Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs

News: Alumni Profiles

Helena Lefkow helps smooth billing and claims processes for hospitals and their patients. The La Follette School alum is project manager of patient financial services with the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council, an association of more than 150 hospitals and health-care organizations.

Thanks to 1987 alum John Rohrer and an integrated team of health care professionals, veterans in rural Wisconsin and Michigan's Upper Peninsula are able to access medical services without having to drive hundreds of miles to a Veterans Affairs medical center.

Alum Seth Nowak wants tenants and landlords to reduce their energy use, improve their relationships in the process and transform the rental housing industry.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Feggestad helps city deliver services

While working as finance director for Blackhawk Technical College, Natalie Feggestad realized what she enjoyed most about her job was helping staff in other units navigate finance and budget processes, so she added a  Master of Public Affairs degree to her certification as a public accountant.
After reaching his career goal of serving as an appointed official in a governor's administration, alum Tim Casper is back in the higher education realm as public affairs and government relations manager for Madison Area Technical College.

Teague Harvey's academic preparation for the Master of Public Affairs program was somewhat unusual: She double-majored in history and vocal performance at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

People in countries around the world are better able to manage rapid urbanization thanks to the problem-solving skills Dean Cira learned at the La Follette Institute of Public Affairs.

As an analyst with the Wisconsin Department of Administration's budget office, alum Breann Boggs helps the governor's office and state agencies devise the state's two-year spending plan.

Alum Jennifer Gonda builds connections between the city of Milwaukee and the state and federal governments.

Alum Ian Ritz helps rural communities in Wisconsin provide transportation services.

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