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 Teoh

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, 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. Martina Burn; Dr. Sabrina Burn; Dr. Stephen Contag; Dr. Cresta Jones; Dr. Daniel Landers; Dr. Jessica Nyholm; Dr. Phillip Rauk; Dr. Bethany Sabol; Dr. Sarah Wernimont; Dr. Yasuko Yamamura (Acting Division Director)

Wintersteen

Linka Wintersteen

Executive Office and Administrative Specialist
winte932@umn.edu

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

  • GME Program Associate
  • General administrative support for the OBGYN Education Office
Aleshia Green

Aleshia Green

Residency Coordinator
gree1400@umn.edu

  • Primary point of contact and operational link for all residency related matters
  • Ensures the program and trainees are compliant with all ACGME and GME policies and administrative requirements
  • Manages annual recruitment season, onboarding, and orientation for all OB/GYN residents
Allison Mitchell

Allison Mitchell

Fellowship Program Administrator/Coordinator
mitc0827@umn.edu

  • Primary point of contact and operational link for Gynecologic Oncology Fellowship and Maternal-Fetal Medicine Fellowship
  • Ensure compliance with ACGME and GME policies and administrative requirements for fellowship programs
  • Manage annual recruitment season and onboarding for OB/Gyn fellowships.
Clinical Research Operations
Erin Zielinski

Erin Zielinski, MS, CCRP

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

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 
pecoraro

Maria Pecoraro

Project Manager
pecor011@umn.edu

  • Assist Gynecologic Oncologists with screenings
  • Enroll and conduct study visits
  • Assist in the development and growth of the department's new cooperative group initiative
Wesley

Erin Wesley

Project Manager 
wesle091@umn.edu

  • Collaborate with Research Director 
  • Support research projects across the Dept of OBGYN
Alyssa

Alyssa Pecoraro

Clinical Research Coordinator
pecor029@umn.edu

  • Assist Gynecologic Oncologists with screenings
  • Enroll and conduct study visits
  • Assist in the development and growth of the department's new cooperative group initiative
Lab Staff