Administrative Staff

Department Administration
Wheatonia Malekebu

Wheatonia Malekebu

Department Administrator
612-626-6513
wmalekeb@umn.edu

Amy

Amy D. Cavanaugh

Associate Administrator
612-626-3111
amyd@umn.edu

  • Supervision of Administrative Staff, Student Worker(s)
  • Support clinical services and administrative/operational activities for GynOnc Division
  • Department Facilities Representative
  • Faculty Affairs Representative, Medical School

Primary contact for: Dr. Melissa Geller (Division Director)

Kristina Cecka

Kristina Cecka

Program/Project Specialist
612-626-3111
ceck0012@umn.edu

  • Manage and update OBGYN clinic/call calendars online
  • General administrative support for OBGYN faculty

Primary support for: Drs. Erickson, Argenta, Rivard, O'Shea, Bazzaro and Star

Brenda Olson

Brenda Olson

Project/Program Specialist
612-626-3111
ols00323@umn.edu

  • Manage and update OBGYN clinic/call calendars online
  • General administrative support for OBGYN faculty

Primary contact for: Drs. Fisher, Nardos, Ghebre, Mullany, Teoh, Vogel, and Winterhoff

April Homich

April Homich

Project/Program Specialist
612-301-3408
homi0003@umn.edu

  • Manage and update MFM clinic/call calendars online
  • Support MFM academic search and recruitment processes
  • General administrative support for MFM faculty and fellows

Support for: Dr. Stephen Contag; Dr. Lisa Gill; Katherine Jacobs, DO; Dr. Cresta Jones; Dr. Daniel Landers; Dr. Jessica Nyholm; Dr. Phillip Rauk; Dr. Bethany Sabol; Dr. Sarah Wernimont; Dr. Yasuko Yamamura (Acting Division Director)

Dani Girtz

Dani Girtz

Event Coordinator / Administrative Associate
612-626-3111
girtz027@umn.edu

  • Plan and orchestrate department events, conferences and graduations 
  • Responsible for OCMF conference and Grand Rounds
Tim Coleman-Zaitzeff

Tim Coleman-Zaitzeff

Principal Office and Administrative Specialist
612-624-4846
zaitz007@umn.edu

  • Financial Reconciliations/Reimbursements
  • Office Assistant
  • Department Webmaster
LeAnn Pelletier

LeAnn Pelletier

Financial Analyst
952-240-2920
berry040@umn.edu

  • Post-Award Accountant for Sponsored Projects
  • Clinical Analyst for Ob/Gyn's Clinical Service Unit (CSU) through UMP
  • Budget, manage, and report on all sources of funds for the Department
Medical Education
Deborah Egger-Smith

Deborah Egger-Smith

Director, Medical Education
612-626-4939
egger016@umn.edu

  • Coordinator for GynOnc and MFM Fellowship Programs
  • Coordinate faculty/adjunct faculty support for PBLs, Breast and Pelvic Workshop and RPAP visits
  • Notary for Faculty and Staff

Primary contact for: fellows, medical students, externs, and observers

Heidi Fods

Heidi Fods

Medical Student Coordinator
fods0008@umn.edu

  • Ob/Gyn 7500 Clerkship and Elective Courses for 3rd and 4th year Medical Students 
Ella Thomson

Ella Thomson

GME Program Associate
612-301-3404
thoms255@umn.edu

Aleshia Green

Aleshia Green

Residency Coordinator
gree1400@umn.edu

Clinical Research Operations
Erin Zielinski

Erin Zielinski, MS, CCRP

Clinical Research Operations Director
612-626-3111
eezielin@umn.edu

Aaron Grad

Aaron Grad

Clinical Research Coordinator
612-624-8003
gradx005@umn.edu

  • Screening, consenting and education for patients on clinical trials
  • Independent management/coordination for registry and nontherapeutic trials
  • Data management: abstract data from medical records and maintain all required subject and study data
  • Participate and assist in development of new clinical research partnerships/new sites

Primary contact for: Clinical Research - Division of Gynecologic Oncology

Kate Honeyfield

Kate Honeyfield

Clinical Research Coordinator
612-625-8071
honey025@umn.edu

  • Screen and consent patients eligible for research studies
  • Assist in start up and management of clinical studies
  • Coordinate study related activities 
Laikyn Holsing

Laikyn Holsing

Clinical Research Coordinator
holsi009@umn.edu