UW Obstetrics and Gynecology

The purpose of the UW Ob-Gyn Community Advisory Council is to provide a forum for advice and community input on the department’s programs and services as requested by the Chair of the Department, Laurel Rice, MD. The ultimate mission of the council is to improve the health of women and their families in Dane County and beyond through community health efforts.

The department highly values the input and experience of Council members, who serve as a bridge between communities and the department. Council members are welcome, but not required, to participate in any department projects that are of interest to them. The agenda for each meeting includes department updates, department faculty or guest speakers, and time for members to give input.

Community Advisory Council Members

  • Betty Banks
  • Jeannie Cullen Schultz
  • Fabiola Hamdan, MSSW
  • Janice Hughes
  • Kay Hutchinson
  • Sue Kaestner
  • Jan McNally
  • Katie Rist
  • Shelly Shaw, MPH
  • Julia Stanley
  • Tommi Thompson
  • Carrie Wall
  • Elizabeth Willink

Scheduled Meetings

Community Advisory Council meetings are held at HotelRED in Madison from 8:30 – 10 a.m. unless otherwise noted.


  • Wednesday, January 25th (9:00-10:30 a.m.)
  • Friday, April 7th
  • Tuesday, July 11th
  • Tuesday, October 10th


  • Tuesday, January 9th
  • Tuesday, April 17th
  • Tuesday, July 31st
  • Tuesday, October 16th
Lezli Redmond

Lezli Redmond
McConnell Hall
1010 Mound Street
Madison, WI 53715