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GREATER MIDWEST REGION

Advisory Groups

Focus Groups

The GMR Office organizes three focus groups to partner in the development, assessment, and innovation of health information programming in the region. The membership of the focus groups represents the diversity of all who work to improve health information access in the Region, including health sciences librarians, health professionals, and representatives of community-based organizations. These focus groups meet once annually in December as a part of annual planning; all meetings are held via videoconferencing software. If you would like to nominate yourself or a colleague as a member, please contact the GMR Office.

Health Sciences Librarians

  • Eleanor Truex, Illinois
  • Margaret Moutseous, Indiana
  • Jen DeBerg, Iowa
  • Rebecca Morgan, Kentucky
  • Barbara Platts, Michigan
  • Connie Bongiorno, Minnesota
  • Ron Padot, North Dakota
  • Marilia Antunez, Ohio
  • Molly Youngkin, South Dakota
  • Trisha Adamus, Wisconsin

Health Professionals

  • Kara Vogelson, Cerro Gordo County Department of Public Health (IA)
  • Lola Awoyinka, Wisconsin Department of Health Services Division of Public Health (WI)
  • Mary Boyle, Prairie River Counseling and Consulting (IL)
  • Phyllis Foxworth, Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (IL)
  • Rosemond Owens, BlueCross BlueShield MN (MN)
  • Theresa R. Seagraves, Franklin County Public Health (OH)

Community Outreach

  • Aisha Hallman, Information Services Librarian, Anderson Public Library (IN)
  • Erica Johnson, SE Clinical Campus Librarian, University of North Dakota (ND)
  • Erin Donlan, Information Services Librarian, Gail Borden Public Library (IL)
  • Karyn Witt, Circulation Manager, Westchester Public Library (IN)
  • Katherine Chew, Associate Librarian, Research/Outreach Services, University of Minnesota
  • Monique Mason, Manager, Science & Technology, Akron-Summit County Public Library (OH)
  • Niki Naylor, Branch Services Manager, Toledo Lucas County Public Library (OH)
  • Susan M. Simenz, Research Librarian, Brown County Library (WI)

Work Groups

The GMR Office staff organize work groups to assist in the implementation of projects and services provided by the GMR. These work groups, made up of network members, assist the GMR staff with developing products, reviewing proposals, or carrying out other activities. GMR work groups meet as needed and are intended to incorporate network member input into office activities. All meetings are held via videoconferencing software. If you would like to nominate yourself or a colleague as a member, please contact the GMR Office.

Communications

  • Laura Davison, University of Kentucky, KY
  • Elizabeth Suelzer, Medical College of Wisconsin Libraries, WI
  • Tiffany Tawzer, Health Sciences Library Loyola University Chicago, IL
  • Jacqueline Leskovec and Molly Olmstead, GMR

Disaster Health Information Coordinators

  • Illinois: Daneen Richardson, Western Illinois University
  • Iowa: Kate Kitchens, University of Dubuque
  • Indiana: Joan Zivich, Community Hospital
  • Kentucky: Tiffney Gipson, University of Louisville
  • Michigan: Barbara Platts, Munson Healthcare
  • Minnesota: Mary Wittenbreer, Regions Hospital, Medical Library
  • North Dakota: Erika Johnson, University of North Dakota
  • Ohio: Mary Pat Harnegie, Cleveland Clinic Alumni Library
  • South Dakota: Molly Youngkin, University of South Dakota
  • Wisconsin: Robert Koehler, Meriter Hospital Park
  • Jacqueline Leskovec, GMR

Medically Underserved Areas (MUA)
Katherine Chew, University of Minnesota, MN
Merete Christianson, North Dakota State University, ND
Dawn Hackman, University of North Dakota, ND
Gail Hendler, Loyola University Chicago, IL
Pamela Klinepeter, Ashland Community and Technical College, KY
Merle Rosenzweig, University of Michigan, MI
Anna Schnitzer, University of Michigan, MI
Jean Song, University of Michigan, MI
Darlene Kaskie, GMR

Technology

  • Ethan D Cutler, Western Michigan University, MI
  • Jennifer Herron, Indiana University, IN
  • Stacey Knight-Davis, Eastern Illinois University, IL
  • Donald Pearson, Mount Carmel Health Sciences Library, OH
  • Jacqueline Leskovec, GMR