Board Members

Katalin Vogt MSW, CAPSW, APHSW-C

President

Katalin Vogt has been working in the field of Palliative and Hospice Care since 2012. Katalin is a Certified Advanced Practice Palliative and Hospice Care Social Worker. She currently works as the Palliative Care Program Coordinator for Aurora Sinai Medical Center and Aurora St. Luke’s South Shore.

Tim Jessick DO

Past Chairman

Tim was a Family Physician for 12 years and a Hospice Medical Director for 5 years. He completed his Palliative Medicine Fellowship in 2010 and now serves as a Palliative Medicine consultant and Chair of the Ethics Committee at Aurora West Allis Medical Center.

Jessica Lisinski BSN, RN, CHPN

Vice Chair

Jessica serves as the Director of Hospice and Palliative Care with Horizon Home Care and Hospice in Milwaukee, WI, overseeing the Lawlis Family Hospice, The Kathy Hospice, a large home hospice, a community based palliative consult program, and a unique model of hospice care delivery within Froedtert Hospital. Jessica is a Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse, ELNEC trainer, and is also a previous President and current Treasurer of the Greater Milwaukee Chapter of the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association.

Elena Sherr

Secretary

Elena Sherr is an Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Social Worker. She is the Support Staff Supervisor at Horizon Home Care and Hospice. Elena facilitates trainings for new employees focused on the hospice philosophy and cultural sensitivity. Additionally, she provides education to current employees through the ELNEC program. She is passionate about issues of […]

Sean Marks MD

Sean Marks is board certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He practices Palliative Care at Froedtert Hospital and the Zablocki VA Medical Center as an associate professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin where he is the editor in chief of Fast Facts and Concepts and the program director for the physician fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Kristi Barfield

Kristi is the manager for Aurora at Home Hospice and Palliative Care in southeastern Wisconsin. She received her diploma degree in nursing from St. Luke’s School of Nursing, Fargo, North Dakota and her Bachelor of Science from Excelsior College, Albany, New York. Kristi has devoted her career to hospice and palliative care with over three […]

Kelly Cooke DO

Kelly Cooke has been the Medical Director of Palliative Care with ProHealth Care since 2013—prior to that she practiced in central Texas. She is board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Her palliative care interests lie in oncology, young adults and veterans.