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Meet the Team

Meet the Team

Dr. Dipesh Navsaria

Position title: Director

Maria Morgen

Position title: Project Manager

Mabel Jankowski

Position title: Administrative Support

Kelly O'Connor

Position title: Nurse Health Consultant

Andrew VanderMeer

Position title: Graduate Project Assistant

Katie Goldish

Position title: Student Project Support

Additional Support Team

The ECHC program is honored by the support of various individuals, including the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health’s Master of Public Health students,
Caroline Hayney and Kanzuda Islam. 

Further appreciation for those who contributed their time and talent to support the ECHC program in past efforts include Rosie Mayo, Coua Moua, Clara Henkes, Allison Carlisle, and Andrew Voter.  


To support Wisconsin’s early childhood education providers in addressing health-related concerns and offering guidance on best health & safety practices


A sustainable, state-wide model of making health expertise available via a consultation model that improves the quality of Wisconsin early childhood education programs’ health & safety practices, promoting the health & well-being of children across Wisconsin

Project Background

With a shared passion for improving the health & safety of children in Wisconsin, a partnership was established with the Wisconsin Department of Children & Families to explore the needs of Wisconsin early care & education providers and how systems could be improved to support those areas. You can view the full report here: CCHC Needs Assessment Report.

Through Preschool Development Grant funding, the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Human Ecology and Wisconsin Department of Children & Families are partnering to pilot health consultation services for select early childcare centers across Wisconsin.

Affiliates & Sponsors

A project in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Human Ecology and Wisconsin Department of Children & Families through funding from the Preschool Development Grant.

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