Board Members

Katalin Vogt MSW, CAPSW, APHSW-C


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.



Sarah is an Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Social Worker. She is the Palliative Care Social Worker for the Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin Community Hospital Division Palliative Care Program. Sarah has 10 years of experience as a social worker and 3 years specialty experience in Palliative Care. Sarah has also had the opportunity to serve on multiple committees throughout her career including ethics and system based coalition projects.

Olumuyiwa Adeboye MD

Olumuyiwa Adeboye, Hospice and Palliative Care board certified, based at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton, WI. Currently Palliative Care Medical Director for Ministry Health Care.

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 […]

Julie Christenson DNP, RN, FNP-BC, APNP

Julie Christenson is family nurse practitioner practicing with a large community-based and inpatient hospice organization in the Milwaukee area. She is also a clinical assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee College of Nursing, teaching primarily undergraduate nursing students in various courses. Julie is the outgoing president of the Greater Milwaukee Hospice & Palliative Nurses Association and has been working with PCNOW for several years.

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.

Jessica Lisinski BSN, RN, CHPN

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.

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.

Elena Sherr

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 […]