal Marketplace plans.  Kimberly comes to Covering Wisconsin from The Gerald L. Ignace Indian Health Center where she was a licensed Navigator for the Affordable Care Act since the first open enrollment period. Kimberly has experience in program management, outreach, and specialized training with Native populations. 

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Madison Office
1300 Linden Drive
Madison, WI 53706
(608) 262-2618
Madison Navigator
2705 E. Washington Ave.
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 261-1455
Milwaukee Office & Navigator
728 N. James Lovell St.
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 270-4677
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